Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Danny P. Elkins

Yuma Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, July 4, 1995

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Reflections for Lieutenant Danny P. Elkins

I remember both of these young men. I remember every 4th of July. As a native Yuman, wife, mother, grandmother and a retired Nurse I will never forget those young lives lost that day.

Diana Coulter Retired Nurse
Patriot Guard

July 4, 2023

You are never forgotten.


June 19, 2023

Best sergeant I ever had. Look forward to meeting him on the other side. I know he’s with God.

Trooper Butler

July 5, 2022

Rest in peace.


July 5, 2021

RIP sir, you will never ever be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

August 4, 2020

Lt. Elkins,
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 Yuma. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 4, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace always

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 4, 2020

I believe in my heart...that Danny and Mike knew, his SBA brothers did everything they could do for them. I am proud of all of you. The Fourth of July has never been the same for me.....and never will I forget or forgive. RIP brothers.....and thanks Danny, for asking me to come back... to the job and friends, I cared for the most.

Special Agent
ICE (retired)

August 13, 2016

Danny and Mike, the 4th of July is a time for celebration for most people, while it always brings back reflection to what could I have done, why didn't I see it, asking all the questions, yet knowing that nothing has still leaves an empty feeling in my heart of failing to do what I should or could have done.


July 4, 2016

My condolences to the families of these men. This hits close to home. My grandfather, Jim Washum, was Sheriff of Yuma County and Cecil Crowe worked for him many years ago. The Crowe family has had a long history of protecting the citizens of Yuma county. I will mourn their loss.

Ron Washum

July 4, 2016

Danny was a classmate in the 81st AOC, Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville. Gone, but not forgotten.

Chief, Crookston, MN PD
A)C, UofL

January 13, 2016

Just thinking of you Danny.


December 19, 2015

Lt. Elkins, I was just reflecting on the 20 years that have passed since you've been gone. I pray that your family has found peace and I hope they know the lives you impacted in many positive ways. They should be proud of you.

Julian Martinez, SBPA
U.S. Border Patrol

July 22, 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

July 13, 2015

After the fireworks sounded off tonight, The community of Yuma, Arizona sent you the heartfelt love of missing you here. We will forever remember this day marking 20 years to the day you and Sgt. Mike
Crowe were killed in the line of duty. May we never forget what happened 20 years ago. May this anniversary keep your memory alive in all of our hearts for generations to come for the ultimate sacrifice you gave. God Bless.

Citizens of Yuma, Arizona

July 5, 2015

There is not a day that goes by that I dont re live this tradgedy..I or my life has never been normal since.......working on site at SBA with these officers 9f which I had the utmost respect...husbands..fathers..sons..brothers....there is no comprehension on how that could Mike...Danny and inclusive past SBA Richard...Tom...may you all rest in peace....and to Jim are always in my never stopped....true and loyal to your fellow fallen friends....

YCAO - Retired

May 5, 2015

Hey Danny,

It's hard to believe that it has almost been 20 years. I often think of the life-long lessons I learned from you. God Speed.

Deputy Field Office Director. BMC

March 11, 2015

Lt. Elkins, just wanted to pay my respects on this 19th anniversary of that tragic day in 1995. I wanted to say thank you for the sacrifice you made and the impact you had on me and many others. I have been in law enforcement now for 18 years and your influence is long lasting. I pray for your family as well as the family of Sgt. Crowe and hope they take comfort in knowing that 19 years later people are still remembering you both. May the Lord keep you close.

Julian Martinez, SBPA
U.S. Border Patrol

July 5, 2014

Today is the 4th of July 2014 and like every 4th of July, my thoughts are of you and Mike Crowe...Danny, you and Mike will never be forgotten...

CIV Greg Gardner
News Director KAWC in Yuma

July 5, 2014

LT., just remembering you and Mike today..............

AZ Narc

July 4, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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 the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 28, 2012

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 27, 2012

It is almost the time of the year for the anniversary of this horrific incident. I will never forgot Lt. Elkins. Sgt Mike Crowe is never far from my thoughts either.

AZ Narc

June 18, 2012

Thanks for your services, Danny.


February 22, 2012

Every 4th of July I reflect and think about Danny and Mike. I seved with Danny and worked for him when he promoted. I knew Mike Crowe from working patrol and meeting him on duty when we both worked in Yuma. It always strikes home when I think about the 4th of July, I was the supervisor in charge when we responded to this call, and found the horrors at the end. God keep you my friends, we will not forget. And we will not forget Gary Maas either, another friend and fine officer from Yuma, I responded to his final call also and found him in the parking lot at the Greyhound Bus Depot in April of 1986, Sgt Dan Rhodes was the only unit that beat me to the scene, and we were both too late for Gary. Many years have passed, but I still miss my friends and pray for their families.

Sergeant Andy Cmapbell
Yuma Police Dept. (Retired)

December 1, 2011

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