Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Daniel S. Bessant

Oceanside Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, December 20, 2006

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Reflections for Police Officer Daniel S. Bessant

Danny... I was going through some old pictures yesterday and found another one of you at that backyard bbq you had... it made me think back on the good times we all had when we got together off-duty... then I got to thinking about your ID theft case that I worked... we made some fun times out of that mess didn't we? Leonard has joined you and Tony in heaven now... it's hard for me to even comprehend that the three of you are there when you should all be here... but I guess God had other plans... miss you buddy, my heart aches for you often...


May 11, 2021

RIP Danny! Slainte!

Oceanside Police Department- Retired

December 20, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Bessant.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 15, 2020

It took a long time. However, Jose Compre was sentenced.

(May You Rest-In-Peace, Brah....)

Semper Fi,
"Major Pain"

Michael B. Parlor

June 1, 2019

Made a donation in your honor yesterday to a family in blue struggling. Miss you buddy, always remembered. ❤️

Cheryl Spotts
OPD previously

December 21, 2018

Thinking of you Danny!

Agent Matt Lyons

December 20, 2018

11 years have passed yet the memory of that horrific day is still so real... like it was yesterday... we lost an amazing man, one I am so honored to call my friend and many wonderful memories of you still flood my heart Danny... I miss you so much and will forever be grateful you touched my life. I think about you every day but today I am reminded of your sacrifice and I can promise you we will never let you be forgotten... love and miss you my friend...

Oceanside PD/Tustin PD

December 20, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother, Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and coworkers.

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

December 20, 2017

Thinking of you Danny Boy!

Police Corporal, Retired
Oceanside Police Department, California

July 3, 2017

Not a day goes by Danny that I don't think about you and remember your sacrifice... I saw a photo of you recently that I had not seen before but your smile was the same one I'd seen a thousand times... I know I will see you again but my heart still breaks as I think back on all the great moments with you... Miss you buddy... xoxo

Oceanside Police/Tustin Police - Retired

May 12, 2017

Thinking of you brother on St. Patrick's

"Slán Mo Dheartháir Tar éis Titim"

Instructor Matt "Teach" Lyons

March 12, 2017

Hard to believe it's been 10 years.
Still thinking of you Danny!

Instructor Matt Lyons

December 20, 2016

Miss you brother

DEPUTY James Gehris
Lincoln County Sheriffs Office (WI)

November 2, 2016

Hi Dan!
I was never blessed with the honor of meeting you in person, but boy Oh boy have I heard a ton of great stories from Richie!
Alot has happened since you've been gone. Richie is a step-dad to my 2 older kids, (James and Aubriana), and he is also a father to our 2 Kids together, (Daniel and Genevieve). Daniel was named after you and I can see at age 7 he is a a perfect blend of you and his dad! Genevieve was born in 2011 and has rocked richies world completely! Seeing him with her would melt your heart! Richie has come a long way and it's still tough to talk about you at times, but he finds a way to laugh about how goofy you 2 were together and seeing his smile is a reflection of all the good times you both shared .
I just wanted to share Richie's updates and let you know you are not forgotten.

Renee Scaggs
Best-friends wife

October 29, 2016

God bless and keep you always

PO2 Taylor Noa

October 29, 2016

Happy Birthday Danny! We think of you everyday! We all miss you so much! ❤ Sending all our love to you in Heaven! ❤

Zoe and Richard Scaggs

October 16, 2016

he was a great guy i loved him

Susanna Riehm
i i'm his nice

August 4, 2016

Hi Danny... 9 years... seriously where did 9 years go... you are missed as much today as you ever were... we will never forget... never never never... briefly spoke to your dad the other day, brought back a lot of memories... seems like such a short time ago we were laughing and joking about good times... it's how I will always remember you... miss you so much, always will...


December 20, 2015

Rest In Peace

Corporal Matt Lyons, Retired
Oceanside Police Department, California

December 20, 2015

Hi Dan...Happy Birthday! Sorry, I am a day late. Sending all our love to you in Heaven! Miss you everyday!! XXOO

Zoe Scaggs

October 17, 2015

Thinking of you today. The fishing is the best it's been in 30 years! 200lb Bluefin tuna 3 miles out of Oside this past week. Wish we could grab a Rooster burger and a frosty schooner!

Off. Jonathan Hoover
Friend and OPD

July 23, 2015

This breaks my heart. I knew Danny's parents before Danny was born. So I saw him grow up and even worked with him at Longs before he became a police officer. He was also a security guard at Palomar college when I went back to school. After he became a police officer he used to walk into Longs and yell out my name real loud. He loved embarrassing me! LOL I remember when one of my managers walked up to me and told me that the police officer who got shot was someone we worked with before. I just said "oh no, not Danny" and sunk to the floor and cried. I couldn't imagine what his parents were going through. Now, I see his name up on a huge memorial sign on highway 5 and think how much he would love that! Way to young to die, but I know that he is living it up in heaven with all his practical jokes!

Jennifer Rose-Soule

April 28, 2015

Hi Danny... Your 8th anniversary has come and gone... so many people still honoring you, missing you... saw your story on the news tonight and it made me so sad... My heart is heavy tonight, 2 New York police officers murdered today... every time an officer is killed I think about you and Tony and it really angers me...I'm really worried about all your brothers and sisters in just isn't safe out there... I miss you Danny, everyone does... We will never forget.... ever...

OPD Retired

December 21, 2014

You, me, and Scaggs hanging out at the front desk. You always had a sme and could crack us up.

Always remembered!

Cheryl Spotts
Past OPD Dispatcher

December 21, 2014

I still remember that night like it was yesterday. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about all the good times. Miss ya buddy. :-(

Pete Ybarra
Friend / Co-Worker

December 20, 2014

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