Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Daniel "Duke" Trujillo

Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Daniel "Duke" Trujillo

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

June 27, 2021

We the members of the Ohio State FOP Auxiliary are ending prayers of comfort for your loss.

Mary Davidson
Ohio State FOP Auxiliary, Secretary

June 19, 2021

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
one’s character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

June 15, 2021

Thank you Deputy Trujillo for your service and sacrifice to the people of Denver, it will never be forgotten. My deepest heartfelt condolences and prayers to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at the Denver Sheriff's Department. God bless you Brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Sergeant Craig Danielson
West Fargo Police Department
West Fargo, ND

June 12, 2021

My best friend, my brother to me he was. Always there. Be seriously missed .love you Duke!

Kenneth Shumaker

June 10, 2021

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

June 5, 2021

deepest condolences to the officer's family and friends

Randal Glenn
Canada Border Services Officer retired

June 4, 2021

I loved hearing your stories and talking about good ol’ country music and line dancing. You’ll be missed brother.

YSSII Tammy Pacheco
Mount View Youth Service

June 4, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sheriff Trujillo. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Denver Sheriff's Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

June 3, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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.

Written By:
DaviIn Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission
d L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

June 3, 2021

I would like to offer my condolences to the family, friends, and coworkers of Deputy Trujillo. I am truly sorry for your loss. Deputy Trujillo’s service to the people of Denver will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

June 2, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother

Sgt Benjamín Rodríguez Bermúdez
Puerto Rico Police Departament

June 2, 2021

Rest in Peace Deputy Trujillo. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

June 2, 2021

Thank you for your service. God bless you and your family and department. May God give your family and department comfort during this difficult time. RIP. Prayer's for all of you from a retired police officer.

Cpl. Sandy Sowell
Retired Lancaster Police department Lancaster South Carolina

June 2, 2021

God bless you Brother, Thank you for having mine and my K9s sixes. We will miss seeing you and working with you. Rest in peace my Brother and we will see you again one day. Never forgotten.

K9 J Curry
Denver

June 1, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Daniel "Duke" Trujillo and the extended law enforcement family of the Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado.


End of Watch Wednesday, May 26, 2021


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

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."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

June 1, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Deputy Trujillo and to the men and women of the Denver Sheriffs Department. Deputy Trujillo, thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 1, 2021

Deputy Trujillo,

Although we've never met, I probably know a couple of your coworkers. Your passing is absolutely tragic and impacting your department. You are missed.

Thank you for your service to the people of Denver County and the State of Colorado. May your family and friends be comforted. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Sgt. K. Moreland
Arapahoe Community College Campus Police (ret. LAPD)

June 1, 2021

D/S Trujillo S14-16

You were first my classmate then my friend you then became my brother forever. You were so good Trujillo, good heart, good man, great dad. The times we had during academy are cherished memories even more so now. Going to miss seeing you in intake you getting up and giving me a hug. 14-1 misses you brother, DSD misses you& just know you are so loved.

Forever in my heart.

Love you brother,

D/S Larsen

Larsen
Denver Sheriff Department

June 1, 2021

Dep. Trujillo, though we never met in person, I knew your wife and she grew up with my wife. From everything I heard of you, you were a great man, father, husband, friend, and LEO. Rest easy my friend, we got it from here.

Sergeant Brett Ramsden
Lansing Township Police Department, Lansing MI

June 1, 2021

Condolences to the family, friends and fellow Officers from Blue Knights NC II

Chaplain Blue Knights NC II Frank Spear
Blue Knights NC II

June 1, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Trujillo and the Denver Sheriff's Department during this time. Thank you, Deputy Trujillo, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

June 1, 2021

Rest in peace brother

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

June 1, 2021

Rest in Peace Deputy Trujillo, our sincere condolences to your family and to your department. May all find peace.

Anne Hunsinger
UPOA

June 1, 2021

Praying for your family, coworkers and friends. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace

Maxine Clifford, mother
Deputy Josh Rutherford EOW 5/29/03

June 1, 2021

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