DI Employee Killed in Iraq

DI Employee Killed in Iraq

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Nate Greer

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#1 Sep 20, 2006
Dyna Corps reported the following.

It is with deep regret that we report that IPLO Darrell L. Wetherbee, 46, was killed yesterday by sniper fire outside the police station in the city of Hawijah, near Tikrit, Iraq.



Darrell, a former police officer from New Gloucester, Maine had been deployed in Iraq since June 1. He had participated in two previous civilian police missions, serving with the International Police Mission in Kosovo from 1999 to 2000 and 2001 to 2003.



Before his deployment to Iraq, Darrell was employed by the Freeport (Maine) Police Department and the State of Maine Judicial Branch. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1978 to 1986.



Please keep Darrell and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Anon

Auburn, ME

#2 Dec 15, 2009
Good Riddance, this guy was a prime example of a bad cop, abusing his authority. In the 90's he used to physically assault and harass Freeport High School students. I guess he will never get that chance to kick my ass as he put it.
Dan Wetherbee

Montevideo, Uruguay

#3 Mar 18, 2010
Anon wrote:
Good Riddance, this guy was a prime example of a bad cop, abusing his authority. In the 90's he used to physically assault and harass Freeport High School students. I guess he will never get that chance to kick my ass as he put it.
He was my brother, so he may not ever get the chance again, but if I do i will kick more than your a**, but at least I won't write "good riddance" for your family and friends to read. Jerk.
jeremy

Conway, NH

#4 Mar 22, 2010
Anon's a punk p.o.s waste of life that wont ever amount to anything and will od on the crap he thinks liberates him... Don't let trolls get to you Dan I'm sorry for your loss...
Dan Wetherbee

Montevideo, Uruguay

#5 Mar 22, 2010
Thanks. I over-reacted and shouldn't have written anything, but even after three years it just shocked me to read that somebody had written "good riddance" in reference to my brother. I hope his son or his wife never reads that remark. A good night's sleep put things in perspective. Nobody sincerely wishes such a thing for anybody they know. People (including me) sometimes forget that, like Will Rogers said, "Strangers are just friends we haven't met yet." Nevertheless, your words were comforting and reminded me that most people are good, decent, and sensitive. The exceptions are simply the ones that get all the attention. May God bless you for your thoughtfulness.
Randy Andrews

United States

#6 May 27, 2010
I am currently serving at Camp Wetherbee in Kirkuk Iraq and I have a photo of Darrell Wetherbee on my wall. I never met him but I am reminded daily of his familes' loss. In the last year two people came to the camp who said they were from his home town, we flew the American Flag over the camp and provided a certificate for the date and location. I place the phrase "All Gave Some and Some Gave All" on each certificate in honor of Darrell Wetherbee. I also issue these certificates to those police officers who serve here. It takes no honor or courage to make dumb statements like the Biddeford Anon guy who hides in the shadows.
Dan Wetherbee

United States

#7 Aug 5, 2010
Randy,

You are a good man and I thank you for your service and your kind words. I had never thought of such a thing, but is it possible, and if so, what would it take to get a flag like you described (or two, one for me and one for his wife and son?)?

Thanks again and may God bless you.

Dan Wetherbee
Randy Andrews wrote:
I am currently serving at Camp Wetherbee in Kirkuk Iraq and I have a photo of Darrell Wetherbee on my wall. I never met him but I am reminded daily of his familes' loss. In the last year two people came to the camp who said they were from his home town, we flew the American Flag over the camp and provided a certificate for the date and location. I place the phrase "All Gave Some and Some Gave All" on each certificate in honor of Darrell Wetherbee. I also issue these certificates to those police officers who serve here. It takes no honor or courage to make dumb statements like the Biddeford Anon guy who hides in the shadows.
Randy Andrews

United States

#8 Sep 16, 2010
Dan,

Send me your address and I will send you two flags I just flew on 9/11 along with a certificate from the camp. [email protected]

Regards,

Randy Andrews
Dan Wetherbee wrote:
Randy,
You are a good man and I thank you for your service and your kind words. I had never thought of such a thing, but is it possible, and if so, what would it take to get a flag like you described (or two, one for me and one for his wife and son?)?
Thanks again and may God bless you.
Dan Wetherbee
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Dan Wetherbee

Aurora, CO

#9 Sep 17, 2010
Randy,

I am touched by your thoughtfulness and kindness in making and taking this time and this effort. I will email you my address.

Thanks again and a very respectful salute to you.

May God bless,

Dan Wetherbee
Cale Hammonds

North Pole, AK

#10 May 31, 2011
I am currently serving in the Army and I know what it feels like to lose friends that are unofficially family. And the fact that your brother is there NOT because his job told him you have no choice you signed up and your going, but because he volunteered, granted the pay is good but he knew what he was getting into. I admire it and I will be not long from joining the company as well. Im sorry for your loss and believe me, I would be very happy to shut this anon guys mouth up permanently. It's absolutely disrespectful and beyond immature and ignorance on his parents not his part for teaching ignorance. It's not taken lightly in my community and workplace so here's to your brother and family Mr.Weatherby I hope comfort finds your family.

Sincerely Sgt Cale Hammonds US Army RLTW!!
Drew

Elgin, SC

#11 May 13, 2012
Dan;

I will gladly kick his ass with you, but don't waste your time on someone who stands up for nothing. Unlike your brother who put his hand up to serve, this punk I am sure has his hand out for anything that is easy.

It was a honor to have Darrell on my team and I will never forget him or that day. He was a true Wolfhound and will always be seen as one to me. It was an honor to fight along side of him.

Freedom of Speech is something we fight to protect. Even if it means that Dirt Bags get to flap their worthless gums. Respect the fact that he will never amount to 10% of what Darrell was and is. While he is talking the talk, Darrell walked the Walk!

NO FEAR ALWAYS!!!
Drew
Dakota Wetherbee

North Easton, MA

#12 Feb 3, 2014
Drew, Cale, Uncle Dan, and Randy. God bless you all and may my father rest in peace. Though I must say, the anon at the beginning did make me chuckle. It reflects on another part of Darrell I admire. If someone has to wait for the death of a soldier and police officer to mock him, as opposed to doing it in person, it shows the burning fire inside Darrell that affected many. It still burns bright, years later.
Dakota

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