To say I miss you is an understatement. But it gives me comfort to stay in touch with your family and our friends. Today, we are going to celebrate your life together. And what an exciting life you had! You did so much with the time you had here... I just wish you could have stayed with us longer. You will always be in my heart, David. I love you so much! -Nik
Thinking about you today and always......
We think about you everyday here in Nevada. The kid have lots of questions and we talk about you often. Cindy and Dad miss you so much...it breaks my heart! You were s loved by so many!!! Love you and miss you
To My David, It has been awhile since I wrote on this sight. I am sorry that I have not kept it up. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't mourn for you. Dad found your ES football cap. It is now in the office with Zoomer! Your birthday is coming in two weeks. Boy, this just gets tougher every year. I talked to a Mom the other day who told me she didn't go to her son's wedding because she didn't want to see the new wife. I would give anything to see you married. I really hated her for what she did to her son...if she only knew how lucky she is...He is a Marine too. Love you sweetie, Mom
I cried for you today Dave, havent done that in a while. I love you. I miss you so much. I always dream that you are going to knock at my door, but you never do. I miss you little bro. Love Kimmy
Your family continues to be amazing. They miss you terribly but continue to think of and take care of the needs of others. They are very proud of you and I know you are very proud of them.
Dave, You were always so bad about sending cards. You always made a call on that special day. I so miss that. Well, many of your friends tried to do the same thing and their cards were late..but got here, much to my surprise. Today is Monday and I hate Mondays, because you were taken at 6:07pm. I will never forget that horrible moment in my life. You came to me in a dream yesterday...the best Mother's Day present in two years...Love you so much!
Today a little more than normal. We love you !!!
The kids wore their dog tags to school today, they wanted to share you with everyone. They have so many questions about you, they love talking about you and looking at pictures of you. You will always be remembered and loved :)
Thinking of you, your Mom, and Dad, especially today and with a visit to leave a flag for you. We remembered you at Jeff & Emily's wedding this year and felt you had a presence there. Love, Kathleen Milligan (aka Jeff's mom)
I can't believe it's been a year and 7 days since I've seen your face and heard your voice. I don't ever want to forget the sound of your laugh. Tuesday will be a year since you left us, and I'm dreading the day. The world is just not the same anymore. I miss you David. I think about you everyday. I talk about you everyday, and I talk to you everyday, I hope you hear me. I love you. Love, Kimmy
Dear David, I can't believe its been almost a year since I last visited this website. You are always in my thoughts, but now especially with your anniversary coming up, our memories of you are strong and bittersweet. I try to send Kimmie all the love and support I can, even though we are far away. I will keep sending her all the love I can to get her through. We love and miss you dearly.... Love , Robin , Jim, Clare & Lucy McCann
We think of you everday and see your pictures around the house :) The kids ask lots of questions about you and I tell the stories I know, mostly stories of when you were a kid, thats were most of my memories come from, they are 7 and 5, they probably dont need to know the grown up David stories :) . The other day we were at a neighbors house and a friend of theres was a police officer. He asked Zachary what he wanted to be when he grew up and he said A Police Officer like my Grandpa and Uncle David, it used to be just Grandpa. Although they did not know you very well, they will always know who you were and what you stood for :) Well just wanted to share this! You are so missed and loved by so many!!!!
Dave, It has been awhile since I visited this site. I guess it has for many people. I can't say that I am getting used to you not being here. It is just not the same anymore. I miss hearinng your voice, getting your calls, seeing your dimples and enjoying seeing you laugh like you did. The other night I went to a concert with Ken and Nikki and Kimie, and I started to clap. Well, I started to remember how you used to laugh at me when I clapped. It made me smile, but oh did it make me sad to be missing you and never be able to see you again. I can't still believe that this is for the rest of my life. I hope it is short, because I just can't stand it without you. All of my priorities have changed. Things don't mean much anymore. All of the"things " that I used to want are pretty useless now. I never thought this could impact me as much as it has. Your little buddy Cody, died about two weeks ago. We just could not go to the funeral. Every day I think how horrible his parents must feel. We had 29 years with you, but they had only 10 with him. Why does God allow this to happen???? Dad said that you were right and there are discrepancies in the traffic report. When we get it back from Wayne, I think we will take it to a lawyer. We may never get anywhere, but all we want is to post signs for truckers to watch for motocycles. You would be here today, if this guy just took one more look before pulling into the passing lane. God, this is not fair! Well, I will see if my comment will be accepted this time. Love you more than you know...Your little Mama.
