Elgin L. DANIEL
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DANIEL, Elgin L. Officer Elgin L. Daniel age 53 of Ellenwood passed away on November 12, 2012. Officer Daniel retired from the DeKalb County Police Department after 26 years of service and is currently with Henry County Police Department, and a member of Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Decatur. Officer Daniel is survived by his wife of 29 years; Teresa Daniel, daughter; Schariss Daniel, sons; Gabriel Daniel, Jairus Daniel, mother; Canolia Daniel , sisters; Doris and her husband Rev. Ronus Thomas, Delores and her husband Darrell Amos, brothers; Edward Daniel, Caesar and his wife Jacquelyn Daniel, sister-in-laws; Barbara Hightower, Betty Kenney, Sandra Jackson, Althea and her husband Rufus Kinnebrew, Carolyn Hightower, brother Wendell and his wife Denis Hightower, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service for Officer Daniel will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 1:00 P.M. at Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church at 4650 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur, GA with Pastor E. Dewey Smith officiating, interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Gardens. Family will receive friends on Thursday, November 15 from 5-8 P.M. at the funeral home. Those wishing may go to www.horisawardfairviewchapel.com and share your memories of Officer Daniel with his family and sign the guest book. Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel 770-474-1231.
Published by Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Nov. 15, 2012.
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We at the Cottage Ministry would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Daniel. May the Lord be with you during this time of grief.
Pastor Mike and Linda Moon
Pastor Mike Moon
November 20, 2012
May the God of all comfort help the family get through this difficult time.
November 19, 2012
My prayers go out to all of you during this tragic time. Keep him in your heart and he will be with you forever. God Bless and take care.
Sandi Morse
November 19, 2012
To the family and friends of Officer Daniel
May your memories of Officer Daniel bring a smile to your face. We are thankful for his service.
Wanda and Avery Cason
November 19, 2012
Loss but he will not be forgotten by all those that knew him for a long time and those that just heard of his heroism just recently. He was killed doing what he like, helping people and we will never forget that. The family is in our prayers. Psalms 55:22
Geline
November 18, 2012
Prayers to the family. Thanks for the years of service you gave to us.
Sissy Coleman
November 17, 2012
My condolences to all in the Daniel family. May the GOD of All Comfort be with you in your time of grief (2 Cor. 1:3-5).
Ann
November 17, 2012
Elgin is a true servant and he exemplified it through his relationships with others...through family relationships, his police career, coaching little league baseball, etc. by going out of his way to help and be a blessing to people he came in contact with.

I had the privilege of coaching baseball with Elgin for 9 years at Gresham Park and learned so much from him about character building, teamwork and instilling positive experiences in the lives of our players.

God's word states that "whoever wants to be great must become a servant.". He measures greatness in terms of how many people you serve. Therefore, last Monday he needed another great servant to enter into his kingdom and you were chosen...Congratulations on your promotion...

Teresa & Family we love you and thank you for allowing me to express remarks at the Home going Celebration...Remember nothing is lost when you know where it is...
Ronald Baker
November 17, 2012
To the Daniel family our prayers are with you at this time. Meeting Elgin was my honor and getting to see the son, Gabriel, he has reared into a man reflects his principles. He will be missed, but his legacy lives through his children. God bless you all.
reginald poitier
November 17, 2012
My most sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Elgin. I was one of his sergeants at DeKalb P.D., and noticed his dedication and service to the job he decided to do, those many years ago. I regret not being able to attend his homegoing, but bear in mind; I just know he will remain in your loving hearts and memories.

Remember when things appear to be unbearable, trust in God, and think of Elgin.
Michael Wier
November 16, 2012
With the love of God and each other, your loss will become easier to bear. Cherish all the wonderful memories you hold in your heart.

Your church family will be there when and if you ever need us.
Belinda
November 16, 2012
Our heartfelt sympathies to Officer Daniels' family and friends!
November 16, 2012
To the Daniel family our heart go out to y'all just remember God is still in control. So stay strong and everything will be alright.

