Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Jason Lannes Sheppard

Aiken County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, December 7, 2006

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Reflections for Sergeant Jason Lannes Sheppard

--"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha Sergeant Jason L. Sheppard,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe, will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own, Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum; a keeper of the ODMP light. That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here.

This "LIGHT" comes from within the heart and soul of every person who cares to share a word or two on behalf of each and every fallen officer. Every fallen officer is a hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family. May we find solace as we give solace to the families who have lost a loved one.

Sergeant Jason L. Sheppard, God Bless you. You are a hero. As we say in Hawaii, “You are`Ohana.” “You are Family.” No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one; not in this lifetime. May God allow you to rest in His Divine peace. I wish you, your loved ones, and your fellow officers, peace and love beyond all understanding. I honor you today. You have not been forgotten.

** May this Hawaiian prayer give all those who read it comfort. **


Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale Private Citizen-Hawaii
Kahu La`a Kea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)

January 22, 2007

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Sergeant Sheppard, especially to his wife. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Jason, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Jason's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Jason's life was about so much more than the way he died. Jason will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Sergeant Sheppard, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been four years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

January 17, 2007

My prayers and thoughts to all who knew and will miss Sergeant Sheppard.

May God lay His healing hands upon the family.

Retired Captain Joe L. Gilliland
Danville, KY PD

January 8, 2007

RIP brother, God Bless you and your family. Rest easy friend we have the watch.

Deputy Timothy Abbott
Aiken County S.O.

January 2, 2007

Jason you are missed every day! It just isn't the same without you here. I miss our talks in the hall and your ability to make me laugh when I really didn't feel like it. To Shelly and your family, you are in my prayers every day. May God be with you and continue to carry you.

Evidence Tech Donna Sawyer

December 27, 2006

To the family and loved ones of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard and his fellow officers with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:

On behalf of our family, I want to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Sgt. Sheppard died in the line of duty. His valor and courage will never be forgotten.

In reading the loving reflections left by family and friends, it is obvious that Jason was an amazing young man who touched many lives in a positive way. I can see that he is so loved and so missed by so many.

The circumstances of his death were heart breaking and I know caused much anquish for all those affected.

May Jason's spirit continue to soar and his memory continue to inspire. May God hold Jason and his family in the warmest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Jason gave to his community and the citizens of South Carolina, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 8, 2006.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater of the Pittsburg, Ca PD epw 4/24/05

December 22, 2006

All though we knew each other for a short time, we became friends and trusted each other. Your life was taken way too soon as you are a fine person and a person I trusted.From the first time we met we clicked. I'll miss you Jason and will always remember you in my prayers. I know you are with God so please look after us. This is truly the BOSS. God Bless You, Frank

Frank Warchol
ACSO -Friend

December 20, 2006

My condolences on your loss of your husband. Know that many are thinking of you during this time of grief.
Angels about you

Sergeant Elizabeth IBARRA and LEO wife
Milwaukee Police Department

December 20, 2006

Far too many times, I suspect that we miss visits by angels, messengers of God with a message for us. Sometimes we acknowledge hearing something, feeling different, experiencing a "movement" but we don't act on it. Whatever the means of communication, the Word that comes to us is usually a call to have hope, to believe that God's promises will be fulfilled, to trust in God.

Sometimes it is even a call to do something: to act with hope, when there doesn't seem to be any hope; to trust in God's love and call, even when there doesn't seem to be any reason to trust.

To all of Jasons' Family, Friends and fellow Officers have faith, hope and trust. His early passing will one day be explained. He was called to help God in his works.

Constable Ed Cordes
Aiken County, South Carolina

December 19, 2006

Sacrifice is the only true measure of generosity. -Jason Hurst

Sergeant Sheppard -- Your dedication to the good of your community will not be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Sergeant Sheppard -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

December 19, 2006

rest easy brother.

CPL Michael Wilhelm
The George Washington University Police Dept

December 19, 2006

From all your brothers in easy hero. you will not be forgotten.

K. McGee

December 18, 2006

It's a real tragedy to lose an officer, no matter the circumstances. It's devastating to the friends, families and colleagues of the downed officer. I hope that all involved will find comfort.

