Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Lee Archuleta

Kern County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Sunday, September 12, 2004

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Daniel Lee Archuleta

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

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

September 12, 2020

Arch,
I know your family never calls you that name but we who worked with in Westminster did.

All these years and I am still very melancholy about your passing, especially when September rolls around.

I can't forget your playful and joking way and how smug you were when the Chicago Bulls with MJ was kicking but in the 90s. Those talks we had upstairs in Westminster during our lunches and I never knew you were religious until I told you something in confidence and it was really bothering me on what to do. And you told me to 'pray on it.' I found out later you were really active and well, you're so well rounded my friend.

Miss you buddy.. Really do. I'm sorry I didn't get to play golf with you. I remember I told you I played 'Army golf.' You know, 'left, right, left.' Then you said, 'lets just shoot around and play for fun and talk.'

That's you Dan,
Ephraim,

A pal.
Friend for 27 years now

September 10, 2020

Hey Archie,
I know your family do not call you that name but we who used to work with you in Westminster all called you that. Except Steve, he called you 'Danny.' Your passing's anniversary is coming up. Wow.
I still can't believe you are gone my friend... A few milestones in your life you shared and my best memory is of you and Laura's wedding... That cottage in Norwalk and I helped you find some eggs from the chickens there.
I remember I was overseas when a friend of mine who was a officer in Long Beach asked if you were the same Dan Archuleta that worked at B&B. Who went on to LA County SD? But you were in Kern now.
I was shocked, I couldn't believe it.. I was due to rotate back from my deployment the next couple of days...'
I remember you told me to pray on a important decision I was going to make in life. At that time, i never knew you were a deeply religious person and well, those prayers worked Archie.. The got me home after three deployments and other things in life..
I miss you Danny and we never got to golf together. I'm sorry for that. I remember I told you I played 'Army golf.' You know, 'Left, right, left!' Haha. That laugh you had and smile, . I'm sorry this happened to you and I'm sorry Laura, the girls and your family lost you. We lost you. I miss your encouraging smile my friend.

Ephraim P Ramos
Friend

September 5, 2020

Well time does not heal all wounds. That is clear to see. My heart is still broken. This 15th year we had a picnic at the park in honor of you and in celebration of your much filled life. Some days I still cry and sadness consumes me. I miss you and love you so much. The world is so full of brokenness but heaven is peaceful. See ya one day son. December 25, 1968 the day you were born and September, 12, 2004 the day you died will be forever be engraved in my heart. Love Mom

Mother Linda Archuleta
Mother

July 28, 2020

Dan,
Miss you buddy.

E P Ramos
Friend

September 18, 2019

I reflect on the day that brought me to my knees yelling “no, no,no” not Danny!
I miss you Not a day passes that you are not in my heart. I see your smile. I hear your giggle. I wish at times you were here. But my hope is knowing your are with Jesus. ❤️ I will see you again!

Debbie

September 11, 2019

I miss you Dad.

Victoria
Daughter

July 30, 2019

Today I miss you more than ever. I miss you and Matthew being young again and having fun in the neighborhood with your friends. I miss so much. When we lost you we lost someone wonderful. Your loss has left still to this day pain grief and sadness. Miss you son. Love you. see you in heaven one day. Love Mom

Linda Archuleta Mother
Kern County Sheriff Department, California

June 18, 2019

Sitting here thinking about you. I miss you. Your love for everyone was contagious. Your hugs were the best! So much changes in life but you and the memories will never change. You will forever be loved by ALL of us and forever be missed! I love you Danny!

Debbie
Favorite Aunt!

May 30, 2019

Arch,
Hey man, I was thinking about you today. It's been a few years since I posted something but, you're in my thoughts all the time.

Those few years we spent working together at B&B and you making fun of me looking at my wallet photo with my then girlfriend while I was in my US Army camouflage BDUs You said I looked like a bruised pickle! Hahaha.

When things get hard and I am down in whatever, I can always remember your encouragement and that smile. The re-assuring smile that it'll be OK.

Or when we would eat lunch and you'd pick chips out of my bag and slowly put it in your mouth, smiling... That smile. I miss you brother.
E

Ephraim Ramos

September 21, 2018

The world needs men like Dan more today than ever before. People that understand and live words like dedication, service, commitment and honor. This year I'm comforted to know that, although he also left us far too soon, my brother was probably first greeted at the gates of heaven by you and your smile and a bear hug. Can't even type that without crying. Don't know what you guys have been doing up there for the last year, but I know you're together, and that gives me immeasurable comfort. And if I know these two guys as well as I think I do, Dan is probably enforcing heaven's rules while my brother is busy trying to break them! Rest in peace good friend, and keep an extra eye out for Pete for me.

