This is more a streamline thought that Nikki and I had discussed a few weeks ago, which seems appropriate to share now... at least I hope. A few weeks ago, Nikki and I watched "P.S. I Love You" (you all need to watch it) and we were balling uncontrollably while discussing the movie, talking about how crazy it is that love like that does not exist anymore, and how unfair it is that they found this type of rare love and it was taken away. We thought how ironic it is that so many times we find ourselves talking about why it is or why it seems that the good die young. We reached a conclusion that everything in life must have a balance. That maybe it is unnatural to sustain such an epic love. Just like a person can't physically survive being sad for too long, I think in the balance of things, a person's body may get worn out by being too happy, or loving so deeply. We wondered if it is just too much for a human heart to take, to care so much about another person. We know that most people take a long lifetime to even try to love like that or fill their hearts with the pure contentment of being loved so completely. We said it's a shame people aren't like that anymore, they don't give their whole heart away like that. Then we looked at each other and at the same time we said...Dave Frizelle. David Frizelle loved enough to fill 1000 lifetimes. He loved so purely, deeply, unselfishly, and so generously. He was loved back the same way! He didn't save his epic love for one woman in marriage, he couldn't wait, he shared it with all of us. We all experienced what I thought for a second was too powerful to even exist, it was so many different kinds of love, but too each of us, it was epic! I feel this loss so deeply, but to have felt that immense love from a friend, from a brother, even for a second and to know it truly exists, is worth all I feel now. I would not trade one second of happiness with Dave to take away one second of pain. I hope in time everyone will find peace in their hearts, and maybe make sense of the timing of life and its counterpart. I haven't figured it out yet, and while I search I know Dave will forever be in my heart guiding me to love openly, love completely, give all kinds of love everything I got... and to do it now. Thank you David, for all of our moments together, the memories truly will last me a lifetime. I love you, Kimie [Little Sister by Common Law Friendship :) ]
I found a penny today, just laying on the ground. But it is not just a penny, this little coin I found. Found pennies come from heaven, thats what my Papa said. He said Angels toss them down, oh how I loved that story. He said when an angel misses you, they toss a penny down. Sometimesjust to cheer you up, make a smile out of your frown. So don't pass by that penny when you're feeling blue. It may be a penny from heaven, that an Angel's tossed to you. Author Unknown
David, even though I didn't know you personally, I felt that I did through the lives of your parents. You were their pride and joy! I know you have sisters that your parents also love deeply, but my husband and I have two boys and I think that's why the conversation always steered towards talking about our boys. Our boys also both own and ride their own motocycles. And even though I am happy for them at the ages of 22 and 24 that they have come to a point in their lives to invest and fulfill a dream of their own ,as a parent you are cautious and concerned about the risks involved. We had just had lunch with your parents the week before your passing and we were discussing our boys and their bikes and I remember your dad (Ken) saying how excited you were that you had recently got your new bike but he wasn't that thrilled about it and said "but at his age what can I do about it". And my husband told him nothing absolutely nothing! Their going to do what they want anyway, and they know as parents that we will always be here for them and love them anyway. And that is exactly what your parents are doing for you now. They are loving you anyway and as one of your buddies stated at your service in Inglewood we should all hope that we are able to die doing something that we love. By getting to know a little piece of you from the video that your family and friends put together, you got along with everyone from the very little to the very old and touched their lives in a way that will last forever. And we can all say that we have been blessed by knowing you and your family, even if it was just for a moment in time. So bye, bye for now and as your parents continue to mourn your loss may they find some comfort knowing that you are in a better place and are watching over them now as they have always watched over you.Much Love and prayers go out to your family and friends that will miss you so very much. Kimberley Scott Sister in Christ Military Mom-Army
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I am planning a memorial service in Arizona for David, for Cindy and Ken. I need famliy or friends to email me a letter, memory, funny story, that will be read at the service. Thank you for anyone who can help.
