Dear Colonel Knight and the FHP Family:
I am saddened to hear of the death of Trooper Darryl Haywood. Such losses
are hard to contemplate; however, I believe it can best be explained as an
unselfish act of giving his life so that the citizens and visitors of
Florida are protected from individuals who hold such reckless disregard for
the motoring public. There is no greater contribution and Trooper Haywood's
death serves a constant reminder that the men and women of the Florida
Highway Patrol are the first guardians of public safety and are front line
soldiers in the State's efforts to provide peace, dignity and security to a
state that welcomes all and strives hard to provide the highest level of
protection to the public.
Colonel, thank you for the good work of the Florida Highway Patrol. Please
pass on to the Haywood family, my deepest condolences and my appreciation as
a citizen and former member of the Florida Highway Patrol. I will be with
you and the family in thought and prayer as you celebrate the life of this
Trooper and recognize him for the greatest contribution one can make - his
Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Billy Dickson
To The Family of Trooper Haywood:
Please accept our sincere condolensences. We share your pain and your
sorrow. We also lost a dear family member, Trooper George "Andy" Brown this past
April, thru similar circumstances. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in
this, your time of need. Nothing will every be able to replace your loss, but
rest assure that God and the entire FHP family will guide you thru.
Greg & Linda Seifreit
Trooper Haywood's family including his Brothers and Sisters in the Law Enforcement community should be proud of his accomplishments. When a Fireman or Police officer leaves home his wife and children just say, " Daddy is at work today" never really knowing how many times during his tour he thinks of them, thinks of the danger he may have to face today , how many times he feels that uneasy feeling of knowing this call or traffic stop doesn't seem right, how many acts of kindness he may perform not because he's an officer but because he's a kind human being hiding behind a stern face and a badge, few know what that lump in the throat is like to be the first arriving unit on " The big one", yada yada yada. after a few years nobody really wants to hear about daddy's day at work, because it is probably very similar to every other day, it would seem, but everyday is very unique. You encounter unique individuals, unique situations and for 24 years you pull into your driveway after shift, put it in park, take a deep deep breath, take a 2 minute mental vacation and in a split second try to forget it all so that you can become Daddy again before you walk into your house, all the while taking for granted that this will be your temporary life until that glorious Retirement.
Never forget Fallen Brothers and Never Forget Daryll Haywood
He is still touching the lives of people like me who never new him.
May the Road Rise up to Meet Your feet
May the Wind be Always at Your Back
May the Sun Shine Upon Your Face
The Rains Fall Soft Upon Your Fields
And, Until We Meet Again,
May God Hold You in the Palm of His Hand
Ken Church, FF/Pm
Palm Beach County, FL
Heywood was a great man, I too was in his academy class. This sad news only makes our last encounter all the more special. My condolences go out to his family from Palm Beach County D/S Rafael Ugalde
I wish to offer my deepest sympathies and condolences for the loss of
Trooper Haywood, and to his family and friends, and brothers and sisters of the
Florida Highway Patrol. Florida has lost another good protector of the people,
and Heaven has gained another angel.
"Blessed are the Peacekeepers, for they shall be the children of God"!!!!!!
God Bless Trooper Daryl Haywood of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Charles D. "Chuck" Lowe
Cocoa (Port St.John), Florida
I am so sorry for the loss of Trooper Haywood. I am in another state and I don't even know him, but anyone who is serving and protecting the state is a good and honorable man. I will keep Trooper Haywood and his family in my prayers.
Protecting our liberty, both day and night, you've answered the call!
From the "Bike Night Crew"
Troop D - Orlando
Sergeant Spencer Ross
Trooper William Beck
Trooper Jonathan Gurgel
Trooper Louis Orozco
Trooper Wilfredo Bennett
May GOD be with Trooper Daryll Haywood and his family in their time a grief. They will be in my heart and prayers ..
Deltona, Volusia County
My thought's and prayer's are with the family of Trooper Haywood.
It is Trooper like Daryll Haywood that keep the Highways in Florida as safe as can be.
Miracles happen everyday, GOD takes care of those who take care of us.
That doesn't make the pain go away, for as humans we are indeed selfish, but if you look at the BIG picture, all will make sense.
GOD Bless the Trooper that swore to protect me from harm.
Please accept my condolences for the loss of one of your Troopers this date. As a retired law enforcement officer, the loss is that much more personal.
Kindly forward this to all your Troopers and commands.
May God bless you all.
P.O. Donald Current -NYPD(Ret.)
Dear families of officer Haywood.
As a motorcyclist and frequent Florida traveler It has saddened us here in
Tennessee to hear of officer Haywoods death in the line of duty. When
traveling to your fair state it is often settling to see the efforts of the
FHP. People certainly don't like to get tickets but what is far worse is to
see something happen as did to officer Haywood. Our heartfelt prayers are
with his family (and extended family) there in Florida.
From Tennessee our deepest condolences,
I was one of the many motorists caught in the traffic jam on I-4 Saturday Oct 2 following Officer Haywood's accident, but I'm not complaining. I'm from SC & had been to a professional conference in Orlando when I came upon the delay. I extend my sincerest sympathy for the loss of your state trooper. Thank you for the work you do to try to keep people safe on the road.
As a fellow law enforcement officer my heart and prayers go out to Trooper Haywards family and members of the FHP. Please allow the following to help comfort and support our brother and sisters behind the badge in your time of sorrow:
Be with me in my role this day and every day;
Grant that each weary mile I patrol may ease a brother's way;
Let me be kindly to the old and to the young be strong;
But let me triumph over those whose acts are cruel or wrong,
And when my own last summons comes and I stand in Your court,
Lord, may my rest with You be long,
My punishment be short.
We, in Texas, send our sincere condolences! I'm sure he was a great law
enforcement officer and a great man!
David D. Gensemer
I've heard the news this morning in regards to your fallen trooper Darrel Haywood. As a former law enforcement officer, I know the pain. Please accept my sincere heartfelt condolences.
I just made a 375 mile trip on my police motor to Indianapolis, In to attend
a police funeral. It is very fresh in my mind, the tragic loss of a police
officer. My thoughts and prayers go out to Trooper Haywoods family and the
members of the FHP.
My deepest sympathy and condolence to Trooper Haywoods family, friends,
and colleague. I worked with Det Haywood in the NYPD Major Case Squad.
If possible, please advise of funeral arrangements.
THANK YOU TROOPER HAYWOOD, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA.
OWNER ROTATION WRECKER, TROOP F
What a sad day for FHP and trooper Haywood's family&friends .We were driving
to Orlando and came upon the accident site shortly after it happened and we
just knew it was a tragedy for many. We are very sorry!!
HI MY NAME IS ERASMUS A. IKOGOR AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT I, AM,
SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF FHP OFFICER HAYWOOD. AND WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT HE AND
HIS FAMILY WILL DEFINITELY BE IN MY PRAYERS. IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT I CAN
DO TO SEE THAT THE FALLEN HERO IS REMEMBERED IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE I WILL DO
SO. IT IS MY DREAM TO SOMEDAY FOLLOW IN THE TROOPERS FOOT STEPS AND TO FINISH
WHAT HE HAD SUCH A SHORT TIME TO DO. I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO SEND MY CONDOLENCES
TO MY SOON TO BE FAMILY THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL AND LET YOU GUYS NO THAT
TROOPER HAYWOOD WILL BE MISSED BUT DEFINITELY NOT FORGOTTEN. IN YOUR JOBS YOU
DEAL WITH THIS ON THE DAY TO DAY BASES, AND I DONT THINK IT'S EASY ESPECIALLY
WHEN IT'S YOUR OWN BUT TROOPER HAYWOOD WOULD WANT YOU TO MOVE ON BECAUSE THE
JOBS NOT DONE.
ERASMUS A. IKOGOR
BOYNTON BEACH ,FL
it is very sad to hear of another officer of the law loosing their life in the line of duty i too am a law enforcement officer and have been called to active duty for the IRR this is very sad and wish to express my deepest condolences to the family and the rest of the law enforcement family may god be with all of us.