Leon, LL & Karen Nolton
Leon Nolton
November 16, 2012
Our prayers are with the Daniel family during this trying time. May peace, love, joy & blessings abound in you all. God will sustain you.
The Kendrick Family
November 16, 2012
With heartfelt Sympathy to the Family of Officer Daniel. Citizen of Henry Co
M Mapp
November 16, 2012
Our prayers are with the family as this time of loss. As a citizen of Dekalb, I thank him for his service and sacrifice. God bless you.
Kendrick Family
November 16, 2012
It saddens me to hear the loss of your loved one. AlthoughI did not know Officer Daniel, my heart aches hearing of his loss in helping others. I pray that God gives his family comfort and peace knowing that Officer Daniel touched so many lives throughout his presence on this earth. Sincerely,
Jeffery Ryans
November 16, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Officer Douglas Hathaway & Juanita Hathaway
November 16, 2012
Our condolences to the Daniel's Family. God heals the broken hearted.

Officer Daniel, Thanks for your Services to the City of Stockbridge, Ga
Residence of Stockbridge... The Allen's
November 16, 2012
Just a stranger sending you my deepest sympathy. It is obvious Officer Daniel was a loving husband and dedicated father. May God help you through this, as Elgin now rest in his arms.
Carol Hagins
November 16, 2012
With Deepest Sympathy! Day Shift Henry County Sheriff Office.
November 16, 2012
To Teresa Daniel and family...it was only a few moments ago(fri 11-17-2012-10:00am) that i realized that this officer was your beloved husband. we met at your mother's funeral--aunt mary. i am emanuel west; the husband of frances dixon(bay bay). we are both deeply saddened and share in your loss. i am a preacher and had prior commitments for today; if not we sure would have honored you all with our presence. we love you and know that Yahweh will carry you in this moment of sorrow...frances & emanuel
November 16, 2012
The Lord is your light and your salvation...The Lord is the strength of your life...May His strength and light carry you and your family and His peace guard your hearts during this difficult time. Our sincere condolences.
Tina Carmack & Family
November 16, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Turn to God in prayer for he is the healer of broken hearts.-Psalm 147:3
November 16, 2012
Our prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.

Kezia, Eric Jr.& Anthony
Kezia Torres
November 16, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Bart Bradley
November 16, 2012
“they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”
Rev. 14:13
Officer Daniel, thank you for your service.
McGlamery Family
November 16, 2012
Celebrating a life well lived.
My condolences to the Daniel Family; May you find comfort knowing that Elgin was admired by all who knew him. I had the pleasure of knowing him as a classmate at Price High School.

Elgin, thank you for your service to Henry County. (R.I.P.)
Letitia W.
November 16, 2012
PLEASE EXCEPT MY CONDOLENCES ON YOUR LOVE ONE. I DID NOT KNOW ELGIN PERSONALLY BUT I FELT THE HURT BEHIND THE TRAJEDY OF THE OFFICERS. I WILL PRAY THAT GOD CONTINUES TO HOLD THE REST OF THE FAMILY UP WITH UNDERSTANDING AND BLESSINGS. MAY GOD REST OVER YOUR HOUSE WITH LOVE.
LATINA DURHAM
November 16, 2012
Very sad too hear about my classmate, When we attended Slater, I remember Elgin and his friends excited about our up coming 6th grade prom, who they would ask out. We were all excited.
Then we graduated, to attend Price High. Elgin played football and was a good student. We were the graduating class of 1977.

I'm grateful to have known him, and proud too see the man he became.

He was such a quiet presence with a good heart.

Proverbs 4:7
May God add a blessing to the reading of his word.
Alfreda Rachel- Pettaway
November 16, 2012
Elgin was a High School Classmate. From what I hear, he remained the Gentleman that he was during our years at Luther Judson Price High School. God I pray that You lift and comfort the Daniels Family through this trial. We are comfortable by Your Word that says to be absent from the body is to be present with YOU. Our Brother Elgin is resting now with YOU!

Peace and Blessings,
Elder Timothy Godfrey, Roseville CA.
Timothy Godfrey
November 15, 2012
Our sincere condolences.
Officer Nathaniel and Monica Bailey
November 15, 2012
My Condolences Goes Out To The Daniel Family. Lt. Daniel was an awesome Officer, Husband, Father, Son. Brother, Friend, & So On Who was loved by all. Dear Friend, I will truly miss you. You was quite but had a Heart of Gold, Full of love and So much Inspiration. Lt wear your wings proud while you patrol the Streets Of Gold. May God Bless You All!!
Angela Mitchell & Family
November 15, 2012
My Condolences Goes Out To The Daniel Family. Lt. Daniel was an awesome Officer, Husband, Father, Son. Brother, Friend, & So On Who was loved by all. Dear Friend, I will truely miss you. You was quite but had a Heart of Gold, Full of love and So much Inspiration. Lt wear your wings proud while you patrol the Streets Of Gold. May God Bless You All!!
Angela Mitchell & Family
November 15, 2012
Our prayers are with your family, during your time of sorrow.

