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February 05, 2013
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
February 05, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
January 17, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 15, 2013
TO THE YANEY FAMILY. I DIDN'T KNOW OFFICER YANEY,BUT THE WAY PEOPLE SPOKE OF HIM REALLY TOUCHED MY HEART IN A WAY HE OBVIOUSLY TOUCHED THEIRS. YOUR LOSS WAS HEAVEN'S GAIN. GOD BLESS.
January 15, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the entire Yaney family,I have known the Yaneys as long as I can remember.We grew up in the plat together playing tag, kickball,hide and seek, or down at the creek.. David was always telling us about Custer. Dave was always meant to be in law enforcement. When we were kids growing up in the plat he was always playing army, cowboys, or cops and robbers, he was always the good guy.
January 15, 2013
Yaney Family,

Yaney was such a great man and loved by all that knew him. I was so saddened to hear about his passing. May God with you all during this time, to help comfort you and help you gain understanding. I truly know what you all are going through. God Bless
January 15, 2013
May God's loving embrace , comfort your hearts.
Will keep you all in our prayers.
January 15, 2013
You were one of God's greatest maker of the Behavorial Group.

Prayers and extra Hugs for the family. God bless you
January 14, 2013
To steve and family, may god speed. A great family. Very generous, with everybody .u touched our lives more than u can imagined. With sincere prayers, love an laughter, an kindness, the Elliott's . What a beautiful blessing that touched all of our lives.
January 14, 2013
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED..GOD BLESS..
January 14, 2013
I am a dispatcher at Englewood PD and although I did not know nor had never met Officer Yaney I definitely knew OF him and already miss hearing his indistinguishable voice on County North. Trotwood will never be the same. My heart goes out to all his family and friends who will forever miss him with hopes that the wonderful memories will someday fill the void left behind.
January 14, 2013
I am sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family. God Bless.
January 14, 2013
One of most amazing and caring policeman I've ever met!
January 14, 2013
I knew Dave since we were in elementary school. I remember us walking into the last standing building at TM, recently torn down, many mornings while in junior high school together. He was always witty and a jokester but I also knew his soft side as he would always insist on carrying my books for me. It didn't surprise me at all when he became a police officer and I knew he'd be a good one. He liked everyone and never judged people; he was a fair cop. He was a genuine person and a very dedicated police officer and always willing to listen or lend a hand. I was proud to know him. I hope all of these heartfelt words/memories from others will comfort his family during this difficult time. Rest in peace my dear old friend, I am certain that you are with God now & walking the streets of gold.
January 14, 2013
To the Yaney family,

Brad and I are so very sorry for your loss. These are times when the "thin blue line" is not so thin, and the entire police community mourns with you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God" - Matthew 5:9.
January 13, 2013
Officer Yaney lived next door to my late grandmother. She was very elderly, and he would help my mother by keeping an eye on her house, and always staying in communication with her. Mom has always been thankful and grateful for his help. I never had the pleasure of meeting Officer Yaney, but I'm eternally thankful to him for his assistance to my mom.
January 13, 2013
David,Thank-You for the countless times you took my mom to Miami Valley Hospital for her Radiation treatments in the back of ambulance 303. You made those treatments so such tolerable for her with your witt,humor and hilarious jokes. You always made her smile.For everybody you have touched while on this earth , we will miss you.
Watch out for those Pit Bulls up there.
January 13, 2013
Dave was a special man and an admirable police officer. The community and his fellow officers loved him. We are thankful to be part of that family. May this outpouring of love from the community Dave loved,ease the sorrow all of us feel.
January 13, 2013
Our thoughts & prayers go out to all of his family & friends. Mr. David was our hero & may he rest in peace.

(The Moore Family of Riverside, Ohio)
January 13, 2013
Dear Yaney Family...I am soooo sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all. Even though we have been out of touch for many years, I have great memories and will cherish them always...God be with you all !!!
January 13, 2013
To the Yaney family,

My prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Dave was a soft spoken, dedicated officer. Truly he will be missed.
January 13, 2013
Yaney, you were the most amazing officer/friend there has ever been or will ever be on Trotwoods force. It was always a relief to see your face whenever I had to call an officer to my home. You were always there when anyone in the neighborhood needed you. Thank you Yaney for everything you done for our country and our community it will never be the same without you!! To the family I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. With greatest sympathy,
January 13, 2013
I grew up in Trotwood and will always remember Dave for his storys and sence of humor.
Thank you Dave for your service to our country and community.
January 13, 2013
There's no other person or cop like Yaney, he helped me more than I'm sure he ever realized. He was a good man and my friend. R.I.P. my friend
January 13, 2013
So very sorry for your loss and prayers to Dave and his family
Keith and Becky Lowry
January 13, 2013
known Dave all my life.I,m going to miss his funny stories and jokes he always told. He always seen the good in people and had a huge heart. What a great man, friend of the family and police officr.I;m going to miss him greatly but never forget him. Dave will always be remembered for the wonderful man and police officer he was. My Heart, Thoughts, Prayers ans Deepest Sympathy goes out to his Wife, Kids, and Family.
January 13, 2013
Known Dave all my life. I'm going to miss his funny stories and jokes he always told. He always seen the good in people. What a great man, friend of the family and police officer. I;m going to miss him greatly but never forget him. He will always be in my heart. My Deepest Sympathy, Thoughts and Prayers go out to his wife, kids and family.
January 13, 2013
January 13, 2013
I grew up in Drexel. The police wasn't very friendly with the younger people. Yaney changed that. If you treated him with respect he did the same. And everybody I knew loved him. Dave didn't judge us because of where you was from. He touched a lot of people, young and old. With all the people he dealt with day in and day out he always remembered your name, no matter how long it was since he last ran into you. If they trained all of the police to treat people the way Dave did. He was 1 of a kind. Thanks Yaney for all that you have done for all of us. Prayers for you and your family.
January 12, 2013
I came to know Officer Yaney over the past 4 yrs. He made a major impact in mine and my families life. He was such a wonderful and caring man. My heart is truly saddened by his passing.
January 12, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts will be with you and your family.
January 12, 2013
Dave was one of the good ones,you could always count on him,my prayers to the family
January 12, 2013
WHEN A GREAT MAN DIES, FOR YEARS THE LIGHT HE LIT, GLOWS AND GLOWS, HIS KINDNESS, FUNNY COMMENTS, LOVE OF HIS FAMILY,PROCECTOR OF ALL, I HAVE NEVER MET A MAN THAT LOVED EVERYONE AND ANYONE AS DAVE YANEY. IT WAS A JOY TO BE HIS NEIGHBOR,HE MADE EVERYONE LAUGH, AND YOU KNEW HE WAS THERE FOR YOU. WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE, MISS & TREASURE ALL THE MOMENTS WITH YOU. TO SOON FOR YOU TO GO, BUT GOD MUST HAVE NEEDED ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS, AND HE GOT THE BEST.
January 12, 2013
January 12, 2013
Jon & family
Im so so sorry to hear about your loss. If you need anything at all, dont hesitate to call us
January 12, 2013
Dave and I were childhood friends and school mates we played in the schoolyard together we had Rock fights we would ride our bikes down to the creek and fish under the bridge next to Frisch's and when it got too hot to fish we take a swim Dave and I grew up in this town and when he became a police officer I could not have been more proud and happy for him I can't say anything to the yaney family that hasn't already been said but I will say this this world will be a lesser place without him I miss you already god bless you David yaney.....
January 12, 2013
Our deepest sympathy to your family and friends during this difficult time. The Parker's and Powers' families.
January 12, 2013
Our sincerest condolences to the Yaney family. What a blessing it was to have known you and your family. Your courage and strength will be fondly remembered when thinking of you. In grief and sorrow we turn to the Lord to calm our fears and lift our burdens. When worries abound and the future looks bleak, Then our faith must not falter and never grow weak. For whenever we're troubled and things become grim, we turn to the Lord and ask help of Him. He wipes away the troubles and burdens we bear; His compassion and mercy keep us safe in His care. When our wellspring of faith remains steadfast and true, He loves and protects us in all that we do. (by Dolores Karides). Rest assured the path of faith will one day lead us home. Godspeed dear friend to your heavenly home in the sky. And, thank you for devotedly serving our hometown. Your roots are planted deep and we feel content that your path will bloom like wildflowers along a country road.
January 11, 2013
dave was a good friend of mine for many many years loved times we would just talk and talk we had laughs together and cracked jokes he was an amazing man i will miss him and seeing him in the neighborhood, he knew my dogs hated the cop car and when he drove by the house and got them all rawled up and excited he would just laugh it made his day, your awesome dave rest in peace my frind, roger tipton
January 11, 2013
to the yaney family , dave was a wonderful man, i met him thru my boyfriend roger tipton and he always played jokes on me and made me laugh, i will miss his smile and jokes dave may you rest in peace and god be with your family, god bless you dave and bless the yaney family.......
January 11, 2013
My thoughts & prayers are with the family, friends, many law enforcement officers and emergency responders that knew and cared for Officer Dave Yaney. Dave became a friend in the field over 25 years ago when I first started my career as an Animal Care & Control Officer with Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. We met during his years with Madison Twp and later Trotwood. He always had my back when I called for his assistance. I think he could recall every citizens first name in his beat or so it seemed at times. He was a great guy! I loved his sense of humor! He will be missed!
January 11, 2013
To the Yaney and Wells families - We were blessed to share this Earth with such a loving, funny man. He was a regular, in the mornings, for coffee and a paper at Go-Fers, until our family sold the business. I was always amused at the conversations he and my dad (who always called him "Sarge") would have. He was a treasure. Our prayers to you and everyone who knew him. So very sorry for your loss.
January 11, 2013
In our prayers.
January 11, 2013
Thoughts and prayers are with the family yaney you helped me and my family more then you ever knew!! God bless you r.i.p
January 11, 2013
Dear Yaney Family,
Dave was a wonderful example of what a law enforcement officer should be. I wish everyone would have had the chance to meet him. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. I will never forget him and his famous toothpick and ball cap!! I am so sorry for your loss. Just remember, even though he is not physically here, he is still here in spirit and walks beside us still protecting us everyday until we are reunited with him!! God Bless you all during this time of sorrow. RIP David Yaney! Gone but NEVER forgotten
January 11, 2013
I am sorry for your loss.
January 11, 2013
Beth and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kathy Begley (Ronnie's wife)
January 11, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Yaney family, Trotwood PD and the community at your loss. He will be remembered always for integrity, compassion and honor. I'm thankful to have shared space on this earth with a man of his stature.

Respectfully,
Cheri and Paul
January 11, 2013
Dave and I met at Trotwood Rescue in the early '70's. I'm honored to call him friend and cherish the many, many memories we accumilated along the way. Dave was a free spirit sporting the " infamous" cat hat and mirrored shades. I'm so proud of the respected , honorable man we know today. Although our paths rarely crossed lately, the bond of yesteryear remained solid.Our thoughts and prayers are with you Beth and your children. You truly are the " light" in Daves life. Rest in peace old friend! Chuck & Minnie Lake, New Lebanon.
January 11, 2013
Sarah,
I am so sorry that you have lost your dad. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. God will carry you through this. Please hold on to all the good, heart-warming and comforting memories. Know that he is in a much better place now, yet still with you always.
January 11, 2013
Dear Yaney Family,

We are so sorry for your loss.

