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

Thank you Officer Raetz for your faithful service. You will not be forgotten.

Trooper Joe Dellwo
Minnesota State Patrol

May 25, 2013

May you rest in peace. You served your community with pride and courage, and now you serve in a better world. My prayers and condolences to the family and fellow officers.

Sal S ( Det. Rey.)
El Paso, TX

May 25, 2013

May God bless you and keep you always. You are in my thoughts and prayers, as your little girl, wife, family and friends are.

Paula Schultze

May 25, 2013

Thank you for your unfailing service to the City of Phoenix and for your dedication to public safety. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

How Ever Long

How ever long since the porch sat bare
Empty and silent without you there
Calling to the wind goes the sailing leaf
Crisp with the color of sadness and grief

Flushed with mourning is autumn's copper tint
But oft a memory of you in sunset’s glint
Shining and brilliant each page of your life
A flowing pen wetted with tears and strife

Alas the pen flows no more, but is silent and still
Sitting on the parchment, heedless of its will
And now the porch sits empty and bare
Ever so silent without you there

Oh, ever in springtime with the flowing brook
Illustrating the pages of a remarkable book
Swept away in gaiety without a single care
Oh, happy and free, when you were there

A flood of memories so poignant remains
That of distinction and honour proclaims
Oh, one such as this shall in memory keep
While in dour procession we freely weep

Soon comes winter's cold and bitter chill
As autumn settles under the snow-covered hill
And ever for spring we longing forbear
Staring at the porch, empty and bare

How ever long the memories will remain
Filled with the sunshine of springtime’s refrain
Oh, when autumn’s leafs have fallen to the ground
In springtime they return and anew are found

©1999 Brian Duffin

Brian D

May 25, 2013

Rest in peace Daryl Raetz. Thank you for your service.

Concerned Citizen

May 25, 2013

Rest in Peace, Brother.

P.O. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

May 25, 2013

R.I.P. Officer Raetz, we're keeping you, your family and all our brothers and sisters with the Phoenix Police Department in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and keep you in his loving care my brother, as we remain " Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen "

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard,Tampa, Fla.

May 24, 2013

Rip brother

Jody Bodway officer
Phoenix pd

May 24, 2013

May your family find comfort in God & Family to make it through! Long road ahead, but you will guide them! You must! RIP Brother

Lt. Spinsky

May 24, 2013

RIP Brother

Steve Bruet, PPO II
NC Department of Public Safety

May 24, 2013

RIP, Officer Raetz. Your service to our country and to the state of Arizona will never be forgotten.


May 24, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Detective Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

May 24, 2013

Rest in peace my brother L.E.O.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

May 24, 2013

God Bless you and thank you for your service and dedication. I know you are greatly loved by seeing your police family at your daughter's graduation. I ask our heavenly father to continue to watch over your family.


May 24, 2013

I just watched a video about your daughter's graduation from kindergarten. It was a very touching story. It was also heartwarming to see your brothers and sisters in blue their to support and cheer her on. Thank you for your service, sir. I know you will be missed dearly.

Josh J.
Civilian Who Cares

May 23, 2013



May 23, 2013

I feel deeply for this man's family and fellow officers. On the morning of March 19th, exactly two months ago, my father was hit by a car while directing school traffic and died of his injuries. I know the pain this family must be feeling. It is a pain that is deep and constant and lives you feeling lost, lonely and scared. And Mad. So very mad.

Jennifer Pugh
Daughter of the late Enterprise, MS, Chief of Police Randy Boykin

May 23, 2013

Thank you for your service Officer Raetz. It is amazing how much of an influence you have had on your community. The story about all of your brothers and sisters in your department going to your daughter's kindergarten graduation was so touching. Enjoy walking that beat on Heaven's streets brother. God bless you and your family.

Deputy Sheriff Daniel A. Lujan
Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office

May 23, 2013

Thank you for your service Officer, your family is beautiful and memory of you will always be reflected by them to the world.

Rest in peace.

P Imboden

May 23, 2013

Deepest heartfelt hugs to the young family of Officer Raetz, We know all to well the loss you are feeling...losing our Deputy Sarah Jones, EOW 10-19-08 to the deadliest of all weapons the vehicle. Find comfort in your children, and knowing that...
Hero's Live Our Hearts.

Connie Jones

May 23, 2013

So sorry for the tragic loss of this young officer. May his wife and child find peace, comfort, and support from his law enforcement family. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to keep the streets safe from mayhem.


May 23, 2013

Rest In Peace

John Ruth, AEMD Comm. Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch,TX

May 23, 2013

God be with your friends and family...may you rest in peace brother.

Morrow Police , Ohio

May 23, 2013

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.


Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe S.O.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

May 23, 2013

May you be remembered by your friends and family for as long as they live. You have given the one great gift in the service of others, and that should truly be cherished by everyone.

Z. Smith
Concerned Citizen

May 22, 2013

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