To the members of the FHP,
As a retired member of the NYPD/Highway Patrol Unit # 1, I had the great privilege to have had worked with Darryl in the late 80's. My heart goes out to his family and to all of you who were fortunate enough to have worked with him. Darryl was a super guy and wonderful person to work with. I know he will be missed by all. It is just another example how dangerous our work can be. My God bless Darryl Haywood and the Members of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Highway Patrol # 1
I was saddened to read of Trooper Haywood death. My family and I passed the
accident scene yesterday enroute to Atlanta and were hoping the trooper was
spared from the horrific accident. Trooper Haywood is a hero. He served
proudly and without hestiation. This world is a better place because of him and
we could use more people with the qualities and dedication Trooper Haywood
exhibited throughout his service. His watch is over now and he can sleep the
sleep that has no breaking. My family and I will pray for Trooper Haywood's
My deepest sympathy for the loss of a great trooper. May God be with the
family and the FHP in this dark time. Your job is thankless and demanding.
God bless each of you.
Lt. Todd M. Mangold
Space Gateway Support
Kennedy Space Center/ Cape Canaveral AFS
My condolences to the family of officer Haywood. It is always hard when you loose a loved one. Once again I am so very sorry.
I would like to take a minute and let you know how sad we are that such a terrible accident has occurred. Trooper Haywood was always a pleasure to work with and had become a true friend to all of us in the Fire Service. Our hearts and prayers go out to his wife, his children and grandchildren, as well as the FHP family. I have known many troopers over the years and I have to say that Trooper Haywood was one of the "special ones", he was a shining star. His attitude towards the public which he served daily was of the highest regard. I will miss his smile, his calmness, his humor and friendship. People of Volusia County and the State of Florida lost a special person, doing what he did each and every day. Protecting us from others and ourselves. In this case, it cost us, his life. We are the ones that lost out on this sunny Saturday afternoon. Along with his family and friends, we have lost a shining star among us.
Public Information Officer
Volusia County Fire Services
RETIER SGT A.DELGADO FROM MUNICIPAL CAROLINA PUERTO RICO SEND MY CONDOLENCE
TO HIS FAMILY.
I visited your web site Sunday evening to learn of your tragedy. We extend
our most sincere heartfelt condolences to your membership and the family of
Daryll. Please pass on to us any fund raising information for the Haywood
Michael & Suzette Landsgaard
Midwest Law Enforcement Supply
Although I never had the honor of meeting Trooper Haywood, it was obvious, by his impeccable record, that he was a dedicated professional law enforcement officer. To have served faithfully for 20 years in the great state of New York and, then, to continue his career with the Florida Highway Patrol, displayed his great love for serving his fellow man. I am deeply saddened by the news that another brother law enforcement officer has been taken away from us far too soon. I pray that our loving and merciful God will bring peace and comfort to Trooper Haywood's family during this difficult time. Trooper Haywood shall always be remembered, both in Florida and in New York, for his bravery, and for his many sacrifices to protect the citizens of both states.
Lieutenant Michael A. Juliano, Retired
Florida Highway Patrol
I will keep Trooper Haywood's family and the entire FHP family in my thoughts and prayers.
Wildwood Police Department
I would like to give to all FHP officers and Haywood's family my deepest condoleance.
Gentlemen: I was very sorry to learn of the death of Trooper Haywood. I have
always had a great respect for the Florida State Troopers.
Sheriff Marty Talbert
Howard County, Indiana
I was very sorry to hear about this accident on the news to-day, my Heart
goes out to his Family & Fellow Troopers. May God Bless All of You & His Family.
Thank You for the Service & Protection you give to us in Florida, Be Safe.
My prayers to Trooper Haywood, his family and friends and FHP. Please tell
me that the motorcyclist CAN be charged with a crime similar to negligent
With deep sympathy,
Detective Y. M. Greene
New York City Police Department
All of us at the Orlando Police Department are sadden by the untimely death
of Trooper Daryll Haywood. Undoubtedly, Trooper Haywood's accomplishments
during his career should makes his family very proud of his distinguish law
enforcement service. He truly served as an example to all of us, and the
Florida Highway Patrol was very fortunate to have had the privilege to have
him as member of FHP.
To the family, friends and colleagues of Trooper Haywood, I extend my
Lieutenant Orlando Rolón
Orlando Police Department
My deepest syphathies are with the family of Trooper Haywwod & with the Flordia Highway Patrol Family.
Daryll was a good friend while him and I were at the academy together. He
was friendly with everyone and not a harsh word ever came out of his mouth. He
was soft spoken and always was kind. I'm sure everyone will miss his sweet
nature. He is a tragic loss to the F.H.P.
His family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Stacy Williams Randle
My condolences to the family of trooper Haywood, and to his FHP extended family. Darryl and I worked together in the NYPD Highway Unit # 1. Darryl always had a smile and was extremely efficient at all his assignments. He will be sorely missed by both departments.
Lieutenant ( retired) NYPD
As a police officer, I share with you the loss of your colleague. While many will sit in judgment of Trooper Haywood's actions and wonder if this loss could have been avoided, we in the business undoubtedly know that attempting to stop people that are driving like that is a required calculated risk. We all do it, every day we go on shift and by the grace of God we come home safely. As many that have gone before him, he made the ultimate sacrifice to fellow mankind.
Trooper Haywood and his family are in my prayers. While Trooper Haywood wore a uniform of FHP, all of us in law enforcement serve for the same purpose and share with you the loss you've experienced.
City of Edgewood, Florida Police
It was with great sadness I read of the death of Trooper Haywood. I send my sincerest sympathies to his wife and family and to the entire Florida Highway Patrol. Doing what you do every day, to protect citizens, is often a thankless job. So I say THANK YOU to you all and especially to Trooper Haywood.
We offer our heartfelt condolences to Trooper Haywood's family and to the Florida Highway Patrol in the loss of a beloved husband, father, grandfather and employee.
Many times we take for granted the day to day life of our law enforcement providers and forget the untimely tragedies that can befall these, often times overlooked heroes and heroines who place themselves in harms way day in and day out.
Although we are all in harms way at any given moment, these individuals personify what it means to know you are in harms way and choose the path that puts you there in order to provide a safe haven for those of us who do not choose the same path. Thank you Trooper Haywood. You will be remembered.
Lee County Elections Office
My Condolences to the family and friends of Trooper Darryl Haywood.May you take comfort in knowing that he is now with our Lord,waiting for the day we will all be joined in a better place.God Bless and keep all of you in the palm of his hand.
A Volusia Resident,Debbie Brehm
I was very sad to hear the news announcing the death of Trooper Haywood.
I say that because I really mean it with all my heart. I have one
brother on the Highway Patrol and one brother retired from the Highway
Patrol. I could never imagine in a million years what the family is
going through. My thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Haywood's family
and also with the entire staff of the Highway Patrol. I ask God to be
with all of you in this terrible time of sorrow and to watch over you
Barbara Howes Smith
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to the Haywood family and
the Florida Highway Patrol. You are all in the thoughts and prayers of
the entire University of Central Florida Police Department.
Cpl. James Mangan
UCF Police Department
@ Rosen College of Hospitality
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am a former neighbor of Trooper Darryl Haywood.
Words can't express how saddened my wife and I are that he has died.
What an excellent neighbor he was! He was a true gentleman with a wonderful
We only saw him a few days ago at the supermarket. He always made a point of
What a loss for his family and the rest of us. We are so deeply saddened.
Our condolences to his wife and children, and to the FHP.
We thank God to have made his acquaintance.
Benjamin and Tina Dominguez
Palm Coast, FL
I had the pleasure of working with Trooper Darryl Haywood in Volusia County.
He was a true professional who always went above and beyond to serve the citizens of this state.
His sense of humor always brightened my day and I was proud to know him as a fellow trooper and as my friend.
My deepest and sincere condolences go out to his wife and family.
May God bless and take care of them during this time.
