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

my son....

we just returned from tallahassee. what a good trip for us it was. i still cried for you many times but it wasnt as painful as i thought. i could see you in every officer there. your friends joined us, pete (my personal hero), kirk, and "dick". it was wonderful to spend time with them. i miss you every day, but i feel you with me. i cant wait to see you again in heaven.
dont get into too much trouble up there, and keep an eye on us - we still need you!

all my love forever


May 6, 2008

Your parents are up in Tally to remember you this weekend. Wish I could have been able to make it as well.
But you know I always think of you every day and will never forget.
Keep watchin of us - we all need your angel love dow here :)


May 5, 2008

4 1/2 years exactly today... it's 5 for me. please take care of my angel. i still don't really understand this whole death thing. isn't that crazy?!?! i'm hoping to see your girl very soon. we need some bonding time. we all miss you, dan. you and the boys don't have too much fun up there without us.

April 25, 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

April 24, 2008

Hey buddy, it's hard to believe that it has been so long since you left us. I miss you so much man. I drive around so many nights and see things that make me think of you. I often catch my self looking at the clock and the time being 3:11. I know your watching over me, I miss you Dan.

Deputy Travis Daniels
Lee County Sheriff's Office

March 25, 2008

Rest in peace, Officer Starks. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.


January 26, 2008

happy birthday my son! just wanted to let you know i love you so very much.
the day you were born was one of the happiest days of my life. im so glad you are spending your birthday in heaven. i miss you terribly - but i know i will see you again soon.
all my love my precious daniel


January 17, 2008

Merry Christmas Stax!

Old Friend

December 25, 2007

my darling son

merry christmas!
i never would have thought i would have lived to see this many christmas without you. i dont know but this year is very lonely. i went to candlelight service at church and i could see you sitting next to me looking so awestruck. i know you are happy celebrating chrismas in heaven, but i still miss you each and every day. i love you so much and miss you with all my heart. stay close to us this next few days and let us feel your presence.
i will love you forever.


December 24, 2007


we sure do miss you guys... it always seems like it's so much harder around the holidays. i can't wait to see my better half of jess squared!! please send some heavenly kisses down to your family and to jess for Christmas.

GA jess

December 24, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 13, 2007

You are a blessing to me everyday - even after all that happened. Thank you for blessing me so.

December 6, 2007

hey dan,
just wanted to say hello and that i've been thinking about you boys. it's so surreal that it's been so long. i know that you're still up there watching over everybody. hope me and jess kept you and cole busy up there laughin at the jess squared being reunited!

GA jess

November 25, 2007

happy thanksgiving my son

i love you

November 21, 2007

i just cant stop thinking of you this week

i love you


November 10, 2007

Dan, sure do miss your smile and wicked sense of humor. I can't believe it's been so long since you left, sweetie. Love you always, love your mom, dad and brothers always too.


Aunt B

October 25, 2007

my son

it s hard to believe it has been four years. what was i doing four years ago today? i cant believe that life has gone on. people go on with everyday life and dont know what happened this day to change all of our lives. we miss you every day. what would you have been doing? i know i will see you again soon. you are with me every day.
i love you so


October 25, 2007

Thinking of you and remembering you on the 4th anniversary of your EOW.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

October 25, 2007

Miss you Bro. It's hard to believe it's been 4 years.

SGT Scott Cain

October 25, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.


October 20, 2007

love you

miss you


September 1, 2007

Lee County Thanks You For Your Service

Lee County SO

August 22, 2007


It has been almost 4 years since you were taken from us. And everyone still bears the pain knowing you are no longer on this earth, doing what you loved best, serving the public. I miss our days together at Bayshore. All the fun we all had, the occassional pranks, and good natured laughter so common in a firehouse. It's comforting to know, you are in heaven now, watching over us. We've all moved on in life, but no one has forgotten. Your love for others, and your dedication to your duty will inspire and move us the rest of our days. Godspeed #311

William Floyd EMT-B
Lee County EMS

August 20, 2007

My former partner just recently got hired by the Fort Meyers Police Department. Could you look in on him from time to time ? I never had the chance to work with you but judging by the things that i've read about you,it sounds like you would help me out.He was a great partner and remains to be a great friend.Thanx in advance.Rest easy brother,we'll take it from here.HEROES ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN.

PO S.Harris #273

August 10, 2007

daniel darling

i love you


July 14, 2007

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