Thank you for honoring your family and your country. You have an amazing family, David, and I'm sure you already knew that. You watch over them now without earthly cares or tethers. You now know the full scope of the lives you touched, the burdens you lifted, and the good that you did in your short time here. We will grieve with your parents, family, friends, and extended communities for the time we all wish we had had to get to know you better. But by God's will and in His time, you are already home. Peace to all. Jari Dikes
David was our son and our hero. I cannot tell you how much joy he added to our lives. This loss is unbearable for his Dad and me. I never thought I would see our child, our only son, put to rest during our lifetime. Someone recently said that they saw us in a tender moment at our Granddaughter's birthday. I always stood close to him , hugging him and rubbing his back and his chest. He always called me his "Little Mama". He was a foot taller than me, but oh, how I loved to be near him. I wrote a poem for him and I would like to share it with you now. So many people have said such wonderful things about him. People I have not spoken to for some time have offered such words of kindness. Ken and I will never forget you for this. Our Son and Our Hero... Heaven has opened it's gates of gold, to receive our only son. Your mission here is over, and your reward is awaiting for a job well done. Even though your time was short, with only twenty-nine years, You've experienced life more than most...by any and all of your peers. You had a talent for making people laugh, so hard that they would cry! With a zest for life, an adventuresome heart, you'd give anything a try. You'd never let a true friend down, you were a comfort in time of need, A little unpredictable, a little mischievous, and certainly loved to tease. Your Dad loved to hear you call him "Pops", and Hi, Mama, you would say. We could always tell when something was wrong, as your voice just gave it away. You never once gave us a boring day, and you always kept us on our toes. Sometimes just like a roller coaster ride, with it's extreme highs and lows. You gave us so many joys, that we'd never trade a minute of this precious time, Even those days you were away at war, when we agonized all of the time. You weren't great at sending cards on holidays, but you always took time to call, And we knew that you would be there for us, if we ever needed anything at all. You have always been, and will always be our Hero, and a warrior among the best, Strong headed, determined and courageous, you have given life a thorough test. As you continue your journey to heaven, immeasurable peace is yours to be, We will miss you always, with a love that is endless, from here through eternity. Love you so much David...Till we see you in heaven one day! We know you are our guardian angel now....Mom and Dad
I have so many memories of Dave. He was my baby brother, although he was a foot taller than me. I always was so protective of him, I would lecture him like I was his mother. David was more than my brother, he was my friend. We always made me laugh, and I know you all agree. He was strong, handsome, funny, brave and a little crazy. I will always think of him every day of my life. I already miss him so much. I am so glad the last time we saw eachother was at mt daughter Lauren's birthday party, we had so much fun. My kids were in a water fight with him, they really love their uncle David. I just wish I had hugged him tighter when he left, I never in a million years thought it would be out last hug. He was my Davey. Kim Castruita
Dave.. Dave, Dave, Dave.. When I first moved in with Shea and Dave, I thought how difficult it would be living with two guys. I was right. They both were messy, loud and well, guys. Dave would often leave his "spit cups" (cups he used to spit dip in) all over the house. It was irritating, yet made me laugh. He'd leave video games, movies, food, cups, plates, mail, and many other items around the house. He was not the tidiest of roommates, but he was a sweetheart. When Shea would be at work, Dave and I would hang out and watch TV together. He'd would ALWAYS make me laugh. Dave would order pizza (Dominos) and eat fatty foods, yet was able to stay in great shape! Often times when I'd come home from work, I'd find Dave sleeping on our old green couch with the dogs (Token and Shiloh) by his feet. He looked so relaxed. It made me smile. Other times, he'd be awake playing video games or watching TV, and greet us by saying "Herro!" Dave was the first roommate I've had.. and he will be the last. No one can ever replace him. He will always be in our thoughts, and forever in our hearts... I love you, Dave. I'm glad I let you know how much I loved you before you left us. We will see each other again soon..