Trooper Wooster Woodward
Florida Highway Patrol
Troop - Q DeLand
My prayers and thoughts are with you and the Florida Highway Patrol
during this difficult time. It is always a shock, but even more so, so soon after
the similar loss of Andy.
Please extend my deepest condolences to the staff, Troopers, and family of
It is with deep sorrow to hear of the tragic death of Trooper Hayward.
As you know, losing a law enforcement officer in our community is like
losing a family member.
Please accept our deepest sympathy for the family of Trooper Hayward and
the Florida Highway Patrol. If we can be of any assistance, please let
Lou Leinhauser, Assistant Director
Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement
My heart felt thoughts and prayers go to Trooper Haywood's family. I am very sorry for your loss, as FHP, Florida's citizens, and the Law Enforcement community has had a great loss. I am a police officer in Volusia county and have had the privilege of meeting Trooper Haywood on several occasions and I consider it an honor to have worked beside him.
My prayers to the Haywood family.....
Ofc.Tom Larsen and family
I want to take the time to say I am sadden to hear about the death of
Trooper Haywood. I learned about his death via our dispatch here in Jacksonville.
It hits hard when you learn you have lost someone doing the same job you do.
I pray for his family and other Troopers that became part of his family.
Trooper Haywood will not be forgotten!
Tpr. Haywood and I were classmates in the 98th recruit class at the FHP
academy in 2000. Knowing he was retired from the NYPD, and was now in
the academy gave all of us a sense of drive, "if the old guy could do
it, then so could we". Saying he will be missed is an understatement.
Part of the FHP and a part of the 98th is now gone. Remembering his
kindness, true sense of loving his job, and serving his community wont
be too hard, as he was one of the best human beings I have ever known.
Res. Tpr. Craig Morse
To the Family and extended family and friends of Trooper Haywood:
I want to express my deepest condolences and sorrows. Having a brother and a boyfriend who are Deputies and people I hold dear in a number of agencies, I cannot imagine the pain and sadness you are experiencing. My prayers are with you all on your journey through this trying time. God Bless you all that wear the badge of courage!
Havana (Tallahassee), Florida
Florida Highway Patrol,
I just wanted to express my deepest condolences to all Troopers, in the Florida Highway Patrol, in ALL Troops throughout the state of Florida, in rememberance of Trooper Haywood who died in the line of duty, this past Saturday, in a vehicle crash, on I-4. As all State Troopers, local police officers, and fireman do everyday, Trooper Haywood, was just doing his job, trying to protect the public, and keep us safe, when these psycho criminals interfere with their jobs, and make it a lot more difficult. As Christ tells us,
"A Man Hath No Greater Love, Than To Lay Down His Life For A Friend..."
James R. Bessa
I was sadden when I heard the devistating news about my classmate, my co-worker and my friend. Haywood will be greatly missed.
Trooper Angel F. Rogers
from recruit class 98.
Troop E Miami.
It is with regret that I acknowledge the passing of Trooper Haywood. He and his family, as well as his brothers-in-arms, will be in my prayers.
Trooper First Class
New Jersey State Police (Retired)
I just read some of the notes that others have sent! My own ability to put into written word is rather poor! All I can truly say is God Bless Trooper Haywoods family at this time on need.
Dear Colonel Knight and Trooper Darryl Haywood's Family,
I'm not a Trooper yet! but I know that Police officers get into their uniforms, strap on their guns and go off to work. They go into the most volatile of situations - human emotions - of grief, rage, hatred, fear, greed and sometimes psychosis. In fact, sometimes they do not come home. They and their families live on a subtle edge. Please accept my deepest condolences on such a difficult time in your lives. Gob Bless you, Trooper Haywood and all the Officers out there who puts their lives in jeopardy to protect us.
Evan D. Santos
Margate, Broward County, FL
We don't know why things like this happen to such good people.
Is there an answer or reason? If there were an answer or reason, that answer or reason wouldn't be good enough.
We will always be family,friends, brothers... We need to stick together.
Trooper Brandon Hoaglan
Florida Highway Patrol
Our prayers for you and our Deepest sympathy to your family, friends and
loved ones. God Bless you and your family.
Officer Keith Feder - Ormond Beach P.D. and Mrs. Feder
Your Neighbors in Palm Coast
Dear Brother Darryl:
I know you are in heaven right now. Please ask God to look down on us State
Troopers and all other Law Enforcement Officers, that we may follow your
kind example of what it is demanded of us every day and to give strength to our
families that are left behind when we pay the ultimate price. My deepest
sympathies to the Darryl Haywood's family. May they know that we stand next to
them in this sorrowful time and extend our prayers to the almighty God in
asking him to give us the strength to continue Darryl's mission.
Trooper John P. Carvalho
Troop D (Orlando)
we at clermont fire dept. would like to send our condolence to the fhp family and most of all to brother haywood's family. we will keep all at fhp and the haywood family in our prayers. may my god be with you all at your time of need.
clermont fire dept
l-4350 station 2
It is with a heavy heart that I offer my sincere condolences to the family
of Trooper Haywood and also to his fellow co-workers. The citizens of this
fine State have lost a dedicated professional.
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his
Lieutenant James P. Rhyne
Florida Highway Patrol (Ret.)
To all troopers and the family of Darryl Haywood.Receive my most deeply
respects to the man, woman, and families of all the Florida Highway Patrol.There is
a special place in heaven for people like trooper Haywwod who passed away
doing what he likes,keeping people safe.
I just learned this evening of the death of Trooper Haywood. I returned
from a business trip from the Orlando area and saw many troopers. All
of them were acting in a professional manner, and showed the best of
what the state of Florida had to offer. I am offering my sincerest
condolences to the family and co-workers of Trooper Haywood. May he
never be forgotten.
Jefferson City, Missouri
Dear Mrs. Haywood: We would like to let you know that we are extremely sad
over the death of your husband, Trooper Haywood. We extend our sympathy to his
you, your children and grandchild. I know what it's like to lose a loved
one, as I lost my son in April 2000. He was 24 years old. But God is good, and
I pray that his mercy and love is upon you and your family during this time of
grief and sorrow. May God strengthen you and give you peace that surpasses
all understanding. Sincerely, Mrs. N. Dombrowski, Dunnellon, Florida
I"m really sorry for your loss. I live in North Carolina this was sent to me by a very good friend of mine. That work close to Trooper Haywood. I wanted you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. My finace is a Highway Trooper And my thoughts and prayers is with him everyday to bring him home safe. Any man to layed down His life in the line of duty. His a brave man, He is in GOD'S hands now and he well watch over very State Trooper in all states.Anyone who stands behind the badge of any police officers is honorable man. We just lost our chief of police here in nc Bob Martin. I will Pray For the family. And remember you are will take care of not only by GOD. But by every State Trooper that worked close to Trooper Haywood
from: North Carolina
Darryl was a true law enforcement professional. Although he stood over 6 feet
tall, he was a giant teddy bear. He never denied anyone a hello, always
smiled and never utter a negative word about anyone. He was always there to provide
words of encouragement and guidance. I was fortunate to work with Darryl in
the NYPD's Intelligence Division. He will be solely missed. Our deepest
sympathy and condolences to Linda and the kids, his extended family NYPD and the FHP.
George Chin, Retired Detective, NYPD, 42 Precinct Detective Sqd.
Trooper Haywood was at the scene of my accident I had back in June. He was a very caring man and helped me at that time. My heart goes out to his family.
Melda M. Bates
I'm so sorry to here about the untimely death of Darryl. I worked in the
Major Case Squad, NYPD, with Darryl. He was a great person, always so even
tempered, always a smile. A good Detective. My prayers go out to his family and
the members of the Florida Highway Patrol.
Retired NYPD Detective
Our thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Haywoods family as they say goodbye to a loved one. May GOD bless and keep them and help them understand that HE has taken Trooper Haywood into his own care and keeping. Trooper Haywood made the ultimate sacrifice so that each of us could be safe in our world! Another American HERO taken much too soon!!
