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Deputy Sheriff Richard Lyn Daniels

Twiggs County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Richard Lyn Daniels

Deputy Sheriff Daniels,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Twiggs County.


United States Border Patrol

June 22, 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

On October 14th I rode in The Heroes Bike Ride in Conroe, TX. During the ride I wore a blue wrist band with Deputy Daniels name to honor and remember his service. I wanted to leave a reflection so that people know he is not forgotten.

Rick Ankrum

October 15, 2017

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 22, 2015

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

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

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

November 28, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Daniels. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 3, 2012

Deputy Daniels was the deputy that walked the DFCS agent through the home that my beautiful "daughter" came from. His reaction to the situation helped to get that angel out of that house and into ours. 3 months later he was gone. As Lena grows and thrives with Carrie, so does Donna with us. As we come upon another year let us remember that Richard's light shines within so many. And his good deeds on this Earth are still going on and on. God's Blessings to you!

C. B. W.
Twiggs Cty Citizen

March 7, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Daniels,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Twiggs County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 31, 2011

Tomorrow will be 3 months since I lost my Best friend and husband!!! I sit here tonight reading over all of your coments and cry. It is so hard to believe that Richard is no longer with us. I get to see a piece of him everyday when I look into our daughter Lena's eyes!!! I can not wait to be able to tell her stories of her Daddy and how he was a hero to so many. She will always know what a wonderful and loving person her father was!! All you had to do was ask and he would give to do whatever he could to help!!! Richard, We love and miss you so much!!!! Please continue to watch over us and protect us!!! Until we meet again... FOREVER AND ALWAYS BABY!!!!!

Carrie Daniels

September 21, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Deputy Sheriff Richard Daniels,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Deputy Sheriff Richard Daniels. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. 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. Deputy Sheriff Richard Daniels is a hero.


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


July 22, 2010

Big Rich

I do not know where to begin! I MISS YOU. I can't stop thinking of you, and how close of a friendship that we had made. I think of the laughter and the stories that we shared, and sunday dinners at the A&A. I want to talk to you, and tell you all of the things that are going on, but I have a feeling that you already know. I would give anything to have you back here in our lives, but I know that all things happen for a reason, and I know that God knows best. I can say that without a doubt Richard, there is a hole a void if you will, that will and can never be filled! I Love you and miss you dearly.

R.I.P. #557

Trooper First Class Jonathan M. Foskey #
Georgia State Patrol / Friend

July 19, 2010

I salute you, Sir, for your bravery, courage, dedication to duty and ultimate sacrifice. May God Bless and comfort the family and friends of this American hero. Please take comfort in knowing that he will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero.

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR PD

July 9, 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

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Richard Daniels and the Twiggs County Sheriff's Department during this time. Thank you, Deputy Daniels, for your service.

national police wives association

July 1, 2010

R.I.P. brother.

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

June 30, 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 whose 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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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

June 29, 2010

On behalf of all Missouri officers, dispatchers and the like, I extend our sincere sympathies to the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Daniels. Rest in peace our fallen hero.

Scott Barthelmass, Founder/President
Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team

June 29, 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

June 29, 2010

I worked with Richard Daniels when I was employed with the Twiggs County Sheriffs Office. He was a great co-worker and friend. I enjoyed watching over him while under my watch as communications operator for the Sheriffs Office. Richard was always a go getter. He never wanted to just sit around and do nothing. He was a happy person full of life and always willing to help. Richard, I will always remember you and Scott escourting me home that night it snowed. To you and Scott, that was probably nothing, but to me it was a relief to know I was going to get home safely with you in the front and Scott hauling up the rear. I felt like royalty. I truley will miss you my friend. I don't know why God needed you but when he calls, we have to go. To the family, I pray that God will lay His loving hands on you and hold you up. Just keep the faith and know that there are so many people that love you and that are praying for you. God bless.

Nancy L Cason
Lowndes County 911

June 28, 2010

Thank you brother for your dedication and service.Bless your family and God speed.We now have the watch.

Deputy R. L. Matthews
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews EOW 9-30-05

June 28, 2010

Thank you for your service. God Bless and Godspeed.


June 28, 2010

Rest In Peace,Deputy Daniels.

Lt T Carr

June 27, 2010

Rest in peace brother.

Captain Cedric raymond

June 27, 2010

God Speed Deputy Daniels. May God hold your family in his loving arms and provide them the comfort and strength they need to face tomorrow.


June 26, 2010

Rest in peace Brother! Our thoughts and prayers are with your family!

Sergeant Matt Moulton
Warner Robins PD (Georgia)

June 26, 2010

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