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

Never forgotten~~Rest in peace. God Bless your family.

September 16, 2007

Truly the heart of a warrior, you will not be forgotten.

PT3 George Erdel
Beaufort Police Dept, Beaufort SC

September 8, 2007

Rest in peace. My condolences to his family and friends.


September 1, 2007

Where to begin, I have to say that til this day I can't believe that your not with us. Time to time I see someone at a glance and I think its you standing there or shoping at the mall. I miss going in to work and the first thing you say is "HEY nutcheck, so hows your sister's". I will never forget the night that we were all messing around after work and we both fell and my shoulder poped out, but you were the one to take me to the hospital, took me home and even came the next day to pick me up to get my car. You are not only a HERO but also a dear friend, you will be missed but never forgotten and always loved by many. I really do miss you man so until that day comes when we all can met again I will always have you in mind and heart. R.I.P. Deputy Sheriff Daniel Browne-Sanchez A.K.A. DIRTY.

Jo "Nutcheck"

August 15, 2007

Six months have passed and it seems so long ago, yet I am sure it was only yesterday I called you on the phone and we chatted about your week. I asked you about "ipods" and you said you would find a simple one for me to use. Now I have yours and trying to figure out how to use it and download things. I listen to some of your music... I listen to your theme song on "My space" HOW TO SAVE A LIFE by The Fray. And you did - several. I think about you all the time and how blessed I am to have had you in my life. I think about your skills and accomplishments and I realize you sought out more, gave more and attained more than many do in a longer life time.
You learned to sing your own song
You learned to tell your own story
And you found in your hopes and dreams
Your own special purpose
Always loving you and remembering you, Daniel. Your mom - forever just a little ways away.

Robina Browne-Sanchez

August 14, 2007

The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

August 9, 2007

It has been awhile before I could bring myself to this page. We all love you and miss you B.S.
I am grateful and will always remember our talk the day before you left, as if you came to say good-bye.

Your mom is a fantastic woman who raised a great man.

Martha, Admin.
Hawaii Sheriff Division

August 2, 2007

I haven't spent a lot of time this year reading the memorials of the fallen officers, mainly because it saddens me that so many great men and women have fallen. It's a terrible thing that so many great lives were cut so short. As a fallen officer survivour, my heart goes out to all those that knew and loved Deputy Browne-Sanchez, especially to his girlfriend. Know that you are not alone in this journey that you walk and that Daniel will not be forgotten here in Winnipeg.

Deputy Browne-Sanchez, thank you for helping to make this world a safer place. If you run into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a hug for all of us down here. It's been just over four years and we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

"Forever Loving & Missing 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

July 6, 2007

Just thought ill tell u that i miss u with all my heart. My life is drastically different with out you. i still cant believe that you are gone. I feel like you are just in another room. Sometimes I feel that I can't collect myself and go on with out you. You were always my pillar of strength, my sanity, a big part of me that when people thought of one of us they thought of the other. I really thought we had more time together. Maybe i took advantage of the fact that you were always a constant in my life that i didn't ever picture you gone. I wish i told you in the living years how much you meant to me. There are many regrets in my life about that. I know you are watching over us now and that is the only thing that is keeping me going. God has a plan for me here and I still have many things to take care of but be sure to look for me as soon as I get to heaven ok? I can't stand any extra time with out you. Love you and miss you with my everything. Untill we see each other again...


June 26, 2007

Ms. R. Browne-Sanchez,
We all miss Dan very much and he has not left our thoughts once since this tragedy happened. Our Department may not be the best, may not have the highest pay or be the biggest but it has one very unique thing, we are all truly uniquely "brothers" in the Hawaiian sense. We may not have all been born and raised here but we have all adapted to the best culture in the world, Hawaii's. We have all embraced and accepted each other's differnt cultures, beliefs and understandings and that has made us all unique. In this day and age where there is so much conflict in the world and within ourselves, we all have one common denominator, the fact that we choose to help people by doing the job we do. Dan, like many of us, did not partake the job of a Deputy Sheriff to be rich, recognized, or respected, he choose this profession because he truly wanted to give back to the place he called home. Because of that, Dan was truly a special person and will never be forgotten. Just wanted to let you know that he is always in our hearts and minds and we all strive to hold his beliefs true to ourselves. Know that you are and will always be part of our special Ohana and that we will always be here for you. Godspeed Dan..we miss you!