Kevin Kropf
Friend

September 12, 2018

14 years, Dan. I will never understand why God allowed you to go on that day. I reflect on these 14 years and think we really needed you, still need you. But I know that God is bigger than me and there's a reason why, and perhaps it's not for me to know. You are missed. Every day. That fanny pack, sweat pants ensemble... your gross addiction to Mountain Dew... our shared love for Reeses and Hersheys, and cupcakes and basically all things sweet...all the movie lines I learned so I could be cool like you and Matt...I miss it all. Love you brother. Jen

Jennifer Archuleta
Sister

September 12, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 14th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

September 12, 2018

Dan,
I came across our family night graduation program for LASO Class 313. While you have been gone your memory lives on brother. Today you name still comes up in conversation among your classmates and it is always spoken with honor. Although our time spent together was but a short 18 weeks your presence in our lives will last a lifetime. I am proud to have shared the grinder with you and honored to have met you. You are a warrior and I'm sure we will serve together again, your gaining all that seniority. God bless brother!

Officer Victor Ruiz
El Monte Police Department

March 8, 2018

Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to my nephew. There still are no words that can explain our loss and how much you are missed. I was going through my pictures this week and I found the one of me standing next to you at your swearing in, in Bakersfield. I stood there with pride by your side, knowing that you would be the best police officer Kern County would be getting. I was and still am such a proud Aunt to have called you my nephew. Love you always. Auntie Grace

Grace Shaver
Aunt

December 14, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Archuleta family on this day that we were linked together 13 years ago today.

The Gunsell family

September 12, 2017

I still can't believe it. Although you have been gone so long, it feels fresh. You've been on my mind since i found out about your passing. I took a walk on my lunch break and was thinking of you, and it brought tears to my eyes. As i was walking, a dragon- fly was flying around me and walked with me for about a half a mile. Honestly, i don't know if it was a coincidence, but i felt you close by. The memories of all of us are fresh. I can see you walking through the door wearing your green shirt, and the kids running up to you yelling "DAN IS HERE!" you were definitely one of a kind. i can still see that smile. Thank you for being a great team-player, friend, and most of all for being you. See you later Dan.

Lucy
Friend

November 20, 2016

My long lost dear friend. I am devastated to just find out of your passing. Throughout the years I thought of you and tried to locate you, but had no luck. After you left Rio Hondo we completely lost contact, but I never and will never forget you. The imprints you left behind in such a short time touched many children, families and coworkers. There is this picture I have of you dressed as a girl for Halloween that when I come across it I giggle. Now I will cherish it more and smile at it every time I look at it. “Dan the Man!” until we cross each other’s path again, see you later.

Lucy Salazar
Ex-Co worker

November 17, 2016

Hi dad, its been 12 years. I miss you so so so much you can't even begin to imagine. I was only 3 when you died and even though i don't really remember you, I still feel like i know from all of the stories i have been told. I love you so so so so much and i can't wait until the day i could finally meet you. I wish I was able to spend more time with you and get to know you but i was so young. I try to remember all of the memories that we had through pictures and stories. I started high school last year and now i'm a junior. I have been able to keep my grades up which you probably would be proud. I have grown so far to be a great girl with so many experiences. I try to make you proud with whatever I do. I miss and love you so so much.

Isabella
Daughter

September 14, 2016

I wish there was a way to "like" or "comment" on these reflections to particular people. The reflection from Ephraim brought such joy to my heart. I do remember you and seeing you at the service. We do miss Dan everyday If not for the memory of that great big smile I think I would dry up and fade away. He has left behind so much joy in his memory that I can not contain myself at just having the blessing of being his mom. Thanks to those who post here from time to time. Each one is read and treasured. Miss ya Dan. Love Mom

mother

September 28, 2015

Archie,
I found myself thinking of you today and man, I still can't believe it. I just finished reading your families notes to you here and I can't stop the tears.

It is so true that you always had a smile and no matter how difficult a situation, you were always up beat and encouraging to me and whomever was with us.

I miss you, your smile and that goofy Chicago Bulls hat you used to wear to work.

I will always keep you in my heart.
E

Ephraim Ramos

June 26, 2015

Miss you son. Time passes but missing remains. V and B and L came for a two week visit. Spent V 16th birthday with her. What a treasure they are to us. So much of you in them. Will see you again is the hope I hold on to. You department friends send us thoughts and share theirs hearts with us. you are missed by many. Love you, Mom

Mother
KCSO

May 22, 2015

Just thinking about you. Love you and miss you.
Auntie Gracie

Grace Shaver
Aunt

March 11, 2015

Another Christmas has come and gone, and once again we had it without you. You would have turned 46 on Christmas Day. It's hard to believe that you would be that old. Your brother Matthew is right behind you turning 42 this year. One thing always remains the same this time of the year, and that is you are missed and loved very much. The pain of you being gone is still around, and the tears are less, but they too are here. Another thing that will always remain the same is that you will forever be 35 years young. Merry Christmas, and Happy Birthday Son.

Love you
Dad

December 26, 2014

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this 10th anniversary of you being called away. I know there will be those that say that it seems only like yesterday but to those that are very close to you it has felt like a lifetime since they saw your smile, heard your laugh and felt a hug from you. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones.

"A million words would not bring you back, I know because I've tried.
A million tears would not bring you back, I know because I've cried." Author Unknown.

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

September 12, 2014

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