SFC R.W. Phillips
Georgia State Patrol
I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the Haywood family. I had the privilege to attend the academy with Darryl and work with him in Troop D - Deland on the same squad. I can honestly say that he was one of nicest people I had ever met. He was always laughing and never had a bad thing to say about anything or anyone. I/we who had the honor to know him, will miss his laugh and him very much.
Trooper Sean P. Dwan
Troop D - Deland
My condolences to Darryl's family. I graduated from the NYPD academy with
Darryl and served with him as a rookie in the 44th Precinct in the Bronx.
Darryl was a nice and gentle man. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
To a fellow Florida Law Enforcement Officer and retired NYPD Detective 2nd, I pray that God Bless Trooper Hayward's soul and give strength to his family and his extended Law Enforcement Family. You are all in my prayers. God Bless.
I worked with Darryl in the Major Case Squad of the New York City Police
Department, he was a great guy and great Detective. May he always Rest in
Dear Col. Knight, the Haywood family and the entire FHP family,
I send my sincerest condolences on your loss of Trooper Haywood. While
nothing will replace Trooper Haywood, hopefully you will be able to take
comfort in knowing he was living a dream of working for the Florida
Highway Patrol and died for all of us, while working to make our
Highways safer. I will never forget his sacrifice.
I will and encourage everyone to pray for Trooper Haywood, his family
and the FHP family, so you may be strong during the trying days, weeks
and months ahead. While Trooper Haywood is gone from our world, I have
faith he has passed to the next and will be waiting for his Family and
fellow law enforcement Brothers and Sisters, with open arms.
Dep. John G. Howard
St. Johns County Sheriff's Office
St. Augustine, Florida
Neil J. Perry, Sheriff.
ANOTHER HERO IS FALLEN. MY WIFE AND I WAS DRIVING IN I-4 WEST AT THE
APPROXIMATE TIME THIS INCIDENT OCCURED, WE SAW THE TROOPER'S VEHICLE AND
ANOTHER CAR IN THE DITCH SURROUNDED BY THE YELLOW POLICE LINE ON THE EAST
BOUND OF THE INTERSTATE. HOPE THIS KIND OF INCIDENT WOULD NOT HAPPEN AGAIN
TO A PUBLIC SERVANT WHO WAS JUST DOING THE MOST NOBLE WORK TO PROTECT THE
MOTORISTS AND MAKE THE ROAD SAFER. HOPE PERPETRATORS LIKE THIS MOTORCYCLE
DRIVER GETS THE MOST SEVERE PENALTY THE LAW AFFORDS.
WELL DONE TROOPER HAYWOOD!!!
SweetsPlease accept my condolences and prayers in the death of Trooper
Daryll Haywood. THANK YOU to Trooper Haywood for the ultimate sacrifice you
have made protecting me and the rest of the citizens of Florida.
Jacksonville Regional Communications Center
Florida Highway Patrol
To the family and friends of Troop Haywood - I extend my deepest and heartfelt sympathies of his untimely death. I thank you for your sacrifice and will be forever grateful to him for protecting our lives while sacrificing his own. People everywhere should be so blessed to have such a devoted and unselfish peacemaker and guardian.
Sincerely, David Livingston
I know my husband has sent in our condolences for Trooper Haywood, but
as a wife of a police officer who served 28 yrs with The Broward
Sheriff's Office and he is now working as a police officer for the
Ormond Beach Police Dept. I wish to share a poem written by an unknown
author given at the funeral of one of BSO's officer by Chaplain
Braswell. Although Trooper Haywood will be greatly missed and leave a
void in many lives: He is now forever safe:
The Policeman stood and faced his God, which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining, 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 Sundays and at times my talk
was rough and sometimes I've been violent
because the streets are awefully tough. But I never took a penny that
wasn't mine to keep. Though I worked alot 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 forgave 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 fears. If you've a
place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I've 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 burden well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."
Again our deepest sympathy and prayers go out to Trooper Haywood's
family, friends and the FHP. We are all "Band of Brothers and Sisters"
in Law enforcement and Public Safety
Deidra Feder of Palm Coast, FL
I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF TROOPER
HAYWOOD,ALSO TO HIS EXTENDED FAMILY AT FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL. MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS
ARE WITH YOU . SINCERELY, , , . C. WILSON , (NYPD AUXILIARY), JACKSON
HEIGHTS, NEW YORK
It is with great sadness that we hear about the death of our good friends
father, Mr. Haywood. We grew up together with his son in Flagler County. We
spent great times together in town as youth. I remember going over to the
Haywood residence and taking pictures before Homecoming around 2000 with Arthi
Bannister. We have the state trooper car belonging to Mr. Haywood in the
background of our pictures taken outside. Although this death is tragic and
unforeseen, God has alma master plan for EVERYTHING. His timetable may not suite ours,
but what can we do? Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and yours.
With heartfelt sympathy,
~Tamara Gibson & Chynequa King
To Trooper Haywoods family and the Fhp family. I like to say i am sorry to
hear the loss of a hero and a outstanding State Trooper . He will be very
missed as one of florida's finest. Please accept my sincere condolensences.I
share you pain during this time.Chris may god give you the guidence through
this time and be strong for the state of Florida and the rest of the
Troops.May god bless each one of you. Your all in my prayers.
It is with the deepest regret that I send my sincere condolences to the
family of Officer Haywood, one of my former comrades in the New York City Police
It is such sad irony that he survived the streets of hell in New York only to
lose his life in his retirement career.
Rest in peace my brother.
Wilton A. Sekzer
I am a wife of an Ohio State Patrol Trooper. My husband was recently injured in a accident resulting from a pursuit. My heart and prayers go out to your family and hope you remember all the good your husband has done to keep people off the roads that could do harm to others.
God bless you and I extend my sincerest sympathy to your entire family for your loss.
May you rest in peace, and may God be with your family.
PAPD P.O. R.ST.Clair
I'll always remember the good times at the academy and on the road. Rest
in peace Brother. You will never be forgotten.
"FHP STANDING TALL THE
98TH IS ABOVE THEM ALL."
*Trooper Albert Pratts
Florida Higway Patrol*
I am saddened by the loss of Trooper Haywood. I have seen him around
many times in his Camaro. My heart and prayers go out to his family. But
I know he's in a better place now, where there is no crime. And I know
it's going to be hard on the his family to pick up and go on. Jesus will be
there to help them with their grief.
Again, I am sorry for your loss and prayers are with them and all the State
Troopers who knew him and worked with him daily.
An Angel In The Sky Must Leave His Place Of Rest, Gently Tucking His Wings
Beneath His Armored Vest. For Duty Has Called, There Is Much Work To Do Little
Did He Know; This One Is Dressed In Blue. Arriving On The Scene, He Knows Just
What To Say,
"Follow Me, Fallen Brother, I'll Show You The Way."
"Your Duty Has Ended, Your Work Is Now Through."
"Come Hang Your Hat Beside Mine, I'm A Cop, Too."
God Bless The Haywood Family.
It hurt to see are trooper go this way. And only God know what his family is
going threw. And we all pray for his family. I know it may be more easier for
me to say but, now your hasbune, and father is in a better place. A place
called Heaven, a place where no more harm can be done to him. A place where he can
still see, and watch over his family. May GOD be with the Haywood family.
My heartfelt condolences to Trooper Haywood's family and friends. I did not
know him and don't live in that area but I do appreciate the hard and
dangerous work you guys do. May God rest his soul.
My family and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to The Haywood Family. I had the opportunity to attend the FHP Academy with Darryl. He was a Good, even-tempered guy who will be sincerely missed.
Trooper Rafael Streeter
Florida Highway Patrol
Troop A - Pensacola
I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family of Trooper
Darryl L. Haywood who gave his life to protect all the drivers in Florida. I
hope he will get his reward in Heaven. I have only good memories of the
FHP: A Trooper helped me once to change a wheel with a flat tire on the
Interstate 4 Eastbound.
My thoughts are with the family Haywood.
To the Family of Trooper Haywood and his fellow officers,
Let me first offer my most sincere condolonces on his passing in the line of duty.