Vi and Denny Gump
January 11, 2013
Dear Yaney family and to the Trotwood employees, HORAN offers our deepest sympathy during this sad time. Our prayers and with all of you. Although we didn't know Officer Yaney personally, all of the comments and post prove he was a beloved man and a dedicated police officer.
Julie Tople
Account Manager
HORAN
January 11, 2013
Our Thoughts, Prayers & Deepest Sympathy Go out to The Yaney Family... The Wells Family..... My Father Carl (Geno) Wells wants The Family to Know that Dave was a Very Special Friend and Honorable Man. That he will Always be in his heart and for the family he is truely Sorry for your lose, and that he is Prayin for you all.. With Deepest Sympathy Amanda & Carl Wells
January 11, 2013
I have known Dave as long as I can remember. He went to school with my father and worked together with my mother. He is an amazing man and had a huge heart. Loved to play jokes and have fun, he would be there for you no matter what. I will never forget the toothpicks, coffee and the Trotwood Police hat. Always in my heart I will miss you Yaney.
January 11, 2013
Rest in Peace Officer Dave Yaney .You were a godsend , to everyone who knew you.. We will miss you , but never forget your friendship ..May the Lord give the Yaney Family Strength and Peace through this time of Sorrow. Rest in Pease , My Friend .
January 11, 2013
I came to know Dave through his son Jon. While some parents like to leave their children's friends alone Dave Yaney was always one to talk to you (often making you bust out laughing) or offer you a meal. My wife Brittany and I send our condolences, he will be missed.
January 11, 2013
My thoughts and prayers to Dave's family. The City of Trotwood and the law enforement profession has lost a great one.

Mike Clymer
January 11, 2013
david was a good friend who be missed an never forgotten by bro officers the public and his family that he has loved and served for so long an was class example of who we need take a look at in life R.I.P.

JOEL WADE
January 11, 2013
I had the pleasure of knowing Dave for many years although there has been no recent contact I thought of him often. Dave was a fun loving guy and if you didn't like Dave Yaney you didn't like anybody. May God be with the entire Yaney Family during this difficult time. Rest in peace my friend. Tom Blizzard, Dayton Oh
January 11, 2013
Such a Wonderful Person a neighbor for years! God Bless you, and God Bless your entire Family!
January 11, 2013
R.i.p Officer Yaney. We all love && miss you. You was a hero & thats what ill rememeber you for. I miss you.
January 11, 2013
Beth I sent an entry earlier, but I forgot to mention this. My morning ride to work will be just a little lonelier. On many mornings Dave and I would ride down Main Street side by side. He would often rev his engine or make a funny face at me as we drove down Main street. We would wave by as he would turn into Speedway and I would continue down the street to go to work. I will miss the morning funnies with him. My prayers are with you and the children.
January 11, 2013
What to say about Dave, He was a great neighbor. Would do anything for you. He would shovel the snow off my driveway many times. When I went to pay him all he would say is for me to make him a sweet potatoe pie, So of course I made one for him, on many occassions. . As he would turn the corner going home he would always say, "Hey Hottie what ya doing." would always incourage Linda Huffman and me when we walked. He will be missed. Beth and children thank you for sharing him with me. The neighborhood will be just a little more silent without Dave. He truely gave of himself.
January 11, 2013
All our prayers go to the Yaney Family.
The World will Not be the Same anymore.

Dave, you were loved and admired. Going on Patrol with you, staying with you and your wonderful Family and making it possible to truly experience live in the States are just a few things that you gladly Shared with me.

Thank you for being such a Good Friend!
Love to you, bro'! Rest in Peace!

Capt. Marc Buervenich, German Army SOF Res.
January 11, 2013
I worked at the Mont.Co. Animal Resource Center for 30 yrs and of all the Police Officers I assisted or assisited me on a call I was always glad to see old David on the scene. Any guy that would go into a house full of Timber wolfs with you with just a control pole you had to like and respect. We alway kidded about retiring and how gray we were getting and sharing a joke. From the Madison Twp days till now he will alway be my favorite. He was one good Cop and a American Hero. My heart broke to hear of his death. My prayers go out to his Family and the other Trotwood Officers and crews. We lost a good one. RIP my friend......
January 11, 2013
I met "Yaney" back in the late 70s when I first appeared at Trotwood Rescue with my shiny new paramedic credentials, ready to "save the wrold".

Over the years I was a member of Rescue Yaney taught me many important things.
1. Always treat the sick, injured, and elderly with respect and compassion.

2. The best way to use the many tools in the Rescue truck was to hand them to Yaney and get out of the way.

3. How to handle the idiots, drunks and druggies a the KISS concerts at Hara Arena.

And most important...

4. Don't even think about changing the channel on the TV during a John Wayne movie.

Dave, you were the John Wayne of Trotwood, tough, ornery, dependable and dedicated. The Duke would have been proud of the man you were, the life you lived and the lives you touched and influenced, including mine. You will always be remembered.
January 10, 2013
Thoughts and prayers for the family at this time of sorrow
January 10, 2013
This candle is lit in your memory of ALL of the lives you have touch and made a difference.
January 10, 2013
Dave Yaney, you are going to be truly missed. I have never met a more sweeter, kind and caring person that Dave was. We are going to miss your big smile and jokes & stories at the dental office. You always brought a smile to our faces when you came in the office. Our condolences goes out Beth, Sara, to rest of his family.

