Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Jean Estelle Daugharty

Lake County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, January 24, 1993

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Reflections for Deputy Jean Estelle Daugharty

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 24, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Daugharty.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 11, 2019

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

RIP peace Hero! You are not forgotten!

Former Sheriff's Deputy
Marion Co. Sheriff's Dept., Indianapolis, IN

April 26, 2013

We will never forget... Continue to rest in peace Deputy Daugharty.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

January 24, 2013

You are missed Jeanie. Enjoyed growing up with you in the boondocks of Volusia County. RIP.

Brian Bixler
Florida Department of Transportation

June 17, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Daugharty. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever, I hold your family in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

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

January 25, 2012

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you are truly a hero. Continue to rest in peace Deputy Daugharty.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

January 24, 2012

Deputy Daugharty,
On today, the 18th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lake County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 24, 2011

To the Daugharty family, we will never forget your hero... Our prayers are with you today and each EOW.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


January 24, 2011

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedication to others and the law enforcement community.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 12, 2010

Judgment Day for a Policeman

The policeman stood and faced his God
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shiny,
Just as brightly as his brass.

“Step forward now, Policeman
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?”

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
“No, Lord, I guess I ain’t,
Because those of us who carry badges
Can’t always be a saint.

I’ve had to work most Sunday’s
And at times my work was rough,
And sometimes I’ve been violent
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny
That wasn’t mine to keep,
I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.

I know I don’t deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you’ve a place for me here, Lord
It needn’t be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.”

There was silence all around the Throne
Where the Saints had often trod,
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

“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.


September 28, 2008

Dear Jean,
Many years ago you helped me through a situation that I was finally able to get away from. You were a hero then and you will always be a hero to me, and to others as well. Your advice and wisdom were well taken!
Keep walking the beat on Heaven's streets. Your brothers and sisters have taken up were you left off...the beat goes on.

LEO Mom and Wife

February 9, 2008



January 21, 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 14, 2007

Thanks. May you rest in peace Sister.

July 3, 2007

May you rest in Peace.

January 24, 2007

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

Fellow Deputy

February 8, 2005

I met Jean when I was 18, and she was 19. I knew nothing about the world, but she became my friend, and helped me learn about how the world works. More importantly, she taught me how to survive, and the importance of respect- giving and receiving it. She was big on people doing things the right way the first time, and I will always miss her. Everything in my life is wrapped up in the things I learned from her. I've thought about her every day since she left us, and I will think of her every day until I am no longer able to do so myself. I am giving back to the community now, because of Jean. She never attached a price to her friendship, and gave willingly to all who needed it.

Dawn Andrews-Winn
Volusia County School System

May 30, 2004

Thank you D/S Daugherty for your sacrifice. You were a model Deputy. I think you would be honored to know that you have a award named after you. Thank you for what we all do every one another.


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