Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Railroad Detective Daniel C. Vreeland

Michigan Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, August 11, 1911

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Reflections for Railroad Detective Daniel C. Vreeland

Rest In Peace

Nick mottola

August 11, 2020

Thank you for your service and rest in peace knowing that your memory and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 11, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

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

August 11, 2018

Rest in Peace Railroad Detectives Daniel Vreeland and Frank J. Cook. Thank each of You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting America's Steel Roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Families, Friends and Co-Workers. You are not forgotten.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 11, 2016

As the great-great grandson of this man, I would like to thank all who have taken a minute and left a note.

B.M. Vreeland

January 14, 2015

Humor is something that anyone in law enforcement needs to keep sane, be it to pass long hours with little activity or push passed incidents of sheer terror, sights and sounds the average civilian will never and should never hear or simply to keep up each other’s spirits. It’s a useful and necessary thing and helps build camaraderie. Tragically, there are rare occasions it does not work out well. This was apparently one of those times.

You acted in a way that many before and after you have. What happened was a sad and awful thing but I know in my heart you do not blame the other Detective. On this 103rd anniversary of your death I believe you Rest in Peace Detective Vreeland and God Bless you for the years you gave to help protect the rails, one of the reasons this nation is as wonderful and prosperous as it is.

My heart goes out to the officer who mistakenly took your life. I pray he was able to come to terms with this tragedy rather than let it eat at him for the rest of his life. May he now also Rest in Peace and I also pray that he, you and Detective Cook had a reunion and reconciliation in Heaven.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 11, 2014

I am privileged to be among the first to leave a reflection for you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 101rst 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

March 29, 2012

God Bless You Det. Vreeland. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

March 24, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

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

March 22, 2012

Det. Vreeland,
Sir, it has taken over 100 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a LEO.


U.S. Border Patrol

March 16, 2012

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