Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Daniel Mark Garcia Peterson

Nevada Department of Public Safety - Nevada Highway Patrol, Nevada

End of Watch Thursday, June 18, 1992

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Reflections for Trooper Daniel Mark Garcia Peterson

Trooper Peterson,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Nevada. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 18, 2022

Just on my mind today. I remember getting so irritated when you pulled over everything moving. How dare you make me do my job because you were so committed to yours! LOL! The job wasn't as fun after we lost you. We were all so young and life became real. Rest easy, friend. You're not forgotten.

Suzy Drew (Dispatcher, Retired)
NHP Reno/Hanceville, AL PD

March 6, 2022

RIP Trooper Peterson, your life mattered.

Kathy Vonk, Sgt
Nevada Highway Patrol Las Vegas

January 20, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 18, 2015

Danny, I miss you and think of you often... including every time I see a Sheriff's car. a Highway Patrol car or when I drive by where you lived. Nevada tragically lost a dedicated officer and a wonderful person on June 18th, 1992. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Rest in Peace my friend.

Delyne Kirkham

September 13, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both their pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 26, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

June 18, 2012

Trooper Peterson,
On today, the 17th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Nevada. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



June 18, 2009

"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 whos 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 11, 2007

Trooper Peterson,

Thank you for your service and dedication to making the highways in Nevada safer. You died doing the one thing you loved, "Enforcing Motor Carrier Laws". I will never forget you BROTHER........ Rest in Peace SIR!

Senior Officer D.W.Reichhardt #125

June 6, 2006

I first met Danny in 1985 when I was first assigned to the Highway Patrol's Elko Duty Station. Danny was working for the Elko County Sheriff's Department and held the rank of Corporal. He was fascinated by the enforcement of Motor Carrier Regulations and wanted to learn about Commercial Truck Safety. Our shift hours put us in the position of backing each other up and helping each other out on calls. I later was transferred to Reno and Danny later joined the Highway Patrol so that he could get more involved in Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety. He died as a result of making a traffic stop on a truck and trying to make the highway's safer.

Lt. Phillip Dart (Retired)
Nevada Highway Patrol

September 16, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

April 6, 2005

Rest in peace...................

Don Mathers

August 26, 2004

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