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

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

On bahalf of Dan's Family...thank you

Craig Figgins

Craig Figgins

May 1, 2005

Never knew you but I am a Figgins from Lancaster,Ohio at 57 years old.God Bless
You and your Family. Ted Figgins

Ted Figgins
Lancastre Machining

April 28, 2005

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #[email protected]
California Highway Patrol

April 27, 2005

Again we mourn as another hero is taken from us. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Figgins. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.

Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

April 26, 2005

Rest In Peace Sgt. Figgins. May your family find comfort in this trying time by knowing you are with God!

Sgt. Scott M. Ballew
Galva, IL Police Dept.

April 25, 2005

REST IN PEACE. Your family and friends are in my prayers. Thank You for your service.

P.O. Chris Welby
Bridgeton, MO PD

April 24, 2005

I pray that your family and friends find strength and support in the reflections left by your extended family. We share in their sorrow. May your spirit have a joyous homecoming and may you rest peacefully on your perch “High on the mountain”, you have earned that right!

D/Sgt. Vencent Woods
State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

April 22, 2005

ALL of our Officers, both Civilian and Military, mourn the loss of Sergeant Daniel P. Figgins. Our thoughts and prayers are with his Family, Police Family and Friends. Sergeant Figgins...we know why you responded with DEDICATION.


April 21, 2005

Our prayers are with you and your family.

Deputy Daniel Luffman
Monroe County (NY) Sheriff's Office

April 21, 2005

To Sergeant Figgins' family, friends and co-workers, on behalf of the Niles, Illinois Police Dept., please accept our deepest regrets and condolences for your loss. Sergeant Figgins, know that you will never be forgotten by those to whom you meant the most. Godspeed.

Sergeant Tom Davis
Niles P.D.

April 21, 2005

God bless you and keep you always.

St. Louis City Police

April 19, 2005

On behalf of the members of the Sutherlin Police Department, I send to you, our heartfelt condolences and prayers in your time of sadness. May your fallen officer’s legacy live on in the memories of his friends and family. Rest now brother, after a job well done. We’ll take it from here.

Corporal Justin Marquis
Sutherlin Police Department, Sutherlin, OR

April 18, 2005

Sergeant Figgins, thank you for your selfless service to the community. May you now know the peace and joy of God's kingdom. My sympathy to your family, friends and department.
Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of S/A Jay Balchunas,
EOW 11/5/04

April 18, 2005

To the family, friends and co-workers my prayers are with you. There is not much that anyone can say at this time that will help. The one thing that I kept thinking about during our nightmare was how much Clint loved being a Police Officer. I bet Daniel loved his job also.
Sergeant Figgins your family will miss you everyday but we will never forget you. Look Clint up for me tell him, I miss him and think about him daily.

Connie Barker
Mother of Clint Walker E.O.W. 1-14-05

April 17, 2005

In the summer of 1988 I work for the St. Charles police dept as a community service officer. (my first paying Police job).It was only for 4 months and over the years I have forgotten the names of everyone that worked there except 1. Sgt. Figgins. I remember him like it was yesterday. He took me under his wings and showed me the ropes and patiently answered every question I had. Thanks for being a mentor and a friend.

Police officer J. Jason Stein/former St.
Bridgeview, IL PD

April 17, 2005




April 16, 2005

To the Figgins family,
My prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May it give you some peace to know that he is up above with our Lord and Savior. God bless.

Dawn Miller, Records Specialist
Geneva Police Dept., Geneva IL

April 16, 2005

You may have known just a few us, but ALL of us are thinking of you, your family and your friends. Go 10-42 in peace.

Lombard, IL PD

April 16, 2005


Cops are human ( believe it or not) just like the rest of us. They come in both sexes but mostly male. They also come in various sizes. This sometimes depends on whether you are looking for one or trying to hide something. However, they are mostly big.

Cops are found everywhere-on land, on the sea, in the air, on horses, in cars, sometimes in your hair. In spite of the fact that " you can't find one when you want one", they are usually there when it counts most. The best way to get one is to pick up the phone.

Cops deliver lectures, babies, and bad news. They are required to have the wisdom of solomon, the disposition of a lamb and muscles of steel and are often accused of having a heart to match. He's the one who rings the door-bell, swallows hard and announces the passing of a loved one; then spends the rest of the day wondering why he ever took such a "crummy" job.

