Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Joseph Jerome Daniels

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, November 18, 2002

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Reflections for Officer Joseph Jerome Daniels

I thought of you today and smiled! ❤️

Your Childhood Friend
Hobe Sound, Florida

September 16, 2020

My brother, one of my many partners and my friend in the police academy it has been a lot of years. I have thought about you often . You and James Nabors and Sandy Sanderson and Carlos Owens. The good times we had on patrol and off duty at the Greensprings FOP, down at southside working extra jobs. I was a better man, father and cop learning from what my brothers had taught me, that had given their lives in the line of duty. I will never forget and always remember, With all my Love.

Retired / Last Post Traffic Officer
Birmingham / Pelham Police Departments

January 30, 2018

Wow, it does not seem to have been almost 15 you departed from us. I always looked forward to sitting by you in the roll call room at North Precinct. There was never a dull moment when you came to work. When an officer leaves the shift, the supervisor use to say "switch" and we all shifted seats; well some of us because you and Johnny Scott wouldn't shift for nothing. After your transitioning, the supervisor said switch. That left me to sit in your seat. That was a switch I was not willing to make so I just found somewhere else to sit. Your memories still lies within me on 125's beat. Forth Apache forever. Continue your rest Jerome.

Officer Tracy McCall
Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Retired, Birmingham Police Depart

May 24, 2017

It has been 11 years and four days since you were taken away from us. However, your memory will remain with me forever.. You were a hero, who chased after a robbery after being shot. I remember teaching you at the Birmingham Police Academy. You were a great student and you always gave your best.
May you continue to rest in peace.

Officer Bruce Smith
Fultondale Police Dept. Retired Police Academy Sgt. Birmingham Police

November 22, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 24, 2012

Thank you for never giving up on a murderer. As an immediate family member of an active duty officer, he experienced something involving a fast-food robbery, that he just happened to be nearby. God took care of mine that day, he's alive. Bless your hearts, so sorry for your loss, but so very grateful for an arrest!!

Mother of active duty officer

July 27, 2012

Thanks for not giving up. As a survivor of a fallen officer. I'm sure that the family is very grateful. May we always remember the ones who gave their all in the line of duty. Prayer goes out to the Daniels Family.
Crump Family fallen officer 2003

Martha West-Crump

July 26, 2012

It is always gratifying to see justice served.

Marlene Parks, Volunteer, Mobile County Sheriff's Department

July 26, 2012

I am so glad to hear that this case will now go before the courts and Officer Daniel's death will be justified by the conviction of this dirt bag!

Margaret Hood
Citizen Watch/support

July 26, 2012

We go out in harms way every day, sometimes we don't come home, but there will always be someone to stand up and serve and protect.

John Austin, retired deputy
Benton County Sheriff's Office.

July 26, 2012

Just checking on you man. When one of us is taken, it makes you remember the brothers and sisters that went before. Take care.

Officer A. Schniper
Pelham Police Department

March 9, 2011

We did not know each other, but I was on one of the teams hunting for your killer from South. We tried and tried, and never stopped, until told to because there was nowhere else to look. I'm sorry we couldn't find him. You died a warrior. I am sorry you are gone, but I am proud of you. I pray all is well with your family. If I remember correctly, you have a son. I hope he is doing well. If I happen to be around when anyone from you family needs anything, it will be done.

Ofc. A. Schniper
Pelham Police Department

February 11, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 7th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

To Jerome's mother: I share your anquish in losing a beloved child which is surely life's greatest sorrow. I pray for your solace today and for everyone who loves and misses Jerome.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 18, 2009

In loving memory of my best friend, Joe. His memory will be forever be with me. To my extended family, I am thinking of you as the 7th year since Joe's demise approaches this week. You remain in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all dearly.

Adrienne Bell Patton

November 15, 2009

I can't believe this much time has passed it will be seven years this year. I know in my heart that the person who is responsible will be brought to justice. I pray for your family and all officers everyday. I will not forget and your memory lives on.

friend and coworker

September 21, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this sixth anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

November 18, 2008

Ofc. Daniels,

You showed an incredible amount of courage going after that perp off duty. I hope they solve your case and provide your family with a little closure. Rest in Peace and may the lord be with your family and friends until you mee them in heaven.

Officer Andrew McGahey
Clinton Police Dept., Clinton, Mississippi

November 18, 2008

I miss you.
Your cousin, Elizabeth

SSG Elizabeth Moment

January 27, 2008

A True American Heroe. May your soul live on in your son and God Bless the Daniels family.

January 25, 2008

I never knew you as Joseph, You told me to call you Jerome. Even though the years have passed, it still seems like it was yesterday. I remember the phone call and watching the news praying that it had to be a mistake, I know the date and I still wear my pin in honor of you memory, Officer Daniels. I am thankful to have met you at the library and I remember the many days that we would just joke around and laugh. I wish that I would not have been late that day, because I didn't know that would be the last opportunity to see you. I can remember Cynthia calling me crying, I think that was the hardest thing that she ever had to tell were a great person with a good heart. I know that it has now been five years but I still believe and know in my heart that "they will find the person(s) responsible". Your name and memory will never be forgotten. God bless your family and continue to keep them and give them strength.


friend and co-worker

December 18, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 29, 2007

Wow, it doesn't seem like it has been 5 years!! I'll never forget you!! Thanks for being my "best childhood friend" and making me smile!! You were the greatest and will be forever missed!! Forever Cherished, Adrienne

Adrienne Bell Patton
"Best Childhood Friend"

October 18, 2007

Jerome, it has taken me almost five years to come to this page, I am still trying to wake up from this nightmare.No one could have ever told me that I would have said good bye so soon to you.Your mother is still having hard time coping with your death, we all are.Tadarrian and I don't visit her as much anymore because we always watch the door waiting for you to come down the side walk jiggling those keys.It got to be too much,especially since your killer is still free.He still talks about those pillow fights yall use to have, I use to take him to the cemetary but we went too much, too much to heal.I tried COPS but when the others were murdered that only made me miss you more.Man, we miss you so much! I know you are with GOD and he needs you more than we do so you keep watching over us, keep giving me strength to raise our son and know that we will never forget you. I love you. Jen


October 4, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 11, 2007

my brother there are no has been so difficult to come to your site and leave a reflection , doubt if i'll ever be able to leave one for Sande . you are not forgotten and i think of you often . did'nt realize until after you were gone that we were related , how sad huh! even sadder that we have'nt caught the sorry bas*@#! that killed you , but GOD knows and that settles it dear brother rest...sorry i was'nt there that night to have your back , just does'nt seem right ... got to go now ,rest dear brother rest , how selfless was your action... your reward is on high...

officer val pickens
b'ham p.d./b'ham,al

May 3, 2007

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