On March 21, the Law enforcement community banded together to say goodbye to a former officer that was clearly loved by all. Officers near and far came together to pay their final respects to Liberty County Sheriff Deputy Danny Pittman.
Pittman lost his battle against Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease on March 9, and this past Sunday many of his fellow officers and family, who flew in from Germany gathered at Dorchester Funeral Home in Midway and shared their fondest memories of the man everyone knew as Cuz.
A dismal rainfall helped cover the tears that streamed down the face of his wife Brigitte and others as central dispatch announced Pittman’s last call and end of duty.
“Liberty County Central to all units, Lt. Danny Pittman has ended his tour of duty,”
LCSO Will Bowman said he knew Pittman for approximately 15 years and said he had many fond memories of Pittman when they did some of their DARE Programs at the local schools. Bowman said Pittman trained many officers throughout the region and that Pittman had a big heart.
“We all loved him and we will miss him,” Bowman said. “He was a living icon.”
A parade of patrol vehicles lined the streets as Pittman was moved to his final resting place. The blinking blue lights went for miles and glimmered off the wet roads on its path. Bystanders stood at attention, saluting the former Army Veteran and Law Enforcement Officer.