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Corporal Stephen Jamelle Ballard

Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Reflections for Corporal Stephen Jamelle Ballard

I hope everyone will find comfort in Acts 24:15 - "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." Until we see our loved ones again on an earthly Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 24, 2018

I alway read up on our officers who lose so much protecting our communities to make them safe for our families and to hear how they die just sickens me. Ambushed, pulling a car over not knowing who is behind the wheel, etc. so senseless that our officers and Troopers do this job to protect and serve and get no respect. I was so upset when I watched the protest in Texas and these kids yelling out. A good cop is a dead cop. What is happening to our children that they would even make comment like that. But when they are in dire need of help who do they call to protect them from harm and the officers always show no matter what. I know GOD has a special place in heaven for these hero’s and I hope they are happy and at peace. I thank each and every officer and Trooper who protect and serve. You are hero’s no matter what and I hear from so many people in the community that we are sick and tired of our officers and Troopers being slain in the line of duty. It must STOP!!!! Stricter Laws for Cop killers. Death Penalty, no questions asked. GOD bless all of you and Thank you and I say this for so many people who respect our Law Enforcement.

Husband and grandpa Richard Strasbaugh
Non police just a supporter

April 27, 2018

From Class 429 of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department we say thank you for your service. You will forever be a hero and always will be looked up to. Our thoughts and prayers go to your family and friends.
We will do all in our power to stop this evil from happening to other LEO’s.

Deputy Sheriff Traniee
Los Angeles County Sheriff Department

February 25, 2018

Rest in Peace my bother.

I have known you since you were a teen and a Cadet in the Civil Air Patrol on Andrews AFB. You were more than just one of my cadets, you were family. You were always welcome in my house. About the only one who could show up unannounced but were still always welcome.

My biggest regret was that we could not work out our schedules and see each other while I was at the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA from Oct to Dec 2016. I know we thought it was no big deal since we planned on you and your family coming out to visit us in Hawaii this Summer. Sorry that never got to happen. You will never be forgotten.

Special Agent Edward Arias
FBI Honolulu

September 7, 2017

Miss you and Love you My brother!!! Rest In Peace ;-)

Master Corporal
Delaware State Police

September 5, 2017

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Corporal Stephen Ballard during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May their times spent together bring forth happy memories to last a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace Corporal Ballard.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004

August 19, 2017

Rest in Peace. Thank you for your service!

Public Safety - Constables
Christiana Care Health System

June 4, 2017

To the family of Corporal Stephen Ballard, friends, and the Delaware State Police.
You are lifted up in though and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Hospital Police, NC

June 1, 2017


Miss Olivia Warren

May 24, 2017


Miss Olivia Warren

May 24, 2017

Rest in peace my brother. May God bless your family for eternity.

Sgt. K Ford.
NYPD (Ret)

May 20, 2017

Cpl. Stephen Ballard I Salute you. You served our great state with dignity, courage & honor. May God bless and keep you and your loved ones wrapped in his arms for eternity. Please Rest In Peace. watch over and protect us as we take the watch from here.

M/Sgt. William Schmid
Wilmington Department of Police

May 19, 2017

Cpl. Stephen J. Ballard I salute you. You served our great state with honor, courage and dignity. May God keep you and and your loved ones wrapped in his arms for eternity. Rest easy and protect us. We have the watch from here.

M/Sgt. William Schmid
Wilmington Department of Police

May 19, 2017

You Sir are a hero just by the profession you chose. May God bless you, your family, police family and friends.

Pat Van Den Berghe

May 18, 2017


None Vernon Fulton

May 15, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

May 14, 2017

Another hero taken from us all, but not taken in vain. God bless you brother and my prayers are with you and your loved ones always. Today another blue tear sheds for thee.

Crime Scene Detective/Crash Reconstructi
Springfield Police Department

May 13, 2017

Trooper Ballard, I along with the 200 other Police Unity Tour riders from Chapter 9 had the opportunity to reflect on your service today. As we handed a carnation to the representatives at Troop 2, we are humbled by your service. A service we will carry on as we ride into D.C. Thank you

Officer Eric Hansen
Menomonee Falls Wi Police / Wisconsin Riders Police Unity Tour

May 10, 2017

Prayers for Corporal Ballard's family! Another Hero lost to the acts of an evil coward! Thank you for your service sir! May you Rest In Peace!

Survivor Melanie Richardson
Lafayette county Arkansas Sheriff's Office

May 10, 2017

Rest in Peace Brother. We have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.


May 8, 2017

May God continue to bless your family. You will be missed by all. You are true testament to our profession.

Senior Parole Officer Linval Jones
New Jersey state Parole

May 7, 2017

You were a man's man and true testament to the job that we do brother. You live and die doing what you love. You will be missed by all. May God continued blessings on your family.

Senior Parole Officer Linval Jones
New Jersey state Parole

May 7, 2017

May God comfort the family, friends, and the Delaware State Police in this difficult time. Although Trooper Ballard paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, his actions contributed to the elimination of a murderous killing machine, for which we are grateful.

Rest well brave Trooper

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." Rev. 21-4

Dad of a Deputy

May 6, 2017

God gave us memories
So that we could have roses in December
May you find peace
in each and every memory.
My former husband was a New Castle County Police officer. there was not a time when he left for his shift that I did not pray for his safe return, he did lose one member of his class: Paul Sweeney, That funeral was a tribute t LEO This outpouring of love and respect is phenominal. I was grateful to see messages from so many other states and from Canada The long blue line will remain strong. God bless Steve's family and all DE State TRoopers. I must admit I was relieved that the officer killed was not the son of two close friends,

Ann Marie Ryan
citizen of Delaware

May 6, 2017

I am a mom of a 15 year NJ LE Patrol and on call Det. Corporal.
I babysit my grandchildren often, sometime staying over. My son comes down every morning and leaves his wife, son, and daughter. We silently know he may not return home. We never speak about that. I tell my son every time before he walks out that door that I love him, and to be safe out there. As I raised my children as a single mom, I taught my children that no matter what-"We NEVER go to bed mad at each other" Nothing is that important.
This fine young respected Trooper has family, blood, and citizens who love and admire him.
These murders of our law enforcement nationwide is senseless. I am not even able to listen to the news any longer for about 6 months now. We are loosing our brotheres and sisters at an alarming rate. Thank you all for leaving your homes each day and night to go out and protect US, protect those you disagree with yet are always open to offer a positive avenue, thank you for saving loose animals and wildlife, for going into unsafe places none of us can even imagine.....just plain....
THANK YOU. St. Michael, please call the Angels and ask them to spread theirWings.

A Mom
Adult Son 15 year active vet

May 5, 2017

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