The McHenry Family
Rome, Ga.
Nathalie McHenry
November 15, 2012
My prayers are with your family this evening. We know in our hearts that God called his son home. May the spirit of God bless this family and give them the strength needed during this time. Officer Daniel was one of a kind and will be truly missed by every life he touched. McKinzie Family (Decatur, Georgia)
November 15, 2012
You are in our hearts, our thoughts, and our prayers. Pitts and Boone Family (Jasper)
Belle Boone
November 15, 2012
May God Bless & Keep you in your time of sorry Officer Daniel was a truly wonderful Human being I meet him @ Andrews College in Cuthbert Ga he was a joy to know.

Ruby, Delores, Aubrey
Ruby Hill
November 15, 2012
I only knew Officer Daniel for a brief few minutes after he responded to an accident in front of my house. It seems I only realize now how his treatment to myself, my neighbor, and the accident victim was above and beyond the call of duty. My sympathies go out to the family and all who knew him. He will be missed.
Sid Dunn
November 15, 2012
May god bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. From classmate.
Valerie Bates Turner
November 15, 2012
Our Condolence goes out to the Daniels Family. He will truly be missed from us all.
Shirley/Greg/Danielle Waters/Brooks
November 15, 2012
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
November 15, 2012
The goodness in a person is shown by his good deeds. I am a have been a resident in Henry County for approximately five years. I only have good praises for the police in Ellenwood and Stockbridge. Whenever I had a problem, the police department always acted promptly. By his heroic actions in the incident which caused his life, I know that he gave his all and will receive his award in Heaven.
Livoria Hill
November 15, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Mary Slaughter
November 15, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
EG
November 15, 2012
The Daniel Family,our prayers are with you on the loss of your love one. May God's love bless and keep you.