Dr. Shepler's & Staff.
January 10, 2013
I didn't know him a whole lot but he is my uncle and may he rest in peace. And you deserve to be jovial even at rest. You will see me at your viewing and funeral and may your soul live on and on fovever and ever lastly I want to tell you that your family and friends will always love and cherish you and the memories with you. Nobody shall disturb you in rest because you greatly deserve a happy and great afterlife. I took all this time to tell you and everyone that we all love you very much and you deserve to rest in peace because you were a great man in life. I wish myself and others could have known you better but I just want to retell you to just rest in peace.
January 10, 2013
Our prayers and condolences to the Yaney family. Dave was a very good friend and a good family man. His loyalty and service to the public was beyond exemplary. We deeply feel for his family, and love them like our own.
January 10, 2013
My sympathy to the entire Yaney family, I have known the Yaney family all my life as neighbors then also had the pleasure of being one of Dave's co-workers. There are so many posts from so many people, Dave truely had compassion for his fellow man and treated people with respect and dignity, my idea of a great officer and person. I know how much he loved and respected his family and never had a bad word to say about anyone and always could think of something to make you laugh. Dave changed the lives of people for the better and for some of them I'm sure was a bright light on a bad day. I dont think anyone will ever know how many lives he did touch, i hope that his legacy lives on with fellow officers everywhere and everyone takes just that one extra step as Dave did to help people out and show them he cared, a class act for sure. Kathy
January 10, 2013
My thoughts and prayers for The Yaney family.I cannot find the words to express my deepest sympathies for your family.My condolences for all of your family.
January 10, 2013
First and foremost I am so sorry my loving yaney family.
Dave was a second father to me. His daughter sarah and I have been best friends forever...ill never forget the night up at the camper when all of us and some friends up at the camp got me to go "sniper" hunting. (Ha remind you id never heard of this before...id never really been CAMPING) so dave was telling me how to sniper hunt annnnd go figure I fell for another one of good ol Dave's jokester games. Haha...I love you all Yaney family! I'm here for all of you!
January 10, 2013
Bob, Derek, Karen, and the crew at Summit Towing are stunned and saddened by Dave's passing. He was a fine police officer and a good friend. He will be missed greatly. We offer our sincerest condolences to his family during this most difficult time.
January 10, 2013
Truly a gentleman who will be greatly missed by family, friends and local officers. Peace be with you.
January 10, 2013
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
January 10, 2013
Officer Yaney will be deeply missed by everyone. I remember when I was living with my dad Jesse Thompson, Officer Yaney would always stop by just to check on him and make sure everything was ok. R.I.P and my prayers are with ur family!! God Bless you and thanks for all the years you've put into the community to help us all!!
January 10, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Yaney family. Dave was a great man and the best police officer. I am thankful I got to know him over the years while attending school with his girls. Kathy and Sarah and I am praying for you and my heart goes out to you. He was a one of a kind and will be extremely missed.
January 10, 2013
Dave was our hero in Trotwood!!! My thoughts and prayers are with the Yaney family!!
January 10, 2013
Our thoughs and prayers are with the Yaney family and the Trotwood PD during this time of grief.
January 10, 2013
Dave was a great neighbor to have we will miss you. to the Yaney family you have our deepest condolences.
January 10, 2013
I will pray for him an his family he was a good man
January 10, 2013
When I was young and deciding who I wanted to be, I showed up at Trotwood Rescue and Dave Yaney said "You don't wanna be a cop, you wanna be an EMT." Years later when I was working with Captain Sampson and riding with different officers, every time I saw Dave (and each time we crossed paths for many years after) he would always tease me and say "See, you should have been a Cop." I'll miss occasionally running into him and going through that routine as we always have. There is only one Trotwood, and it was blessed to have the one and only Dave Yaney protecting it. A great hero has been lost to us.
January 10, 2013
The law enforcement community lost a good man, and I wish his family the best during this difficult time.
January 10, 2013
We will keep the family in our prayers
January 10, 2013
Sarah,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family
January 10, 2013
Dave, You were a blessing when my mother needed you after my father's passing.
You will turly be missed.
R.I.P.
January 10, 2013
Dave, I knew you many years ago as we delivered The Dayton Daily News in Trotwood... You sold me your paper route when it was time for you to move on. It was an honor to buy your route because it was the elite paper route of the branch.I have never forgotton that...You were a class act and we all looked up to you. Thanks Dave... RIP...
January 10, 2013
yaney was a good officer he will be miss by alot of friends and family
January 10, 2013
To the Yaney family, my thoughts and prayers goes out to you. May God comfort you in this difficult time.
January 10, 2013
The loss of Officer Yaney is a huge blow to our entire neighborhood. We will forever miss his sense of humor. We are very sorry for your familes loss of this great man.
January 10, 2013
To the David Yaney family, his fellow officers, his friends and to all who worked with him:
You have my deepest condolences. There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Rest Well Officer Yaney. May your memory be eternal. It will be by all who he has touched their lives. He sounds like his life made such a difference by his being here, and a live well by serving others. If we can all leave this world by having left our mark on this world and it being better because of us being here is important. This will be his legacy to us all. May God be with the family , friends and co-workers . May He hold you close through this tragic time. May Officer Yaney best at rest and know eternal joy with God. Know that we the public will have all of you in our hearts and prayers. Thank you Officer Yaney for your service to make our community a better place.
January 10, 2013
A good man gone. R.I.P. Dave and prayers for the family from ours. David Lowe - MCSO (ret)
January 10, 2013
Dave you will truly be missed but not forgotten. Condolences to the Yaney Family.

K. Carter
Miami County Sheriffs Office
January 10, 2013
My condolences and prayers go out to Officer Yaney's family, friends and anyone whose life was touched by him and his kindness. May he rest in peace and his memory live on in the hearts of all.
January 10, 2013
Dave, you were the best american dad I could ever imagine. It was a pleasure to live with you, Beth, Kathy, Sarah and Jon. You will always be in my heart. The thoughts of me and my whole family are with you! Your little german Girl
January 10, 2013
Dave "John Wayne" Yaney,

It has truly been and Honor to have spent time with you, with our families, with friends and with our Brothers & Sisters in Law Enforcement over the past 28 years. I love and respect you and will cherish the memories that we made together, working the streets of Trotwood, hunting, fishing and just hanging out.

