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Special Agent J. Clifford Dietrich

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, May 26, 1973

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Reflections for Special Agent J. Clifford Dietrich

To the family and many friends of Cliff Dietrich. Cliff was my neighbor in Meriden, CT before Cliff was reassigned. He was one of the greatest of all my lifetime friends.
You have my deepest sympathy.

Fred Yochum

May 7, 2024

Agent Dietrich,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 26, 2023

Rest in peace Special Agent Dietrich.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 5, 2019

HI Daryl,
I'm Don Schwartz's daughter Julie. We connected on FB 10 years ago and I was hoping to find you again. Please call me as soon as you can at 912-656-2899.
Best, Julie

Julie Schwartz
Agent Don Schwartz's daughter

August 3, 2018

To the family and friends of Cliff Dietrich:

We in the class of 1965 of Greenwich (CT) High School are preparing for our 50 Year Reunion on September 19, 2015. Cliff is in our thoughts as we celebrate this milestone without him.

Cliff, we all want you to know that you are not forgotten by your friends in the Class of '65.

Mary Rozanski Edwards
Greenwich High School Class of '65 Classmate

August 5, 2015

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

May 26, 2015

Hi Daryl. This is your older cousin Brian. I have memories of the day uncle Cliff died but was too young to understand the significance. We all were. Shannon, my sister and your other long lost cousin, found this site after hearing of Alexander Haig's death. Uncle cliff was the hero of the family and I remember visiting Grandpa in Florida and seeing Uncle Cliff's picture next to his bed. We lost touch after Cliff died, but if you would like to contact me, I am sure the admins here would give you my email. I am 42 now btw. Take care.

Brian Dietrich
Cousin of Daryl

March 3, 2010

Dear Daryl Dietrich Davenport,
All of my life I have been told by my father, Agent Don Schwartz, that I saved his life before I was even born. I was born June 21, 1973 in Washington D.C. Your father, J. Clifford Dietrich, took my father's place on Nixon's detail that fateful day because my mother was due to give birth at any time. My father was supposed to be the one in that helicopter.

I want you to know that my family, and my father especially, thinks of your father often. I am almost 35 years old now, and for some reason, decided to google this man that my father called a friend. I have always known his name, and have been aware of the great sacrifice he made.

Seeing your written tribute was just proof that this man's children are still out there, and that he has not been forgotten.

I would love to hear from you sometime.

My father is now retired and lives in Colorado. I'm sure he would be touched to know that you and I have connected after all these years.

God Bless,
A grateful daughter

Julie A. Schwartz
Daughter of Agent Don Schwartz

June 17, 2008

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 31, 2008

Daryl Dietrich Davenport
The Hall of Fame Committee at Nichols College in Dudley Massachusetts is posthumously inducting your Dad into our Athletic Hall of Fame on Fri evening the 14th of September 2007. We will also be acknowledging him at the Homecoming Football game on Sat the 15 of September. We would hope that your sister, mother and families would be available to join us for that celebration. We at the College are sorry that his children were not able to see how well respected their Dad was and how fully he lived his young life.

College Alumni
Nichols College Chairman HOF Cmtee

August 1, 2007

Cliff was and is deeply missed by his friends and there families from Nichols College. Ciff's special sense of humor and special way with people is thought of and spoken about many many times each year among his college friends. It is my understand that the college, Nichols College in Dudley Mass would like a family member to get in touch as they are planning a special award honoring Cliff at the new years homecoming.

Duke MacNair
College and Personal Friend

July 10, 2007

My father was taken away from me at a very young age- I have been BLESSED by having a man that stepped in an was all the father I could hope for. At the same time, I am a daughter of an officer that was unable to find out what life had in store for him or for us for that matter. I am proud of his sacrife -- and a day never goes by without thinking about what our heroes give us everyday. In my eyes heroes are ones that will protect others without thinking of themselves first. For those people in all of our lives-- I say thank you!!! Thank today and tomorrow for keeping us safe.
If anyone out there knew Cliff and served with them please don't hesitate to email me thank you!
Proud Daughter- of Clifford Dietrich!

Daryl dietrich Davenport

September 24, 2006

To the family and friends of Cliff Dietrich, you have my deepest sympathy.

Rest assured that Cliff will not be forgotton by the men and women of the Secret Service.

ATSAIC Peter Damos
U.S. Secret Service - San Antonio

May 25, 2005

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