I first met Trooper Haywood when I was stopped for speeding on Southbound I-95 last July and was impressed with his professionalism and friendly demeanor. After identifying myself as a fellow law enforcement officer, we soon discovered that we had several friends in common when we were both employed by the NYPD and had worked in the same area. We spoke for several minutes on the side of the road and parted ways shortly thereafter. I continued on my journey to South Florida, happy to have engaged in conversation with such a gentleman and former colleague.
The treatment that I received from Trooper Haywood exemplifies the ideals of the law enforcement family and when something tragic like his line of duty death occurs, we all suffer a tremendous loss.
Thank you for letting me share my memory of a great man and heroic officer.
P.O. Brett Porigow #2112
Port Authority of N.Y. & N.J. Police Department
I am very sorry about trooper Darryl Haywood,My heart and soul are with his
I would like to send my deepest regrets to you for the death of Trooper
Haywood. May you all be comforted during this trying time.
Deputy Adam Sarlo
Community Policing Unit
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Just read the sad news about Tpr Haywood.
From one Police officer to another, my sincere condolences to family and colleagues.
PC 35 Alyn LEWIS.
Armed Response Unit
Dear Darryl Jr. and the Entire Haywood Family, Friends and Fellow Troopers,
No words can express how deeply sorry I am to hear about your enormous loss. I never met Trooper Haywood, but I am friends with his son, and that alone breaks my heart knowing a friend has lost a parent. Trooper Haywood lost his life protecting the citizens of Flagler County, Volusia County, Florida, and the United States of America. He is a hero in every way shape or form. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this terrible time. And I will be here for you if you ever need anything please do not hesitate.
With Deepest Sympathy,
The Florida Independent Automobile Dealers Association wishes to send it's
heartfelt condolences to the family of Trooper Darryl Haywood and the
community of law enforcement officers.
Larry Peters, Executive Director
Florida Independent Automobile Dealers Association
I am a police officer from N.H. i am sad to here a brother officer was killed in the line of duty i whish i could make somone feel better but he gave his life doing somthing he loved i am honered to say i would have been proud to know him we here in N.H. are behind him and florida highway patrol family.
It is with great sadness to hear of Trooper Darryl Haywood's sudden passing. Just reading many of the notes from friends that knew him show you the kind of man he was.
His life here was short and he certainly made a tremendous impact on so many people.
May God protect his family and give them and his friends a peace beyond all understanding.
Pat Bradley, Major
Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary, Troop L
Please accept my sincerest condolences during this sorrowful time. I will pray that God will keep his hand upon Trooper Haywood's family, along with all Florida Highway Patrol troopers and other law enforcement officers.
My heartfelt condolences to the Family of Tpr. Darryl L. Haywood, Along with
his extended families(Florida Hwy Patrol and the New York City Police Dept.).
I personally worked with Darryl on many details while on the job with the
NYCPD. Darryl, always had a glad to see you smile on his face, he was a good Cop
and by all means will be sorely missed. God bless you Darryl and may you rest
Quentin Jacobs (Ret'd Det.)
New York City Police Dept.
My heart goes out to Darryl's wife and colleagues in the FHP. As a retired member of NYPD I myself had the pleasure of working with Darryl in the late 80's at the 44th Pct. He always had a big smile on his face and treated everyone with respect. He was a wonderful person to know and work with. He will be missed so much. God bless his family and colleagues in the FHP
Annie Rivera (retired NYPD)
I AM M/SGT ROBERT BURTON OF THE MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY PATROL. I AM A 22
YEAR VETERAN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, AND I JUST HEARD THE NEWS OF
TROOPER HAYWOOD'S UNTIMELEY DEATH. PLEASE ACCEPT MY CONDOLENCES AT THIS
TRAGIC LOSS. IF THERE IS EVER ANYTHING THAT MYSELF OR THE MISSISSIPPI HIGHWAY
PATROL CAN DO FOR YOU, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO CALL.
IN DEEPEST SYMPATHY,
M/SGT ROBERT BURTON C-3
To Linda, Little Darryl, Erica and Chloe,
Our prayers are with you. We love you and we are all going to miss Darryl.
I will truly miss seeing him on that Deland Stretch of I-4.
Darryl was definitely one of the GOOD GUYS. He truly loved his job and
first of all
Love and prayers to all of you.
The Bob Montgomerys'
To the Haywood and FHP families---
Having grown up in an FHP home, I have many memories as a child of hearing that another officer was lost tragically in the line of duty. It is especially hard to hear now that I am serving as a duty officer, since it reminds me in the most humbling of ways that my friends and colleagues could meet such a fate. Even though I never met Trooper Haywood in person, I have nothing but respect for a man who places himself at risk day to day for the citizens he swore to protect. His loss is felt by those who knew him and by those who understand what he did on a daily basis. His death is both heartbreaking and unfortunate, but is also seen through my eyes as being noble and courageous. I offer both my respect for a fallen officer and heartfelt condolences to his friends and family for their tragic loss.
With deepest sympathy,
Duty Officer Jon Boles
FHP--Tallahassee Regional Communications Center
I had the pleasure of personally knowing and working with Darryl when he was
a member of the New York City Police Department. Darryl was always a kind
generous person, who truly loved his job and family. Darryl retired from the
NYPD and moved to Florida with his family. It was only natural that he would
have sought employment with the Florida Highway Patrol.
It is truly a tragedy to have someone like Darryl taken from us. He had the
ability to have everyone like and love him wherever he went. I can honestly
say that the NYPD has lost him twice, once to retirement and once in death. To
my fellow brother Officers of the Florida Highway Patrol, I feel your lost.
Darryl was and will always be special. I will miss him forever.
Kevin A. O'Banyoun
Lt. NYPD (ret.)
Our prayers are with the Haywood family and the FHP. With all do respect.
Georgia State Trooper- S. Jackson
I feel your loss, and I pray for you all. Just remember, his death was not in vain. I know we all feel that there is so much that we didn't get to say or share when we lose a loved one or friend, but we all must remember that they can still hear our words, our thoughts, and our feelings. God hears our every word, thought and prayer. Our lost loved ones will never really be gone because they will allways be in our Memories, Our Prayers, and still a part of our lives.
The loss of a brother officer is felt deep within my heart.........May god
bless Trooper Haywoods Family, and his Troop...Who will have to continue without
Our loss is Heavens Gain
Jacksonville Sheriffs Office
I had the pleasure and honor to work alongside a gentle giant known to all as
Police Officer Darryl Haywood, Highway Patrol #1, NYPD. In our parlance,
Darryl was cop's cop. Always cool calm and collected, and a gentleman. He will
be sorely missed.
May God Rest Trooper Haywood's Soul In Peace.
Leo Itzkowitz, P.O. Ret., Highway Patrol #1, NYPD
As a retired police detective my prayers are with the family and friends of
this fine officer.
On behalf of the Lohman Family and the Staff of the Lohman Funeral Homes
we send our sincerest condolences to the Haywood family. Our thoughts
and prayers are with you during this tragic time.
To the family and friends of this BRAVE HERO.
My prayers and thoughts
are with you in your loss. Trooper Haywood was doing a job that most of
us don't have enough courage to do. That is to protect others, to
protect people he has never met. I hold him in my heart and will pray
for all of you dealing with this great loss. Take care and God bless!!!
Always keep the S-O-N shining on the inside!!
God does not send sickness or disease, accident or tragedy. All of these things happen for reasons sometimes unknown to man.
God sends the strength to survive and transcend tragedy. May Trooper Haywood's family find comfort in God's amazing grace and love.
I want to give my condolences. It is so upseting that our law enforcement is out there everyday protecting us and some people just don't care. I have a brother-in-law that is fhp, so I couldn't imagine how the family must feel. Just remember that there are people out there, like me, who DO care! Take care. I wish you all well.
As an interested party in becoming a F.H.P. Trooper, and as a participent
in the law enforcement field, I feel as if I knew Trooper Haywood and value his
actions. I send condolences from my family to his.
