Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Doug Byrne

Aurora Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, March 26, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Doug Byrne

I still think of you every day.


March 17, 2024

Miss you pal! Hard to believe yet another year has passed. Until we meet again.

Greg Topp
Former partner, Glendale Police Department

March 26, 2023

I had the honor of working with Doug when he was at the Glendale Police Department. He had a great sense of humor and loved a practical joke. When he was a Detective, I remember him going to the Goodwill store and buying the tackiest 1970’s era sports coat. He then walked by the command staff wearing it while they were in a meeting just to get a reaction from them. I will never forget how their jaws dropped.

Doug was also one of the kindest people I have met. He helped me through some personal issues and even volunteered to help me move furniture to a third-story apartment. His accident happened days before I was to move to Texas. I am so grateful that I was able to attend his service and pay honor to his sacrifice.

Now in 2021, I still think of him and pray for his family. Rest in Peace Doug.

Justin S. Herter
Glendale Police Department

December 22, 2021

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

March 26, 2020

Officer Byrne. rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 18, 2019

It's been 12 years, RIP officer

Aurora Police Explorer

March 24, 2019

My Friend,

It's soon 12-years since you left us. We all miss you very, very much!

CWO3 Gregory Topp, USMC-Ret
Former Partner, Glendale Police Department

March 20, 2019

So it's been ten years now. I'll never forget that night and getting that call. Your friends here at APD and your family misses you but know you are at peace and in good company. Semper FI

Lt. Hal Selden
Aurora Colorado PD

March 26, 2017

It has been almost ten years since you left this earthly existence. I was working intake at the jail when I remember you clearing and leaving in a hurry to answer that call to the basketball park on East 6TH Avenue. I didn't know you well, but what I knew told me you were a solid officer and a good guy. R.I.P. Doug and watch out for the guys coming after you.

Deputy Marshal II (Retired)
Aurora Marshal's Office/Detention Center

March 10, 2017

Officer Byrne,

I recall having seen you at a restaurant one evening, as I was assisting with the Adams & Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office's, and Aurora PD K-9 teams, a few years prior to your passing. May your soul rest peacefully.

Deputy Sheriff Jason Runyon
Arapahoe County Sheriff

February 20, 2017


It's hard to believe it's been seven years since your passing. All of us in Glendale and Aurora miss you terribly. I know that you're looking down on all of us. Until we meet again, we all long to see you.

CWO3 Greg Topp, USMC
Former Partner-Glendale, CO PD

March 27, 2014

Officer Byrne,
Sir, as a fellow LEO and former Marine I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community, but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC during the Gulf War. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
Fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

March 26, 2014

It's been a long time since you left us. I still think of you often. Academy 04-1L.
You made everyone around you better. I wish we had more time, but I am blessed to have had the time we did.
To one of the most kind, fun and solid guys I have ever known, RIP.
To Doug's family, you did well. Doug was one of a kind.

Sgt. Chris Juul

March 21, 2014


It's been a little more than six years since you left us. We all miss you and remember your service to your country, Corps and fellow police officers.

Your picture hangs in a place of honor in my office. I often think of the jokes we used to play on Dean Fountain and your Bill Angermann impressions.

Rest in Peace Brother! You are always in our hearts and thoughts...

CWO3 Gregory Topp, USMC
Former partner, Glendale Police Department (Colo)

May 1, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 29, 2013

Miss ya' pal! I think about you often.

CWO2 Greg Topp, USMC
former partner, Glendale PD

July 29, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 21, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Byrne. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 24, 2012

December 2nd and you would have been 42. I left you something that will make sense to you. Please continue to watch over all of us and know you are missed terribly everyday.



Sharon Gibson

December 1, 2011

Thanks for keeping your brothers in blue safe each night. Rest in peace Officer Byrne.

Wife of an Officer
Aurora Police Department

August 10, 2011

Romans 13:4 For he his the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, an avenger for wrath to him that doeth evil. This is a favorite bible verse of mine that has been used in churches to describe how important a soldier/police officer is to our holy Father. Doug was a marine and a police officer but more importantly Doug was my best friend. I pray for all men and women who serve this wonderful country of ours. My heart goes out to the families of the fallen. If you are a police officer or military and you are reading this I just want to say Thank you. May the fallen never be forgotten, and the families who are left behind may God comfort your grieving heart. Until we meet again Doug. Your friend, Jerry Whitehead

Jerry Whitehead

March 27, 2011

Cannot believe it's been 4 years since you were taken from us. You are missed every day. Continue to watch over us - we know you are there.



Sharon Gibson

March 26, 2011

my mom is your cousin it is tragic what happened to you i never meet you but you were a great guy


March 24, 2011

hi my name is jack im 12 this is my mothers cousin we all wish him the best RIP


March 24, 2011

I wish heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again.
It's been almost 4 years, since I lost my closest friend.
I thought of you today, but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too.
I think of you in silence, I often speak your name.
All I have are memories now and a picture in a frame.
Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part.
God has you in his arms...I have you in my heart

Jeff Sanders

March 12, 2011

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