Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger

Deputy Belanger,

I haven't been on this website since I was in the academy. For some reason, this morning I logged on and saw your name. Back in 1994, I was a young Explorer and always thought the world of you. You were such an awesome Deputy, super aggressive, always finding bad guys. You were also such a decent human being. I always enjoyed hearing your stories of your wife, new born daughter and your two pugs. It was clear how much you loved them. To this day, I think of you often. I look for dope in places I've seen you look. I've used some of your funny one liners, on bad guys I FI. I try to be a decent and honorable man like you were. Blue skies Deputy Belanger. You will always be remembered fondly and never forgotten.

David Kang
MPD/US Marshal Violent Offender Task Force

February 21, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.................

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield Village PD (OH)

February 21, 2018

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.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

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 Steven's life and death will bring glory to His name.

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

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

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

February 17, 2018

Deputy Belanger, thank you for your service. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow Deputies of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office during this very difficult time. May your family and friends know that your sacrifice is part of a bigger plan that the Lord will always use for a positive outcome and will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace Sir.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
Dept. of Veterans Affairs-Office of Inspector General CID

February 16, 2018

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief (Retired) Jim Allen
Mobile County Alabama Child Support Enforcement

February 15, 2018

Well Done Thy Good and Faihtful Servant!

R. A. Robinson
Retired Deputy Chief Of Police

February 14, 2018

Rest in Peace

Patrolman Earl Hodges
Ruleville Police Department Ruleville, Ms.

February 13, 2018

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

February 13, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother..

TFC Leonard Widener
Connecticut State Police

February 13, 2018

Rest in Peace Deputy.

Police Officer Ahmed Danso-Faried
White Plains Police Department

February 13, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

LT. A. Orozco

February 13, 2018

Thank you for your service. RIP.

Sergeant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office

February 12, 2018

My deepest condolences to the entire Belanger family. May his soul rest in Heaven, and may God bless the Belanger family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 12, 2018

My condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

February 12, 2018

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)

February 11, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

February 11, 2018

Steven was one of best friends. We met in High School and quickly became friends despite his being a year ahead of me. He stayed local while I went off to college, but we stayed in touch. When he graduated from the academy I made a point to come home and see his proud achievement. We spoke often but started to see one another less and less as our careers progressed.

The night he was shot I knew something was not right...then the call came from another of our friends, it was close to midnight. "Steve's been shot, we are not sure he's going to make it." I called my boss the next morning to say I needed a few days and hopped in my car. Drove 500 miles to see him. He was conscience but he did not know who I was. I kept a smile, but to see my friend like this was crushing me inside. By the end of my visit there was a glimmer of recognition, but he was forever changed. All of us who knew him were.

Over the following years he became more closed off. My attempts to reach out to him went unanswered. One of our friends was able to keep close. I got my news from him. Steven was and is always in my heart, I would see something, smile and think of him. Our friend told me that over the years they would share stories, I would come up and Steven would always laugh and smile.

I am now 1500 miles away and was unable to attend his service. But was there in spirit. Goodbye my friend, RIP

Chris Schmoyer

February 10, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother .

Det. Andreoli

February 10, 2018

Rest easy Brother. Prayers for family, friends and coworkers.

Career Officer (Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police (Va.)

February 10, 2018

It was moving for me personally to read the account of Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger. Something about his bio struck a chord, reminding me "by the grace of God go I." We were from different departments and areas of the country, yet began our law enforcement careers about the same time.

The difference is I lived and worked on to see retirement, unscathed for the most part, while Deputy Belanger and his loved ones had their world turned upside down. While my thought is "this could have been me" it wasn't. It is humbling to reflect upon the sacrifice and struggles of Deputy Sheriff Belanger, his family, his friends and his department over the past decades following the senseless and tragic shooting in 1994. May God bless each of them.

Master Sergeant Joe Leach (Retired)
Illinois State Police

February 10, 2018

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Belanger.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

February 10, 2018



February 10, 2018

R.I.P. BROTHER Belanger!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

February 10, 2018

My Dear Deputy Balanger..All citizens across Los Angeles..and all of California. .the Nation mourn your passing..may all your brothers and sisters with the L.A.S.D. continue your work..God bless you sir..and God bless your entire family and friends...Amen....Victor and Family

Victor Solano j.r.
Citizen...who cares Deeply

February 9, 2018

May the perpetual light shine upon him and may his family be given peace and comfort today and hope for tomorrow.

Retired Officer/Chaplain Mark Chambers
Richardson Fire Department, Richardson, TX

February 9, 2018

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