Rey Wilder of Chicago
active member of the
ILLINIOS POLICE RESERVES
On behalf of all of the members of the Bradenton Unit, Florida Highway
Patrol Auxiliary let me extend our sincere condolences and prayers for the
immediate family of Trooper Haywood and for his extended family of the FHP.
It is a tragic loss that such a dedicated and well respected Trooper gives
it all while attempting to protect the citizens and visitors of the State of
Florida from those with such reckless disregard for other's safety. We
stand ready to serve and support you all.
Edward A. Cleveland, Captain, FHPA, Bradenton Unit
I was at the Deland Medical Examiner's office when he was brought in.I feel
so sorry for his family and their lost.I prayed hard for him and his family,and
just wanted to say once more; how sorry i am for his untimely demise.To
trooper Haywood go be with God.
I did not know you, but we are family. God's Speed Trooper Darryl Haywood.
Florida Highway Patrol (Ret.)
TO THE FAMILY OF TROOPER DARRYL HAYWOOD, HIS FELLOW TROOPERS:
ON BEHALF OF MYSELF DAVID, MY WIFE CAMILLE AND MY SON ERIK, PLEASE ACCEPT
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY FOR YOUR TERRIBLE LOSS. FEW PEOPLE REALLY UNDERSTAND THE
RISKS AND SACRIFICES MADE BY ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMBERS EVERY DAY AND THAT
THEY TRULY ARE WILLING TO LAY DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR THE SAFETY AND PROTECTION
OF STRANGERS IN THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
YOUR LOSS OF DARRYL AS A HUSBAND AND A FATHER AND FELLOW TROOPER HITS ALL OF
THE PEOPLE OF THIS STATE. HE IS NO LONGER HERE TO STAND BETWEEN US AND
DANGER AS A PROUD MEMBER OF AN ELITE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY LIKE FLORIDA STATE
HIS WILL BE MISSED BY ALL OF THOSE WHO NEVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHAKE
HIS HAND AND SAY, "THANK YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE."
GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALL
THE BENTLEY FAMILY
My condolences goes out to the Haywood family, for another brother has left us for this I am truly sadden.
My sincere condolences to the family and comrades of Trooper HAYWOOD. May he Rest In Peace.
Chicago Police Department
To my brothers and sisters of the Florida Highway Patrol
Another "hero" of our profession has been taken from us by those who have no regard for the lives of their fellow citizens of Florida. Because of their actions a dedicated public servant has given the ultimate sacrafice.
Trooper Haywood was obviously a very dedicated member of your department as evidenced by the stories of his brief 2nd career with the FHP. His life was spent like many of us serving the public in our efforts to make a difference in our way of life.
I know he will be missed greatly by his family, friends and co-workers at FHP. As yearly visitor to you fine state I have always been impressed with the members of FHP I have met who have joined you as a 2nd career after retiring from another police agency in the United States.
May God Bless his family and all of my brothers and sisters of the FHP and look over them and keep you all safe .
Lt. Kenneth E. Thompson
Delaware State Police (Retired)
Just a note to express our deepest sympathy for the death of a fellow law enforcement officer. People take for granted the security that each and every officer strives to provide for the people in our country. We wish the agency and the family the best in dealing with this huge loss.
Escambia County SO K9 Officer
Escambia County SO Dispatcher
My Deepest sympathy goes out to you Linda, and your family. My eyes are
filled with tears as I write this note but somewhere in the back of my
mind I can here Darryl saying," it's ok I am just fine!" and I know if I
live right I will see him again.
Palm Coast, Florida
I am sorry for your loss. I just relocated to Ft. Lauderdale from
Massachusetts to begin a career in law enforcement. Every time I hear about
the death of an officer from any state I feel like I lost a brother. I know
and understand that it is a dangerous job, but there needs to be a way to
put an end to officers being killed trying to serve and protect. I did not
know this officer, but I do know that he should not have passed this way. To
his fellow officers and family, I am very sorry.
May Darryl rest in peace. I had the privledge and honor to work with Darryl while he was a Detective with the Major Case Squad of the NYPD. He was a true gentleman. My prayers and condolences go out to his wife and family and to the members of the FHP. He will be surely be missed by all.
Trooper Haywood will always be in our hearts. He will be surely missed by
all who knew him and we will always remember him for his outstanding service
and dedication to FHP. May you rest in peace Trooper Haywood.
Corporal Bazinet and Family
FHP, Troop G
Trooper Haywood,you will be missed by all who put on a uniform for THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL! It hurts to lose a brother officer from any department,but it hurts even more that you were one of OUR OWN.Rest in Peace,and may GOD BLESS!
I never met a person as nice as Darryl Haywood. He was a gentlemen and just
a great guy to know. We worked together at Highway Patrol in New York during
the 1980s. I remember how he use to keep his Patrol car, always clean and in
perfect condition. I worked with him on car stops and loved how low keyed he
was and how he showed the motorist respect no matter what the violation was.
His passing leaves us with an empty feeling and he will be missed. My
condolence to Darryl's family and may God Bless them.
John Del Gardo Sr.
New York Highway Patrol, Retired
My condolences to the family of Trooper Haywood. Im sure he was a good man. God bless.
I recall Darryl as a young Highway Patrolmen, always pleasant with a smile on his face and a great disposition. He will be greatly missed.
Retired Sgt. Hwy1 NYPD
My heart goes out to Trooper Haywood and his family. He will be sorely
missed by the FHP and the NYPD. I knew Darryl when I was assigned to Highway Three
for the NYPD. I attended numerous training and police details with Darryl
and he was always a gentlemen. He always gave someone no matter who they were a
God bless Darryl Haywood
Police Officer Anthony Flammia (Former NYPD 1984-2001)
Currently @ Centre Island Police Department
Oyster Bay NY Nassau County- 2001 to Present
We will miss Darryl's sense of humor and his gentle smile. He always had the
nack of making others laugh. I will never forget the times he would talk to me
on the telephone as I traveled I-95 on the way home. He kept me awake and
safe as I made my way home to my family.
Linda, Erica, Darryl Jr., and Chloe we will always be here for you all.
I am so sorry for your loss. People like Trooper Haywood make our streets
safe to walk and drive on. He will be missed by all of us.
I would like to offer my deepest condolences to trooper Haywood's family.
My thoughts and prayers are with them; CA is with you.
San Diego, CA
Words do not begin to express the feelings that I -- as a Florida citizen and survivor of a fallen Arlington policeman who fell also preventing tragedy on the highways -- feel for Trooper Haywood's fellow patrol, his superiors, his trainees and mentees, his friends and -- most of all -- his wife, children and family. I can only hope with the highest of all hopes that your colleague, loyal employee, mentor, friend and loved one died doing -- as did my Craig -- what he loved to do, however short it may have been that we were all fortunate enough for him to have done it.
Real love stories never end...
With warmest, deepest feelings and wishes for soothing thoughts, beautiful memories and hope for serene patience until the next time we all meet.
My wife, son, and I were traveling West on 4 through the area from Ohio when
we saw the accident 10 or 15 minutes after it had happened. We watched the
news that night and were shocked to hear exactly what had happened.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of his friends, coworkers and
especially his family.
Captain Shawn C. McCabe
Auburn Fire Dept.
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
As a longtime acquaintance, I want to personally extended my deepest
sympathy to Linda and family. A good Trooper has past, but even more
so, a family man. You are all in families prayers.
Sgt. Jerry D. Elliott
San Antonio, Tx.
Dear Chris and the FHP family:
I was saddened to hear about the tragic death of Trooper Haywood. On behalf of the men and women of MCCO, please extend our deepest sympathies to his family during this time of loss. I am very sorry that I could not attend his service today, as I had to attend our retired Assistant Secretary's funeral here in Tallahassee. I have thought of Trooper Haywood's family many times the last two days, and my prayers go out to his family and friends. I hope my staff in attendance at the service today, expressed our sorrow for yet another loss of one of "Florida's Finest".