David was a man that loved deeper than anyone I have ever known. It didn't matter if it was love for his family, friends, significant other, Marine Corps or Police Force brothers or his beloved doggies... his love was larger than life. I always told him he wore his heart on his sleeve and so many times he said it was a bad thing and wished he didn't but I told him that is what made him so special. Sure he was a "tough guy" but we all know he was the most gentle, sincere soul when it came to love (he was a sap!). He always told me he was born in the wrong era. He said love and commitment these days isn't what it used to be. I know it might embarrass him but he was such a romantic:) He always wanted to find the love of the century, the kind books are written about and movies are made of. His love transcended space and time. Although he didn't get the fairy tale ending, he was fortunate enough to have loved and been loved back by some pretty amazing women which I am proud to know and call friends. David and I have known each other for 16 years now and through that time we spent 7 years as a couple back in the day which meant the world to me but most importantly we spent 16 years as best friends. We had our ups and downs but we always found our way back to each other which only made our bond stronger. He was my soul mate. I know there have been several people David has had the pleasure of dating over the years...he was quite the ladies man but we all know he was the most respectful gentleman when it came to matters of the heart. He was raised well with incredible morals by his mother and father. He had their example of love for each other as a solid foundation for what he wanted. Whether you dated him briefly or for years, his love was true. He always put his heart and soul into a relationship. He would always tell me how much it hurt when one of his relationships would end. He would say he never wanted to fall in love again because he didn't want to go through the pain but he couldn't help it, he didn't know how to do anything but love completely. That was what was so beautiful about him. Although he is gone in the physical sense, we have the memories and the undying love he gave us. I was lucky enough to be his girl friend at one point and his best friend since the day we met until the day he had to go. I hope each of you know what you meant to him because if you were lucky enough to be loved by him, it is something you will have forever. His love never ended even if the time you spent with him did. David, You were the love of my life. I can only hope I can find someone in the future that can compare to you and that would make you proud. Your love was epic. Whether we were in a relationship or friendship, your love was the most powerful feeling I have ever known. I will truly miss it. You used to tell me that you loved me more than I loved you. Well, I think you were wrong. My heart is broken now but because of the way you taught me how to love, I will never settle for less than amazing. I will love you forever my friend. Semper Fidelis, Nikki
Dave and I were sworn into Inglewood at the same time. At times we were assigned to the same teams, where he would always give me a hard time. It was not until this past February, when we signed up on the same team, and I was able to get to know Dave a little better. Little by little we started to grow a liking for each other. In April, during our Baker to Vegas weekend, I made a phone call to the Watch Commander to sign up for our payback (being that I was in Vegas, I was not in the best state of mind!). I asked the WC for Dave, and I asked him to say hi to Dave for me. Well it just so happened to be that Dave was at the station at this time and the WC put him on the phone. I asked Dave to call me from his cell phone so that we could have a private conversation. So he did, little did I know that Dave was still in the WC's office and I was on speakerphone when he called me back! That night I asked him to give me a ride in his "sexy blue car"! The guys at work would tease him after this because it wasn't a hot rod anymore it was a "sexy blue car". One of the funniest memories I have of Dave is of our team going to our friend's Ray house for a BBQ. Well Ray has a pool and I do not know how to swim. So, Dave thought it would be a good idea to just throw me in the pool, because he didn't believe me! Well he threw me in and I sank to the bottom, then he picked me up and he was laughing hysterically after a few breathes of air, he threw me back in! After he helped me out of the pool he said, he just didn't believe I couldn't swim. Dave and I spent alot of time together, I feel so blessed to have been able to do so. N. Aceves
I was never supposed to know David, however, through a friend, his partner, I met him. I had the distinct pleasure and privilege to ride with David for 12 hours on an Inglewood PD ride-a-long. I never knew it, but during this 12 hour ride, I would meet and grow to truly admire this fine young man and great young police officer. In those 12 hours, David made an impression on me that will last a lifetime. When I learned of this tragedy, I was in disbelief and instantly remembered the deep impact David left on me. I didnt know David for long nor that well, but I did know him long enough to see what a brave, smart, fun, and courageous young man he was. David leaves us on earth, but enters a greater place, of higher power, to help watch over us in all of our respective endeavors. David's family, friends, and colleagues: I hope you can hold your head high, at the end of the day, in knowing that David made a greater impact in his years here than many of us can even fathom. As time passes, try to make those tears turn into smiles, in memory of such a charismatic guy! I dont know you, but if I can ever be of any assistance, please contact me. David: Thank you for all that you have done for so many people. Thank you for allowing me to know you for a short period of time. And thank you for always giving before thinking of yourself. Rest In Peace! Aaron Grasse
R.I.P. David... You will be missed but never forgotten.
