Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Daniel Paul Figgins

St. Charles Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, April 9, 2005

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Reflections for Sergeant Daniel Paul Figgins

On this National Law Enforcement Memorial Day, I salute you for your bravery and dedication to law enforcement. I only wish you could have enjoyed some time retired for you earned it with the career you gave law enforcement. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

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

May 15, 2007

Dan, I had the pleasure of meeting your brother and sister in law in Springfield this last week. They seem to be wonderful people, you should be proud. While patrolling those streets of gold, look for a young rookie by the name Of Elizabeth, better known as 935. She was green, and we all here at the SO were having the greatest time teaching her the ropes. I need someone up there to keep her safe, it seems I failed her here. But I think you, with your experience,can help her,as your family and their experience helped me down here. Thanks sir.

Dispatcher Shealean Cullum
Haedin Co. Sheriff/ Sis To Deputy Elizabeth Edwards-EOW-2-12-2006

May 4, 2007

Dan,

It's been 2 years since your death and you are remembered daily...

I stopped by the location you died and saw the items left by people the last couple of days, you would of been proud

Love you,

Craig

Craig Figgins
Brother

April 9, 2007

Dan,

Christmas has not been the same without you. Especially filming the yearly videos at Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I am just glad we have those to watch and listen too.

We miss you daily.

Craig Figgins
Brother

December 31, 2006

Dan
Sat with your wife, daughter and son-in-law at the Christmas party recently. Such a wonderful family! We talked about you ALOT, and your great sense of humor, one of the many things we miss about you. There was an empty chair at our table, I remember looking at it and thinking that you were sitting there with us... Your girls are being very strong and I know you are so proud of them.

Sandy Bahe
wife of SCPD officer

December 16, 2006

Dan, Talked to your brother Ted today,we may not be related bet I will meet you in heaven,Beleave me.Sorry about your H.T.

TED FIGGINS
LANCASTER,OHIO

June 26, 2006

Dear Dan,
I met you once, two weeks before you died. You were singing in the choir for the Easter celebration. I met you after for a moment and then because you had to go on duty we could not meet longer. I am in love with your brother, Craig, who I have now learned, is just like you. I wish I had had the privilege of getting to know you myself. I love your family and I love your brother. I have been apart of most of the celebrations of your life, I could never express my appreciation to be allowed to be apart of such a special part of ones life. I have gotten to know you through your family and I miss you.

You're Future Sister-In-Law
Karen

Karen Biegel
Future Sister-In-Law

May 22, 2006

Dear Dan,
I met you once, two weeks before you died. You were singing in the choir for the Easter celebration. I met you after for a moment and then because you had to go on duty we could not meet longer. I am in love with your brother, Craig, who I have now learned, is just like you. I wish I had had the privilege of getting to know you myself. I love your family and I love your brother. I have been apart of most of the celebrations of your life, I could never express my appreciation to be allowed to be apart of such a special part of ones life. I have gotten to know you through your family and I miss you.

You're Future Sister-In-Law
Karen

Karen Biegel
Future Sister-In-Law

May 22, 2006

My Dad,
I can not begin to tell you how much your girls miss you. Your absence is always felt- you are the rock of our family. We just got back from DC where your name will be in the National Memorial forever. I only wish you could have known how much you were appreciated and loved. Mom has been so strong during all of her treatments, you would be so proud of your wife. SHe misses her best friend more than any of us. You would also be so proud of Craig- you were more alike than I think either one of you realized. He is too quite an amazing man. You live on in him and all your girls. I miss your voice and hugs the most. Continue in your joy in heaven and I will meet you there :)
Love your Proud daughter,
Hillary Jarvis


My precious father

May 16, 2006

We will be in Washington with honor and respect to hear your name read.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom
Matthew Rittenhouse EOW 9/16/04

Linda Rittenhouse

May 4, 2006

I wanted to take a moment to let you know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

They are gone, but they are never forgotten.

Carin E. Sollman, surviving spouse
Officer Jesse E. Sollman, EOW 3/25/05

April 15, 2006

Please know that your dedication and sacrifice have not been forgotten as you have just marked the first anniversary of your arrival in Heaven. You will forever be remembered as a hero. Thank you.

