Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Nels Daniel "Dan" Niemi

San Leandro Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, July 25, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Nels Daniel "Dan" Niemi

Dan

Hey buddy I still think of you and miss the good times.

I have not been back to four corners yet. I have passed by a couple of times and every time I think about midnight cups with you and the crew.

I still think about the night the patrol car got in two separate crashes in the same location and I chuckle. The look on yours and Tom's face was priceless as that guy kept going down the street.

Well, just needed to say I was thinking of you. If you see Laurie tell her I think of her and miss her as well.

Sarge

Autrey James
District Attorney's Office/Former SLPD Sergeant and a friend of Dan

November 15, 2007

Dan, the Public Safety Memorial ceremony is coming up. The display turned out real nice. We are always thinking about you and this weekend's dedication will be in honor of you and all the others who've made the ultimate sacrifice. In the relatively short time you were with us, you made a huge impact, both professionally and personally. You are certainly missed.

234
SLPD

November 2, 2007

Doing my best to take care of them all.

November 1, 2007

Hey, I din't get to the site on time, but happy birthday!! I bought your cup of coffee that night and sat with me that night. The girls also wished you a happy birthday. Miss you, watch over us......

October 22, 2007

Dan: Tom & Robin finally did it on Oct. 9. It was a beautiful ceremony, and they remembered you and other recently passed family members in a simple, but wonderful ceremony. Robin even had a "borrowed" bracelet with your name on it to keep you part of their most important day. You were both thought and spoken about that evening, knowing you were looking down on them with your smile of approval. You are missed.

October 15, 2007

Well, Larry's adult suspect got the death sentence,....officially on Nov 2nd. At least the public is starting to realize they need to send a message. Miss you. Haven't made my way in to S.L. 4 crnrs. They need to put your "word" on one of their cups. but only if served as an Americano!

friend/fellow officer

September 20, 2007

YOUR KILLER WAS SENTENCED TO DEATH. MAY YOUR FAMILY FIND PEACE NOW. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THEM. AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE KNOWING JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED.

OFFICER NIEMI, NEVER FORGOTTEN.

JIM SWEENEY CIVILIAN NEW JERSEY
A FRIEND TO ALL PEACE OFFICERS

August 4, 2007

This night has been difficult. I rode down to the site tonight for the first time since you left. Two years ... has it really been that long? As we turned the corner at Doolittle and Fairway I felt my chest get tighter and tighter. I almost made Hackl stop, but I felt it was time ... I needed to go there. I did ... and with Hackl, Kyle, and Torres at my side ... I cried (hysterically) ... I laughed (out loud) as we relived some of your more entertaining stories, and then I stood in silence (listening to the wind) ... I remembered the smile you always had for me, the warm hug, the words of encouragement you always shared and the twinkle in your eye as you walked out of the jail each time.

Some may not want to remember that night ... I always will ... it is the night I lost a dear friend and the gates of heaven gained one hell of guardian.

I have not forgotten, I will always remember, I will always love you.

Please continue to watch over us my friend.

Jailer Thompson
SLPD

July 26, 2007

Next week, I hope to see the official stamp placed on the jury's decision.

"I was drunk."
"I did not want to go down."

I am glad that the jury refused to accept such banal reasons to opt for manslaughter, rather than murder.

Officer Niemi:

May You Rest-In-Peace.

Maj. M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

July 25, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Niemi on the anniversary of his passing. May God comfort you all.
Heros are never forgotten. Rest in peace. Please continue to watch over your family from above.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia

July 25, 2007

Miss you, today most of all.

Jeri

Geraldine Mitchell
Mother in Law

July 25, 2007

Been 2 years since that scumbag took you life brother.. Rest easy knowing the jury and justice system worked right this time and your killer's day of reckoning is coming at him like a freight train to hell!! God Bless You and Your family.

DB
Calif Hwy Patrol..Ret.

July 25, 2007

Hey,...we all said a prayer for your family before I went to work today. Dion, Gabby and Josh are always in our thoughts and prayers. The girls are always asking about Gabby,.... two years and the trials are over,...official sentencing later.....time hasn't made it easier,...you are missed every day....watch over us days,swings and mids.....


friend/fellow officer

July 25, 2007

Two years is hard to believe... I can't believe that it's been that long and at the same time it feels like we've been missing you for much longer. I miss you and think of you often.