R.I.P. David... You will be missed but never forgotten.
Just a side-bar to let everyone know of a tribute to David. While at the viewing for David, David's mother noticed a woman and boy come in and set down. Not recognizing them, David's mother went over and introduced herself. The lady replied, " I'm Louise and this is my son Adam". She continued to say, "Adam would not be here today if it were not for David". The young boy had a cardic arrest and David had preformed CPR on him until professional medical help arrived. David was a prime example of the saying, "IT IS NOT THE YEARS IN YOUR LIFE BUT THE LIFE IN YOUR YEARS. I am proud to have known David and to have worked with his Father. " Semper Fi ! "
Dave was so much fun. He would always walk into the room with his goofy grin on his face like he was up to something...You couldn't help but laugh or smile back. I never had any bad times with him. he introduced me to my best friend Kristen. Him and I would always keep in touch even if we didn't see eachother that often. I could always rely on dave for a fun time, a good hug and a warm smile.
The wild story below sounds just about right! That was hilarious :) I have years worth of memories... from numerous baseball games, sneaking out in the Mustang in the middle of the night, hanging out Dave's house, Nikki's house, the trip to Bull Head for the rodeo and to visit with the folks, they are all great memories! The funniest memory is that Dave was the first guy to ever see me naked! I had spent the night at Nikki's house and the only shower available was one without a shower curtain... I decided to brave it.... Apparently they all thought it would be funny to break in... those that were there can probably still hear my scream as I hit the floor... We were young, we were dumb, and we had a blast! I wouldn't trade an ounce of embarassment to take that incident back because the thought of it still makes me laugh out loud! I hope everyone's pain lessens everyday and the memories still make you laugh out loud, even with no one in the room... He would have wanted nothing less! Danielle
I just received the devastating news of this sad event. Looking at the photos posted here, I can only remember the photos on David's mother desk (we used to work together) and David growing from a little crew cut hair boy of 8, then the photo on Cynthia's key chain of David at age 10, graduation photos, girls now in the picture, each year brought a new growing David to the office, and new stories about his entrance into maturity. I heard Cynthia suffering when David was sent to Irak, but I also heard her pride and admiration for what he was doing, and we prayed for him - we were all safer by the sacrifice he was doing. David wanted to follow on his father's profession, and he not only did that, but enter the same Department where his father had served- he loved his parents and admired them that much! No words can express my deepest sorrow at the news of this loss. David was and will be forever, a real Heroe. God Bless his soul and may he rest in peace. To Cynthia, Ken, David' sisters and the nephews and nieces who will get to know David only by photos and the memories, our sympathies and prayers. With all our love, Myriam and Roberto Cabello
Dear Cindy, Ken, Kim , Family & Friends of David May the Love of Family & Friends enfold you during this most difficult time and all the days to follow. May your hearts find peace & comfort as you remember and honor the memory of David. With Deepest Empathy and Sincere Sympathy Sally, Larry, Jordan Slaven & Family Peabody, MA
It was a cold brisk morning in Decemberof 2007. The time was about 3:30 in the morning when Dave Frizelle and his partner, Stephen Washington were patrolling the meanest streets in Inglewood. They were driving on the main thoroughfare referred to as Century Boulevard. The conversation in the cruiser was silent as sweat was running down the front of Frizelle’s face. As a bead of sweat dripped from Frizelle’s eyebrow onto his shiny police badge, he thought to himself, Damn, Washington’s blood must be ice to keep the car this hot. Turn off the heater he thought. What Frizelle didn’t know, it wasn’t the heater that was keeping the car hot, it was the steam being exhausted from Washington’s nose after having a consensual encounter with a local gang banger that called him, “Brotha”. Just as they drove up to Club Drive, both of them perked up in their seats as their eyes began to focus on an eastbound car. They noticed a waterfall of sparks coming from the vehicle like the bat mobile in full throttle. As the vehicle passed them, Frizelle and Washington looked at each other, raised their eyebrows and said simultaneously, we got ourselves a good one. Just as he learned in the department’s annual driver’s training course, Frizelle accelerates the black and white’s engine, causing the engine to sputter, as the one barrel carb under the hood gasped for air. As Frizelle quickly turns the