Your Friend and Brother,
Bill Toney, Trotwood PD/DEA Dayton
January 10, 2013
RIP Dave.
January 10, 2013
oakdale camp here at quincy, ohio . enjoyed you while i was owner of the camp. miss you eating at the crossroads restuarant while at the camp on weekends. you will truly be missed at the camp.
January 10, 2013
To the Trotwood Police Department, the Yaney family, and the community at large: Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of Officer Yaney. I did not know this man, but from all accounts, he sounds like the sort of officer and human being to which the rest of us might aspire to be like. I am thinking of you all during this difficult time, and you have my sympathy.
January 10, 2013
For a great man, teacher, police officer, one of the most respected, respectful, dignified, compassionate people, for all the lives you have touched on and off the job, the differences you have made in peoples lives just simply by knowing you, For a genuine true friend, May God always keep and bless you & your family. May you Never be forgotten. You will be truely missed and always loved.
January 10, 2013
Dave may you rest in peace and know we have the watch from here. To Dave's family, may you have comfort in knowing that Dave touched many lives while he was here and those he did will never forget him.
January 10, 2013
Rip Mr Dave yaney trotwood will never be the same without you.prayers go out to the family.
January 10, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
January 10, 2013
On Behalf of the Montgomery County Juvenile Court Probation Services Department we extend our condolences to your daughter, the family, the Trotwood Police family and the Law Enforcement Community. Words cannot express the depth of our grief as we mourn your passing. Thank you for teaching me / us how to police and interact with the community with kindness, integrity with the heart through ones actions. Your legacy within this community will never fade away. "Those who die in the Lord do rest from their labors and their works do follow them"...God Bless my Friend you will truly be missed.
January 10, 2013
I love you Uncle Dave and you will be so very missed. You meant so much to so many and were an amazing man, that I looked up to and respected more than any man I know.

Its so wonderful to see all these people he touched, saying these nice things. It's a great way to put a smile on the faces of our family.
January 10, 2013
Dave was a Living Legend in the law enforcement community. He was a rarity; an embodiment of what police officers should be. He was a man among men. I've known Dave since I was sixteen and today when I heard of his tragic passing, I thought about the very first time I met him. I then thought of the talks that we have had since. Then I thought of the only time that I had the privilege of working with Dave as an Officer. At that point, I shed a tear for my fallen brother and friend. Dave you will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
January 10, 2013
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Yaney family. May he rest in peace and watch over you all as you continue on in your lives. To Sarah and Jared, may he watch over you both as you continue to serve the communities. RIP Sgt Yaney
January 10, 2013
Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for the Yaney family. I first met Sargent Yaney during the blizzard of 1978 when he was a EMT he took my 3 month old daughter to the hospital. Then over the years through my father's towing company. He has helped me and my family many times over the years. He will be surely missed by all. My prayers are with his family on this sad day. RIP Sargent Yaney!
January 10, 2013
Dave was a good man that I respected and admired. He was a one-of-a-kind that God broke the mold on after he was created. In my heart he was family. What a great legacy of honor that he leaves for his grieving family and the community that he proudly served.
January 10, 2013
Officer Dave Yaney set the best example of how a police officer should be. God Bless the Yaney family. We will miss you Dave.
January 10, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
January 10, 2013
So truly sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all.
January 10, 2013
Drexels with u yaney your an angel much love always an forever too the best cop ever
January 10, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Yaney Family and the Trotwood Police Department. It was a pleasure working with Dave and he will be greatly missed.
January 10, 2013
Our hearts, thoughts & prayers go out to the Yaney family ,friends & fellow officers. May God touch & heal your hearts during this time of sorrow. RIP Officer Yaney, you have touched the lives of many & you will be greatly missed.
January 09, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Yaney family. Dave will be greatly missed. R.I.P Dave. We will miss you.
January 09, 2013
Thank you for your service Sgt. Yaney. RIP Warrior.
January 09, 2013
Rest in peace Dave. Buckeye Pizza was not the same after hearing about this tragic news. Our hearts will be empty without you stopping by. Thoughts and prayers are with family and friends. You will be missed greatly.
January 09, 2013
I met Dave in 1975 when he worked for Bill Davis. Very sorry to hear this news. Only recently connected with Dave via Facebook. You did it right David, you made a difference in peoples lives. Well done. RIP my friend.
January 09, 2013
What a fine man/officer Dave was. Always ready to help anyone out.
I worked off and on with him in the COPP group and he was always helpful.
My prayers are with his family and friends and fellow officers.
January 09, 2013
RIP Dave, We worked together when I dispatched for Madison Twp.. and easy going guy. Easy to talk to. Condolences to the family , friends , and co workers past and present. RIP
January 09, 2013
I knew David for nearly four decades and always considered him a man of honesty and integrity. He would often stop by my family's home, while on duty, to have a brief cup of coffee and chat about things. A splendid example of what law enforcement is, and should be.
January 09, 2013
In loving memory of our family friend, David Yaney. The Lake family has so many wonderful and hilarious stories dating back to the good old days of Trotwood Rescue and the Madison Township Police. Rest in peace, Dave; and give our regards to John Wayne and General Custer! We loved you like a brother!
January 09, 2013
To the Yaney we are so sorry for loss. We will keep you in our prayers. Karen Lange and Randall Allread.
January 09, 2013
Rest in peace my friend and fellow officer. You will be greatly missed by all of us. I know that everyone at the Humane Society will miss you as well. Thanks for all you have done. Prayers go out to all family and friends
January 09, 2013
I was a Paramedic with Trotwood Rescue then Trotwood Fire after the two merged. Yaney was my favorite officer to work with. He was kind, gentle, and respectful of everyone. He had such a huge impact on Trotwood and Drexel; I think he knew just about every resident of Drexel. Even criminals respected him, you couldn't help too. Yaney played a huge role in my career teaching me how to stay safe in rough neighborhoods. Rest in peace, Dave.
January 09, 2013
Dave, you made a difference in our lives by being there when we needed a police officer and a friend! Thank you. You will be missed!
January 09, 2013
A man of HONOR and INTEGRITY. A shepard of his community, and a leader of men.
January 09, 2013
I remember Officer Yaney when I lived in Trotwood. He lived up the street from me and I knew his daughter, Sarah. He was a great man and he will be missed. My thoughts are with his family and friends. Thank you for all that you did Dave. Rest In Peace.
January 09, 2013
May God be with the Family and Friends of officer Yaney. So very sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace officer Yaney.
January 09, 2013
To the Yaney family, we are so sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you.
January 09, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Yaney family.
January 09, 2013
I will miss you old friend,its been a few years that we spoke.May God keep you and protect you now.
January 09, 2013
RIP yaney, my little girl thought the world of you, and she will think of forever. i will miss your visits just to see us, and to say hello. my prayers and thoughts are with all of us right now. and my deepest sympathies to the family. you will be missed sooo much.
January 09, 2013
i knew you many years my friend. i will never know anyone else like you, and i will miss you stopping by the house just to check up on me, there will never be another man like you in this world. you was my best friend. and like my brother. you were one of trotwoods finest police officers. my prayers and my deepest sympathies are with your family and everyone...rip dave i will miss you dearly
January 09, 2013
A man of HONOR and INTEGRITY.
January 09, 2013
Prayers for family friends and all who knew him
January 09, 2013
our sympathy and prayers go out to the yaney family. he will greatly missed by many here in trotwood.
January 09, 2013
I've known Dave & Beth when they first started dating, watched the kids grow up and witnessed his strength & conviction as a family man through the years. He LIVED for those kids and grandkids... What a sad loss for my friend today. Beth my thoughts & prayers are with you at this time.
January 09, 2013
You will be greatly missed by your community and by your friends and family my prayers are sent to the Yaney family
January 09, 2013
To all of Dave's Family, Friends, & Fellow Officer's, he will be missed by all! May he R.I.P!!
January 09, 2013
A true legend in Law Enforcement, you are truly missed brother warrior.
January 09, 2013
You will be missed by our family at the former Jefferson Township Police Department in the late 70's and early 80's when we were just starting out as "Road Dog's" and Dispatchers. Even though my friend and I were women we always considered ourselves one of the guys. We always served our communities well. God bless your family and our prayers are with you.