It was with Great sadness that we just found out this Christmas about the loss of David this year. We met David at the wedding of my wifes nephew to Davids longtime friend Brooke in 2006 David rode his motorcycle to Santa Rosa all night after getting off of his shift at the PD. Well lucky for us we had the pleasure of talking to David for about an hour while out on the patio taking a break from the crowd. Our oldset son was in the middle of taking administration of Justice classes at our local JC and was very interested talking to David and we were enjoying listening to him about his time in Iraq and Afghanistan and his newest adventure with the PD. Needless to say, he had during this brief moment in time made a permanant impression on my wife, son and myself and by looking at all of the comments on these pages he has made the same impression on probably everyone that he ever met! To Davids parents; I am so sorry for your loss and wish I could take some of the pain away from you if even for a day. You obviously did a great job raising David and because of that we were all rewarded in knowing him. Just so you know, We will always remember him also. Paul, Kathy,Adam and Eric Powell in San Diego Jan. 7th 2009 firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
It was with Great sadness that we just found out this Christmas about the loss of David this year. We met David at the wedding of my wifes nephew to Davids longtime friend Brooke in 2006 David rode his motorcycle to Santa Rosa all night after getting off of his shift at the PD. Well lucky for us we had the pleasure of talking to David for about an hour while out on the patio taking a break from the crowd. Our oldset son was in the middle of taking administration of Justice classes at our local JC and was very interested talking to David and we were enjoying listening to him about his time in Iraq and Afghanistan and his newest adventure with the PD. Needless to say, he had during this brief moment in time made a permanant impression on my wife, son and myself and by looking at all of the comments on these pages he has made the same impression on probably everyone that he ever met! To Davids parents; I am so sorry for your loss and wish I could take some of the pain away from you if even for a day. You obviously did a great job raising David and because of that we were all rewarded in knowing him. Just so you know, We will always remember him also. Paul, Kathy,Adam and Eric Powell in San Diego firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
Thinking of you all ( family & friends) during this Holiday Season May the beauty of the season bring you peace , fill your hearts with love & joy ,and your precious memories comfort you. Your in my thoughts and prayers Sally Slaven
Dave, This is a terrible year for us. Instead of visiting you and having dinner and gifts or coming to the police station, we visited your grave. We put up a little Christmas tree with pictures of Token, your car "Baby Blue", and family and friends. Nancy put up a 4 ft. Christmas tree and is asking everyone to come and place an ornament on it. We put on an angel that says "Miss You". We went to the Grove on Sunday and bought Lauren her American Girl doll. She loved it! Met Nikki and Kimie there, so only the girls, your sis and Lauren and me had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. I was nice, but we couldn't help but talk about you and how you are coming to them in dreams. I sure wish you would come visit me, I feel so left out! We all miss you terribly and the pain in our hearts is no less than it was 6 months ago. "Your girls" love you so much and I am glad that we are able to spend time together. Christmas is just not Christmas this year. No decorations and no parties. It will be quiet and solemn for us. We love you sweetie, and we will never forget you and your life. The time you had with us was way too short and there was so much more that you could have done. Love you, Mom and Dad
David, It is hard to believe that it has been six months. It still feels like six hours since that horrible and unbelievable day. The tears still flow like rivers and the heart is still broken beyond repair. I miss hugging you and seeing that silly little grin that you always had since you were little. I remembered singing "You are my sunshine" when I tried waking you up for school. You would curl your little neck so I couldn't tickle you. We put up the Holiday Tree of Freedom today at the City Council Chambers. I made a new ornament for you, one in Blue and gold. You look so terrific in your Marine Corp blues. Well, the sunshine that you gave me has gone out of my life...you were the light of my life. You and everyone else knew it. Please...don't take my sunshine away...Love you always, Mom
Dave, Your Dad and I decided that we could not leave your grave site without something for the Marine Corp Birthday and Veterans Day. We left on Sunday afternoon and stayed in Valencia that night. We picked up your "Baby Blue" at your house and put it on a car trailer to bring home with us. Dad plans on re-painting it and giving it to Nikki. Hope you think this is the right thing to do. She loved that car as much as you did. Well, we put up more pictures on the front of your crypt. One of you in your dress blues. You looked so handsome! A little message from us and some red carnations. Dad brought a portable CD player and we played Marine Corp drill music, while we toasted you with our 1st Marine Division champagne glasses with sparkling apple cider! We spent about 2 hrs. with you. Nancy Aceves came to visit while we were there and saw the car on the trailer. We were inside the office and she came in to see us. Hugs and tears all around. She visits you often...she really misses you along with lots of other people. You were the best Marine and a true warrior...we are so proud of everything you have done and we are so honored to be able to call you our son. We love you dearly and miss you beyond belief! We don't want anyone to forget you and will do our best to keep your memory alive as long as we are. We won't let you down, I promise! You are forever in our hearts. I thank those people who visit this site and My Space to write their stories and memories. You are so loved by so many people! Rest in peace, our warrior, our hero, our son...forever. We will see you soon one day!...Love, Mom and Dad
I remember you often, but especially today, Veterans Day 2008. I went by the cemetary and saw the remberances at your marker, and added two American flags. You are synonymous with my own son's youth and I have a special love for you in my heart. We are so much richer for your presence. Love to you, your Mom, and your Dad. Jeff''s Mom aka, Kathleen Milligan
I didn't know you, but am saying a prayer for you. And hope people still visit and write on this memorial.
