Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Daniel Matthew Starks

Fort Myers Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, October 25, 2003

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Reflections for Police Officer Daniel Matthew Starks

Remembering a son in whom we were well you Daniel


October 25, 2009

It has been 6 years now, and I can still remember the last time I saw you. You were an inspiration to so many people and didn't even know it. I know your watching down from heaven over us all! You are greatly missed Dan!



October 25, 2009

Officer Starks - Thank you for your service. Your dedication, willingness to serve and Sacrifice will always be honored and never forgotten. Your family and friends will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

Jessica - It's so great to see such a dedicated and loyal fiance, although many are out there. Officer Starks was truly lucky to have you by his side. I hope over the years some of the memories bring tears of happiness instead of tears of sadness and smiles instead of frowns. Your officer left as a Hero, and I hope that brings some comfort as well. You, as well as the rest of the family, will remain in my prayers.

Rest easy Brother...

Deputy and Firefighter
Southwest Florida

September 14, 2009


How many nights did we sit on the front of the fire truck and talk to ungodly hours of the night? I remember you talking about what you wanted to do with your life, and it always revolved around being a police officer. I was proud to see you wearing the FMPD uniform, and knew you would make a great officer. I know this is years down the road from your passing, but I felt compelled to leave a note. Thank you for your service Dan, and thank you to the family for your unrepayable sacrifice you have given to this community. Your son is not forgotten and his memory still remains in so many lives!

Paramedic Scott Comer
Lee County EMS

September 10, 2009

thanks for the dream!!


May 25, 2009

happy birthday my son!
i could leave you many words about how wonderful you are but the truth is daddy and i miss you and love you so much. not a day goes by that we dont treasure the memories we have of you. thank you for sharing your life with us and bringing us such joy.
we will see you soon in heaven.



January 17, 2009

merry christmas daniel. i hope you are having a wonderful christmas in heaven. both of your brothers and their girls were here with us. i am so grateful and happy to see them. its not the same with out you..........i hold you in my heart each and every day.

i love you dan - and i always will.



December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas, Dan! Hope you and all the boys up there have fun over the holidays, but not too much fun!

Keep Jess safe as she travels, please. She's been such a blessing to me over the last few years.

Also pay some special visits to your mom and dad and touch them with your angel wings. I know they'd love to feel your presence again.

GA Jess (the original!!)


December 24, 2008

Thanks for all the 311 signs today!

You are the best! Even though your gone, you always gently remind me that you are still right here. I can't believe how long it has been..i still have the message memorized that was on your cell phone voicemail. werid how one can remember odd things.

Please don't ever stop sending my the reminders!! Im putting my blue lights in the window tomorrow!! Always for you!!

love you!


December 5, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as they face another year without you. 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

October 27, 2008


Thinking of you, Jess, and your family today. Remembering your sacrifice and how much you are missed. Please send all of your loved ones some extra Heavenly hugs and kisses today. They llove you so much.


LA Lynn


October 25, 2008

Another year has passed and for some the time you have been gone feels like yesterday while for others it has felt like a lifetime since they heard your voice, saw your smile and felt your warm touch. I know their daily struggle as I walk in their shoes and know that each day is filled with thoughts and memories of you. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and also those still out on patrol guarding over the thin blue line. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 25, 2008

lovin and missin you by darling.


October 25, 2008

oh my daniel
its that time again. how i wish it was 5 years ago and i could just see you one last time. i cant wait to see you again in heaven. you are in my heart every day - especially tomorrow. i love you my son - always and forever.



October 24, 2008

pretty soon it will be that time again. sigh..

i always know when the anniversary is without looking at a calendar. it starts to get cool out. and i know.

love you always


October 16, 2008

i love you always


August 17, 2008

God always picks the best to be at his side.

Patrol Officer
James City County Police Department

August 5, 2008

daniel darling
i know you are rather busy right now, what with taking care of andrew and showing him the ropes, but if you could just look down every now and then and check on your fellow officers, i think they would feel your love. im sorry you had to be the first to go, but im proud that you are there to show the way. i love you so much, and look forward to seeing you soon. keep up the good work honey - we cant go on without your strenght.



July 19, 2008

Stax, take care of Widman..........


July 18, 2008

Your in our thoughts and prayers


July 18, 2008

Well Dan, another officer went and joined you today in Heaven from FMPD. It is so, sad that this has to happen. Why can't life just be free of bad people and bad things. I don't understand it at all. Im really mad, and sad about this whole thing. I don't I understand why this has to happen to your department all over again. None of them deserve to be dealt this kind of loss again. It is not fair. They serve the public so well, get little appreciation, and then this happens. We will never know why.

I'm sure you have met up with the Officer. You are probably showing him the ropes up there. Your mom and I always joke that you are probably the one in Heaven directing the new angels on where to go and get thier halos. :) That's what you always did..helped people and showed them the right way to go.

As I sit here and think about this I can only pray for the officers family..his wife and three young children. I think about if we had ever had kids and something like this happened. It was horrific when you died and it gets so much more complicated when children are involved as well.

Well, take good care of him up there, please. I know you will.

- Jess


July 18, 2008

Just stopping in to say hello, looked for you in Washington, left a candle at the wall for Daniel and the other boys that are such a part of our lives now. Think of you often and remember how you stepped in to help us with our pain.

Linda Rittenhouse
Matt's Mom EOW 9/16/2004

June 18, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Cadets of the Basic Recruit Class 333 of Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy, Tallahassee, FL, thank you for your sacrifice.

Cadet Strzalkowski
Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy

May 22, 2008

Hey Dude!

Whats up? Was thinking about you this last week and how much you meant to me. I took a train ride and had a stop over in Washington D.C., and it happened to land on the National Police Week festivities up there. It was pretty awesome that you were remembered up there and I met so many other officers that have made the trip as well. You were an awesome guy and we will never forget you. Thanks Dan and also, my book is out and you are the dedication of my 3 and also page 11...just another way to remember you.

All of my hugs and keep us safe!

Allison Carter

May 17, 2008

never forgetting..
always remembering..

it is your smile and gentleness for others that I will never forget.

- jess

May 16, 2008

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