Tanya McKeever and Melissa Hosbroook
January 09, 2013
Sending my thoughts and prayers to the Yaney family! Dave was a great man, and very fun to have around the campgrounds! You will be missed!
January 09, 2013
Prayers to the Yaney Family.Many good memories of Dave and Trotwood. I have known him over 30 years.May you fly with the angels.
January 09, 2013
I have known Dave for over 30 years. many good times growing up and running around in Trotwood. Prayers are with all of his family.May he rest with the angels
Missy Duncan Adams
January 09, 2013
My prayers go out to the family and all. I had the gift of meeting him once and he was so helpful and caring. You will be missed. Prayers
January 09, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and coworkers of Officer Yaney during this time of sorrow.

Xenia-Greene Central Communications
January 09, 2013
God bless, R I P Yaney
January 09, 2013
An honorable man with true integrity. Condolences to all.
January 09, 2013
our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.rest in peace officer yaney.
January 09, 2013
Dave and family lived next door to my Mother in her declining years. Dave was so very kind to her. I will never forget his caring.
January 09, 2013
Deepest Prayers and Sympathy goes out to Det. David Yaneys Family and all of his Loved ones and many Friends and his Fellow Officers.RIP
January 09, 2013
Grew up with Dave. Was always a great guy. Would see him on occasion, and always had a smile for me. So sorry that this happened to him. Our prayers are with him and his family.
January 09, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
January 09, 2013
"When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
January 09, 2013
My heart and prayers go out to the entire Yaney family. I saw Dave usually on a weekly basis at work. He was always telling a joke and making people laugh. He was a dedicated officer and cherished his family. He will be missed by so many. God bless you.
January 09, 2013
One of Trotwood's finest,Officer Yaney was a awesome, i mean outstanding police officer. He was level headed, very wise in making decisions amd highly repected by our family and community. I can't say enough of this wonderful person. oer Yaney you will be missed. And to the family, may God wrap His loving arms around you and giver you peace and comfort in this time of grief.
January 09, 2013
A privilege to know you Dave and a Honor to call you my friend.Beth you and the family our in our every thoughts.
January 09, 2013
It is with a heavy heart we send prayers and our condolences to the Yaney family-Dave is a one of a kind! We had the pleasure of meeting Dave about 40 years ago, so we have memories that will warm our hearts and make us chuckle as we struggle with this difficult time. RIP David Yaney, and enjoy The Duke!
January 09, 2013
I am deeply saddened by your family's loss. My prayers and thoughts will be with you Jon and your entire family. Jon has always talked so much about his Dad and was intensely proud of him. I know that he will be greatly missed. May Dave rest in peace.
January 09, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Yaney family and to our brothers and sisters at Trotwood PD.
January 09, 2013
my heart and prayers go to the family and police officers who lost a great guy today officer yaney was a special guy a man who was the prime example of what a true police officer should be kind caring. May God be with you all. Handy you were very loved and will be greatly missed
January 09, 2013
So sorry to hear of this tragic loss to our LE community. My thoughts and prayers are with Sgt Yaney's family. EOFW 01/09/13...We will take the watch from here...
January 09, 2013
Our thoughts and prays are with the family and the brothers & sisters of TPD. Shelli was a Madison Twp ship officer and worked with Dave. She still has many memories of Dave. Rest in Peace and God Bless.
January 09, 2013
May God be with his family and freinds at this time of need thank you for your service to us all!
January 09, 2013
Love, support and prayers from the Rickett family.
January 09, 2013
We lost a great friend, police officer and mentor. You will truly be missed.
January 09, 2013
I have known him all my life ........... I have worked many fire scenes with him when i was a Firefighter with JTFD and also knew him on a personal level. He touched so many life's as a police officer and cared about everyone and had a heart of gold and would help you not matter what or how long it took. Would sit and just talk with you if you where having a bad day to get you threw it. Going to miss him so much !!! God needed another angel in heaven! Prayers for the family and Trotwood PD
January 09, 2013
so sorry to hear the bad news such a nice and caring officer
January 09, 2013
There are no words that can express the sadness that we feel for the entire Yaney family. Continuing to pray for strength and comfort that only our Lord can provide. Love and many prayers for all of you.
January 09, 2013
David Yaney was a good guy. I met him a few times and he was a good person. R.I.P. I went to school with his son, John Yaney!
January 09, 2013
Thank you Officer Yaney for everything that you have done for our community. You will be greatly missed and always remembered with great respect. And my deepest condolences are with the family.
January 09, 2013
God be with your Family you were a GOOD PERSON MR. YANEY
January 09, 2013
My prayers go out the Yaney family. Dave was a great person. I will always cherish my memories of the days on the beat with him at TPD. He will be missed.
January 09, 2013
Prayers for the family.
January 09, 2013
My deepest sympathies to the family of Dave Yaney. I considered a friend since our days from high school. I also had the opportunity to work with Dave on a few occassions over the years. Rest in Peace my friend.
January 09, 2013
So sorry to hear about Ofc Yaney. He was a great officer he will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the Trotwood Officers who lost a brother today.
January 09, 2013
What a great loss. Dave was funny, caring and a great man. Trotwood officers, EMS/Fire, the community and the family have suffered a great loss. Prayers for his family.
January 09, 2013
Dave will be greatly missed. I am fortunate to have been able to know him. My heart is deeply saddened and praying for the comfort of the family. Know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
January 09, 2013
To family, friends and brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement...Always Remember. Sgt. Yaney, Rest In Peace, my brother. Robbie Redcross HHPD Ret.
January 09, 2013
God Speed to Yaney, his family, and his colleagues. The Warrior can rest... We'll take if from here.
January 09, 2013
To the Yaney Family--May God peace and strength be with all of you at this time. I will keep all of you in my prayers.
January 09, 2013
Dave Yaney was a friend of our late Pastor Clyde Waites. He would often stop by and chat with us and we knew we could count on his support and practical advice on the Drexel community. We enjoyed his dry sense of humor. Be assured that you are in our prayers at this time.
January 09, 2013
Rest in peace Dave. I have the honor to say I have learned from the best. You will not be forgotten!
January 09, 2013
Our prays are with the family of officer David yaney
He was my dad good friend and I've known him since I was very lil. He will be missed by everyone who knew him he was and out standing cop and friend
January 09, 2013
My thoughts & prayers our with Yaney Family.The Trotwood Police Department and all who knew him. David was a wonderful man and he will be truely miss. Maria Macias & Family
January 09, 2013
Deeply saddened to hear of this tragedy. Our prayers go out to the family and friends.
January 09, 2013
Such a sad day for the Trotwood and Englewood communities. Thoughts and prayers to the Yaney family during this very difficult time.
January 09, 2013