On TV, a cop is an oaf who couldn't find a bull fiddle in a telephone booth. In real life he's expected to find a little blond boy " about so high" in a crowd of a half million people. In fiction, he gets help from private eyes, reporters, and who-dun-it fans." In real life, mostly all he gets from the public is " I didn't see nuttin'."

When he serves a summons, he's a monster. If he lets you go, he's a doll. To little kids, he's either a friend or a bogeyman, depending on how the parents feel about it. He works " around the clock", split shifts, Sundays and holidays, and it always kills him when a joker says. " Hey tomorrow is Election Day, I'm off, let's go fishing" ( that's the day he works 20 hours).

A cop is like the little girl, who, when she was good, was very, very good, but, when she was bad, was horrid. When a cop is good, " he's getting paid for it." When he makes a mistake, " he's a grafter, and that goes for the rest of them too." When he shoots a stick-up man he's a hero, except when the stick-up man is " only a kid, anybody coulda seen that."

Lots of them have homes, some of them covered with ivy, but most of them covered with mortgages. If he drives a big car, he's a chiseler; a little car, "who's he kidding?" His credit is good; this is very helpful, because his salary isn't. Cops raise lots of kids; most of them belong to other people.

A cop sees more misery, bloodshed, trouble, and sunrises than the average person. Like the postman, cops must also be out in all kinds of weather. His uniform changes with the climate, but his outlook on life remains about the same: mostly a blank, but hoping for a better world.

Cops like days off, vacations, and coffee. They don't like auto horns, family fights, and anonymous letter writers. They have unions, but they can't strike. They must be impartial, courteous, and always remember the slogan " At your service." This is sometimes hard, especially when a character reminds him, " I'm a taxpayer, I pay your salary."

Cops get medals for saving lives, stopping runaway horses, and shooting it out with the bandits ( once in a while his widow gets the medal). But sometimes, the most rewarding moment comes when, after some small kindness to an older person, he feels the warm hand clasp, looks into grateful eyes and hears, " Thank you and God bless you, son."

Officer Dave Carroll
Choctaw, Oklahoma

April 15, 2005

Sgt. Figgins,

May God lift those that need lifted and may God bless those that carry the burden of justice each and everyday as you did. God bless you and your family and know that you are not forgotten as we reflect each day what you brought through 27 years of honorable and courageous service. Sergeant, may you rest in peace.

Patrolman Daniel Yates
Geneva Police Department

April 15, 2005

There is no greater love than one who gives his life for another. For 27 years, Sgt Dan Figgins gave his life toward making St. Charles a safer and better place to live. Dan loved God, his family and the job that we do.

May the Lord bless him and keep him, as Dan is lifted to eternal life.

Sgt. Don Shaw
St. Charles,Illinois Police Department

April 15, 2005

Deepest sympathy to the family, friends and coworkers of Sgt. Figgins. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours during your time of grief. We, too, are feeling the pain and emptiness as we lost one of our beloved heroes the same day.

Our words may not adequately reflect our pain for you, but our tears do.

God Bless You All

Monica Leonard - Dispatcher
Harvey County

April 15, 2005

I never thought it would end like this, life is crazy. I dont know why the lord took you home early, but you must have completed the lords will on earth he set out for you. I pray for your family during this extremely difficult time in their lives. I pray that our heavenly father would watch over them and give them the strength and comfort that they need. I want to express the thanks we all feel for you and your dedication to the job you loved. I will miss seeing you out on the streets with us. I will always look back fondly at the times we had to talk and share our jokes, stories and faith with each other. You were a model person, Police Officer, and Christian. No matter how busy you were, you would always be willing to help someone in need or give advice, and your humor and love of jokes was endless. I know of the love and care that you had for your family, and the love and concern you always had for your friends. Goodbye, my friend and colleague, your duty has ended by giving the ultimate sacrifice for our town, I can say it has been an honor and privilage to know you, You will not be forgotten, rest in peace on Heavens' streets, where we shall meet again. God bless you and your family.
John E. DePauw

Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted;
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of god. -
Matthew 5:3-11

Our father, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not unto temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever, AMEN. - The Lords Prayer

Firefighter Paramedic John E. DePauw
St. Charles Fire Department

April 14, 2005

"Jesus wept".
The Lord feels our pain, knows our hurt and hears our cries. It is our prayer that God will grant the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Daniel P. Figgins the strength, courage and the comfort they need to press on. Thank you Sergeant Figgins for your faithful service.

Chaplain Justice and the Bean Station P.D.

Chaplain Justice
Bean Station P.D

April 14, 2005

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