Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Daniel J. Faulkner

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, December 9, 1981

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Reflections for Police Officer Daniel J. Faulkner

Thank you for your sacrifice.

Former Police Officer
District Heights, MD Police Dept.

December 9, 2008

I heard your wife on the radio this morning. I lost my dearest friend, an officer, just a few years ago also in the line of duty. You, your family, your wife and all of the others out there protection us are in my prayers


December 9, 2008

Just read your wife's book, what a great lady you really picked a great one there. I cannot belive what she has gone through hopefully soon that POS cop killer will be put down like the dog that he is. R.I.P. brother we have the fight now. look for the blue light at christmass and stop in .

Philadelphia 15Th old 6th dist 3SQ

November 22, 2008

Farewell Officer Faulkner, even though we never met you are missed. His death was a tragedy, especially to those that he left behind. Another tragedy is that his killer continues to manipulate the court system and his fate remains unknown.
Because of this, his widow must continue to grieve and remains committed to seeing justice done. Like those before and since, the loss of an officer at the hands of another affect so many lives.
It is left for the rest of us to keep the memory of Danny alive and support his family. As they say, there but for the grace of God go I. Rest in Peace Daniel Faulkner.

Sgt. Gary Marshall
Santa Paula Police Department

November 1, 2008

I knew Danny and his family long before this tragic incident occurred. I grew up with his brothers and his sister, and I not only miss him, but all of the members of his family who have passed away. I have met Maureen at family functions and she is truly a brave woman. Yesterday, 9/23/08, another police officer was shot and killed on the streets of Philadelphia. As I sat in front of the television this morning watching the report, I cried because I was transported backe to that December day in 1981 and to the viewing and funeral afterwards. I pray every day that Mumia is finally brought to justice because I know that the members of his family will never know peace until this happens. Thank you to all of the others for keeping his memory alive.


September 24, 2008



September 14, 2008

Danny and Mrs. Faulkner, I heard about your life and the tragic end of it from my new wife. She is a Philadelphia, PA native and before we got married she told me about you. It makes me sick to know that killers of police officer's have more rights then their victims! When in this country is the rights of the men and women who serve everyday, protecting citizens from lawless individuals going to mean anything! Vicki has never forgotten you and I will NEVER let your SERVICE & MEMORY be FORGOTTEN!! GOD BLESS YOU and ALL that have FALLEN!!!! D/D Carew & Vicki

Detention Deputy Gary Carew
Seminole County Sheriff's Office, FL

July 6, 2008

Officer Faulkner, We are still fighting for you. I recently heard your wife on a radio interview. She is Very eloquent and Very strong. To Officer & Mrs. Faulkner:
"Hey ain't it good to know
that you've got a friend
when people can be so cold?
They'll hurt you,
and desert you.
Well, they'll take your soul
if you let them.
Oh yeah, but don't you
Let them."
Words by James Taylor

Mumia's still being alive, and endless court actions are: a miscarriage of justice,abuse of court time, and waste of taxpayers' dollars.Here is hoping that Mumia SOON gets his just dues. M.W.

Native of Phila.

May 19, 2008


I met a friend of yours today. Rest assured, your memory lives on. Thank you for your sacrifice and for your dedication to protecting the citizens of Philadelphia. Rest easy angel of justice.

Former Officer

May 12, 2008


I was in college when your life was taken away from you but it was because of you and those like you that I became a cop. Rest in peace brother. You will not be forgotten.

Detective John Wettlaufer
Pennsylvania Cop

May 7, 2008

Never Forgotten.

P/O #7426

May 4, 2008

Rest in peace danny, I boycott anything that has to do with a benefit for Mumia. I don't eat Ben and Jerry's anymore. the hell with the. My friend threw his Rage CD out the window of the car when he heard about that concert they had. We will never forget you.

Sergeant Chris DiToro

May 1, 2008

I recently read Maureen Faulkner's book "Murdered by Mumia". I am very impressed by her strength and desire to see your killer brought to a just sentence. Your death is tragic!!! You will never be forgotten by your brothers and sisters in blue!!! Maureen, if you read this keep fighting the good fight we are all with you in your beliefs!!