April
A friend

July 25, 2007

TWO YEARS TODAY, OFFICER NIEMI. WE REMEMBER AND CONTINUE OUR PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILY. CONTINUE TO WATCH OVER THEM, AND ALL OF OUR OFFICERS ON THE STREETS.

OFFICER NEIMI, NEVER FORGOTTEN.

JIM SWEENEY CIVILIAN NEW JERSEY
A FRIEND TO ALL PEACE OFFICERS

July 25, 2007

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

nc game warden

July 25, 2007

Two years have passed since you were called away and I know those that love you have thought of you every hour of every day during that time. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

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

July 24, 2007

I said a prayer of thanks that this hard working jury delivered justice in this case. It does not lessen the pain of those who love you and forever will feel the anquish of losing you. However, the loved ones of all fallen officers desire these two things: That their beloved will never be forgotten and their memory always be revered, and secondly, that justice be served for all those officers who were murdered in the line of duty. It is important for the officers, their families and friends, the law enforcement brotherhood and sisterhood, and for the greater community.

Your parents and I have shared tears together. We have been and will continue to be in solidarity with each other.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD eow 4/24/06

June 17, 2007

At last it is done. We miss you.

Jeri

Geraldine Mitchell
Mother in Law

June 15, 2007

I'm so tired of hearing about how these losers aren't responsibile for their actions because of alcohol/drugs/other pathetic reasons. Thank God for this jury that had enough common sense to hold this killer accountable. May God bless you Officer Niemi and grant peace for your family and friends.

Sgt BK Henline
NCSHP

June 14, 2007

The jury came to the right decision. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Jo Ann Lasater
Wife of Officer Larry Lasater EOW 4/24/05

June 14, 2007

Justice has been served Brother. I hope that the verdict can bring a sigh of ease for your family, friends, and brothers and sisters of the San Leandro Police Department.

Thank you so much for your dedication and service. YOU are a true hero. Thank you for continuing to watch over us from above. Please give Isaac, Larry, Tony, and Dan a big hug for me.

R.AKANS #1354
ESPD

June 13, 2007

TODAY IS BITTER SWEET FOR ALL OF YOU.
A TALK SHOW HOST ASKED ME IN AN INTERVIEW IF I AGREED WITH THE "DEATH PENALTY" FOR THE OFFENDER THAT KILLED MY SON AND I TOLD HIM THAT EVERY ONE IS INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. HE WAS PROVEN GUILTY AND GIVEN THE DEATH SENTENCE.
HE MADE THE CHOICE TO MURDER MY SON AND ACCORDING TO THE LAW HE HAS TO PAY FOR IT.
THIS MAN ALSO NEEDS TO PAY FOR THE MURDER OF OFFICER NIEMI.
IT WILL NOT LESSEN THE PAIN AND HURT THAT YOU ARE FEELING, THERE WILL NEVER BE CLOSURE BECAUSE DAN IS NOT HERE.
KNOW THAT THERE ARE OTHERS THAT HAVE WALK THIS PATH BEFORE YOU THAT KNOW YOUR HURT AND PAIN. OUR HEARTS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME AND ALWAYS.
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO COMFORT YOU AND GIVE YOU STRENGTH THAT ONLY HE CAN GIVE.

LORRAINE BOND (MOTHER)
HAMILTON COUNTY, TN DEPUTY SHERIFF:
DONALD K. BOND, JR.
EOW: 09.06.01

June 13, 2007

Justice has been served

fallen officer survivor from KY

June 13, 2007

The verdict is in ...
DEATH ...
The jurors took their time and returned the appropriate response. Does it take away the pain of loosing you ? NO ... Does it heal the wounds that we all still feel ? NO ... But somehow hearing all 12 of the jurors reply "yes" to the question of death made us feel a little bit better, if only for a quick moment in time.

I miss you ... and no verdict can change that feeling ... EVER !

Jailer Thompson @1038
SLPD

June 11, 2007

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