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Deputy Sheriff Kevin S. Easter | Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Deputy Sheriff

Kevin S. Easter

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch: Monday, January 8, 1996
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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Kevin S. Easter

 

As I attend my first Police Week Activities, Kevin I leave a candle for you and your other brothers who are gone and not forgotten. This week I honor you and them for you sacrifice. R.I.P. Brother.

Police Officer Kenneth Dziewulski
Slaton Police Department, Slaton Texas
May 12, 2014

Rest in Peace, Deputy Easter. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 4, 2014

RIP Deputy Easter.
Can't believe it's been this long since you made the ultimate sacrifice.
I was a few years ahead of you in college, but was on the job in Dodge City back in 1996. Several of the SMPC alumni made the trip to Wichita for your funeral.
What a sad day that was.

Thank you again sir for your service.

SFS PTR
January 7, 2013

RIP Deputy Easter.
Can't believe it's been this long since you made the ultimate sacrifice.
I was a few years ahead of you in college, but was on the job in Dodge City back in 1996. Several of the SMPC alumni made the trip to Wichita for your funeral.
What a sad day that was.

Thank you again sir for your service.

SFS PTR
January 7, 2013

I think about you before every shift and the laughs we had together when we were in high school. God bless you and your family.

Det. Sgt. Jon Bush
Wickliffe Police Department, Wickliffe, Ohio
December 6, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service
July 14, 2012

Kevin I mIss You Man You Were A Great Friend

Sgt Daniel Ditto
Us Army Reserves
June 5, 2012

I never really knew you Kevin, I saw you in the squad room a few times said hi and be safe. Not a Jan 8 goes by that I do not think about you. Rest In Peace brother. You may be gone but you will never be forgotten.

Deputy Kenneth J. Dziewulski
Terrell County Sheriff Department, Texas
February 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for aolace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.


Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 8, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Easter,
On today, the 16th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sedgewick County. And to your family and loved ones, i wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol
January 8, 2012

About 25 minutes before Kevin was killed - We were talking at the corner of Broadway and 61st Street North in Park City - what he was doing up north - I have no idea - I think he was working a beat called 607. In any case - I was way up in the North end of the county and Kevin before he was killed he told me he had just been accepted to the DEA. Kevin was a great cop and a great friend. I miss you bro

Sean
PCPD
September 3, 2011

Dear friends and family of Kevin,

The convicted murderer "sakone mel donesay" apparently has a Facebook account in which he is freely allowed to keep in touch with the world outside of his prison cell. For his crime he should not be allowed such privileges. Please find out why his prison allows him online access - and seek out to have his account shutdown.

anonymous
December 28, 2010

Years have passed, we will always remember you!!!

Anonymous
November 22, 2010

Always remembered & honored 4 his service & his ultimate sacrifice.

Joanie
Mother, daughter, sister & granddau. of leo's
June 10, 2010

We have not forgotten.

Shala Perez
January 15, 2010

God bless you Deputy Easter.

anonymouse
former sgso
October 31, 2009

IN THE SIMPLE PERFORMANCE OF DUTY
Dedicated to the memory of Deputy Kevin Easter

In the simple performance of duty,
he pinned on a badge,
checked his gear with a practiced eye
and kissed his loved ones goodbye.

In the simple performance of duty,
he reported for work,
joked with his buddies at roll call
and made his last trip down the squadroom hall.

In the simple performance of duty,
he headed for his beat,
doing his job protecting his home from crime,
he stopped cars and checked buildings for the last time.

In the simple performance of duty,
he answered the call,
to help the helpless, to find the lost,
no matter the danger or how great the cost.

In the simple performance of duty,
he lay down his life,
for those in peril, he tried to save,
our brave friend went to his grave.

In the simple performance of duty,
as we carry him to rest,
in a flag draped casket,
long after the world has forgotten,

we shall never forget,

never judge or regret,
what he did,

In the simple performance of duty.

Sgt. Oscar R. Thomasson
Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office
October 16, 2009

The murder of Deputy Etheridge in Sedgwick County on 9/28/09 has stirred up so many emotions. I remember so clearly the call coming in that Kevin was down and the night sky being lit up by the red and blues responding to his aide. Days later at the service, I remember his brother Jeff walking to the front of the church, overcome with grief, possibly the most painful image I have seen. To be followed by a truly awe inspiring image of funeral procession of red, blue, white and orange lights stretching for literally miles down those flat Kansas roads with citizens standing alongside their vehicles on the road. Life does go on, but the pain and sadness never truly goes away. I am sure that Kevin was waiting with that oh so engaging smile for Brian's arrival. I am also sure that Kevin will never be forgotten.

A the time, just a friend
September 30, 2009

Kevin,

I was working in the ER the night they brought you in. I had seen you a few weeks earlier on another case and we spoke briefly, but in that short conversation I got a real feel for the kind of great guy you were. After working so hard on you that night, the news of your passing affected me worse than any other trauma I had ever worked before, and have ever worked since. It still tears me up when I think about it. SCSO lost a true angel that night, and I lost a large part of my heart when you went.

God bless you and keep you, my friend.

Anon.
ER Medic
May 13, 2008

Thinking of you.

Shala
May 12, 2008

Kevin- Just thinking about you makes me smile. How could someone take such a wonderful person from this world. God must have really needed you up there for some reason. Always a smile on your face or a joke to crack. There are not words that can describe you as a person. I miss checking your ID. That never got old. Your brother is an amazing person his feelings for you are overwhelming. Thinking of you and your family always.

Anonymous
Past co-worker
May 1, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH
January 2, 2008

The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
October 25, 2007

Kev,

I'll never forget the help you gave. God keep you.

Officer
September 7, 2007

I was very sad to read of Kevin's "End of Watch" at the time it all happened, only a few short months after my marriage. I was thinking of various relatives I have who are also officers - one is a Butler County sheriff, one is a Constable for Katy TX (Houston metro), and another cousin who is a long retired member of Wichita's finest and one of the original Motorcycle Force (1940's?). I am sad when I read of any "Officer Down" situation - but for some reason, I privately mourned Kevin's death harder then most situations, as if he was family.

Imagine my surprise at opening up a quarterly newsletter for the Rucker Historical Society about six months later, and discovering that Officer Easter was related to the Rucker family (my maiden name)! So the grief of losing "family" was real - and now when I read of Officer Jeff Easter, I think of him as "cousin" and pray harder for his safety as well!

J. Rucker
Distant Family, A Mom,
May 16, 2007

 
 

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