D. Paul, Special Agent

December 17, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Aiken County So

Fallen but never forgotten.

Officer B. laurie
Haltom City Police Texas

December 17, 2006

I know you are in a better place but that does not keep us from missing you. I pray that God watches over Shelly and your family. I know that with His help they will get through this and one day will see you again.

Dispatcher Jessica Roberts

December 16, 2006

Sgt. Sheppard, it's apparent from the Reflections left by those you worked with that you were a very special guy and you are missed terribly. I just hope they all realize that you will forever be with them, in their hearts and minds and will always be keeping your eye on them.

God Bless and Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept

December 15, 2006

Sergeant Sheppard, thank you for your courageous and valuable service. My prayers are with your wife, family, friends, and Police brothers and sisters.

Tim Reise
Nashville, TN

December 15, 2006

Jason, it was a great honor working with you. I will never forget the laughter, the talks we shared, and your smile. You will greatly be missed my brother.

Deputy John Baker
Aiken County Sheriff's Office

December 15, 2006

May God bless you and keep you in His care. May He wrap your family in His loving arms and give them comfort. You are a hero and will always be remembered. Go rest now, your brothers and sisters in blue will cover your shift.

Officer J. Loahr #2755
Colorado Springs PD

December 14, 2006

Jason was a great man and a wonderful friend. I truly enjoyed time spent with him and will miss that time going forward.

You will never be forgotten. Your smile and voice will continue to influence each of us from Heaven. We love you and miss you!

Nicole Langdale
Close Friend

December 14, 2006



December 14, 2006

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Sergeant Jason L. Sheppard,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We wish we could be there in person to offer support. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. As the holidays draw nearer remember those special moments you have shared together and the love you shared. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Sergeant Sheppard is a hero. He will live on through all of you forever.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

December 14, 2006

Another hero called home to Heaven. Sgt. Sheppard, rest in peace and look down from above, upon those you worked with as well as your family. Your community "Thanks You"

God Bless You,,

Officer Scott Parker # 603
Covington Texas Police Department

December 14, 2006

First i will read our Fraternity CREED:

"I believe that the true spirit of Fraternalism is a personal devotion to
one's ideals. It has its roots in definite, tangible things. It springs out
of a love of God and worth of one's fellow man. It grows into qualities of
mind and soul. It is not the attitude toward a few selected ends, but rather
the abiding spirit in which all things are done, all difficulties met, all
successes received, all obstacles overcome.

"I believe that the true spirit of Fraternalism is a breath that breathes
itself into the life and being of those who live it, becoming an unconscious
part of them, ruling and molding their thoughts and acts. We may call it the
right attitude towards life, towards the world, towards right and wrong,
towards the beautiful and good, towards duty and faith in God.

"I believe that the true spirit of Fraternalism is a thing that grows. It is
first associated almost exclusively with a narrow circle of fellow students,
but it broadens with a widening understanding until it takes in all the
important relationships of life. It enters the domain of private life as
thoroughly as in public life. It teaches the fulfillment of obligations to
school, state and church.

"I believe that Sigma Tau Gamma endeavors to bind men together in a
fraternal brotherhood based upon these eternal and immutable truths, which
are set forth in the Principles and in the Code of Conduct of our

"In this belief, I will endeavor to make my college and my own chapter of
Sigma Tau Gamma more honored and respected by all men, and will endeavor to
conduct myself so that I will ever bring credit and honor to our

I will always miss the unquesdtionable friendship and love he had for everyone he met. He brought a smile to everyones face even if they were down. He knew how to make the mood always change for the better and by doing this he was great at his job. He will be helping on the Lords watch now and we will ALL miss him until we see him again with the Lord in Hevean. Rest in Peace.

Brandon Flynt
Best Friend, Fraternity Brother

December 13, 2006

I pray that your family and friends will find comfort in the heart felt reflections left on these pages from your extended Law Enforcement sisters and brothers. May your spirit have a joyous homecoming and rest peaceful “High on the mountain”.

D/Sgt. Vence Woods
Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality-Office of Criminal Invest.

December 13, 2006

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