Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Browne-Sanchez

Hawaii Department of Public Safety - Sheriff Division, Hawaii

End of Watch Saturday, February 10, 2007

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Daniel Browne-Sanchez

Sniper 653,

My hero, brother and friend. Where do I even begin. I remember when we were at Aloha Airlines together, you were always covering my 6 when I had to work OT at the jail and couldn't make it to work. You were always helping the other peolpe to make sure everyones flight was squared away, and never dropped the ball. I remember when we were the AQ crew, sleeping over at the gate waiting for the next flight,and being sorely underpaid and over worked.

I remember seeing you the first day of Sheriff recruit class and harrassing you, and you saying "bite me". We were always partners and I wouldn't have had it any other way. You looked so young in those picture in class.

In Idaho we not only made good solid friends with the GTI crew, but we bonded as a unit and all seven of us grew closer then anyone could even imagine. One of my proudest moments for you was when GTI gave you Danny, the Top Gun award for their Advanced Sniper Course and nicknaming you "Nicotene Dan, the Killer Man". There wasn't anything that you couldn't hit with that rifle. You were extraordinary Danny, with or without cigarettes in your mouth, it really didn't matter because your dope was on!

My proudest moment was being able to say farewell to you at Borthwick, the state capital, and Kewalo Basin. I suppose it took a tragic event to make our law enforcement community come together and face this issue head on; there are more cops than crumbs out there, and we need to support each other no matter what color uniforms we wear. All the snipers as well as the Sheriff's division were proud to give you a warriors farewell because you are the epitome of a warrior and certainly deserved it. Sniper 653, rest in peace, make sure you get your proper dope, until called upon again to provide over head cover to the weak and innocent. Deputy Sheriff Sniper Daniel Martin Browne Sanchez, I will never forget you, and always will be proud to call you my hero, brother and friend. Until we meet again, Chuck.

Charles Among Jr.
Hawaii State Sheriff's Office

March 8, 2007

As a fellow Officer, I can't think of a better act of courage than the actions of Deputy Browne-Sanchez. Your instinct to react to save others makes you the text book definition of a HERO. May God Bless you and your family.

Officer Shane Gadoury
Tampa Police Department, Fl

March 4, 2007

Even as a young boy when you lived on Lopez Island, WA you cared about other people. I haven't seen you in years but have thought of you often. You are a hero but your time was too short.
My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your mother Robina always.

Bruce Gregg

March 3, 2007

Aloha brother. We had some training Tuesday and I could feel sadness of the team when we would mention your name. True Hero. The whole island is proud of you. You reminded people of Hawaii that there are Super Heroes and they live among us all. Just waiting to be called upon. 24/7. Aloha Dan. Superman Dan.

DS2/ 50sheriff65
Hawaii State Sheriffs

March 2, 2007

D.S. - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time..please watch over them & your fellow brothers/sisters in blue..YOU ARE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

mi state police recuit

March 1, 2007

Time to Learn

The hand is cold
that once held mine.
I can't believe you've really left this world behind,
I can't wait,
I can't hope,
I'll get over this in time.

"It takes time to learn
when someone's gone for good,
their not coming back
like you wish they would.
In the empty hours,
when you miss them so,
then it's time to learn
to let them go."

Your last hours
we never knew,
we never had the chance
to say goodbye to you,
Words unsaid and things undone,
we just begun
and now we'll never see them through.

I heard these words sung on a cd and am still learning that it takes time = maybe the rest of our lives. God be with you and may He comfort you during these painful times.

Mother of officer Lamm EOW 1-1-98

February 27, 2007

Through a long grapevine I have heard that you are, for now, out of my reach dear Daniel. I have always like beautiful a part of my family that I slipped away from for lack skill in solving what seems now minor difficulties. I have missed you often and now that I know I will not see you again in this life, I write this note, screaming across the the great mystery that I love you.

Stephen Tuell
Like a father

February 26, 2007

Rest In Peace Hero

Mckenzie 12 years old

February 26, 2007

Heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Browne-Sanchez. He is a true hero. May God comfort you during this difficult time.

Honolulu Police Dept.

February 24, 2007

Aloha Dan. Your run in with that criminal has inspired me to step it up on the physical fitness. I try to work out each day. I'm always thinking about what happened. I am more cautious on my traffic stops. Your a true Hero and that word says it all for the life you lived and the lives you saved. Aloha. Talk to you later.

