Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rivera

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, September 21, 2013

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rivera

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Rivera.

Michele Nicholson
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

September 23, 2013

My prayers go out to his family. Rest in Peace my brother.

Retired Officer Floyd Rager
Coral Springs Florida

September 23, 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, WY

September 23, 2013

you served and protected, there is no greater honor than public service to humanity. Now It's the end of your watch. Job well done! Condolences to your family, friends, and fellow LEO's, They will truly miss you. Rest in Peace, you are in good hands now!

Cpl. P.L. Ellison
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP)

September 23, 2013

From John Huling’s native American Indian CD “Return to the Spiritlands”
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush.
Of quiet birds in circling flight,
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there ...I did not die.

Lt. Stanley Hascher (Ret.)
Manatee Co. Fl. Sheriff's Office.

September 23, 2013

Wishing for you peace and comfort today and in the many difficult days to come. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

September 23, 2013

My sympathies to the family and friends of Daniel Rivera & may you find the strength to get through this.

Sgt. Michael Menghi
Broward County Sheriff's Office

September 23, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother!

Lt. A Hoopes
Spotsylvania SHeriff's Office Va.

September 23, 2013

Our sincerest condolences to Officer Daniel Rivera's family, friends, and the Broward County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace brother.

Ofc. Michael J. Martuscello Jr.
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

September 23, 2013

Rest In Peace my brother, it is our watch now. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends, and all my brothers and sisters of the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

Officer B. Ruth
Baltimore County Police Department

September 23, 2013

Rest In Peace Deputy Rivera.

Officer Christopher Goodwin (Retired)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg NC Police Dept.

September 23, 2013

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rivera as well as to the Broward County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace Deputy Rivera, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

September 22, 2013

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rivera, thank you for your service.

Deptuy Sheriff Curt J. Smith
Chouteau County Sheriff's Office

September 22, 2013

Rest In Peace Deputy Rivera. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Broward County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

September 22, 2013

Rest with God Deputy Rivera. Prayers for you family during this time in their lives. Your dedication, devotion, and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

September 22, 2013


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

September 22, 2013

Prayers to family, friends and department.
Godspeed Deputy Rivera.
Dear God.

Citizen Volunteer
Los Angeles Police Department

September 22, 2013

Gone but will never be forgotten! RIP my friend.

Deputy B. Hamilton
Broward Sheriff's Office

September 22, 2013

Rest well my brother.

Ex-Chief John R. Graham

September 22, 2013

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rivera and the extended law enforcement family of the Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.
I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joseph Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

September 22, 2013

RIP brother Daniel.

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

Detective Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

September 22, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Sheriff Daniel Rivera and the Broward County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Rivera, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 22, 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 NV. S.O.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV.

September 22, 2013

May God bless you and have you at his side.From all of us at Phil Smith Chevoret.

Pete Moreno
Phil Smith Chevrolet

September 22, 2013

Thank you for you service.

Dallas Area
Texas Highway Patrol

September 22, 2013

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