Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Daniel J. Doffyn

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, March 8, 1995

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Reflections for Police Officer Daniel J. Doffyn

Thank you being for a true hero, Officer Doffyn, and congratulations on the new grandbaby! You are never forgotten.

Anonymous

March 8, 2021

Jesus proclaimed, “Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 22, 2021

I was 94-4A, I remember seeing Dan walking through the hallways at the academy, smiling. His death hit hard, never forgot, I will always remember Dan. God bless.

A. Medina
Retired

January 11, 2021

I have no reflection of Officer Doffyn. I had the pleasure of becoming his daughter's friend, and my daddy was also CPD. We both share a similar memorial tattoo over our hearts, and this is how we bonded one night. I'm dropping in to let you know that she does read all your comments, and they mean the world to her, and request that you continue as they keep her going. On a positive note, Daniel is now a grandfather, as Brittany is a new mom to a beautiful baby girl. I know he is watching them both, and protecting them from above. Brittany is a strong, loving, and very special woman, but would you expect less?

To all those that have lost loved ones, please know they are prayed for daily.

Heather M Brennan
Friend to Brittany Doffyn

July 25, 2020

I was in Class 94-4C with Dan. He constantly spoke about his daughter Brittnay. I remember the afternoon of his death vividly. The wake was at Drake and Son and the funeral was at IHM Church. I remember being at the first trial of his murders almost daily. I regret I was not there more for the second trial to support Roger, Lea and Brittnay.

July 5, 2020 will mark 26 years completed on the CPD for members of the class still active. The other day I was instructing five new officers. At the end of the tour, I told them to research Dan's name not identifying him. Tonight I asked them who had researched information about Dan. Only one of them had. I discussed Dan and that he constantly talked about Brittnay. I went on to talk about his tragic death and events that transpired after. I think they were humbled.

Brittnay, I hope this message finds you blessed. I am humbled to have known your father. I have never been to Rosehill Cemetary since his burial. I promise in the near future that I will go to Rosehill to honor your Dad. We will never forget.

FTO Shawn M. Hallinan
Chicago Police Department

June 25, 2020

Officer Doffyn, thank you for your service and courage. You have made a positive impact on so many lives and you are never forgotten.

Anonymous

March 8, 2020

Officer Doffyn,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

March 8, 2020

Officer Doffyn, we salute you & thank you for your courage & heroism.

Anonymous

March 8, 2019

Never forgotten, Dan.
24 years ago today. Wish you were still here for the finish line.
May God continue to bless your daughter.

LJ
CPD 94-4D

March 8, 2019

My father knew him.
I was 14 at the time, and Officer Doffyn was the first CPD Officer whom I remember being killed in the line of duty. I pray peace on him and his family.

W.S. Baxter
U.S. Army veteran
Son of retired police officer

January 17, 2019

As we bid farewell and honor Cmdr. Paul Bauer this week, we also remember you and thank you for your service. You will be remembered as a hero.

It is a fitting tribute to you that Cmdr. Bauer, another fine example of integrity, dignity, dedication, and love for family, led your namesake horse Doffyn. Cmdr. Bauer died a hero like you and we also think of you during this time. Your bravery and courage, as well as your dedication to the city of Chicago, your duty, and your family, will never be forgotten.

Anonymous

February 19, 2018

RIP BROTHER

Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

Well 20 years have past , a funny story about dan , during our power test on that hot Saturday morning danny breezed thru the run, it being my turn well danny seeing that I was slowing down ran over by me, running nexted to me and was giving me encouraging words to get myself through the run and that I only had a few minuets left to pass the running section of the power test , well needless to say because of dans encouraging words I ran faster and when I made it made I had more time then Dan told me..thanks dan .danny you and the others are a forever memory for me !! I will never ever forget! Classmate 94-4B

P/O P. Gnutek 6834
Chicago police dept

July 25, 2014

It's a beautiful thing that I come to this page and still see people posting reflections - year after year - It touches my heart! 18 years today and daddy, you are never forgotten in the hearts of many! I miss you everyday and love you every minute.

Thank you for remembering our family <3

God Bless!

