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Police Officer Dillon Micheal Vakoff

Arvada Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Sunday, September 11, 2022

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Reflections for Police Officer Dillon Micheal Vakoff

So sad & tragic, RIP Sheepdog. May God bless & comfort your loved ones both, blood & blue, and your brothers & sisters with APD. Well done thou good & faithful servant.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

September 14, 2022

I’m praying for your family and coworkers. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace

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

September 13, 2022

Rest In Peace Officer Vakoff. Thank You for Your Service. Prayers to Family and Friends.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation/Fire Crew Officer/correctional peace off. Retired

September 13, 2022

Rest in Peace Police Officer Dillon Micheal Vakoff! Thank you for your 3 years of service with the Arvada Police Department, in Colorado and for your service as a United States Air Force Veteran. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your family during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

September 13, 2022

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

September 13, 2022

This one hits close to my heart. Not only as a retired LEO, but from knowing Dillon. After I retired from law enforcement and the Army Reserve I took classes at Louisiana Tech University (satellite campus) on Barksdale AFB, LA where Dillon was stationed, and I ended up taking a few classes with him. We became friends, sat close to each other, and would swap notes. I also went to the base gym often and would run into him there… The last I saw him he was getting ready to leave Barksdale and go back home…
I can’t begin to express the sadness as a retired LEO and as a friend. He’s in the hands of God now. And to his family and his Arvada PD family you’re in my prayers. Bless each of you and Bless Officer Dillon Vakoff…

LT Steve Becker (Retired)
Bossier City PD (Louisiana)

September 13, 2022

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Captain E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

September 13, 2022

Requiescat in Paces

Sergean Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

September 13, 2022

Rest Easy my brother. Praying for your family.““Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Derek Stone
ATF (retired) Military Police 10TH MP CO.

September 13, 2022

“Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be Called Sons of God.” Matthew 5:9

Enjoy patrolling Heavens streets; Brother in Blue.

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

September 13, 2022

It is with a heavy heart that I express my sincere condolences to the family, co-workers, and friends of Officer Dillon Vakoff. Although words will not substitute for his loss, please know that the community he served respects and appreciates the sacrifice of this brave warrior, a man who served his community and country with honor.

Sgt. James Mair (Ret.)
Los Angeles Sheriff Department/ Denver P.D.

September 13, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the loss of your Officer, Dillon Michael Vakoff, 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. We thank Officer Vakoff for his service as a United States Air Force Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

September 12, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family Police Officer Dillon Michael Vakoff and the extended law enforcement family of Arvada Police Department, Colorado.



End of Watch Sunday, September 11, 2022



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

September 12, 2022

Rest In Peace Dillon. You served this country and your community with honor.

Detective Maljian
Laramie County Sheriff’s Dept.

September 12, 2022

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & your Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

September 12, 2022

Thoughts and prayers to you and your family, and thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. The fact that you’re a veteran and your age really hits home for me, my son is on a major Midwestern citys police force, same age and a veteran. Your efforts were not in vain. May God keep you and hold you.

Sgt McCowan (Ret.)
Deerfield Illinois PD

September 12, 2022

Another "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

September 12, 2022

You will be missed every day. I will think of you always working to create and maintain peace. I will wonder how your thoughts and beliefs propelled you to act on behalf of other people.
Believe this if any part of you has lingered over the space you used to inhabit- you helped many children witness reason and caring in chaotic situations- you exposed them to hope and a vision of maybe even love. RIP, good officer.

MJ Krasnoff
A teacher

September 12, 2022

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

September 12, 2022

As the mother of a Fallen Officer, my heart breaks for both your blood and your blue Families. May you rest in peace, and thank you for both your Service via USAF and as a LEO

Luciana Coutchie
Mother of Fallen Officer Jon Coutchie, LBPD

September 12, 2022

Rest easy brother, we’ll take it from here. Until Valhalla.

Ofc E. Rose
Airway Heights Police Department

September 12, 2022

My condolences to the family, the law enforcement family and to the city of Arvada with the loss of our brother, Dillon Vakoff. There is nothing that I can say to fill the hole that we have in our hearts. In spite of the dangers, I can tell you that I, while serving with the Pinellas County sheriff’s office, did it because I genuinely wanted to help those that could not help themselves or just needed the support. Dillon was the same, he wanted to be the sheepdog amongst the sheep, protecting them. He served our nation in the U. S. Air Force with honor and pride. He continued that service to the Arvada Police Department in Arvada, Colorado protecting the citizens.
“Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9.
U. S. Coast Guard Senior Chief John Sachse (Retired)
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Deputy John Sachse (Retired)

Deputy John Sachse (Retired)
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Florida

September 12, 2022

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

September 12, 2022

All give some, some give all. Rest in Peace!

Ptl B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

September 12, 2022

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

September 12, 2022

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