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Trooper Duane Allen Dalton

Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

End of Watch Tuesday, January 12, 2010

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Reflections for Trooper Duane Allen Dalton

Trooper Dalton,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 12, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 30, 2018

Rest in peace my brother. May all those who keep your memory alive assuage your great loss.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 12, 2018

Your memory is alive by the reflections you have touched. Rest in peace my brother for you will always be remembered by so many. Watch over your loving family, and your brothers and sisters in blue.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 12, 2017

Duane, sure miss ya buddy.....Hope your watching over us along with all of our other fallen Brothers.......I was telling stories about the good ol days when I was with Vinton PD and how many nights you was my only back up and never hesitated to run a call with me when I asked, thank you for being my Brother in Blue and great friend....I miss ya brother

Cpl Dennis Miller
Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs Office

March 27, 2013

I started looking at my old photo album today. That’s when I realized, I have not been the same man, father or police officer, since Tuesday, January 12, 2010. On that day the world lost a wonderful and loving person my best friend, Louisiana State Trooper, Duane A. Dalton. As you all know, Duane passed away leaving a wife and three sons. The Dalton’s have truly lost the most precious thing in the world (The love and kindness that Duane expressed in everything he done).

On January 12, 2010, many lives were changed forever. I truly knew the real “D”, not just the State Trooper, Duane Dalton. Duane loved his family more than anything I had ever seen. He taught me the meaning of family and love, even after his death. Not a single day has passed without missing and remembering my best friend.

Not many knew I was hurting, but the ones that did would never had understood the extent of my grief. My wife had an idea, but still, it was never discussed. I don’t think she understood what was going on inside of me; I didn’t understand what was going on inside of me. Two years and eight months later, I am still confused, but I think, I am starting to come to grips with reality.

We as police officers spend so much time suppressing our emotions; we don’t know how to grieve. Today, I am learning how to grieve. After looking at our photos together, I am starting to understand the saying “It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all”.

The Law Enforcement Family is large and we do love each and every one of our brothers and sisters. But Duane was truly my best friend. It was as if we were separated at birth. On January 12, 2010, part of me died along with Duane and that just something I have to now learn to deal with.

My comment is anonymous, not out of shame for felling this way but simply because I do not like being in the light. I hope everyone understands that.


Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

September 12, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Laslater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all of those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 12, 2012

I attented a COPS memorial in July that was held in Baton Rouge and was touched by the Dalton family with there.
I was there because I had a nephew that was killed in the line of duty in La. also in 2010.
My heart went out and continues to go out to the Dalton family, may God watch over ya and protect ya every day.

Terry Searcy

August 26, 2011

Rest in peace, Brother.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Dept.

February 10, 2011

To Trooper Duane Dalton, his family and his fellow officers with the Louisianna State Police:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Trooper Dalton’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Trooper Dalton and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

January 12, 2011

This week, on Jan. 12 will be the one year anniversary of S/T Duane Dalton's tragic accident. It seems to have gone by so very fast. Please keep his family; Charissa & their three son's in your prayers. While S/T Dalton's family has suffered from the ultimate sacrifice he made - it also serves as a poignant reminder... to the rest of us how precious life is, and how dedicated our loved ones are to their calling - Louisiana State Police. ~ R.I.P. S/T Duane Dalton EOW 1/12/10 ~

Monika Efthemes
wife of Trooper Anthony Efthemes LSP

January 11, 2011

We all miss you here in Calcasieu and the surrounding Parishes......Gods Speed brother

Former Detective Dennis Miller
Calcasieu Parish S.O.

November 29, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Trooper Dalton, especially to his wife. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Duane, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Duane's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Duane's life was about so much more than the way he died. Duane will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Trooper Dalton, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been seven years and a half years but he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

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

June 26, 2010

Duane, we miss your brother

Det. Dennis Miller
Calcasieu S.O.

June 7, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Trooper Duane Dalton,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We wish we could be there in person to offer support. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. During the holidays remember those special moments you have shared together and the love you shared. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Trooper Duane Dalton is a hero. He will live on through all of you forever.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


March 28, 2010

Thank you for the job that you did. God bless you and your family.

Deputy Doug Sullivan
Fresno County Sheriff's Office (CA)

March 22, 2010

Rest in peace, Trooper Dalton. Thank you for your service to the community. You will be missed. Prayers for your family, friends, and fellow law enforcement brothers & sisters.

Kathy Bubb
Former LA Resident

March 14, 2010

Trooper Dalton,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Louisiana. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 9, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

PFC Adam F Laser
Westminster City Police Department

February 17, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

Rest In Peace and I'll see you on the other side.

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen

Don P Jensen
Milwaukee Wisconsin Police, Retired

February 15, 2010


Dare County Sheriffs Office, NC

February 11, 2010

On behalf of the entire Colorado Springs Police Department Wives Association, we extend our deepest sympathies to the Louisiana State Police Department and the family and friends of Trooper Dalton. Our hearts and prayers are with you all as you honor one of our nation's true heroes. His service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Lauren Yanez
Colorado Springs Police Department Wives Association

February 2, 2010

Godspeed Sir...Go in Peace

Dy. R. Murphy

January 27, 2010

May you rest in peace, and God watch over and you and your family and give them strength.

R.R. Carvalho Trooper II 11682
Texas Highway Patrol

January 27, 2010

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