Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Alexander McCartney

Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch Monday, January 8, 2018

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Daniel Alexander McCartney

I'll never forget you brother. God Speed.

Former Sgt. Glen Carpenter
Pierce County Sheriff's Department

January 8, 2020

The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Back the Blue, Kate

November 15, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice, Dan McCartney. My mom let me know that she went to your memorial service. I regret not attending with her due to my own life circumstances, but as a US Navy veteran who understands the concept of sacrificing your own wants for the needs of others, I want to wish the best for your family. Every time I pass the area I will remember you and the positivity of your actions to help defend our community. Thank you sincerely from the bottom of my heart for helping me go through my own tough times. Wishing the best for our broken HUMAN world.

Eric C. Johnson
U.S. Navy Veteran

August 27, 2019

Prayers go out to your family

Civilian Chase Coleman
Civilian of Washington

August 26, 2019

This weekend, I will be running the Police Week 5k in your memory.

Thank you for your courage, your service, and sacrifice!

As a police officer, and Navy veteran myself, I've got the watch - rest easy.

May God bless your family with peace and understanding, and wrap his loving arms around them, today and everyday; that they may move forward with your love and memories always with them.

Detective / E5
CA State Police / USN

May 7, 2019

Your life mattered. Thank you for your service. Prayers to your family, friends and co-workers.
Matthew 5:9

911 Deborah Bush
Campbell County

January 21, 2019

I had the honor of being one of Daniel's teachers and coach at Loyalton HS. He was already on his way to becoming one of America's finest. He never required much direction; he was always willing to put in the effort to get the job done. Sad to hear this day that he didn't get the opportunity to fulfill more dreams. My prayers go out to his wife and children, may they always be comforted in knowing what an exceptional man Daniel is. "Coach D."

Dean Diederich
Former Teacher & Football coach

December 25, 2018

A real "Hero" taken.
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

December 25, 2018

He was an amazing officer... Very dedicated to his job and community.. He was very polite and respectful to everyone... He did not deserve to be taken from his family this way... I would like to say sorry to his wife and three sons for thier tragic loss...

Citizen Brandon Reeder

November 12, 2018

Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate.

ENC (SW) Gregory Gray
USN (Ret)

October 25, 2018

God Bless to his family, and AMEN to seeing him again someday. We have that HOPE of Glory, but the loss is deep here on earth now and my heart and prayers to out to his family and all in Blue. My dad was Pierce County Sheriff - now retired, and my daughter is a police officer. Praying for our men and women in the service, daily. We appreciate your service and so sorry to see you leave here so soon. God Bless.

Kim Durham

October 10, 2018

I hope that everyone can find comfort in Revelation 21:4 where it says, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we see him again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 16, 2018

Thoughts and prayers to the family. May you rest in peace officer and thank you for your service.

Tammy Burgan, Citizen
Tennessee Highway Patrol Citizens Alumni

June 16, 2018

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

Officer J. Bennett - #311
Alachua Police Department
Alachua, FL

Ephesians 6:10-20

May 22, 2018

My heart goes out to Deputy McCartney’s family and loved ones. You are so strong, and I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. His sacrifice will always be appreciated, and never forgotten. May he Rest In Peace, and may the pain of his absense ease with time.


May 22, 2018

We all thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. May God bless you and take your family under His wings. I will be riding from Colorado for the Ride to Remember, which is being held in your honor.

Sgt George Hinkle/ retired
Lakewood CO PD

May 18, 2018

Thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten, may you rest in peace.

Recruit Gutierrez, Raul
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

May 13, 2018

You will not be forgotten. All of your brothers and sisters in arms will carry the torch for you.

Steven Williams
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

May 13, 2018

Courageous light shines on a dedicated warrior Sheriff Daniel A. McCartney. Rest in peaceful eternity.


May 1, 2018

Deepest condolences to Family, Department and Friends. Visit the web site for a glimpse of the Glorious Reunions awaiting. All law enforcement men and women indeed qualify as "Foxhole Christians" with their duty dangers. As Ray Comfort at says "Passing is the doormat they wipe their feet on before entering Heaven.” It is our belief they will hear from the Lord Himself. “Do not fear. for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom” (Luke 12:12).

Joe Lanier (a former Asst. Chief of Jasper, Texas PD)

April 16, 2018

On behalf of Point 27, I would like to offer condolences for Deputy Sheriff Daniel A. McCartney. Please know we are eternally grateful for Daniel ’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer McCartney, Point 27 gave 659 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Pierce County Sheriff, for Daniel ’s partner and fellow officers. Point 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Officer McCartney’s family members.

Point 27 is a Non-Profit Organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


David Dodd
Colonel, US Army Retired
Director, Point 27

David Dodd
US Army Retired and Point 27

March 22, 2018

Our thanks and prayers are with you and your family always.

O Almighty God, Whose great power and eternal Wisdom embraces the universe, Watch over all policemen and Law enforcement officers everywhere.
Protect them from harm In the performance of their duty To stop crime, robbery, Riots and violence.
We pray, help them keep our streets And homes safe, day and night.
We commend them to your loving care Because their duty is dangerous.
Grant them strength and courage In their daily assignments. Dear God, protect these brave men and women.
Grant them your almighty protection, Unite them safely with their families after Duty has ended.
Please God, grant us this wish.

Co-teacher Eric Siefferman
Civil Servant

March 7, 2018

Rest In Peace WARRIOR! Valhalla!

Police Officer (Patrol) J.C. Marlow
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

February 26, 2018

To the family, my deepest sympathies........
Also, just want to make sure the family know about the:
"PUBLIC SERVICE OFFICERS BENEFIT" (PSOB), death benefit officers program, that the family has to apply for, when a family member is killed in the line of duty.

Retired Hawaii County ff/paramedic
fellow citizen

February 26, 2018

Thank you for your service. May the Lord watch over you and your family. As a recruit for the Los Angeles Sheriff Department I hope to continue this service that you honorably upheld.

Recruit Robinson
LASD Class 429

February 25, 2018

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