Officer Bill Clock
Ann Arbor, MI Police

April 3, 2008

May justice soon prevail in this case. The cowardly acts of a cold blooded racist killer should have been dealt swift justice years ago.

April 2, 2008

Another lsap in the face Danny to you and your family. Your killer had his death sentence overturned today. 27 years after your murder. The court ruled the conviction must stand, but he should have a new sentencing hearing. I cannot believe this! This POS should have been taken from the courtroom to the death chamber upon sentencing. Your family, and especially your wife Maureen have to continue to endure this.
I will be right there with all the people that write and email the courts etc screaming about this travesty of justice. We will not let this go by lightly.

Officer Faulkner, Never Forgotten.

Jim Sweeney Civilian New Jersey
A friend to our police officers

March 27, 2008

the killer.
living in a six by eight foot cell,
when he should be six feet closer to HELL.

I was not alive when this happened but i know the story well.
Thank You Danny,

God Bless You Maureen


March 26, 2008

Mrs. Faulkner
I just finished reading your book and want you to know you have nothing but support out here. Its hard to see all of us though all the scumbag celebrity supporters of Wesley Cook, but we are here. We are continuing to hit the streets and doing our job with pride just like Danny did. I look forward to the day that piece of garbage gets what he deserves. I admire you for your tireless fight for Danny. I wish I had something to say that hasn't been said already, but I just want you to know we're behind you. Maybe someday everyone will wake the hell up and realize who's side they should be on and realize that the good guys are not getting any respect or support. God Bless You and your family.

Officer Brian Quinn #352
Bethlehem City PD

March 23, 2008

Mrs. Faulkner--I have visited this site many times but have never left a reflection, even though I am (unfortunately) personally acquainted with several of the officers profiled. Today, however, I saw the last half of an A&E program about your husband and his murderer. I felt a connection as my parents are originally from Philadelphia and Danny was killed on December 9, which is the day I graduated from the Police Academy in 1998. I am also an Irish Catholic and plan to attend law school some day. I am sometimes so disgusted by this system, to which so many of us give so much and some of us--like Danny--give all. I pray that someday soon his killer receives the appropriate punishment due him for taking Danny from you and from this world. Your efforts to ensure that Danny will never be forgotten have touched me deeply and I wish you all possible happiness and health.

Michigan Police Officer

February 29, 2008

Hey hero the scum that took you from us lost again in court. I hope were getting closer to putting an end to him. We will continue the fight in your name, you will never be forgotten.


February 20, 2008

Officer Faulkner,

I finished Mrs. Faulkner's book just last week. She is truly an amazing woman and YOU were an extraordinary person and exemplary cop.

I am confident that Wesley Cook will soon be brought to justice and that his supporters will be brought low.

May your soul rest in eternal peace and may The Almighty watch over Maureen and all of your family.

Eric Steinhardt
Friend of The Job/Retired EMT - New York City

January 31, 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

January 24, 2008

Faulkner family,

I’m sickened whenever I see or hear of support for the coward that murdered Daniel. God bless you for the courage that you have shown over the years. My thoughts and prayers are always with you, your family, and Daniel.

Sgt. Camillo Grande
Bennington, VT. Police Dept.

January 17, 2008

God bless you Officer Faulkner, I just read your wife's book. I guess justice will be denied until this scumbag (Mumia Abu Jamal) is finally executed.Its a sad day for Law Enforcement when a cop killer gets so much press. I shouldn't be shocked after 36 years on the job.

Commander Ken Gregory(ret)
Orange County Sheriff'S Office Florida

January 14, 2008

Thank you for your sacrifice and valiant service Officer Faulkner. "A coward dies many times before his death. The valiant never taste of death but once"
May God give your family strength and your killer revealed as the deceitful charlatan he is.

David MacNeill
Maryland police officer

January 11, 2008

God bless the family of Officer Faulkner. You and your family will never be forgotten. I was only 2 years old when you were taken. But I feel personally responsible to help educate others about your case. Rest in peace, and may your family find some peace after all these years.


January 10, 2008

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