Brittany Doffyn
Daughter

March 8, 2013

DEAR DAN, YOUR FUNERAL WAS MY FIRST ON THIS JOB.
UNFORTUNATELY IT WAS NOT MY LAST. I WAS A RECRUIT
WHEN IT HAPPENED. I HOPE THIS REFLECTION FINDS YOUR FAMILY WELL. I REMEMBER BEING ANGRY AT EVERYONE IN MY PATH BECAUSE OF YOUR DEATH AND I DIDNT EVEN KNOW YOU! BRITTANY THE PAIN OF LOSING A FATHER IS A HEAVY CROSS TO BEAR. THERE ARE NO WORDS OF COMFORT THAT MAKE THE PAIN OF LOSING A LOVED ONE ANY EASIER BUT IF YOU HAVE FRIENDS AND FAMILY YOU CAN GET THROUGH ANYTHING. IF YOU OR YOUR FAMILY SHOULD EVER NEED ANYTHING YOU CAN CONTACT ME IN THE 012TH DISTRICT. GOD BLESS PO DOFFYN AND HIS FAMILY!!!!!!

P.O. T. KUCHARSKI #11902
CHICAGO POLICE DEPT 94-3B

February 26, 2013

A week ago my neice entered the police academy. It takes me back to a time for myself. A PPO in the class of 94-4C along with Dan. I saw on the news that a police officer had been killed at that time no name was released. Then I got a call from another officer telling me it was Dan. Although it has been 17 yrs, it is still very vivid in my mind. Seeing his daughter sitting there with his parents. It is something that every Mother, wife and child of a police officer dread. I think about his daughter and hope that her life turned out to be ok. He really loved her so much and spoke about her all the time. Rest in peace Danny.

J Negron
A friend

September 12, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Doffyn. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

2012 and your loss still hurts me every day. Brittany I hope you are doing well.

P. O. Brian J. Finnegan
Dan's FTO

March 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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 who was murdered in the 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your daughter for sharing her devotion to you through her reflection. Your mom is in my prayers today for surely losing a beloved child is one of life's greatest sorrow, and I know she has suffered greatly with the death of your father.

Rest In Peace.

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

March 8, 2012

Today was my first time visiting this website, and as I was reading these past reflections, it brought tears to my eyes. I am so proud to of had a father that so many people look up to and call him a hero, just as I do. And it greatly warms my heart to see even recent reflections in the last few years,....shows me that even after almost 17 years, he's not forgotten by those outside our family.

My grandmother and I have taken it upon ourselves to be each others rock and be strong for each other in times of weakness, more so since she lost her husband 6 years ago. I pray for her and for me to give us strength.

Thank you everyone, for your kind words, your prayers and for keeping us in your thoughts and hearts, and mostly, thank you for never forgetting.

Please continue to share thoughts and memories. Being so young at the time, my memories are those as a childs are, and I would love nothing more than to hear your memories and stories of him and learn more about the father I barely knew.

I ask that you please keep my grandmother in your prayers, after losing her young son, then taking in and raising his 8 year old daughter, and then losing her husband after 60 years of marriage,.. her energy is getting dimmer, and its getting harder and harder to keep her in good spirits.

Thank you all again, and God bless.

Brittany Doffyn
Daughter

December 31, 2011

Your death was shocking and senseless. I remember how much fun you were when you dated then married my older sister. Thanks for my first and only ride on a motorcycle. We lost you when you and she divorced then lost you again when you acted so bravely that awful day. You will always be remembered and in my prayers. May you have found peace in heaven. God Bless you and all our fallen heroes.
Lauren

L. Costa
Former sister-in-law

August 11, 2011

Your attention to duty and prompt action that day, which led to your ultimate sacrifice, will not be forgotten. Your actions exemplify the CPD. Thank you.

Detective Thomas Downes
Chicago

March 10, 2011

You have not been forgotten. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

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

March 8, 2011

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and Blue Family on this day. Continue to keep watch over all of them. You are a true hero as you ran toward danger on the night you were killed, most people would have been running the other way. Thank you for your dedication to law enforcement.

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

March 8, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 8, 2010

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