Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Daniel Ryan Ackerman

Buena Park Police Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, July 30, 2011

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Reflections for Police Officer Daniel Ryan Ackerman

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

July 30, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 30, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Ackerman and Olav Hashalom.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 18, 2019

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 18, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. you are honored and remembered on the 7th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 30, 2018

RTP Officer Ackerman, My husband showed me a newspaper of your passing and i was shocked because you were born 3 days before my daughter and your mom and i went to high school together and were friends.... The lord needed you to keep everyone in check in heaven. From what i have seen about you sounds like you were a Great Man who made his mom Cindy so proud. I can see the look on her face now! Rest in Peace OFFICER DANIEL ACKERMAN.

Cindy Wheeler
High School friend of Cindy (mother)

September 28, 2016


Lynn Palozzi

August 2, 2016

RIP my friend. I will never forget. Missing you.

Lynn Palozzi

July 30, 2016

Miss you.

Civilian Lynn Palozzi

July 30, 2016

My son placed 3 flags on your gravesite today. He was one of many boys scouts doing so on this day for military veterans and police. He was very proud to have had the privilege of doing so. Of all the locations he visited, you stuck in his mind for some reason as he walked me back over to your resting place to show me. It revealed to me Officer Ackerman, you are still a wonderful example of a hero to young men. Thank you.

Never forgotten

Sergeant Marina Morales
Redondo Beach Police (retired)

November 7, 2015

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 17, 2015

Yo, Brah. Today (November 10, 2014), I spent some with a few LAPD SWAT Lads at the “LAPD-USMC 239th Birthday Luncheon,” prior to heading-over to “HEROES,” where I had a meal, under Your photograph.

(May You Rest-In-Peace.)

Semper Fi,
“Major Pain”

Michael B. Parlor

November 12, 2014

Hello Sir,
I am currently a Recruit for LASD Class #403. I have completed 5 weeks of training so far. The more I learn about law enforcement, the more I respect and admire the work you provided. Thank you for keeping the streets safe for me and my family. I will work as hard as you did to hopefully one day become a successful SWAT member and continue to protect life and property.

Recruit Lara, Sergio
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

September 26, 2014

Daniel, Although it has been almost a year and a half, your passing still stings like the day it happened. I get angry at everyone (family, friends, the department, the hospital, your friends), and feel like I have no answers. But this I know, God has a plan and we are part of it. I will see you again, and until then I will try to make sense of what was left behind. I miss you, and think of you every day. In addition I know you are laughing knowing that what they would not do for you in life, they have all had to do in your death, " Recognize and honor you for your service!" I love you, and wished we had more time. Never forgotten, the man, the daddy, the son, the brother, this is how you will be remembered.

Carol Thompson

January 2, 2013

missing u friend. ccc u in the garden of "protection" 33 for OUR BDAY. lovelove, 13/31.

lynn palozzi

July 31, 2012

hello my friend hello. ccc u in the garden of protection 33 for our bday. 1331. lovelove.

lynn palozzi

July 31, 2012

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to others.

Bob Gordon
Dep. Chief, Ret. Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 30, 2012

Daniel, as we approach the one year anniversary of your passing it still seems unreal. I still expect to see you pulling up behind me in your squad car. Loosing you was a devastating event, and on top of that loosing your daughter made this situation unbearable at times. Your untimely passing has taught us to make every day count and not to wait to be with the ones you love. I know your job kept you away alot, but you were never out of our hearts and minds. I look forward to the day that we meet again. You will never be forgotten.

Carol Ackerman/Thompson

July 25, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 18, 2012

My nephew, friend, Christmas came and went, but not the same as the years before. No loud booming voice making jokes and telling of Christmas past. No poking fun of my hokey traditions. An empty seat where you and your baby girl would be during our annual ornament hanging. You are missed, but not forgotten. A beautiful ornament with your face will hang on our tree's for a life time. You are loved by all of us, and you made a difference in our lives. I want every one to remember, whether friend or foe, you were a good decent person, a great daddy, and an honest cop. I will remind your baby girl how much you loved her every time I see her.

Until we meet again my love.

Carole Thompson

December 29, 2011

To the family and friends of Officer Daniel Ackerman, his fellow officers, and most especially to Daniel:

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer. You will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Daniel was killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Daniel's family, you are in my heart's embrace today. I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow.

This was your family's first Christmas without you. They are all in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Daniel gave to his community and the citizens of California, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 30, 2011.

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

December 28, 2011

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance 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 Officer Ackerman. 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 Daniel 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 Daniel's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Daniel's life was about so much more than the way he died. Daniel will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Officer Ackerman, 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 fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight & a half years and 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)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 7, 2011

Thank you for your honesty, integrity, and loyalty. Your love for your family and friends, you are missed and we will love you forever. We will carry on the love with your daughter Avery Ackerman, and I will see you again someday.

Auntie Carole

September 20, 2011

Rest in peace officer Ackerman.

Citizen of Buena Park.

Esteban Cazarez

September 20, 2011

Rest in peace, sir. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of
USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08

September 18, 2011

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