You sir were and are a legend. You will be talked about for years to come. Pleasure to work with and for you. A loss for your family,friends and all in the law enforcement community.
January 09, 2013
It is always sad to lose a good officer. Special condolences to Office Sarah Yaney from your friends in New Lebanon as well as your whole family. Your father can be very proud of you as you follow in his foot steps.
January 09, 2013
DAVE WAS A WONDERFUL MAN BUT HE WAS MOST PROUD OF HIS FAMILY AND THE JOB HE dID
January 09, 2013
he will be missed by a lot of people my prayers are with his family
January 09, 2013
Sending prayers to the entire Yaney family, the Trotwood Police Department and the city of Trotwood.
Dave is a great guy and his passing will leave a void forever.
January 09, 2013
It is with very heavy hearts that we send our prayers and condolences to Dave's family...he truly is unique, we will forever hold warm, happy memories of Dave in our hearts. May God's presence comfort you..and Dave, behave up there!
January 09, 2013
Our Prayers are with Dave's Family, even tho,he was like part of my family for many years, he would always be there when you needed him, He was The Best officer,he helped us alot, an even when we moved away he still looked out for my sister, Thanks Dave for being you,you'll forever be in our hearts!
January 09, 2013
Off. Yaney was my training officer and truly a man of integrity. He was a genuine person and an exceptional police officer. My continual prayers are with his family who he bragged on and talked about all the time while I worked with him.
January 09, 2013
My sincere sympathy, to the family of David Yaney and to the Trotwood Police department.
January 09, 2013
My thoughta and prayers are with you Dave was a great man He helped me out so much just by listening he was wonderful to my daughter will remember with respect and kindness in my heaRT
January 09, 2013
So very sorry to hear about Dave he was a wonderful caring man and Officer. Our prayers go out to the Yaney family and to the Trotwood Police Department . Dave will be missed by so many in the community .
January 09, 2013
My Prayers go out to you and your Family I know its been a long time since we have seen each other and this News just breaks my heart..Its Just so sad Hugs to you Beth and the kids.. Gladie
January 09, 2013
"Earth has not a sorrow that Heaven cannot heal"...Yaney was an awesome person and an awesome police officer. He was my training officer when I first started and truly a man of integrity. My continual prayers are with the family.
January 09, 2013
To Beth and Family, Dave will be greatly missed by all. He is a wonderful Husband, Father,and Police Officer. But Dave is also a Great Friend to all of us and Leader for all our children. He's a friend that we will miss dearly. I will miss him alot in Donnie's fields hunting. If there is anything we can do please let us know. With lots of prayers and Love. Kenneth Harlow
January 09, 2013
Bev, Dan, Sara, Jared and the entire Yaney family- I am very sorry for the loss of your loved one. I had the pleasure of meeting David at the wedding and he left such an impression on me that I was deeply saddened by the news of his accident. I will be there to support in any way I can. God Bless you all.
January 09, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer David Yaney. I went to TMHS with him.
January 09, 2013
My deepest sympathy to the family. David will be missed you are all in my thoughts and prayers
Teresa and Phillip Marshall
January 09, 2013
I grew up with his kids, and spent a lot of time with him and his family. I can't even express the sadness I have.
January 09, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of David at this sad time. I went to TMHS with him.
January 09, 2013
Our prayers go out to Dave, Family, and Trotwood PD. Thank you for everything you have done for the community.
January 09, 2013
my heart goes out to dave and his family..
January 09, 2013
God gets the best.
January 09, 2013
A true law enforcement legend. I miss you Dave. Deepest sympathy to Dave's family and all of law enforcement.
January 09, 2013
Dave was an exceptional police officer. I knew Dave as a Madison Township officer. His dry sense of humor was refreshing. Rest in peace. Lt T. Mendenhall TPD. Retired
January 09, 2013
Dave was a very good man! everybody that knew him had nothing but respect for him.
January 09, 2013
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Yaney family. You will be missed brother.
January 09, 2013
My thoughts and prayers for your family during this time of sorrow.
Sincerely, Rosendahl
January 09, 2013
It's so horrible unfair. I still can't believe it. You were absolutely someone special and so much fun to be around. I'll never ever forget you, I love you <3
January 09, 2013
Thoughts and prayers for the Yaney family. So sorry for your loss..he will be dearly missed.
January 09, 2013
Such a sad and tragic loss. I didn't know Sgt. Yaney that well,but did have an opportunity to speak with him a few times as I also work for Trotwood in Public Works. Prayers for his family and friends.
January 09, 2013
Officer Yaney was a great guy and was a good friend of our family. He will be greatly missed by all. My deepest sympathy goes out ti the Yaney family in this tiem of grief. RIP Officer Yaney.
January 09, 2013
thank you for your service
rest in peace and love
January 09, 2013
My sincere condolences to Sgt. Yaney's family, friends and the Trotwood PD. My mother, Dee Fowler, was in the COPP program and used to speak fondly of Sgt. Yaney and always did so with a smile. I know he will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
January 09, 2013
Our prayers go out to the Yaney Family. May God Bless you all. He will be missed. The Nook's!
January 09, 2013
I dispatched for Dave for 5 years. So many funny stories that I'll never forget. He was truly one of a kind! Thoughts and prayers are with his family.
January 09, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and to Trotwood Police Dept.
January 09, 2013
Officer Yaney was a great help to me while I was going through my teenage years. I always considered him a friend. I will never forget him. Rest in peace and God bless you Officer Yaney.
January 09, 2013
R.I.P. SGT. David Yaney you will be miss from Veleros ;(
January 09, 2013
I heart goes out to the family and friends and fellow workers. As a son of a former police officer my prayers are with the family and friends and the police department.
January 09, 2013
For David Yaney and Family
January 09, 2013
My prayers for the Yaney family while going through this unexpected tragedy. I also lived here in Trotwood for 51yrs and I can say he had the best personality to deal with everyone in any situation. He will be miss by all in Trotwood. May God bless all in sorrow
January 09, 2013
David you will be sorely missed, thank you for your dedication to all the citizens of Trotwood.
January 09, 2013
So sorry for your loss! Prayers to the family!
January 09, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss! the campground family will miss him dearly! the family is in our prayers in this troubling time
Shane Moneymaker
Lindsey Stratton
January 09, 2013
To Jon Yaney and the whole Yaney family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time of grief. I was sickened and saddened to read of this terrible loss. May you find strength iwith God in this time of despair. Officer (retired) Mike Wuebben, Moraine PD, now living in Cebu, Philippines.
January 09, 2013
My thoughts are with the entire Yaney family and the Trotwood PD.
January 09, 2013
Words do not express the sympathy and thoughts that I have for Dave's wife and children. I am at a loss for words. Dave, you have always been a legend in my childhood. Making me feel safe and cheering me up. You always had your ways of making sure us "Plat Rats" stayed out of trouble. I share my thoughts, prayers, and condolences for Momma, Kit-Kat, Boo, and Jon! I love you all and will forever carry the greatness of your husband and father with me.