Let us know if we can do anything to help,
Colonel Graham W. Fountain
Director, FDOT Motor Carrier Compliance
My name is David Seawell and I'm a Captain with the Brunswick, Georgia
Police Dept. I just wanted to pass on my department's condolences to
the FHP family and the family of Trooper Darryl Haywood. Additionally,
I want to let you know that my agency is hosting a motorcycle ride in
honor of several law enforcement officers that have made the ultimate
sacrifice. Our ride, the 2nd Annual Ofc. Melvin Collins Memorial Bike
Ride was named after B.P.D. Ofc. Collins who was killed in the line of
duty April 15, 2003, while preventing an armed robbery. He had only
been with our department six (6) months.
Anyway, our bike ride is going to be from Brunswick, Ga. to St.
Augustine, Fla. We will be passing through several jurisdictions and
felt it would be appropriate to honor those officers killed in these
jurisdictions. Of course we couldn't list every name of every officer
who died on the back of our event t-shirt so it was decided to list the
name, agency and end of watch date of the last officer killed in the
line of duty from these jurisdictions. We are proud and honored to be
able to list Trooper Haywood on our event t-shirts.
I don't anticipate the need for FHP to be involved in our ride but
Nassau, Duval, and St. Johns County Sheriff's Department are providing
escort through their jurisdictions. The only time we will be on the
interstate, without an escort, will be a short distance from the Georgia
/ Florida line to the first exit at U.S. 17. That's where Nassau County
will pick us up. We're expecting about 125 motorcycles in our ride.
I extend to FHP an invitation to join our ride in any manner they wish.
Take Care and Stay Safe.
Captain David A. Seawell
Support Services Commander
Brunswick Police Department
Dear family and fellow Officers:
I am saddened by the line of duty death of Trooper
Haywood and offer my condolences to you.
I trust that he is at peace with the lord in heaven.
sergeant, NYPD ret.
I knew Darryl when he first came to Highway Patrol in the Bronx. He was like
most of us young but always cool calm and extremely polite with the efficiency
of a sharp razor. A man everyone could look up to.
Now he rides the Golden Highways in Heaven.
Lou Cirrotta - Sgt. Ret. NYPD Highway District
I was surfing the web today when I came across this article and it
deeply saddens me to learn of his untimely death. I have know Darryl and
his family since we were both little boys growing up in the Bronx New
York. We had shared the honor of being best man at each others weddings
and being godfather to each first born children. I had to smile when I
read how Darryl could recognize the fire and police sirens as the passed
by the houses along Grant and Morris Avenues. I can still remember
playing hook and ladder 44 in his fathers house using two chairs and the
ladder from he and David's bunk beds when we just children.
I had recently lost touch with Darryl and his family over the past few
years since his retirement from the NYPD and my relocating to
Massachusetts with my family. We always had a special bond and I used to
tell him that if I had not seen him in years, it was always as if it was
just yesterday that I last saw him. If there is any way you can pass
this note onto the family, so they will know that even though he is
gone, he will always be in our hearts. He was a special person and I
would like Linda, Erica and Little Darryl to know that they are in my
prayers and I will always have love for them and share in their grief at
I know that Darryl died doing the job that he loved and doing it the
only way he knew how, with no regrets. I will always have love and
respect for Darryl, Rest In Peace Big Fella !!!
Colonel Knight and the Florida Highway Patrol,
In the wake of this tragedy for Trooper Haywood's family, FHP, and the overall law enforcement community, I wanted to express my deepest sympathies, but also my sincere appreciation for the fine example Trooper Daryl Haywood was for the Florida Highway Patrol.
While working as a patrol supervisor in the Deltona area, I met Trooper Haywood numerous times along I-4. Whether it was responding to a crash or backing me or one of my deputies up on a traffic stop or motorist assist, Trooper Haywood always looked sharp, responded swiftly and professionally, displayed kindness with a handshake and a smile, and offered to stay and help out. The sad loss of his presence in our profession will not be forgotten.
To our brothers and sisters at FHP, especially in Troop D - Deland, I want you to know your law enforcement family shares your grief and sorrow. Your dedicated service to our community is truly appreciated, and we'll always be there for you.
Lt. David Brannon
Volusia County Sheriff's Office
to my friend
who gave me the name of moses
we had great times in the academy
i remember your favorite saying
"u got to be kidding me"
to the family
we do have the hope to see him again
Tpr. Kenneth Wahington
I was sorry to hear of the untimely death of Trooper Haywood. I admire the hard work of all law enforcement officers, and it is a shame when one of the best is lost. Please know our prayers are with his family as they go through this hard time. God bless.
K. Doug Hess, Paramedic
Pinellas County EMS
I AM DEEPLY SORRY TO HEAR OF TROOPER HAYWOOD'S DEATH. MY FAMILY ARE ALL
OFFICERS IN DENVER AND I KNOW WE LIVE WITH THE THOUGHT OF SOMETHING
HAPPENING EVERY DAY. MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY. HE SOUNDS LIKE HE
WAS A WONDERFUL MAN.
Sr. Title Specialist
Dear Colonel Knight,
The Board, staff, and members of The National Badge of Honor Memorial
Foundation extend to you and your department our deepest condolences on the death of
Trooper Darryl Haywood.
Our Foundation was created to insure that the families of law enforcement
officers slain in the line of duty obtain funds that are available to them. If
you would like to receive an update on your current state benefits available
to the family and/or you need assistance in preparing the Federal Death Benefit
documents, please feel free to contact us.
Chairman, Board of Trustees
Dear FHP Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of one of your
troopers. It's always sad to hear that somebody who was working for the
safety of other people is gone because of one of those irresponsable
As a member of the Federal Highway Police in Belgium I wish to share
G. VAN DYCK, Highway Police Officer (Belgium)
ON BEHALF OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL WE SEND YOU, OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY PATROL, ARE DEEPEST CONDOLENCE. TROOPER HAYWORD GAVE HIS LIFE TRYING TO PROTECT OTHERS
TRAFFIC RECORDS DEPARTMENT
CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL
Dear Colonel Knight and FHP Family.
Please know you have our deepest condolences on the loss of Trooper
Haywood. It is always a pleasure to work with Troopers of this GREAT STATE,and to
lose one saddens us all. MAY GOD YOU ALL!
Beulah Fire &
Hello, I am operator Figueroa with the Davie Police Department, and I wish to
send my condolences to FHP and the Family of Trooper Haywood. I happened to
browse your website and I read about Trooper Haywood. I think the men and women
who serve in Law Enforecment deserve commendations for putting their life on
the line everyday. They are our heroes, as was Trooper Haywood. My thoughts
and prayers are with his family.
Thank you for your time,
My deepest condolences&love&
prayers to the family!
Sincerest condolences to the family of Trooper Haywood and to my brothers
and sisters on the Florida Highway Patrol.
Sgt. Pat McArdle
Minnesota State Patrol
My Father and Family members are Officers in law enforcement and our
thoughts and prayer's go out to him and his family may he rest in peace...
My sincere condolences to the FHP and his family.
I am sure he is a safe and happy place......
I extend my personal sympathy and a prayer for Trooper Darryl L. Hawood. I
pary he may rest in peace and his friends and family have some comfort knowing
he died as a man.
Robert W. van Hengel
Special Agent, ATF, Retired
Special Invesitgator, FBI, BICS VII
My deepest condolence to your and to the Haywood family,
I t is so hard to read articles like to one for Trooper Darryl L. Haywood. I
take allot of pride in teaching to respect the troopers to our students and
know that they risk their life to keeps our streets safe.
Everyone dislikes when an officer pulls them over for a citation and they
don't realize that these man and women are perhaps saving their lives by
giving them a wake up call.
We congratulate your agency on a job well done.
We will remember you in the Bronx......You'll have a parking spot reserved
for you now in the "Upper Lot."
10-98.. Resume Patrol...
NYPD Highway Patrol Unit 1
Hi my name is Mike my dad is a Trooper to and we all hope u well overcame
this because he's looking down on us right now and having fun and is gonna make
things happen for all of us
My deepest condolences on the death of Trooper Darryl Haywood while on duty.
