Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

It took me a long time to get here. Probably too long. To most people I suppose 24 years seems like a lifetime ago. But I remember that cold January night when I heard he radio call and rushed to your stop line it was last week. When I saw you on scene I knew in my heart you were going to live. I guess God needed you more than us. Please know you’re never forgotten. I think of you often. Heroes never die.

E. Tims (former WPD #1645)

Mstr Police Officer Eric Tims
Lenexa (KS) Police Department

January 14, 2019

I knew Kevin back when I was a teenager I was in Texas but I came my parents told me Kevin had died I'll always remember him as good friend and mentor rip my friend till we meet again

kevin easter sargent

September 17, 2018

Your soul may rest, God bless.

Ret. Master sergeant army, fl.dep.,

March 11, 2017

Brother, I miss your smile. It hurts just as bad today as it did that cold winter night you were taken from us and delivered to your Creator. Thank you for watching over me all these years. You are where you were meant to be.

Officer D T

January 8, 2017

Kevin - You never know when you have an impact on someone. I was a clerk at Quick Trip and you used to stop in during the overnight shift, get something to drink, and maybe flip through a magazine while we chatted. We were both K-State grads so we talked about sports most of the time. I don't know how many times we met, but it was often enough that I was shocked by your death and you came to my mind almost 20 years afterwards. I am the Great-Great Grandson of Felix Boller, the first Kansas lawman killed in the line of duty in 1867. The reason I mention that is because even long after those who knew you pass on, you will never be truly forgotten. God rest your soul.

LTC Brian J Orloff
US Army, Infantry

November 24, 2015

Kevin, the sacrifice you gave for our county will never be forgotten. Your tragic and senseless loss still affects me. RIP and know we still think about you. God bless you!

Lt. Lorrie Stelz
Sedgwick County EMS

January 9, 2015

I can't believe it's going to be 19 years since your end of watch. I think of you all the time, brother. Rest in peace.


Lt. Rick Moscicki
Wichita PD

December 27, 2014

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.


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.


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.


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


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.


December 28, 2010

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


November 22, 2010

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

Mother, daughter, sister & granddau. of leo's

June 10, 2010

We have not forgotten.

Shala Perez

January 15, 2010

God bless you Deputy Easter.

former sgso

October 31, 2009

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

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