Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Kevin James Stanton

Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, February 17, 2018

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Kevin James Stanton

Very sorry to hear the news... Rest in peace. My thoughts are extended to family, friends and fellow officers.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

February 19, 2018

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

February 19, 2018

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

February 19, 2018

Very sad. Rest in peace brother.

Corporal (Ret) Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

February 19, 2018

Thank you Deputy Kevin Stanton for your years of service to citizens of Brevard County and the state of Florida. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends and co-workers. May you rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Chris Dador
Lake County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

February 19, 2018

Rest in Peace Deputy Stanton. Thank you for your service. You will be missed by all. My condolences to your family, friends and fellow Deputies of Brevard.

Susan Ball
Judicial Process Server, Brevard County Sheriff's Office
Brevard County, FL

February 19, 2018

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

February 19, 2018

I've been friends with Kevin since grade school. My fondest memories were building legos or playing Sega Genesis with each other after school. Later in life I rode with him in his patrol car so I could qualify to attend the police academy, and later served in BCSO as well though I didn't work in his zone. He was always supportive, always kind and helpful. I was happy to have him attend my wedding and reception where he expressed his support and friendship for my wife and I. He touched so many people's lives in so many positive ways, I think even more than he realized. That type of memory is one we should all strive to have in the hearts and minds of those we love and interact with in our time on earth. I know Kevin is with his mother in heaven now. God bless brother.

Travis Hefler
Personal friend

February 19, 2018

Rest in Peace, my brother.

Lieutenant Bernard Flint
DoD Police Division

February 19, 2018

"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 Police Department

February 19, 2018

Rest In Peace brother, may god give your family comfort.

Senior officer spec. Retired

February 19, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kevin and your family. I pray they find comfort in this painful time. May you RIP, we have the watch from here. God Bless.

Master Deputy
Orange County Sheriffs Office

February 18, 2018

My Deepest and sincere condolences to the family, may God bless your soul and put his arms around your family and comfort them in your time of bereavement. RIP Deputy Kelvin

Alfreda Davis
Private citizen

February 18, 2018

Kevin, I'm still in utter shock. I cant believe you're gone. I'm praying for your dad and sister as well as all your other friends. Till we meet again.


February 18, 2018

Sheriff Stanton, may our Lord hold you in His arms where you will find peace. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy.

Jess Espinosa

February 18, 2018

Sheriff Kevin Stanton thank you for your service and may God grant your family and friends with a speedy healing.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

February 18, 2018

Prayers for comfort, Peace and strength from God for all family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Kevin Stanton. So sorry for your loss. May the comfort and support of family and friends help you in the days to come.

wife of fallen officer

February 18, 2018

Prayers of comfort, Peace and strength for all family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Kevin Stanton. So sorry for your loss. May the comfort and support of family and friends help you in the days to come.

wife of fallen officer

February 18, 2018

Thank you Officer Stanton for your service. May you always be remembered.
Praying for comfort to your loved ones that God will embrace them in his loving arms and give them comfort in knowing so many others care.
God speed. R I P my brother.

Deputy sheriff (Retired) Glen Allison
Tarrant Co Sheriff Department Ft Worth Texas

February 18, 2018

May you Rest In Peace my Brother. Thin Blue Line.

P.O.II Joy Brugman

February 18, 2018

I am so very sorry of the passing in Deputy Sheriff Kevin Stanton. I know today he patrols the Golden Streets of Heaven. May our Heavenly Father deliver blessings of comfort and peace to the family of Officer Stanton.

TW Martinez/Retired
State of New Mexico/JJS

February 18, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 18, 2018

As a citizen of Brevard County, I want to say how very saddened we are at losing you...And to say what thanks we have for all you did to serve and protect us. May you Rest In Peace ~~

Patricia Hakanson
Citizen of Brevard County

February 18, 2018

Rest in peace my brother.

Patrolman John Heavey
New Orleans Police Department

February 18, 2018

Rest easy brother

Michigan State Police

February 18, 2018

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