David, I could never get past your deep dimples and that look that you would give me when I tried to be mad at you! You always won me over! Oh, how I miss that little chuckle that you had when you knew you were putting me on! You loved to tease me and I loved being teased by you. We just had Halloween here again and I remembered all the cute costumes that you wore as a little boy. One was especially cute, dressed as Dracula. Oh, what makeup I did on you! My favorite Halloween picture! You loved that holiday and we had to ration your candy! Mondays are so hard for us Dave. We have made it into "Dave's pizza celebration day". We knew how you loved pizza so much, so we have it especially for you. Nothing takes the pain away, and it is a little thing to do. We love you so much. There isn't a day that goes by without a few tears, sometimes more than others. You are so missed by so many...Love, your little Mama
I love you David.
Dave, We visited your grave at Pacific Crest and put some beauiful flowers and a Halloween decoration in the vase with your Marine Corp and American flag. I put up the poem I wrote and several of your pictures for people to see when they come to visit. I never thought I would be visiting you on the other side of a cold hard granite wall. Life is just not the same anymore. It is tough, depressing and too long...Love ya always, Mom
Hopefully this one posts. I miss you. i am trying hard to get through this. Everyday lately it seems is worse than the day before. I thought it was supposed to get easier. I'm dreading the holidays this year, Thanksgiving was our day. I will still make you deviled eggs, I will save you some. I love you my Davey.
I miss you, i miss your smile. I am having a really hard time lately. I am dreading thanksgiving, that was the holiday we always spent together. I will make deviled eggs for you. I love you Dave.
i haven't come here in a while, but i go to myspace everyday, i like to write to you there, always know your in my heart and thoughts. its 5 years on the 15th for Adam i can't believe it, i know you two will be watching over the fundraiser on Sunday!! can't wait to see you in my dreams I LOVE U XOXOXO
Well David, I will tell you that I was here and did this whole thing already, I am sure you were playing a joke on me because I clicked on save and the whole thing got lost........ha ha. I guess that is your way of making this easier for me. When I first came on to write to you I couldn't even see I was crying so hard. I miss you so so much and my heart is broken. I think of you everyday, I think of our family and the pain that we all share. You have taken a piece of my heart, take care of it until we see each other again. Sorry this took me so long, but it took every ounce of strength I have to do this. You are so loved. Aunt Judi
Please don't forget me, even though we're now apart. Please keep my memory alive, in a special corner of your heart. Whether our encounter was brief, or you knew me very well, Would you share a story about me, one for others to tell? Remember how I loved deeply, and how my friendship and word was true. Laugh when you think of my "annoying clap" and the fun I shared with you! Living each day without regrets, and as always, "Hoping for the Best"; And I am sorry if I ever disappointed you, or caused you unneeded stress. Remember I fought bravely for my country, there's no doubt I gave my all. Honor, courage, and commitment, as a US Marine...forever proud and tall. In my "uniform blues" and IPD badge, I patrolled the streets to keep them safe. I worked hard at trying to make a difference in every situation that I faced. Don'f forget my impish grin, my sense of humor, and the antics that I played. I may have shocked you more than once, but you forgave me anyway! Remember those tender moments, when I hugged or shed a tear with you, As we watched a sad movie, or when life's problems just made you "blue". I had so much more life that I wanted to live, and words that I left unsaid, And I'd rather be by your side today, but God had another plan for me instead. Please remember my life as you continue yours, with a smile upon your face. And someday we will be together again, above the clouds...in a better place.
David, Lots of people know you are trying your best to communicate. I want to have that same experience. Please come to me. Don't give up! I know you will make it someday...Love ya and miss you more than life itself...Mom
Love you, think about you everyday!
Dave, I still feel the pain as if it were yesterday. I see you every day in so many flashbacks. I just wish that one day I could wake up and not feel so empty and depressed about you leaving us so soon. I wish that this bad dream would go away. My heart aches constantly for you. Just to let you know, the Arizona Veterans Memorial will be displaying your dress blues in their museum. We are working on getting these together for your memory...We don't want you to be forgotten...We love you so much..Your little Mama
I've noticed that people have stopped writing on this page. But I still read it everyday. I miss you and I love you.
It's been 3 months, Dave. It seems like an eternity, but then it seems like yesterday. I wish you were coming this weekend, you will be missed so much. It will be such a happy time, and so sad too. I love you David, I miss you more everyday.