Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Daniel Duane Hinton

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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Reflections for Lieutenant Daniel Duane Hinton

To all the family and friends of Lt. Hinton, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort,hope and peace. God Bless you.

Pam
Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

June 19, 2019

Lt. Hinton took part in so many roles within the FHP he will be deeply missed. I began health screenings with our joint agencies of the City Police and Sheriff's Office to give quaterly evaluations of our members of the community and law enforcement. As part of the County Task Force I was re-trained with our local EMS to evaluate and prescribe against things like heart disease, diabetes & other conditions.

Patrolman Mike Scott & Victim Advoca
Georgia Department of Transportation

May 26, 2019

As things are finally starting to settle (as much as they can, I guess), I am finally able to sit down and read all 122 reflections that were so kindhearted and genuine. No amount of words will ever bring him back or mend the hole in my heart, but knowing that he was loved by so many and had such a wide impact sure makes this a whole lot easier. I am so thankful that all of you took the time to write these words, not knowing how much they mean to me and my family. God bless all of you.

Ashlee Faith Hickox
Dan's Granddaughter

April 23, 2019

Rest in peace Lt. Hinton. My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and the entire FHP.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

April 12, 2019

RIP BROTHER

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

April 7, 2019

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Frank J. Corasaniti II, Ret. Fire Lt., Baltimore City Fire Department.

March 28, 2019

May your family know that your dedicated service and sacrifice will never be forgotten, Lieutenant Hinton. Rest in Peace now, brother. We've got the watch.

Sergeant Louise Schaefer, Milwaukee Police Department, WI

March 20, 2019

So Sorry for the loss, I pray that GOD will watch over the family and fellow officers that served with this officer. May God give some sense of peace. We all lose when a LEO falls. Take hope in the fact they are now patrolling Heavens Streets. Again my deepest regrets for the loss.

B.J.Umbenhower
D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

March 20, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Lieutenant Hinton. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Florida Highway Patrol.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

March 11, 2019

I saw you on that documentary about the FHP Academy. You always seemed to be a great instructor and even a greater policeman. As I am not a U.S. citizen, I may not thank you for your service. But I wish that you may rest in peace, Sir! Condolences to the family. A great loss.

Civilian Domenic Windorer
Germany

March 5, 2019

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
author unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 3, 2019

M/Sgt. Hinton,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Florida. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 3, 2019

Your family and agency are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for your service! May you Rest In Peace.

Dispatcher Hunter Morrell
Sullivan County, TN Sheriff’s Office

March 1, 2019

The Abilene Police Department extends their condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Master Sergeant Daniel Duane Hinton following his death. We are grateful for his many years of service to his community.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

February 28, 2019

Thank you Master Sergeant Hinton for your dedication and for paying the ultimate price for the fine folks in the great state of Florida. You are a true American Hero !!!! My thought and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

February 26, 2019

May you rest in peace Master Sergeant Hinton. I wanna say Thank You for the talk you had with me eight years ago. That warm and sunny morning when I saw you and your lovely wife sitting at the table, I never imagined that it would changed my life. That talk helped me as well as my recovery from addiction still to this day. I have not touched another opiate since your wisdom was handed down to me. I am truly blessed and fortunate that you were there that morning in Jacksonville Beach. You helped steer me away from that dark and horrible path I was walking down. I am extremely grateful and never really expressed my gratitude to you. So, from the bottom of my heart, Thank You Sir!

To your lovely wife, Julie, and family, I send my deepest prayers and thoughts for you all during this time. You were truly blessed with an angel as a husband, father, and grandfather. As this isn't a goodbye for you all with Bubba, but a Until We Meet Again!

Trenton Bourgeois
Family Friend

February 26, 2019

Bubba, I didn’t have the chance to work with you but I did have the chance to grow into adulthood with you. I’ve been reflecting on our HS fun. So many memories I’ll cherish forever. I also want to say one of the best days of my life was at our 30 year reunion and I finally got to meet your Beautiful Julie, the woman who melted your heart who was n always will be your soulmate.
Julie has always kept me up to date when you got that big deer, promotions, your K9, the big fish and everything else. Bubba, you are a true HERO. An extraordinary officer. You are truly missed. Remember Bro, you will never be forgotten. God Speed and your Brothers n Sisters in blue got this.
RIP
Love, peace n prayers

Dawn Watson Bourgeois
Harrison County Sheriff’s Department
Process Server
Deputy 62

February 26, 2019

Bubba, I didn’t have the chance to work with you but I did have the chance to grow into adulthood with you. I’ve been reflecting on our HS fun. So many memories I’ll cherish forever. I also want to say one of the best days of my life was at our 30 year reunion and I finally got to meet your Beautiful Julie, the woman who melted you heart who was n always will be your soulmate.
Julie has always keep me up to date when you got that big deer, promotions, your K9, the big fish and everything else. Bubba, you are a true HERO. An extraordinary officer. You are truly missed. Remember Bro, you will never be forgotten. God Speed and your Brothers n Sisters in blue got this.
RIP
Love, peace n prayers

Dawn Watson Bourgeois
Harrison County Sheriff’s Department
Process Server
Deputy 62

February 26, 2019

"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
Powell, Wyoming

February 26, 2019

I have so many fond memories of Bubba's family side. I love this family as if they were my own blood. Bubba always watched out for all of us kids and put us in our place when needed. I can still remember standing in front of the TV getting "in trouble" with his daughter (my best friend) right by my side... This family took me in and set my life straight at a time when I felt like everything was falling apart. I have always had an absolute respect and admiration for Bubba and Julie. Julie, I think of you everyday, all day, during this incredibly difficult time. My heart is broken for you, knowing that your true love has passed on. I wish I could be there just to hug the family. Know that as soon as I can get home, I will be sure to stop by and give you the biggest hug. I love you all!

Noell
Family Friend

February 25, 2019

Lt. Hinton,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ CainPittsburgh PD

February 25, 2019

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police Department

February 25, 2019

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Deputy Jamie Davis Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office Pittsylvania County Virginia

February 24, 2019

To the family of Master Sergeant Daniel Duane Hinton, friends, Colonel Gene Spaulding and the Florida Highway Patrol.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you HIs peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son onto the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16 & 17 / "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

February 24, 2019

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

February 24, 2019

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