Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Gil C. Datan

Coos County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Monday, April 20, 2015

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Gil C. Datan

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

April 21, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Datan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 24, 2019

Been 4 years. Still miss you... Looked at old Laguna Seca pics today. Always out for a laugh. Rest in peace brother. We all miss you.

Mike Mahler. Retired Chief
Sutherlin PD

April 20, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 31, 2018

We were best friends since 1985. Couldn't get a hold of him and now I know why. Too many memories for this entry. We fought fire together, mended injuries as Emits, and locked up some bad boys. You will be missed.

Retired chief Steve Metheney
Sulphur Springs Police,Umatilla Tribal police, etc.

March 5, 2017

I remember going to the academy with Gil. He was a great person and will be greatly missed.

Sergeant Alex Ehler
Squaxin Island Police Department

December 21, 2015

My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues Deputy Sheriff Datan. I pray that God's promise recorded at John 5:28, 29 provide comfort for our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death...."Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."

Lem Toatley Dispatcer
Orlando Police Department

November 29, 2015

I still think of you every day my friend. Enjoy the other side of the sunrise with Christ.

Det Randy Sparks
Coos Bay PD

November 21, 2015

Gil, I had to wait awhile before I could look you up, I know you and Russ are having a ball, watching us run around down here. I hope you and Russ are working my boy Rex like we did in K-9 training. Man the times we had , remember Sun Valley , you hid Russ's patrol car, Well's Nevada with the two " houses" we took a tour of, you were one of the best my friend and I miss you like crazy.

Forrest Simpson
Bandon Police Department RET.K-9 officer

October 1, 2015

Good bye Gil your my friend, mentor , and I miss you !

K9 patrol Scott Farmer
Canby PD

August 20, 2015

"Blue Spirited Watch"

Even though the many Law Enforcement Officers from all of our Neighboring Countries around this world have Fallen and Ended their Watch.

Their Devoted Spirits have Risen and are now carrying on their destinies up above in Heaven while awaiting to be rejoined in the distant future by the ones they love.

Richard "Jafa" Oddy ©

Richard "Jafa" Oddy
IPA US (Associate)

August 2, 2015

The law enforcement community is deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Deputy Sheriff Gil Datan. Our deepest sympathies and prayers go to the family, friends, and coworkers of Deputy Datan. We thank him for his service, may his soul rest in peace.

Zone Five Academy Session 58
New York State Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy Re

May 25, 2015

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Gil Datan during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal their aching hearts. Rest in peace, Deputy Sheriff Datan.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

May 24, 2015


Sheriff's Detective Kenneth Seel
San Diego County Sheriff's Department

May 13, 2015

Rest In Peace Deputy Datan

Civilian supporter and future LEO
Lorain, Ohio

May 12, 2015

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Gil Datan. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

May 11, 2015

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over four years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

May 10, 2015

Rest in peace Deputy Datan.

Officer Joseph Bresette
Galesville Police Department (WI)

May 9, 2015

Rest in Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

May 8, 2015

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department

May 7, 2015

Enos: 127 And I soon go to the place of my rest, which is with my Redeemer; for I know that in him I shall rest. And I rejoice in the day when my mortal shall put on immortality, and shall stand before him; then shall I see his face with pleasure, and he will say unto me: Come unto me, ye blessed, there is a place prepared for you in the mansions of my Father. Amen.

R.I.P. Brother

R.L. Dent
Oregon State Police (Ret.)

May 7, 2015

RIP Deputy.

Retired Police Officer

May 6, 2015

RIP BROTHER. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

May 6, 2015

You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

May 6, 2015

May Jesus Christ the God of peace be with you during these very trying days. We will be praying for you and the Coos County Sheriff's Office.

Chaplain S.C. Schearer
Cascade County Sheriff's Office, Great Falls, MT

May 6, 2015

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