In Memory of Deputy Daniel Rivera
The men and women of the Broward Sheriff Office are mourning the loss of a dedicated colleague, Deputy Daniel Rivera, who died Saturday night of injuries he sustained in a car crash. He leaves behind a 14-year-old son, Damian Luis Barrio, and many other grieving relatives, friends and coworkers.
Deputy Rivera, 32, started with the Broward Sheriff’s Office in 2003. He served in the agency’s Department of Detention until May 2012 when he transferred to the Department of Law Enforcement. He was a road patrol deputy in BSO’s Pompano Beach district. He was driving on Interstate 95 just before sunrise on Sept. 11 when his car left the roadway and hit a tree.
“Our entire agency is feeling the loss of this young, brave deputy who was taken too soon from his family, friends and coworkers,” Sheriff Scott Israel said. “I am praying for Deputy Rivera’s family to find comfort and strength during this time.”
Deputy Rivera was a confident, hard-working deputy who loved fitness, dancing to Latin music, rooting for the New York Mets and being with his friends, family and his girlfriend. He was born in Brooklyn and attended the High School of Art and Design in Manhattan, John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan and Florida Atlantic University. Deputy Rivera was an auxiliary police officer with the New York Police Department before moving to Florida at age 19. He attended Church by the Glades in Coral Springs.
Other survivors include his mother, Miriam Cuin, a captain with the New York City Department of Corrections; father, Antonio Cuin, a warden with the New York City Department of Corrections; sister, Jessica Ducos; brother, Carlos Ducos; grandparents, Moises and Maria Hernandez and girlfriend, Andrea Mendez.
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A Trust Fund in Honor of Deputy Rivera will be set up by the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County. Donations made to this fund will go towards immediate family needs and to the surviving children of Deputy Rivera. Donations made to the Sheriff’s Foundation fallen heroes funds will be used to provide humanitarian assistance to the families and loved ones at the time of death of a deputy or fire-rescue officer, and to help the families with memorial arrangements if necessary. This is designed as quick response mechanism in the event of such a tragedy. Meeting of such needs are determined in part with the advice of the Chaplain of BSO.
You can make a donation via paypal or mail a check to:
Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County
(Attn: Nelson Velez)
2601 W Broward Blvd., Suite 4001
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Fallen Hero Memorial Tribute
This fund provides humanitarian assistance to the families and loved ones at the time of death of a deputy or fire-rescue officer, and to help the families with memorial arrangements if necessary. This is designed as quick response mechanism in the event of such a tragedy.
No gift is too small when you give with your heart. Help support the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County.
BSO Found and Forgotten
The Criminal Investigation Division of BSO has been developing leads on unidentified decedents and cold cases that represent unanswered questions for families and society.