Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Todd Michael Fatta

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, August 19, 2004

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Reflections for Detective Todd Michael Fatta

I remember this day well. The first of too many brothers lost in the line of duty! Although he had moved on from District 7, he made an impression with everyone he worked with. Although I have a hard time cheering for his Bills, I'll raise a glass in his honor the next time they play. Rest in peace, Todd...

Erik Hartsel, Deputy Sheriff
Walton County Sheriff's Office (formerly B.S.O.)

August 21, 2023

19 years brother, still remember the pain.
Forever in the light of God.

Brother in arms

August 19, 2023

On this Sunday night, I am watching Todd’s Buffalo Bills playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I feel your presence! Always think of you!

Linda Cerat
Broward Sheriffs Office

December 12, 2021

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 19, 2020

Todd you will never be for gotten a great friend even from the beginning. It was always fun helping you in those being days off FTO. The AirForce was strong in you but we got it out. A brother forever till we meet again you are always in my prayers!

Deputy Skip Phillips

July 1, 2020

Detective Todd Fatta was my friend, co worker and I thought of him as family. We worked beside each other everyday for years. That day I will never forget. It seems like it was yesterday. It is something that I do not want to go through again. All your friends miss you terribly. We will see you again, I love you my friend.

Linda Cerat
Broward Sheriff's Office

December 31, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice! Rest easy in heaven brother, we’ll take it from here..

Officer J. Hill
Meriwether Co Sheriffs Office (GA)

August 19, 2019

Thinking about you a lot these last few weeks. I'll see you soon.


May 15, 2018

Thank you for your sacrifice and service to your county my brother. Continue to be in eternal peace where you can watch over your family, and all whom you have touched. May that scum bag suffer so much when he goes to hell.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 19, 2017

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Know that you will never be forgotten.

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

August 19, 2014

Thinking of you today Todd (my cousin). I fondly remember the fun visit we had at my house when you came back home for a visit just weeks before you were unfairly taken from us. I am quite sure you are enjoying many cold beers with my Dad (Uncle Chet). May you rest in peace and know that you are missed and still thought of often.

Laura (Roman) Maiorana

July 29, 2013

Hard to believe its almost been ten years since you pre-maturely left us Todd. Seems like only yesterday we were sitting beside each other for those 6 months. You are sorely missed, my ex-boxing partner.

Detective Richard Nanan
Manchester Police Department

May 25, 2013

I miss you brother !

Deputy Sheriff
Broward Sheriff's Office

August 21, 2012

Typo on one my recent submissions.... 41*


February 21, 2012

Always leave my messages on Legacy, but wanted to say Happy Birthday again (though it was the 18th).

Happy Birthday, Gimpy.

Love, Lisa


February 21, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Fatta. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

Having a hard time tonight. Almost your birthday --- the big 4-0. Man, you're getting old!!




January 21, 2012

My heart and prayers are with the Fatta family today as they face another EOW, I know that the pain in their hearts is still and will forever be so strong. Detective Fatta, you sir are a hero that we will never forget, may you continue to rest in peace. Thank you for your service, protection and dedication to us all.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


August 19, 2011

Hey there Gimpy.... Thinking about you today and realizing only another few weeks and it will be 7 years.

Miss you now more than ever.


Lisa F.

July 24, 2011

A hero is never forgotten... Remembering you on your EOW.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


August 19, 2010

Todd....6 years. It has been 6 years and I still get the knot in my stomach. While I am happy you are at peace now, I am selfish and want you back. I have not forgotten you, and never will.

I went to our place today to eat, as I do every year today; the place you threw pasta at me and we had a straw paper fight (in between your work phone going off and off and off). I used to get so annoyed with that Nextel and now, now I wouldn't change it for the world. Darn chirps!

I saw a blue Jeep today on the way to the restaurant; go figure, I took a double take.

I miss you Gimpy. You are a true Hero and I never looked at you in any other light. May we all strive to achieve half the greatness you did.

Until we meet again,



August 19, 2010

Its been 5 years today and no one has forgotten what a true hero you are. Thank you again for making the ultimate sacrifice.

Your family, Friends and Agency will remain in my thoughts and prayers on your 5th EOW anniversary.

Rest in peace, sir

Firefighter and Deputy Sheriff
Former BSO Fire Rescue

August 19, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones. I'm sure that the individual who caused all this pain and suffering is paying dearly with his sentence as those that molest children are not accepted by the prison inmates. I hope every day is like living in hell for him.

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

August 19, 2009

To Detective Fatta's family, friends and coworkers as you face this EOW day may you know that he is not forgotten, a hero who will forever be remembered. You are all in my prayers today.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County Sheriff's Office, Lake Butler FL


August 19, 2009

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