Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Kevin James Stanton

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

P.O.II Joy Brugman
SDPD (RET)

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

Trooper
Michigan State Police

February 18, 2018

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Kevin Stanton, friends, Sheriff Wayne Ivey and the
Brevard County Sheriff's Office.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding now and always through Christ Jesus. Thank you for your service. Matthew 5:9

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

February 18, 2018

Avenue of Fallen
Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price. Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired
12-25-2010

Officer Jim Weaver
LAPD

February 18, 2018

Rest in peace Deputy Stanton. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.

TERRY F ZECH OFC (RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT MICHIGAN

February 18, 2018

A tragic incident where no one is at fault is no less tragic. God Bless you, Brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptlm. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

February 18, 2018

RIP HERO

BRIAN MOLYNEAUX civilian
citizen

February 18, 2018

Rest easy brother, we will take it from here forward.

Deputy Corporal Bryan Lowe
Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office, Fl

February 18, 2018

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Stanton and the Brevard County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Stanton, for your service.

Administration
National Police Wives Association

February 18, 2018

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Stanton, thank you for your service.

'Blessed are the Peacemakers'.

Condolences to family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ Retired
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

February 18, 2018

RIP Deputy Stanton, 10-42 your job is finished here. We will take over from here. You are now the guardian angel who will watch our 6. Blood and Blue forever. God bless your family and friends. #5122

Agent M. Hanson
Federal Government

February 18, 2018

Thank you for your service and prayers for you and your family may you rest peace

Jim lee
A pageant that lost a deputy 2008

February 18, 2018

Our prayers go out to the family and friend 's in blue.

Toni Tipton - Cilia
Mother of Michigan State Trooper

February 18, 2018

My thoughts & prayers go out to his family. I hope he is not leaving behind any little children that will be left fatherless. I thank him for his unselfish service & protection he gave us over his 10 + years with Brevard County. May God be with his family in this time of need. R.I.P. Deputy Stanton.

Dee McClellan
Citizen of Brevard County

February 18, 2018

Rest in peace Brother.

Sergeant Charles Rockwell, Jr. (Ret.)
Stillwater/Colonie PD

February 18, 2018

Rest in peace Sheriff Stanton!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

February 18, 2018

My condolences to the Stanton family in their time of grief. My God continue to provide comfort and blessings to your family. You will be in my prayers.

Master Deputy James Corley
Norfolk Sheriff's Office, Norfolk, Virginia

February 18, 2018

RIP, Deputy Stanton. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

February 18, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

February 18, 2018

Final Salute Deputy Stanton. Thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

February 18, 2018

God Speed, Brother.

Sergeant Kevin Murphy
Union PD, NJ

February 18, 2018

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