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

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. I know they carry you in that special place in their hearts and no matter where they go, you are with them. Continue to watch over them and protect them. You have not been forgotten.

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

February 10, 2009

Daniel, Today, two years ago you died to save the lives of your friends. I miss you, but I see you clearly, I hear your voice and laughter - I will never stop loving you. PEOPLE MAY NOT REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT YOU DID, OR WHAT YOU SAID, ~BUT~THEY WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL. You are remembered with love and admiration for all your kindnesses and for the many times you helped people and your friends.
You are not forgotten

Robina Browne

February 10, 2009

To Deputy Daniel Browne-Sanchez, his mother and other loved ones, and his fellow deputies with Hawaii Dept. of Public Safety-Sheriff Division:

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

My heart is with all family members and friends who call you beloved. They are all in my thoughts and prayers today. I especially hold your mother in my heart today as I know the meaning of a life forever changed by the death of a cherished son.

Danny, I know that you rescued us, saved 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, Danny. I am so humbled by your valor and courage.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Danny gave to his community and the citizens of Hawaii, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 10, 2007.

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


February 10, 2009

WOW!! It says a lot about a man who will try to subdue an armed animal while unarmed. There are very few people in this world who would risk their lives like this. Those few people are called Police Officers. Not baseball players, not stockbrokers, not movie stars. POLICE OFFICERS!! Deputy you are a true American hero and always will be a giant amongst men. Although I never met you I shed a tear as I write this remembrance out of respect and admiration for a fellow brother. You and all those who have passed before and after you will never be forgotten...

Seregeant Chris DiToro

February 10, 2009

Sometimes I still cannot grasp you are no longer in Honolulu, but I know you are close by; A breeze across my face, a footstep in the night, your hat falling off the hook as if you grabbed it and missed; I know you are close - continue to watch and stay close. I went to the minimum parole hearing the other day - the last time I need to come face to face - my statements are in the parole board' file, because when his parole date comes up I will no longer be around to make a statement on your behalf and the parole board will also be different. Don't worry, you will not be forgotten and, with God's will, he will die an old man in prison before his TPD even comes close.
You know I miss you and wish this had not happened to you - but it did - and your friends, snipe team and I will NEVER forget. You will always be in my thoughts - Love you :)
Your No. 1 supporter - MOM


September 12, 2008

Just stopping by to say I miss you. School is starting again tomorrow. BOOO... hey but one good thing that came out of going to UH was meeting you. Wish we can hang out at Campus Center again and talk story about nonsense. Well gotta go to sleep for school tomorrow so I'll write you again ok? Love you


August 25, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice, you are a true hero for us all to look up too. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family


July 15, 2008

Hi Danny,

I really missed you at our birthday party this year...I got a big group from work to come and Sai showed up too! I'm glad I've gotten the chance to know her better. I thought I was fine until Chris and I started talking and I mentioned that I needed to move so I wouldn't be facing the doorway watching for you to come and show up "late" as usual but always smiling. I started to cry and had to leave the room before everyone else saw. We had a drink or two for your birthday and the next day I went to Kakaako to meet your mom and other friends for your birthday party that your mom had for you. She's a really great woman, it's no wonder how you turned out to be such a really great man. I miss teasing you about "pampers" or "pull ups" and "bottles" or "sippy cups". Our own long standing joke.

I'm glad that when Lorenzo got sentenced I had a chance to speak to him and tell him a "sanitized" version of what I wanted to tell him. I did feel a little better afterwards. Of course the language had to be cleaned up a know me... I miss you baby brother...a lot!! I still pick up the phone and dial your number. Don't know when that will stop. Well gotta go for now... Will write again...

Still missing you...


July 8, 2008

Happy Birthday! We all got together for your birthday yesterday. It was fun looking at pictures and reflecting on all the memeories. It also made me cry for the first time in a month. We were singing happy birthday and I realized you weren't there. I have so much unresolved issues that make me angry, confused, depressed. I cried and cried but I talked to someone about it for the first time! Your friend gave me a better perspective of the whole thing and how do deal with the pain better. I miss you so much with all my heart. Everything that I do, I do it to make you happy and proud. I wish you were here to see how much I have grown. Love you


June 13, 2008

What an honor is was to meet your mother this week at the Hilton in Washington, DC. We had lunch together and exchanged phone numbers. We are hoping to hear from you Mom, soon. What a wonderful, caring, kind Mom she was!(we can tell) We salute you and your ultimate sacrifice for us all. We know you and our Christopher now walk a beat together on streets of gold in Heaven!

Karen and Paul Highbarger
Mom And Stepfather/Officer Chris Nicholson EOW:12/19/07

May 18, 2008

To Daniel's Family and my Brothers and Sisters of the Hawaii Shariff's Department,

As a Police Unity Tour rider I had the honor of escorting Daniel's mother to her seat at the national candlelight vigil in DC on Tuesday. I have read about Daniel's last call. The only regret I have is that I never got to meet him. He sounds like a great person. Daniel's story will live on in New Jersey. Ms. Browne thank you again for alowing me to be your escort, your family will always be in the thoughts of mine. To my fellow officers keep up the good fight and be safe.

Bless you,

Officer Edward Benenati
Elizabeth PD

Officer Edward Benenati
Elizabeth PD Elizabeth NJ

May 15, 2008

I have never met Daniel but after reading what others have written about him I wish I had the opportunity to meet him. As fellow officers we all strive to be safe and go home at the end of our shift, but we also know that the reality of this job is that it is a 24/7 job. On or off duty we are still officers regardless of where we are, so it is not surprising that Daniel acted in such a heroic manner, and put the saftey of others before his own. He saved many lives that day and it will be an honor and a priviledge for me to ride for him this year in the Police Unity Tour. God Bless you and your family Daniel.