Linda Lamm -LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

April 11, 2006

My precious Dan:

I have not spoken about your death publicly. I take the privilege now to share with the world the joy of being your wife and partner for 33 years. I miss you more than words can say. A year has come and gone and the pain is no less. You would be so proud of the way your department has taken care of me. I can not express my gratitude for their vigilant watch over "Dan's Girls."
I received word from the Fraternal Order of Police in Washington DC - they have given me a full scholarship to get my Doctorate in Integrated Studies. You are my inspiration. I am building the house you planned in your memory. It will become a place of refuge for the tired and weary. I love you my precious Dan - I miss you and am so proud of who you are - I had no idea - I have learned so much about your character and your amazing love for people. Your wife - Linda Figgins

Linda Figgins

April 11, 2006

To Sgt. Daniel Paul Figgins and his loved ones:

On this the first anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.
Reading the loving reflections about your beloved Daniel gives us some understanding of what a kind and honorable man he was, and what he meant to his family and friends.
I hope our paths cross in D.C.

Daniel, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Sgt. Figgins. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication. How your loved ones must miss you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service Daniel gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 9, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 9, 2006

It has been a year since your death and many times have been rough. We all spent time today at the location it happened and smiled, laughed and cried. We saluted your life and although short, we are glad you were here to touch us all.

Your Brother

Craig

Craig Figgins
Brother

April 9, 2006

On this the first anniversary of your tragic death I will remember you and your family in my prayers.

Anne (Civilian) UK
S.W.Police (Retd)

April 9, 2006

It's only been one short year so I know the pain is still raw. If He can't
be here than he might as well be with Jesus. It's a much safer place.
But that doesn't diminish your loss or
his sacrifice. God bless.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

April 9, 2006

It will be 1 year that you were called away from duty. This day will be very hard for your loved ones, but most days are. Keep watch over them and protect them. You have not been forgotten and are a true hero.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

April 6, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and fellow officers of Sergeant Figgins as the one year anniversary of his death approaches.

They are gone, but they are never forgotten.

Carin E. Sollman, surviving spouse

April 6, 2006

Dan
I remember my first night of solo patrol after escaping the FTO program. It was you, Parker and myself covering the midnight shift. At first, I thought that you hated me and any other rookie. I soon learned that you just needed a few cups of coffee to get your motor running when you worked mids. I learned a lot from you in my early years and I will never forget those days. I enjoyed ridding to and from work together, discussing the job, our families, our spirtual beliefs, sports and anything else we could think of. I miss having you around here at the PD. Rest in peace my friend. I'll be expecting to see you at the pearl gates when our Father calls me home.

Commander David S. Jannusch
St. Charles Police

February 24, 2006

I have decorated the exterior of my home with blue lights. One of those blue lights is in honor of your memory and dedicated service. It will be lit every night from now up until New Years. It is my way of saying that you have not been forgotten.

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

Bob Gordon

November 20, 2005

To the family of Sgt. Figgins my deepest condoelences. Rest in peace Sgt. Figgins

Toby Rogers,
Grandson of Retired SCPD Chief Don Rogers

Toby Rogers

October 18, 2005

To the family and friends of Sgt. Daniel Figgins and his fellow officers with the St. Charles Police Department:

On behalf of our entire family, I wanted to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Sgt. Figgins so tragically lost his life.

May you continue to find comfort in the warm embrace of support and love from your law enforcement community. Undergoing a devastating experience like this forges bonds between blood families and police families that can never be broken.

Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater of the Pittsburg Police Department when he was fatally shot on April 23rd during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers. Larry left a loving wife and his son, born 2 1/2 months after Larry's murder, as well as all his extended family and friends who loved him so much. I know that Heaven has another hero, but how I wish this had not happened to your Daniel.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of service (twenty seven) Daniel gave to his community and the citizens of the state of Illinois, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 9, 2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

September 11, 2005

As a Lombard Police Officer and a resident of St Charles I bid you farewell my friend on your journey home. My God bless you and your family. Thank-you for your service to this fine city for you have made a differance.

Badge #33
Lombard P.D.

May 28, 2005

Dan, I remember when you started at SCPD. I watched and, I hope, helped you become a good police officer. You became an officer that others looked to for guidance. As we worked together for 18 years, we shared good times and we shared bad times. You helped me get through bad times as I helped you get through bad times and we enjoyed good times together. Although we were never really close friends, we were brothers. Brothers in the SCPD family. Since I retired in 1996, I have missed your laugh and now I will never hear it again. This is a bad time and you won't be here to help me through it. Thinking of the good times we had will help, though. Rest in peace, brother.

Dick Rust Patrolman, Retired
St.Charles PD

May 17, 2005

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