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Police Officer Daniel Vasquez

North Kansas City Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer Daniel Vasquez

Your sacrifice Officer Daniel Vasquez will never be forgotten! God will watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this tragic time. God's Speed Daniel!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

August 4, 2022

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:
David 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

August 3, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Vasquez. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at North Kansas City Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 1, 2022

Walk well, my Brother. (Inuit Prayer)

Donnie Bowerman
Retired LEO
IPD, KCPD, CGIS,JCSD, DOJ-DEA

July 29, 2022

Rest easy brother. We'll take it from here.

"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."

Jason Reddell LSPD #1407
Lee's Summit Missouri Police Department

July 27, 2022

My sincere condolences to the family and co-workers of Officer Daniel Vasquez. His sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Sgt. James Mair (Ret.)
Los Angeles Sheriff Dept- Denver Police Dept

July 26, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 26, 2022

Officer Daniel Vasquez, I am so very sorry to hear of your murder at the hands of this coward. It is such a senseless act. Your smiling face should still be here with all of us. I thank you for your brave service and I pray that our good Lord is walking with you in heaven. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

July 26, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Daniel Vasquez, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

July 25, 2022

Me dio mucho gusto haberte conocido tu eras un gran oficial y gracias por cuidar nuestra comunidad. Siempre recordare tu sacrificio Descansa en Paz.

Officer Omar Vivas

July 25, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Police Officer Daniel Vasquez. I am truly sorry for your great loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Vasquez will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

July 24, 2022

A shining star burned out. Rest in peace my friend.

mark allen

July 24, 2022

Officer Vasquez, our world is full of evil people, and yet, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

July 24, 2022

May you Rest in Peace. You served your Community well. Prayers for the Family, Friends, & Community. You will be missed, but never Forgotten

Linda Short & Family( Friend)

July 22, 2022

Though I never knew Officer Vasquez, I'm sure his loss will be sorely missed and never forgotten. He appeared to be a fine and agreeable person with a jovial personality.

Former NKCPD Resv. SGT. David Fotheringham

July 22, 2022

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

July 22, 2022

Rest In Peace, Officer Vasquez. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

July 21, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Vasquez. 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

July 21, 2022

My deepest condolences to the family of Officer Daniel Vasquez. May Daniel's soul rest peacefully in Heaven. Officer Vasquez will never be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

July 21, 2022

R.I.P Officer Daniel Vasquez

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen Toronto Canada

July 21, 2022

Vasquez family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Ofc.Vasquez thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Res.Sgt Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept.

July 21, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Police OfficerDaniel Vasquez. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends, and all Members of the North Kansas City Police Department, Missouri.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

July 21, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Police Officer Daniel Vasquez. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends, and all Members of the North Kansas City Police Department, Missouri.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

July 21, 2022

RIP BROTHER

Stephen Bruet, Probation Officer
North Carolina Department of Public Safety

July 20, 2022

RIP Officer Vasquez. Thank you for your service to the citizens of North Kansas City

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

July 20, 2022

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