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

Duty, Honor, Loyalty . . to the last full measure.

Sergeant (Ret.) Francis KEOUGH
Lewiston (Maine) Police department

May 22, 2013

Rest easy brother, the watch is ours from here.

Virginia Capitol Police

May 22, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Phoenix police dept. and Ofc. Daryl Raetz's wife and daughter. May all of you be safe. God bless you all.

M Vitellaro

May 22, 2013

I am sure you saw your daughter celebrate her kindergarten graduation. What a great way for your agency to honor you. Rest in Peace.

Christina Gernale
Sister Officer Conrad Gernale EOW 9/6/02

May 22, 2013

Very sad! It was AWESOME to see that hundreds of brothers & sisters from the Phoenix Police Department showed up at this fallen hero's daughter's graduation. Not having her daddy there was sad, but all those brothers & sisters showing up was the next best thing! These officers that showed up are hero's, as well.... "WAY TO GO PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT!"

Former Sheriff's Deputy
Marion County Sheriff's Department, Indianapolis, Indiana

May 22, 2013

Daryl was in my academy class. I was always impressed with the way this young man carried himself. Always calm, always in control. He broke his primary hand during our qualification week for our firearms and he went out and qualified with his support hand. That about sums up his drive and dedication to this career. While we lost touch over the years, he will always be my brother. Your family will be there for your wife and daughter my friend. More than 300 came to her graduation this morning. I was proud to know you and serve with you.

Officer Sean Reavie
Phoenix Police Department

May 22, 2013

Rest in peace brother Daryl

Ofc. Tim Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

May 22, 2013

Officer Raetz, thank you for your service to our great country and the to the city of Phoenix. As the wife of a fellow Phoenix officer, rest in peace knowing we will take care of your wife and daughter. Your sacrafice will never be taken for granted.

Officer's wife
Phoenix P.D.

May 22, 2013

Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. Your Job here on Earth is done, we will take over from are the true Hero. Rest assured that you will NEVER be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Raetz Family, friends, and squad mates of Officer Daryl Raetz #8899.

Retired Officer Christine Geis #5472
Phoenix Police Department

May 22, 2013

God Bless you, your family, & friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James Waggle

May 22, 2013

Rest in peace Officer Raetz. My sincere condolences to your family and to your Department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold.


May 21, 2013

God Rest his soul.

Det Garrett Gorton
NYPD Retired

May 21, 2013

So many officers are killed at the side of the road by reckelss drivers. Such a tragic accident. My sincere condolences to his wife and child. RIP officer Raetz

Robina Browne
Mother to Dep. Sheriff Daniel Browne-Sanchez, Honolulu, HI.EOW 2/10/07

May 21, 2013

May God put his loving arms around Officer Raetz's family and members of his department giving them strength, courage and wisdom to get through this terrible incident.

Major Walter Landrum (Retired 2012)
Bainbridge Public Safety Department Bainbridge, Georgia 39819

May 21, 2013

All of us working the overnight shift in Phoenix on 05-19-13 felt a deep sorrow upon hearing your passing. We carry on with heavy hearts without you brother. Class 435 forever

Off. R. Adrion 9111
Phoenix Police Department

May 21, 2013

Rest in Peace Daryl. my thoughts and prayers go out to your famiy, fellow officers and friends.

PC Clive Whitehead CW468 (Ret)
Sussex Police UK

May 21, 2013

Rest in Peace Sir...........................

Offc. Thomas Wiederhold Ret.
Fort Worth PD, Texas

May 21, 2013

Thank you for your service. May God Bless and watch over your family.

Wayne Johnson RN
Banner Health

May 21, 2013

We hope knowing that you are thought of in a kind and loving way will help ease your sorrow and bring you peace today and in the days to come. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

May 21, 2013

I remember the last time I saw you. It was on 67th ave and Vineyard on a busy Saturday night. I was working 3rd shift and you were on 2nd shift. It was towards the end of your shift. We took a hot call together because the rest of squad was busy on other calls. We completed the call and "25ed" (met up). I asked you why you still out here working, I told you to go in and go home. You replied, I like being out here helping out.

I thought to myself why would he still be out here taking calls when the rest of his squad was back in the precinct miles away eating there fast food watching tv. But that's the kind of guys you were. A true Patrolman. Not thinking of yourself or watching the clock. You realized other officers needed help and you helped. Without being ordered too by a supervisor. I remember thanking you for helping me on the call so I wouldn't go in solo. You drove off north on 67th avenue in your Tahoe. Little did I know it would be the last time I saw you. It was months ago but I still remember it like yesterday.

They are too few of you in blue.

Rest in peace and watch over us.


May 21, 2013

Thank you for serving our great nation. Your honorable service is greatly appreciated and you will always remain in my family's prayers. Rest easy my brother.

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
Senior Honor Guard Member

May 21, 2013

Rest in peace Officer Raetz. We'll take it from here.

Officer P.Bancroft
Smithfield Police Dept

May 21, 2013

Thank you for your sacrifice, it will never be forgotten. May God keep your family in His arms.

Special Agent #8268
US Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix, AZ

May 21, 2013

Rest in Peace Officer Raetz with your fellow blue angels in heaven. Thank you for your service and dedication to your country and community. Sincere sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers as they begin the journey through painful grief.

G. Birkholz
mother of Officer Craig Birkholz, EOW 3/20/11

May 20, 2013

RIP brother Daryl.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Dept

May 20, 2013

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