vehicle left to make a u-turn, Washington’s eyes open widely like Erkel riding the world’s tallest roller coaster, as smoke is emitting from the rear spinning tires. Frizelle again punches the pedal to the medal and drives after that bat mobile. Just as Washington reaches down to activate the lights and siren, the front tire of the pursued vehicle comes off. Instead of the tire continuing forward, just as the law of physics would prove it would. However, Frizelle tell the story that the tire spins in reverse, and is rolling directly towards the fast moving police cruiser. In an attempt to keep his partner safe, Frizelle quickly maneuvers the cruiser between the center median and the right curb just as if he were driving the utopia track at Disneyland. With the fast moving cruiser, coupled with the fast moving tire heading in their direction, Frizelle just missed the tire with the front of his vehicle. However, the tire changed direction and struck the rear quarter panel leaving a dent that would perfectly match the indentations of the bus bench located on the other side of the street. The impact was so intense, Washington bounced around the inside of the cruiser like a rock inside a hubcap. The impact caused the cruiser to slide in a sideways direction, striking the south curb. Officer Frizelle should not be commended for his quick actions of maneuvering the cruiser so the fast moving tire did not strike his partner. However, he should be commended on coming up with a story that would explain two flat tires, two bent rims, and a dent in the side of the police cruiser that looks like the side of a bus bench. Dave, it was a great pleasure of being your supervisor. You will be missed.
David will be sadly missed. We will remember our visits during the holidays and family events. We pay tribute to a brave young man who served his country and protected his community. You will be forever in our hearts. With Love Always, Robin, Jim and Clare Donna, George, Gregg and Cathy
My grandaughter, Nikki, introduced us to David when they were in high school. We watched him grow from a young kid to an amazing young man. How we enjoyed it when he spent family get togethers with us. Any time or place (including the grocery store) I saw David he gave me one of his mighty hugs. (He was a terrific hugger) Your time here was too short but you brightened many a day for us, David. Vaya con Dios my young friend. Grandpa and Grandma Mac
May you rest in peace.....
Dear Ken, Cindy, Kim, Laura and family, My heart has been sad since Kim's Monday phone call. I have so many fond memories of your family. Kim was like a sister to me when we were in Jr. High, so of course, little David was a big part of my memories as well. Words can not express how I am feeling. I remember David as a happy little guy always smiling. Didn't he have a favorite pair of cowboy boots that he always liked to wear? Of course there was the time when I was babysitting and Kim and I let a few neighbor boys come over...we know the rest. David's famous words "the kids was drinking wine". That smart young boy!! I also am reminded of a trip we were taking to see Ken and "Eric the Great" was throwing his toys out the car window. If memory serves me correctly, I think we may have been pulled over by a policeman at that time. :) These memories take me to a time when life was simple and we were happy. That young boy grew up to be a fine young man. I recall seeing him in 2001...boy he was all grown up so handsome and still smiling. How proud you must be of your son and brother. Not only would I salute him now for loving our country the way he did, but I would give him a great big hug and thank him for some fond childhood memories. May your dark days ahead be brightened a bit as you walk down memory lane. David was a wonderful man. How blessed our lives have been having him in it. You are all in my heart always. Lovingly, Pam (Walker)
R.I.P Dave, The Singers will miss you and never forget you.
I will miss David and remember how much fun he was. As a kid he had SO much energy and was always getting hurt, my 6 year old son reminds me alot of him when he was young. He had the best laugh and the cutest dimples EVER! As a teenager I will always remember his love of sports. As an adult his love for his country. I have so much respect for him, serving his country the way he did. David, you will be missed by so many and always loved by us all! R.I.P little brother! Laura Singer Dayton, Nevada
Dear Cynthia, Ken and Kim, I'm simply floored by Davids passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I can remember David visiting his mom frequently at work when she worked at UCLA, a young man just starting out his life. He proudly served his country, his mom and dad were so proud of him..... God has promised to be with us, he has also promised to be with the ones we love. If he's with us and he's with them, then neither can ever be far away......... Rest in peace David, Marshall Watkins