Det. Charlie Simonelli
Long Branch Police Dept.

April 20, 2008


Your heroism, self sacrifice and love will always be remembered in the history of the Sheriff's Department. Although in retrospect, there may have been people who said or felt that you did a crazy and foolish thing, it really truly doesn't matter because your friends that you protected that night will always remember you as being the hero and warrior that you were. I have never doubted that you did the right thing. Even though you are gone, your legacy will live forever. I suppose only the cowards and haters would have done things differently.

The snipes will be present for the ceremony on Tuesday at the capital. It will be nice to see your mom there. I'm glad I saw her before Christmas.

Well, the boss has been trying hard to keep this division on track and is still trying hard to fight the good fight; keeps him on his toes.

At least that dirt bag Lorenzo will always be Bubas bedmate for a long time.

It's been a year and I miss you brother. The guys miss you. You will always be missed and loved my hero, brother and friend. Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Sniper Daniel Martin Browne Sanchez. " That others may live "

Charles Among Jr
D/S II, Sheriff Division, Airport Section

February 15, 2008

It's been a year now and your still in my thoughts. You will always be remembered. Watch over us.

SGT. 11


February 13, 2008


Van Den Berghe

February 8, 2008

Aloha Dan, We still remember you. Hard to beleive it is almost a year now. You will be remembered and honored forever in the hearts of all of us and I am proud to say that I knew you. A true Hero.


January 22, 2008

RIP Deputy Browne-Sanchez.
You Are a True Hero To The State Of Hawaii.
You gave your life to save many other lives.
Hawaii is grateful that we had you.
Soon To Be Hawaii County Police Officer


December 28, 2007

Hi Danny,
Merry Christmas! I still can't believe that you're not here at District anymore. I still pick up the phone to call you whenever something happens. I started seeing someone in August and the first person I called to tell was you. I started crying then. I hear a song on the radio and the tears just fall. This day last year I remember asking what you did yesterday for Christmas and you had told me that you took your mom to see "Happy Feet". I remember teasing you that you were so sweet to think of doing that with your mom and telling you that you would always remember that day and smile. I quit smoking... Hah! Bet you don't believe that do you? There's been lots of changes to lots of people since you've been gone. Things aren't the same here anymore. Your mom raised a great man. I'll write again later...
Your friend always...Laurie


December 27, 2007

You are truly a Hero, You saved others in that robbery and I thank you for doing what you did. Hearing about your story has inspired me(still in High School)to become a cop someday I know it may sound corny but its true. Maybe someday I'll be in the Sheriff Division. God bless Deputy


December 24, 2007

Hi Daniel,
This is the first Christmas in our 27 years together we have not spent time with each other over the Holidays. It feels very strange. I talk about you as tho' you were not very far away, and of course you are not. Last year we saw "Happy Feet" together.... I wonder what we would have done this year. I am sharing your life with your uncle Roy and cousins in New Zealand this year. It feels very good to be here. They are all very proud of you and before I left I had the opportunity to spend some time with the deputies at the airport and of course your friend Chuck. What a great team of brother snipers you were part of!
I hope you are at peace, you followed your dream, you found your purpose, but your life was cut way to short. I love you and will always remember and miss you.
Your Mom


December 24, 2007

You are a warrior.

Rest in peace, Brother

Deputy Sheriff
Fellow sniper

November 23, 2007

Danny was my classmate in the 2002 Sheriff's Academy. I knew him to be a great young man full of promise and potential. What a shame for him to be taken from this world. He attempted to disarm a gunman without a gun, vest, backup, what a hero. He never considered his safety only the safety of others. He is loved.

Federal Police Officer C. L. Moore

November 13, 2007

You probably already know this, but on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 the gunman you subdued, saving the lives of others, was found guilty of murder, along with 11 other charges. Your murder carries a sentence of life with the possibility of parole, but don’t worry, that man is not going anywhere. There will be another trial on December 10, 2007 to prove he is a career criminal in order to persuade the jury to extend the sentence so there will by NO possibility of parole.
Your friends and co-workers were also very courageous that night, continuing what you initiated. As the trial progressed I always knew, no matter what happened to the defendant, nothing was going to bring you back into our lives and we are still left with an emptiness which will never be filled. You did everything right that night, used your training, experience and skill to subdue the gunman with one thought in mind, to save the lives of your friends You succeeded at the expense of your own life. You are a true HERO. I love you and will cherish your memory forever. "GREATER LOVE HAS NO ONE THAN THIS, THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS” JOHN 15:13


November 13, 2007

mrs browne-sanchez...

i stop by daniels page often and have read your reflections. daniel was blessed to have a mother as dedicated as you. i know there is nothing i could possibly say that could take away the pain of losing daniel. i do want to know as his killer is on trial you are in my thoughts and prayers daily. today the killer of our hero will testify on behalf of daniels killer and i am outraged! i pray that there will be justice for daniel and that as time passes you find healing and comfort in the knowledge that you will be with him again someday. god bless you.....

renee gaspar
glen gaspar
hpd-eow 3.04.03

gg3127... 3.04.03...

October 24, 2007

As I came here to leave reflection for a family member, I just so happen to read Officer Browne-Sanchez's ODMP. What a true definition of the word Hero.

Stephen Williams

October 18, 2007

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