Deputy Sheriff
DPS Hawaii- Sheriff Division

June 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Daniel ~ It has been four months since you so bravely attempted to disarm the assailant who terrorized you and your friends that night. You succeeded and saved the lives of your friends, but you sacrificed your own life in the attempt. I am so proud of you, but I miss you and wonder where you are. I hope you are being taken care of and watching over us all. We are having a celebration today at Ala Moana Beach park. Your "roomies" organized and coordinated everything as you have so often done for them. We are playing volley Ball, horse shoes and swimming. One of your room mates even bought a blow-up water raft to play on. There is also "choke" food and very ono. We miss you and we are singing for you "Aloha `oe" until we meet again.
I am going out to Kewalo Basin soon and placing a lei over where we placed your remains. I hope you don't mind where I spread your ashes. Your girlfriend will also be with me. We have met and talked often. Time alone would have told if you spent the rest of your days together. I know you were ready to commit. We will never know and can only wish her happiness in her future. I know you want her to be happy and successful in her life. (this venue does not allow personal names)
I miss you Daniel, I still think of you as only a phone call away and chatting to me about your busy life. NOW I get to meet all your frinds and am totally delighted to see how wonderful they all are. But of course I knew they would be. Your fellow deputies are also very proud of you and are great admirers of your skills and your friendly personality. You are "da best" and I wish you were here so I could hug you and tell you again how happy I have always been with your choices, your life, your dreams and goals which you so often shared with me. I hope you are able to catch up with your dad. I read your eulogy to him and am so sorry you did not get to say goodbye to him. But it was not your fault - you tried. I love you Daniel and you will never be forgotten. I will send you messages here or on your My Space page from time to time. BTW your theme song on your page is so very meaningful. That tells everyone how much you cared for others.
Happy Birthday and I'll always love and support you. Mom


June 11, 2007

Rest in Peace brother! Heart felt condolence to your family!

Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside, Ca PD

May 13, 2007

What you did in service to your community meant more than you'd ever guess - Thank you so much for your service.

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen Retired
Milwaukee Police Department, Milwaukee, WI

May 8, 2007

You gave the ultimate sacrafice. Watch over the rest of us as we attempt to make this weorld a safer place to live. God bless you and your family, you will always be remembered.

Deputy Mary B. Syson
King County Sheriffs Department

May 8, 2007

Rest in peace brother, We'll take it from here.

Ofc. Michael Cavett
Gainesville Police Department

May 4, 2007

To the family of Dep.Sanchez-Browne,
Much love and Aloha from my family to yours, our prayers and deep condolences go out to you. Reading some of the reflections from fellow deputies in his department shows that he was well respected and will be missed. Take care and God Bless

Bell County Sheriff's Office Belton, Tx

April 5, 2007

You will always be remembered, in both our hearts and prayers. Rest peacefully with the Lord, until we meet again...

Clark & Gina

April 2, 2007

Thanks for your bravery. Wa are all saddened especially when it's another brother. It does not matter what color uniform or patch you wear, we all do the same job and no one will ever know the loss we all feel as law enforcement officers when we lose a brother. My condolences to your mother, family, and friends. Rest in Peace brother.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

March 31, 2007

Mahalo brother officer for paying the ultimate price to protect your community. God Bless Deputy Browne-Sanchez and his family. Rest In Peace.

Ofc. A. Mejia
Lawrence Twp. PD, NJ

March 25, 2007

In the days where the "fad" is everyone in a uniform is a hero, I often ask; "Where does that leave the HEROS"? Deputy Browne-Sanchez is most definitely an American Hero! Rest in peace with God until we all can meet you my friend.

State Trooper J.D. Chaffin #802
Oklahoma Highway Patrol

March 22, 2007

I don't really know what to write. How do you put into words the kind of friend that you were? The BEST!! I know that you did what you had to do, you wouldn't have done it any other way. You were always looking out for your friends. I feel so lost without you here. I don't have my smoking partner for breaks and lunches anymore. You're not here for me to tease and scold. I can remember laughing at you when you were tired because you had gone out with your friends the night before and you were hanging at work. I remember asking you to help out the recruit class at the last minute and you dropping your plans to go out with your friends because I asked for your help. I know that the class really appreciated you being there. I did too. I remember you asking if I wanted your cat because it was always waking you up in the middle of the night to play. I remember you always being there for me in good times and bad. Especially the bad... Being there until 2:00am even though you had to work the next day because I needed a shoulder to cry on... What am I going to do now? The "boys" have been great and keeping me company during the breaks and lunches but they aren't you. It's not the same as hearing you talk about what you did the night before and what you were going to do after work and teasing you that you would be tired the next day. Who's going to come with me to the christmas party at work now? Or show up with me at some other occasions? You were always the BEST friend anyone could have and I really miss you. I don't know how many times I've started to call your phone for breaks, or to go out, or even just to talk story with. It's been too many times to count already. Just know that you are really missed and loved. I still have that picture from our last birthday party together with your "sippy cup". It's going to be a really sad birthday without you little brother... Love you always...


March 21, 2007

Aloha Dan,

Though we stand with different uniforms on our backs, we are united by the thin blue line we uphold everyday. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

A Hui Hou

Walter Kahahawai Jr. MPO-I
HPD/ District 1, Bicycle Detail

March 13, 2007


It's been really hard to believe that you're gone. Whenever we enter or leave the District Court building, we keep thinking you'll be outside hanging out. I remember the first time we all went out and I called you a baby bcuz you were soooo young! You were young alright but you were a man. Strong, independent and brave. We really miss you and it's been very gloomy around the building the past month. Rest in peace and may God be with you and your beautiful mother.


March 13, 2007

You have made us all very proud of you Dan. You have brought Honor to our Department. You are a true Hero!
Rest In Peace My Brother.

Hawaii Sate Sheriffs Office

March 10, 2007

You are a true hero and more brave than most. May you rest in peace and your family have comfort knowing you will NEVER be forgotten brother.

Public Safety Officer, J. Perrone
Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety, CA

March 10, 2007

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