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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

Rest in Peace Trooper Dalton. You are a hero for giving your life to serve the rest of us. I know how empty your wife and family feels. I am a police widow so I know this is a very difficult time for all of you. It doesn't seem possible right now but time will help. Take it one moment at a time. God Bless all of you for your sacrafice and loss.

Shelley Gonzalez
Wife of Sgt. Roy Gonzalez, Jr. FPSO EOW 7/15/2005

January 25, 2010

Just sending a couple of lines to thanks to all who loved Duane and those who did not even know him. I just wanted to say he was my everything Husband, Protector, Soul Mate, Officer, Christian, and the best father any child could ever hope for. I am at peace that I know when he was born it was written his time to live and his personal time to die he had done so much work for the Lord and people he serverd. It is very hard to think of all I have lost and all my kids have lost and thats what breaks my heart daily. He was just the other half of me that I will miss daily it is still like a bad dream that I think I will wake from and then another night and day passes. I keep thinking when I see a uniform officer comming to the door I can get a glimpse of Duane. It has been very comforting all the support and the officers coming and telling stories of good times, and they have truley paid my husband honer and I know he was looking down frome heaven in pride of how much he was loved by all.

Charissa Dalton

Charissa Dalton
Wife

January 24, 2010

Gone but never forgotten. Thanks for your service, we got it from here.

Deputy Sheriff
JPSO

January 23, 2010

Brother you may be gone in body, but not in memory. You've touched the lives of many and will continue to do so. Don't worry about your family. Your brothers are watching over them.

Trooper First Class
Louisiana State Police

January 22, 2010

MAY THE ANGELS LEAD YOU IN AND PROTECT YOU FOREVER. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND THE LOUISIANA STATE POLICE LOUISIANA.

S JACHIM

Anonymous

January 21, 2010

I was greatly saddened to hear about the death of Duane. Although it has been nearly 20 years since we have spoken, I have found memories of him as a friend and classmate at PCHS. I am sure he was an excellent husband and father. We will keep Duane, his wife, sons, parents, friends and family in our prayers.

With deepest sympathy,

John Lowman
Birmingham, Ala.

John Lowman
PCHS Class of 1989

January 20, 2010

All of heaven hushed when God announced his arrival.

Anonymous

January 19, 2010

Duane you will be greatly missed it was a honor to have worked with you and to be able to call you a friend. May God be with you and your family rest in peace my brother.

Trooper III James D Reaves Jr
Texas Department of Public Safety

January 19, 2010

Rest in peace Duane. The number of officers at your funeral was a testiment to the job you did as a state trooper. We will be here for your family. Please keep watch over our husbands as they continue to serve. God bless.

Jennifer
wife of LA State Trooper

January 19, 2010

Thanks for your Service Trp Dalton. On behalf of the Arkansas State Police, our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and all the Troopers of the Louisiana State Police..May you Rest in Peace.

Trp Keller
Trp/Arkansas State Police

January 19, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

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

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

January 19, 2010

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Trooper Duane Dalton, and the Louisiana State Police. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Trooper Dalton, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

January 19, 2010

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

January 19, 2010

My family would like to send our condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Trooper Duane Dalton~you're in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May God give you the strength to carry on and help heal your hearts. May you find comfort and support with those around you.
God bless you and rest in peace, TrooperDalton.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of a fallen MI P.O. eow 2004

January 18, 2010

Rest in Peace ST Dalton. Its been many years since I retired from the Louisiana State Police, but my heart is still there, and my prayers are with you and your family. Respects from all of us here in the Texas Law Enforcement community. Det. J.L. Bowden

Det. J.L. Bowden
Police Officer - Texas

January 18, 2010

Thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family. May he grant you eternal peace. May he also grant your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they need in the rough days ahead.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

January 17, 2010

Rest in Peace Brother!

Patrolman Anthony Parkinson
Fort Smith Police Department

January 17, 2010

Rest in Peace Brother

Deputy Randy Bennett
Henry County Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

January 17, 2010

God bless Trooper Dalton and his family, may he rest in peace.

Whitney Richards
Wife of Louisiana State Trooper

January 16, 2010

Rest in peace, we got the watch.

Officer RM Taylor
US DoJ

January 16, 2010

Rest in Peace my Brother, God bless you, your family and your Dept

OFFICER BOB SWOPE#5609
OLMSTED FALLS POLICE DEPT.OHIO

January 16, 2010

Please know that Trooper Dalton will be forever remembered a hero to the people of Louisiana. Through experience my family has learned just how much the people of our state care for their fallen law enforcement officers. May God bless and watch over your family and may you know that we are praying for you!

Jennifer Mayo
Sister of fallen Deputy Hilery Mayo Jr. EOW 6/9/07

January 16, 2010

Final Call"

An Angel In The Sky Must Leave His Place Of Rest,
Gently Tucking His Wings Beneath His Armored Vest.
For Duty Has Called, There Is Much Work To Do
Little Did He Know, This One Is Dressed In Blue.

Arriving On The Scene, He Knows Just What To Say,
"Follow Me, Fallen Brother, I'll Show You The Way."
"Your Duty Has Ended, Your Work Is Now Through."
"Come Hang Your Hat Beside Mine, I'm A Cop, Too."

God speed my brother. Rest in peace.

Adam R. Juckett
Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office 2002-2006

January 16, 2010

RIP BROTHER!

Lieutenant J. F. Starns
Tickfaw PD

January 16, 2010

S/T Daulton, thank you for your service, sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Louisiana. May your children always know that you are, and always will be a HERO. Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here.

Trooper
Louisiana State Police Troop C

January 15, 2010

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