Deputy Daniel Rivera

July 18, 1981 - September 21, 2013

The men and women of the Broward Sheriff's 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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Deputy Daniel Rivera

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