Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Stephen J. Ballard

Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Reflections for Corporal Stephen J. Ballard

The DeKalb Illinois Police Department sends their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Corporal Stephen J. Ballard. Cpl. Ballard, we thank you for your service. God Bless!

DeKalb Police

May 4, 2017

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell WY Police Department

May 4, 2017

Rest well Sir knowing your work was not in vain. May God grant peace and comfort to your family and friends.

Deputy Jamie Davis
Canadian County Sheriffs Office (OK)

May 3, 2017

Rip Brother

Deputy Zak Rodgers
Boone County Sheriffs Dept

May 3, 2017

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Stephen was killed. .

To the Ballard family, fellow officers, and all who call Stephen beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Corporal Ballard gave to his community and the citizens of Delaware , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 26th, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

May 2, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain S. Yancey
Forest Hill Police, Texas

May 2, 2017

RIP brother Stephen.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Inv. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

May 1, 2017

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

May 1, 2017

Rip My Brother!!!

Lieutenant William Sircy
Madison County Sheriff's Office

May 1, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 1, 2017

Rest in Peace My Brother in Blue.

"Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be Called Sons of God." Matthew 5:9

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

May 1, 2017

God Bless you brother. Rip.

Lieutenant Ray Waters
Pitt County Sheriff Office, NC

May 1, 2017

Thank you for your dedication and services. May God bless your family, Rest in Peace Troop.

Sergeant Stephen Woodard- Texas Highwa
Texas Department of Public Safety

April 30, 2017

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Stephan's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

April 30, 2017

Rest in Honored Glory. Your last full measure of Duty and Devotion will never be forgotten.

Sheriff's Officer - RET Michael Deroian
Monmouth Co. Sheriff's Office - Law Enforcement Division

April 30, 2017


Trooper J Jaynes
Arizona State Troopers

April 30, 2017

Thank you for your services

Citizen Mike Jones

April 30, 2017

Thank you for your service, Rest In Peace.

Assistant Chief of Police Matthew T. Rus

April 30, 2017

RIP Brother.

Deputy Ron Buchholz
Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office NM.

April 30, 2017

RIP Brother. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now. Protect from above.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

April 30, 2017

May the sun shine on you for ever. Darkness will never prevail. Sleep well my Brother. I will see you in the morning.

Deputy Marshal Fort Worth Texas Jaime Ma
Fort Worth Texas Marshal's Office

April 29, 2017

God Bless you for giving all. May Hod be with your family. Rest In Peace

Relatives in service Shari Rozell Hunt
Concern citizen prayer warrior for the Officer in service and there fa

April 29, 2017

May you Rest in Peace! I have flown with Trooper 4 for several years. I am a Paramedic. Delaware State Police are probably the most professional Law Enforcement Agencies in the country!

Ivan Miller Paramedic
Friend of DSP

April 29, 2017

Blue skies sir. Rest in paradise

Trooper Jeff Murray
Massachusetts State Police

April 29, 2017

May the Lord comfort your family, friends and co-workers at this difficult time.
Thank you for your service.
Rest in peace.

Sergeant David Sheetz (retired)
Houston Police Dept.

April 29, 2017

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