The Whatley Family,Rome GA
November 15, 2012
My heart felt prayers for the family of Officer Daniel. We mourn with you and stand with you praying for God's comfort. Chaplain Stan Owen, Clayton County Sheriff's Office
November 15, 2012
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you and your family are very close in every thought and prayer. May the peace of God guard your hearts.
Tina and Family
November 15, 2012
Office Daniel,I didn't know you,thank you for serving our county for the past two years,may God bless you,and your family.
Virginia C. Barber and Family
November 15, 2012
Condolences to the family of Elgin L. Daniel. May you cherish your fond memories and continue to rely on God's word for strength and comfort, during this time of loss. [Isaiah 12:2 and Romans 15:4]
CK Belle
November 15, 2012
With Deepest Sympathy To The Family. Our Prayers are With You. May God Strengthen Your Hearts During The Time Of The Loss of Your Love One.
A. M.
November 15, 2012
To the Daniel/Thomas Family, please accept our sincere condolences during this time. Know that we are praying for you. Love Elder Roderick & Angela Bass Benson
November 15, 2012
Blessed and proud to have known this man with such a sweet soul !! Always had a smile and a kind word. He will be missed!
Praying for peace and comfort for his family.
Deb
Ansley Park Community
Debbie Gaskin
November 15, 2012
As a dispatcher, the main part to our job is to make sure our officers go home safe at night, and this tragedy was something beyond our control. North end radio will not be the same not hearing his voice every night. Thoughts and prayers to your family. RIP 346
Leslie H
November 15, 2012
I was very fortunate to have worked with both Elgin and Teresa at DKPD. Words cannot not express the sadness I felt when I heard the news. May God give you strength Teresa during this difficult time. God has truly received another Angel.
Sandy & David Moyers
November 15, 2012
Rest in peace, My Brother. You were a very good law enforcement officer.
Bob
November 15, 2012
To The Daniel Family, you are forever in my prayers, The Lord in heaven grant each of you his peace & strength. My children and I all have great memories of a young Elgin, as he played with them in Carver Homes. We thank God for such a wonderful man.
Vivian Warren
November 15, 2012
So sorry about your loss...with deepest sympathy to the family and those who knew and cared for him.
Mourrene
November 15, 2012
To the Daniel Family, Mrs. Doris Thomas: My heart was sadden to hear of the loss of Officer Daniel. May God hold you and your family close at this time and may you find peace in knowing that Officer Daniel is with the Father in heaven. You are not alone, God is right by your side. Lean on Him and know that He will never let you go.
Glynetta Anderson (Dekalb Board of Health)
November 15, 2012
My Prayers are with the family...Lt. Daniel, you will truly be missed....With My Deepest of Sympathy.
Jackie M.
November 15, 2012
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.
G. Johnson
November 15, 2012
GOD Bless this family. We were blessed to have him work with us a month or so in Background and Recruiting. He was so very kind, spoke often of his loving family, and truely had such a sweet spirit about him! He is shining in Heaven.
Sgt. Rene Swanson
November 15, 2012
Praying for the Daniel Family. I worked with Officer Daniel a few times on animal calls. It was always comforting to know he had my back in a possible dangerous situation. Thank you from the Animal Control Department of Henry County.
ACO Painter
November 15, 2012
To The Entire Daniel Family our prayers are with each one of you. My sister, My brother, & my self lived near Elgin & his family for many years in Carver Homes, he will be greatly missed. Love Bernard Warren, Terri Warren, & Sherri Hall.
Terri Warren
November 15, 2012
As a resident of Stockbridge, our prayers go out to the Daniel family. May you find comfort in knowing that some many are praying for you during this difficult time. Your loss is a tremendous loss for all the residents of Henry County.
Doyle and Connie Irons
November 15, 2012
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. God Bless you and your family.
Patricia Gilbert (APD)
November 15, 2012
God looked down , from on high, and said " I know what I will do, I will send down ANGELS, to watch my people, I'll dress them in RED and BLUE !!" For you , Ofc. Elgin Daniel , one of those ANGELS, dressed in BLUE..REMEMBER, we can NEVER pay an officer, fireman, or soldier, their TRUE worth!
Brendalyn Gardner
November 15, 2012
Words can not express how deeply I feel over the loss of Elgin. I had the pleasure of working with both Teresa and Elgin for over 20 years at Dekalb. Elgin was a very good person. He was a great officer and supervisor. He was very quiet and easy going. He knew how to make you laugh. I will miss your smile. I am praying for your family and may God Bless you and comfort you during this most difficult time.
Vivian Daniels
November 15, 2012
To the family, you are in my prayers.
Remember, if He brings you to it, He will take you through it.
Minnie Mitchell
November 15, 2012
We were lucky enough to work with Elgin at DeKalb. He is an outstanding man who loved his family dearly
Mark and Maleta Waddleton/ retired DKPD
November 15, 2012
You were a great man and you will be missed. Rest in peace my brother.
Jeffrey Johnson
November 15, 2012
Sorry for your lost, but just remember and know that GOD is in control and the family will forever be in our prayers ..
Marcia Wyatt
November 15, 2012
The Daniel Family, During this time of sadness may you find comfort in the sympathy expressed by your friends and loved ones. Deepest family ..Retired Dekalb Co/Comm.Div
Margie Davis
November 14, 2012
RIP Officer Daniel. My deepest Sympathies and prayers to your immediate family and your family in blue. You are at God's side in Heaven. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

A brother in blue from Chicago.
Arlen Pietrowski
November 14, 2012
I served on the DKPD with Lt. Elgin L. Daniel. He was a great friend and fellow officer for many years. May the Lord give you strength during this time of bereavement.
Jenettha Baines
November 14, 2012
My prayers go out to the Daniel Family. you all have my deepest sympathy.Elgin was a great guy, having gone to school with him since 1st grade. i know he was a HERO. he will be missed i'm sure. He is in the arms of the lord,and safe now. so young,but such a great life R.I.P.
Reginald Goodman classmate from Slater,and Price
November 14, 2012
We offer our sincere sympathy, respect and prayers for Officer Daniel and his family.
Spruce & Laura Kimball, McDonough GA
November 14, 2012
Thank you Officer Daniel for serving the citizens of Dekalb & Henry Counties. Prayers going for you and your family and the Departments, God bless you.
Alfred Britt
November 14, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Mr. Daniel personally, but I live in Henry County, and I appreciate the fine law enforcement he contributed to, and I am so sad for his death at too young an age
Dr. Rena No by
November 14, 2012
Elgin, thank you for always having a kind word, you were truly a genuine good soul. It was a blessing to us all on the North End every day you were at work. You will be missed and your Eve Watch Crew misses you and are desparately trying to cope with the loss of a friend and brother in blue. God Bless your family and know that you will always be in our hearts. Sincerely, HCPD North Precinct Trish
Trish Warren
November 14, 2012
I was fortunate to meet and work with Elgin and Teresa at DeKalb County. My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
Jody Rhodes
November 14, 2012
I didn't know officer Daniel. but I am truly sad by the loss of this officer he was just trying to help someone else out. He lost his life that night but now lives with jesus and helping him. God be with his family.
Lisa Connor
November 14, 2012
May God be with you and your family, Heaven received A angel.



