Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Corey Dahlem

Gainesville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, April 4, 2007

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Reflections for Lieutenant Corey Dahlem

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

April 4, 2020


I had to take the damn intoxilyzer course again for the 7th time in my career due to a recent military deployment and I missed the recert. I had to take the SFST course over for the 3rd time. Every time people ask why an old fart like me stays certified, I explain how you were taken way too soon and that DUI's are personal. Thank you for being my FTO as Corporal Dahlem and I remember your service like it was yesterday. RIP Brother and stay strong KD. Your Dad will never be forgotten!!!!

SGT Tim Miller
Longmont Colorado Police Department

February 26, 2020

Lt. Dahlem, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 4, 2019

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

April 4, 2017

Another year has passed without you. I can't help but think of how much your influence is missed here. Katie is doing amazing things in her life and you would now be a Grandfather. Congratulations! Brandon is now a dad and I know you will be guiding him along that journey.

We miss you and celebrate the time that we did have with you.

Gainesville PD

April 4, 2016

Miss your dad. Happy new year! Wish you were here to ring in the new year. Keep watching over us and all your Blue family. Love you



January 1, 2016

8 years And I still miss you so much dad. Watch over the rest of the officers still protecting us today. Miss and love you dad


April 4, 2015

The anniversary of the day we lost you is approaching. So much has changed at the agency and you should have retired this year. There is a plaque of you outside my office so I see your face many times throughout the day. You are not forgotten and we are looking after KD. Thank you for watching out over us.


April 2, 2015

I just woke up this morning thinking about you. We are still carrying on but missing you the same. I still think about you EVERY time I run on a treadmill early in the morning. You will always be in all of our hearts.
Keep everyone in line up there where you are watching over us down here.


Gainesville Police Department

March 7, 2015

Miss you dad. Had a bitter sweet week as Will, Rick, and Ed retired this week... As it should have been your week to retire I know you are proud as you are watching down on the three of them and enjoying your permanent retirement. You were recognized at the retirement ceremonies and surely have not been forgotten. You have left a legacy with GPD. Love you so much! You are a Hero forever.


February 3, 2015

God Bless you and your family sir. Last month made 7yrs.
your missed Brother, R.I.P.

USO Mark Miller
G4S Secure soulutions.

May 7, 2014

God Bless you Corey, every recruit class that comes thru my P.T. program does a workout in your Honor, "Corey Hero WOD" they are told of your lose and how dedicated you were to not only your agency but your family. Rest in Peace Brother.

Sgt. Tim Price
Alachua County Sheriffs Office

February 12, 2014

Miss you dad... Wishing you were here over the holidays. Please watch over everyone down here to keep us all safe.

Also, The seminoles won the national championship last night and i know you would be so proud, and so excited to rub it in all of your co workers faces :)

Love and Miss you

Katie Dahlem

January 7, 2014

LT. Dahlem,

Wanted to let you know I will be running in your honor during the 2013 National Police Week 5K in Baghdad, Iraq. I picked your name based on the professional and personal attibutes that you contributed to the department and community your served. It was a pleasure knowing you and working with you during midnight shift.

Rodney Wright

April 10, 2013

6 years.... I can't believe it has been that long. I miss you everyday Sooo much. Please look down on us and protect us all and keep your brothers and sisters safe in uniform. I love you so much and can't wait I see you again some day. Love u dad


April 4, 2013

You are remembered today Lieutenant Corey Dahlem. Your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest easy Lt. we have the watch down here.

D/S Andrew D. Roedel S-4
Jackson County Sheriff's Office / Marianna, Florida

April 4, 2013

R.I.P. Spooner ~ you are missed and NEVER forgotten !

Sgt Lisa S Satcher
Gainesville Florida Police

February 3, 2013

While running on the treadmill today at a hotel in DC someone came in from another office to see who was making all the noise. I smiled because it reminded me of you sticking your head in from your LT office on midnight shift when I was running. You will NEVER be forgotten!


Sgt. Tscharna Senn
Gainesville Police Department

July 19, 2012

Lt. Dahlem, we raffled a televison to raise funds for a law enforcement bike ride. You must have been watching because your relatives won. I hope this reflection is taken in the spirit given. Your family is still honoring you and supporting law enforcement.
God bless you and your family.

SA Ellen Pierson

April 26, 2012

Spoon, I can't believe another year has gone by. I think of you often and miss the conversations we had about FSU football. You are greatly missed!!

David Fellerman

April 5, 2012

Miss you dad. It brought tears to my eyes today as i woke up early and went to the beach for the sunrise. I was thinking how much i wish you were there with me. And then all of these sun rays came out from behind the clouds and relaized you are still watching out for us :)You have so many people thinking of you today. I love you and miss you so much.



April 4, 2012

Miss you my friend!

Sharon Cruce Wooding
Gainesville Police Department

April 4, 2012

Spoon, you are greatly missed my friend. I remember all the times I walked into the PD and you smiled and said, "What's up Ace?" and I would reply, "Not much Spoon." Thinking about you and your family today. God Bless Brother and see you on the other side.

Eric McCue
Somewhere Overseas

April 4, 2012

Never forgotten. Miss you, LT.


April 4, 2012

Thinking of your family today, LT. I had a nagging feeling all morning and didn't know why until I realized that today is the anniversary of your death. I'll never forget that night, and the screams of "officer down." I'll never forget 25 and I saying goodbye to you at the hospital. You are still missed and you are never forgotten. Praying for your wife and kids today. My heart is with them.


April 4, 2012

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