Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

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.

Louisiana State Police Troop C

January 15, 2010

Every time I hear of another officer's untimely passing, I pray it will be the last. I pray that no other names have to be added to anybody's memorial wall. God bless you, your family and co-workers. Rest in Peace Duane.

Trooper Craig Rhodes
Louisiana State Police

January 15, 2010

My heartfelt sympathy goes to your family...Duane was the guy who I remember always smiling and enjoying life. I'm glad I was able to see him at the class reunion, and even though he grew into a great big man, still had that great big smile. I'm sure everyone who knew him in cajun country was blessed because of his friendship. I know I was. May God continue to strengthen you and guide you in days ahead. (MATT 5:4) God Bless always......
Rev. Nathan Kelly Howlett
Draper, VA

Rev. Kelly Howlett

January 15, 2010

My prayers are with the family at this tragic loss. RIP Brother. May God keep your wife and three little ones in his mighty hand.

MPD Police Officer
Monroe Police Dept

January 15, 2010

RIP Brother, prayers will go out to your family.

Deputy Rahman

January 15, 2010

Rest in peace brother and may perpetual light shine upon you. Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they shall be called the children of God.

Pennsylvania State Police

January 15, 2010

May God lay his healing hand upon the family and friends of Trooper Dalton and may they know he will never be forgotten. Thank you Trooper Dalton for your dedicated service to the people of Louisiana and the United States.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

January 15, 2010

On behalf of the New York State Police, our prayers are with you, your family and all the Troopers of the Louisiana State Police..May you Rest in Peace.

New York State Police

January 15, 2010



January 15, 2010

Rest in peace Trooper Dalton and God be with your family left behind.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

January 14, 2010

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Author Unknown

RIP Duane

Sgt. Myron Monceaux
Coushatta Tribal Police

January 14, 2010



January 14, 2010

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Trooper Dalton and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Trooper Dalton, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Trooper Dalton is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York

January 14, 2010

God Speed Brother.

New York State Police Rochester

January 14, 2010

RIP, brother.

NYSP Montgomery

January 14, 2010

On behalf of all Missouri officers, dispatchers and the like, we extend our sincere sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Trooper Dalton. May you rest in peace.

Scott Barthelmass/Dan Retzlaff
Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team

January 14, 2010

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Officer J. Dowden
DeRidder City Police, Louisiana

January 14, 2010

Rest in peace brother. You are in our prayers in Washington.

Trooper Josh Valek
Washington State Patrol

January 14, 2010

Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and friends in their time of sorrow. May God Bless and Rest in Peace!

Cpl David Murphy

January 14, 2010

Rest in Peace Brother...We'll take it from here.

Asst. Chief Cade Fletcher
Colfax Police Department

January 14, 2010

Rest In Peace. SALUTE!


January 14, 2010

I'm proud to say Duane was not only a brother in BLUE but was a friend. Rest in peace we will not forget !

Sgt/Det Kardel Guidry
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department

January 14, 2010



January 14, 2010

O' worries me, it is a sad day in the state of Louisiana. Another one has left up.Our maker has requested his prencence on January 12. 2010.

To the greiving family, I love all you so very much.



January 14, 2010

Rest In Peace Brother.

For his family, friends and my fellow Troopers - Philippians 4:7 "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus"

Tfc Chris McClelland
Louisiana State Police - Troop L

January 14, 2010

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