From the transformation of the dragonfly, to Jesus' resurrection, death is not an end, it's a new beginning.
January 09, 2013
My condolences to the Yaney family. I was good friends with his daughter... So sorry for your loss
January 09, 2013
God Bless the family. Prayers to all.
January 09, 2013
My Thoughts and Prayers are with the Yaney family. May you rest in peace.
"May loving memories ease the pain of your heart"
January 09, 2013
My heartfelt prayers to the Yaney family. I along with my brother went to school with Dave. So very sorry.
January 09, 2013
January 09, 2013
You will be greatly missed by your community and by your friends and family my prayers are sent to the Yaney family
January 09, 2013
May you rest in peace Officer Yaney. So sorry for the loss to the family and all the other officers that have been with the community through the years and have had the chance to work with such a wonderful man. He has been through some of the roughest times with my family.
January 09, 2013
Thank you Dave for all you have done, represented and dedicated your life to.
January 09, 2013
I've know Dave for over 20 yrs,he was a great guy.My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
January 09, 2013
Our thoughts prayers and hearts go out to to Daves family, he will alwyas be missed and loved. God bless him and his family.
January 09, 2013
January 09, 2013
It was a pleasure working with you. Rest well brother.
January 09, 2013
Dave, you were a great friend and will be dearly missed. Memories of you with our family at deer camp will always be treasured. Our prayers are with the entire family. Rest in peace my friend.
January 09, 2013
My thoughts and prayers to the Yaney family and our brothers and sisters at Trotwood PD.
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