He was obviously a dedicated law enforcement officer who was in the midst of a
successful second career when he was unfortunately cut down in his prime.
Please send my condolences to Trooper Haywood's wife and family and let them
know that the public also grieves when a police officer gives his life while
upholding our laws.
Retired Federal Law Enforcement Officer
My thought's and prayer's are with the Haywood family. God bless.
Walnut Creek, California
I am deeply saddened by this tragic event that took
Trooper Haywood's life, but more so, angered by the
circumstances around this event.
It is an outrage that because two irresponsible
drivers, trying to prove God know what, have caused
such a terrible loss for both Trooper Haywood's family
and the FHP.
It shows us how disrespect for law enforcement has
become blunter. I only hope that all the weight of the
law falls under this individual that has been
God Bless Trooper Haywood's Family, you are in my
God speed the FHP
As a retired officer in Florida I wish to express my deepest sympathy to the Haywood family. I have worked as a traffic unit and was in close contact with many of the FHP members. As a brother officer I feel the smae pain the family does when things like this happen. Sorry for your loss.
We're from PA and while searching your site online we saw that one of your troopers was killed in the line of duty. We'd just like to send our prayers to the family in their time of sorrow.
Joseph and Erina Lenhart
To the family of Trooper Haywood:
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I believe that something good always comes from tragedy. Hearing of your loved ones passing hit me right in the heart. my husband is a trooper in Pinellas County. Every morning now when he leaves for his shift, I hug him extra tight and give him one extra kiss, because Trooper Haywoods passing has made me realize how much I take my husband coming home from work every day for granted. Things like this make us wake up and appreciate life a little more. God Bless your family.
Jessica Nichols, Pinellas County
Just a note of appreciation for Trooper Hayward (and family) for his efforts in keeping the citizens of Florida safe.
I am so sorry for his untimely passing and am in deep apprelciation for him and all of the officers of the law in their efforts to help us all out.
With deep appreciation, sorry, and prayers...........thank you from the bottom of my heart.
With the warmest regards,
LENSON REALTY, INC.
BROKER / OWNER
I send my condolence to the family and friends of this brave trooper. I am very sorry about what happen, but look at it this way. He is home with the lord and is being an state trooper angel for him. God bless the family. Trooper Haywood is your family gaurdian angel now.
Duncan Enterprises, Inc
Sorry to hear of this tragedy. Prayers and best wishes for the family.
Everyone suffers when a hero like Trooper Haywood dies, but none more that
his loved ones.
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to you all.
West Palm Beach, FL
My sincere condolences go out to the family, and the Florida Highway Patrol,
I'm so sorry for you loss, Darryl was in my NYPD Academy Class (9/80-1/81).
He was a good cop and friend. He'll be missed.
Martin A. Gonzalez,
As a NYC resident, it pains me to read of the death of Trooper Haywood.
What a tragedy for his family, his colleagues, and society in general.
Celebrate his life and his contributions.
My deepest sympthy goes to the family, friends and professionals associated
with Trooper Haywood.
It takes an uncommon person to dedicate his life to the betterment of
humanity. I thank him, and those who survive him, for making our world a safer
May God continue to bless and protect you all.
Trooper Haywood's death may remind us that only the valiant make a true
difference in this world, and our brother who goes before us has left a kinder
path for us to follow. May we live up to the memory he has left us...
Came across this by accident. My dad was a police officer and my heart goes
out to Trooper Haywoods's family friends and co-workers.
O.K..... It seems to me like it was just yesterday that "Lil' Darryl" and I,Steven A. Miranda were sitting down after i graduated from high school with Mr. Haywood ("Big Darryl") saying to him that we wanted to be just like him and serve and protect the nation from harm. It seems like just yesterday that i was sitting down with Mr. Haywood and he told me is this really what i wanted to do? He then told me "Steven you know i go to work every day and i do not know if i am going to come home that day, do you know how that feels?". Now look at this nearly 2 months later I am in a police academy. So i would just like to thank "Big Darryl" for teaching me everything i know today about F.H.P. and helping me to get one step closer to becoming one of Florida's Highway Patrol! Ms.Linda although i see you EVERY day and tell you how much i love you all the time i would just one more time like to let you know how appreciated you are to me after all you are my second mother, Im not even going to tell you how much of a great man your husband was because everyone else has done that, and plus you already know how i feel about him, but i will tell you this can you please pray with me that he will keep me and most of all your wonderful son safe as we begin a journey of no return in the career of Law Enforcement. We will need all the prayers we can get and i am confident that Mr. Haywood will always be looking down upon us to keep us safe. Darryl, My best friend in the whole entire world, I LOVE YOU! I really dont have much to say brother but i do have to tell you this just listen to your mother and PLEASE be safe I wouldnt know what to do with out you as my friend. After all you are my "brother from another mother",right? Erica,my sister,stay focused sweatheart I love you all so dearly and will ALWAYS be there for you all with and endeavors that you may encounter I PROMISS. Chole-"Pop,Pop" is in a better place, so say your prayers.I LOVE YOU MR.HAYWOOD.YOU WILL NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN.A PIECE OF MY HEART HAS BEEN REMOVED AND WILL NEVER BE REPLACED.I sit here to write this today to let everyone know that I am "little Darryl's best friend" and i saw Mr.Haywood EVERY day for the past 4 years until this very tragic day. It is very hard to understand and to accept that he is laying to rest, but your expected to just "suck it up" and go along with life but it does not happen like that and will not happen like that. Seeing someone every day and than all of a sudden he/she isn't there any more it is unreal, and i dont want to accept it although i must.I cant write any more the screen is beginning to get blurry. I LOVE YOU Mr.Haywood.Please look over your son and I as we begin this journey and most of all my future brother and sisters of the Highway Patrol to stay safe with all the encounter they have with people every day. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!
-Steven A. Miranda-
(Future F.H.P. and Darryl Jr.'s friend for life)
Darryl we will meet again as we did in highway1 god speed to you
Tony Schiozzi Ret.Sgt Highway Patrol NYPD
TROOPER HAYWOOD WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED
MY NAME IS DAVID I'M JUST A CITIZEN WHO HAPPEN TO KNOW TROOPER HAYWOOD. IN THE SHORT TIME I KNEW HIM HE TURNED OUT TO BE A VERY GOOD FRIEND... I WAS PROUD TO KNOW HIM.. TROOPER HAYWOOD BRAGGED HOW MUCH HE LOVED HIS JOB... BUT MORE THAN HIS JOB, HE LOVED HIS FAMILY...HE WAS A VERY CARING PERSON.. ALWAYS PUTTING THE SAFTY OF OTHERS FIRST..HE MADE ME LAUGH AND SMILE EVEN WHEN I DIDNT FEEL LIKE DOING SO..HE ENJOYED HIS FELLOW SISTER AND BROTHERS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, BECAUSE HE LOVED WHAT HE DID.. HIS LIFE WAS BEING A TROOPER .. IF DARYL WAS AROUND TODAY I KNOW HE WOULD TELL ALL OF US TO KEEP ON GOING..HE WOULD MAKE SOMEKIND OF A JESTER AND SMILE. AND I WOULD SMILE BACK... HE MIGHT NOT BE ON EARTH NOW.. I CAN EXCEPT THAT. TROOPER HAYWOOD..,DARYL.., MY FRIEND, THANK YOU FOR BEING YOURSELF. AND THANKS FOR PROTECTING US CITIZENS WE WILL MISS YOU, BUT NEVER FORGET YOU..AND LASTLY I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU
As a member of the 98th recruit class it was my honor to know Darryl Haywood. Darryl was a good and kind man. He shared his experiences and knowledge with many young cadets. Some of the wisdom he departed with has remained with me through the years. It saddened me to learn of his tragic death. Florida and the law enforcement community as a whole suffered a tremendous loss. During my career and life I have very rarely met an individual who better embodied the spirit of law enforcement. God Bless Darryl and his family.
Special Agent, NCIS