DS2/ 50sheriff65
Hawaii Sheriffs

February 24, 2007

I remember Daniel when he was a young fellow, living on Lopez Island in WA State. Sweet dark-haired boy, I can still see that little guy in this young man's eyes. My love and condolences go to his mom, Robina. When I heard of this, in the Lopez Library, where I work, Robina's friend and I stood together and cried and that was good. Good-bye Daniel. May your spirit continue to comfort your mom and friends through this hard time of losing you.

Rosie Sumner
old friend

February 22, 2007

Such heroic acts never go unseen. You are true hero in every sense of the word. Thank you not just for your sacrafice but for your service. My family will say a prayer for you and your family. God speed and rest easy. We will watch the cell block for you. Just keep and eye on us.

Deputy Williams

February 22, 2007

Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and department.

Cpl Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

February 22, 2007

Much too young!!!

Officer Ken Nakamura

February 22, 2007

I had only talked to Danny a few times, but he always had a great warm smile, like there was something amusing going on behind that face that only he knew about. I regret that I didn't take a few extra moments to talk to him a little more and get to know him a little better. I know the department has been devastated and shocked by this loss, but nobody that knows him is at all surprised that he did what he did.

I used to ask my husband, "Do you have to wear your gun to church (mall/store/restaurant)?" but I never will question again, unless to ask "Did you make sure to bring your gun with you?" Law enforcement (peace) officers are on duty 24/7, and I would hope that any officer in a similar situation would have the courage to step up and take the action that Danny did, whether armed or not.

At his memorial, part of the eulogy was that in the dictionary under the word 'hero' should be the name of Daniel Browne-Sanchez. My heart goes out to his mother, Robina Browne, losing her only child, but may she find comfort in the noble and honorable way in which he gave his life. We have no way of knowing how many lives he may have saved that day. It's a comfort to know that he knew our Lord Jesus, and will have eternal light shining upon him, there at the right hand of the throne of God.

Thank you Danny, for your fine example of bravery and courage. May we all strive to serve and protect those around us in honor of your memory.

Nanci Munroe
Wife of State of Hawaii Deputy Sheriff

February 22, 2007

Deputy Sheriff Browne-Sanchez,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hawaii. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



February 21, 2007

You're still the fastest at to Miko that is. Hahaha. Will miss those talks in cell block. You are a HERO and you made us all proud. Rest in peace my friend.
Deputy Glenn Park.

Deputy II Sheriff
Airport Detail

February 20, 2007

You are a true hero. Rest in peace.

D Solinger
Ft. Lauderdale Police Department

February 20, 2007

Obviously we never had the pleasure of meeting, but if we had just a few more heroes like you....the world would be a better place. RIP and God Bless your Mom and Family.

Senior Patrol Agent RL
US Border Patrol

February 20, 2007

Duty, Honor, Sacrifice. You have been promoted Brother Sanchez..God takes the very best.

Prayers to the Sanchez family and the Hawaii Department of Public Safety.

Traffic Officer Scott Parker
Covington Texas Police Department/Traffic Division

February 19, 2007

Dan, you will be greatly missed by all your brothers in the islands. For, I have had the priviledge of knowing such a great man that gave his life for the safety of others. May the memory of you never fade and may your family be surrounded with all the blessings of the lord. Me Ke Aloha Pumehana.

DSII D. Kalai
Sheriff Division Hilo Section

February 19, 2007

Deputy Daniel Browne-Sanchez,

Edmund Burke once said, The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. You did something! You made a difference! You are a true warrior in every sense of the word in the war against evil. I salute you, your family and your department.

God Bless You,
Aloha Pumehana

Det D. Cruz
Tukwila Police Dept, WA

February 19, 2007

GOD bless this brave warrior. Rest easy Brother...

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly, Va. PD

February 19, 2007

Your actions speak volumes about your character. You will be missed and may God comfort your family.

Ofc Minardi
New Haven Pd. CT

February 19, 2007

To our brother in blue, our friend....won't forget you. It was an honor to meet you here in Boise. Your spirit lives on in peace

Alec Sarrazolla
Government Training Institute

February 19, 2007

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