The Benjamins Cleveland Ny.
Gina Benjamin
November 14, 2012
Please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of Officer Daniel. As a recent Henry County government retiree, I was heartbroken to hear someone in my "work family" had lost his life on this earth, especially while serving others. May you find comfort in the knowledge so many are praying for God's grace for your family. Susan Craig, McDonough, Georgia
Susan Craig
November 14, 2012
May God bless and comfort the family during this time of sorrow. I had the pleasure of meeting Lt. Daniel when I worked morning watch in Central Records for DKPD, just a few years ago.
Donna Mann
November 14, 2012
Teresa, I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are certainly with you and your entire family during this trying time. I pray that the Lord will grant you peace, understanding and comfort during this extremely hard time. You and Elgin will forever be a part of the DeKalb County Police Family. He will be missed.....".R.I.P LT"
Candyce Kerns
November 14, 2012
This is a very sad accident for the law enforcement officers but yet a reminder of how precious life is too the officers that put on the badge everday to protect the citizens officer Daniel's and his family my thoughts and prayers are with you may God continue to bless you and keep you during this horrible time and trust and know that God is able and a healer to comfort you soul
Ben Hill
November 14, 2012
My condolences to the Daniel family and all extended families as wel. May you find comfort leaning on the only man that can heal all hearts in due time.
Sholanda Mosley (DBOH)
November 14, 2012
Officer Daniel was such a sweet and friendly man, when he came to the office he was always so pleasant to be around. My prayers truly go out to his family, may God give them peace during this time. Thank you Elgin for your service to the community. You will be missed.
Misty Bishop
November 14, 2012
Thank you Officer Daniel for your life's work as a public servant. Your dedication and loyalty to your family and career is one to behold and honor. What a wonderful Officer...what a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. May God bless you and comfort you.
Rhonda Ricci
November 14, 2012
R.I.P Cousin Elgin
Monica E Daniel
November 14, 2012
R.I.P Cousin Elgin.... My deepest sympathy goes out to the Daniel family
Monica E Daniel
November 14, 2012
Our prayers are with you!!
Melinda Sellers Morehead
November 14, 2012
I will always remember Officer Daniel. He will be greatly missed and I will always remember the many good times and knowledge that he passed along to us all. Not a day will go by that I will not smile and remember the meaningful things that he said to me. He is with The Lord.
Erin Hudgins
November 14, 2012
John and Rebecca Browning (HCPD)
November 14, 2012
Thank you for your service & for being so dedicated to the citizens of Henry Cty & most of all your fellow brothers in blue. Our prayers go out to your family. Praying for peace & comfort during this difficult time. God Bless!!
Jason & Marcie Jones
November 14, 2012
On behalf of the Technology Services Department of Henry County, we offer our deepest sympathy as we grieve the loss of one of our own. All Henry County citizens are endowed to the sacrifice Officer Daniel has made to our community. - Clark Rainer, Henry County Technology Services Director
Clark Rainer
November 14, 2012
Daniel family,
May the comfort of God help and comfort you all during this difficult time.

With deepest sympathy,
Mary Santos
November 14, 2012
I really enjoyed getting to know Elgin. He was always a friendly face when I saw him around the Department. He told me the funniest story I ever heard about Law Enforcement. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know him, and learn from his experience. I will miss him.

Lieutenant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department
V Rosen
November 14, 2012
My Deepest Sympathy goes out to you and your family Ms. Teresa. I know GOD will see you and your family thru this difficult time. Prayers to you & your family.
Kwon, Dekalb County Computer Support
Kwon McMillan
November 14, 2012
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