Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Daryl Michael Raetz

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Sunday, May 19, 2013

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Reflections for Police Officer Daryl Michael Raetz

RIP Officer Raetz

Resident of Malden, MA

May 20, 2013

A very sad day for the city of Phoenix and its Police Department.

Det Lt Tom Brawley, Retired
Coconino County Sheriffs Office, Bangkok,Thailand

May 20, 2013

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Phoenix Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

May 20, 2013

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well

Reserve Deputy Douglas J. Maykowski
Macomb County Sheriff Mt. Clemens Michigan

May 20, 2013


Ret PO David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Canada

May 20, 2013

so sorry for your loss. thoughts and prayers go out to his family. also to his fellow officers.


May 20, 2013

Daryl and family; it is with deep respect for your loss to each of you and Daryl--we will miss you and keep you in our thoughts.
You did your duty and unfortunatley ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time by an irresponsable driver.

SGT.RET. Dennis Norling
Phoenix Po9lice Department

May 20, 2013


Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

May 20, 2013

My deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers go out to the wife and child of Officer Raetz as well as the entire Phoenix Police Department. R.I.P Sir!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP

May 20, 2013

Rest in peace brother!! You gave the ultimate sacrifice while proudly serving the citizen's of Phoenix. We will forever remember you for your service. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Officer K. Litten
Marana Police, Az

May 20, 2013

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

May 20, 2013

"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

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

May 20, 2013

To the family and friends of Daryl,

I would like to send my most sincere condolences to you during this time. While we will never know why great people are taken from us at such a young and promising age, know that Daryl will leave an everlasting impression on many... My thoughts are with all of you.

Former Phoenix Police Officer
Current San Diego Police Officer

May 20, 2013

Thank you for your service Officer Raetz. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace...

Chief Joseph A. Edwards
Columbia Police Department, IL

May 20, 2013

Another Hero has gone to rest. Thank you for your service, Sir. May God Bless you and your family. Noranne Stubbs Lenox #6290, Arizona Department of Public Safety

Noranne Lenox

May 20, 2013

God has taken a loving and honroable brother into His kingdom on your arrival. Your record of love, dignity, and integrity will be in memory of all your brothers and sisters for years to come. Rest in peace brother Daryl. Ii Christ

Tom Bradley, Retired Det.
Phoenix AZ PD, AZ State Chaplain FOP

May 20, 2013

Officer Daryl Raetz, thank you for your service to our country and citizens of Phoenix.
To the family, friends, and Phoenix Police Department. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold you in his arms now and alway. John 15;13

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry Police Goldsboro, NC

May 20, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with Officer Raetz's family and his Brothers and Sisters in Blue. Rest in peace.

Deputy Johanna Polo
Monroe County Sheriffs Dept Rochester NY

May 20, 2013

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place. As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say its ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.

A brother law enforcement officer

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Ret.) LAPD (Ret.)
Jerome County, Idaho (Ret.)

May 20, 2013

As you departed the bonds of this earth and touched the face of God, know that the service and dedication you had for your department, its fellow officers and the citizens of your community will never be forgotten. May God comfort in this time of sorrow your family, your fellow officers and all those whose lives you have touched. You have served your time in hell, now rest comfortably in the arms of God. RIP, we’ll take it from here.

James W. Moore, Interim Chief of Police
Gardner, KS Police Department

May 20, 2013

Ms. Raetz, your young child, and to the parents of Daryl Raetz, my deepest condolences to each of you guys, and may God be with you all. Daryl gave his life serving his community in an effort to make our roadways a safer place to travel. Drunk drivers are often time good people who made a bad judgement in part due to their intoxication, and people like Officer Raetz are attempting to identify these intoxicated operators and get them off the road in order to save lives. Officer Raetz is a HERO in my book and I thank God for Officers like Daryl Raetz who put their life on the line every day to protect others from drunk drivers. Thank you Phoenix Police Department for your committment in the fight against drunk drivers. And hopefully other officers will not ever forget that Officer Daryl Raetz gave his life fighting the battle against drunk drivers, so please honor Officer Raetz by your enforcement of drunk drivers. God Bless the Phoenix Police Department.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

May 20, 2013

Officer Raetz,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high. We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

May 20, 2013

Rest In Peace Officer Raetz. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters with the Phoenix Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

May 20, 2013



May 20, 2013

RIP Officer Raetz, and thank you for your service.

Amanda B, Private Citizen
Daughter of NYPD officer

May 20, 2013

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