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Deputy Sheriff Craig Allen Blann

Newton County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, September 6, 2004

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Craig Allen Blann

Dear Craig,
It has been 6 yrs now, still miss you so very much. They say time heals all wounds which is true but not enough time has gone by yet. Your memory will always be alive with me and I will always have the utmost respect for you.

God bless you Craig
Love you always
Penny

Penny
mother in law

September 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July my friend,
Last Friday we attended a golf tournament dedicated to raising funds for a student to attend college in your honor, it was a great turn out. You are so very missed and loved. Your children are getting so big, they were monitoring one of the holes with your Dad. Karen played golf for the 1st time ever, she survived.
Take care and God bless.
Miss and love ya
Penny

Penny McManama
mother in law

July 4, 2010

Happy Easter Craig

Miss and love ya

Penny

Penny
mother in law

March 31, 2010

Craig - I love you

Karen Blann
Craig's wife

March 6, 2010

Craig allen- Hello my love. I miss you so much. Time just doesnt seem like its going that fast. But to sit back and think yes it has. I still wish i could turn things back and you would still be here. I love you. I always will you mean so much to me. Please keep looking over Dec and Ky. They miss there Daddy. I love you K

Karen Blann
Craig's wife

March 6, 2010

Happy Valentines Day my Sweetheart,
God bless you.
I miss you.
Love ya
Penny

Penny
mother in law

February 10, 2010

Craig allen- Happy New Year. Here goes the start of another year without you here with us. We love and miss you soo much. We had the fund raiser and had a great turn out. The kids stayed the whole time(well until 10 or so) Mae was ready for bed and so was declan. As we start a new year please watch over our kids. I could'nt handle it if some thing happened to them. Wish you were still here with us and would do every thing I could to change every thing that has happened. You still have my heart and I will never let you go. I love you Craig Allen. Happy New Year!

Karen Blann
Craig's Wife

January 1, 2010

Dearest Craig,
Merry Chrismas! Stacey, Mike and Ethan, Scott, Mandi and the girls and Grandma left a little while ago, so it seemed like a good time to reflect on Christmas' past. Remember how we used to gather at Grandpa Blann's with all umteen dozen aunts, uncles and cousins. You kids really had a good time. Remember the "gongoids?" Uncle Mike always had you kids goin with that one. They will all be here on Sunday. Believe me, we will all be reflecting, especially with the fund raiser coming up. Everything seems to be coming together. We are all looking forward to it. Karen ordered shirts for everyone. I would almost bet that they are orange.
We love and miss you.
Uncle Steve and Aunt Janet

Janet Blann
Aunt

December 25, 2009

Craig Allen- Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas my love. Time has gone by and we still take it day to day. We will be at the cemetary to see you tomarrow and the kids will be giving the balloons hugs and kisses. We love and miss you so much. Keep a eye on us and please make sure we are safe for the holidays and the new year that is headed our way. I love you and miss you. Happy Birthday my love. K

Karen Blann
Craig's wife

December 22, 2009

Dearset Craig, Just wanting to tell you Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The fundraiser that is being held on 12-31 at the Morocco Community Center is coming along GREAT. There are som many ideas and people that are working together to get it all done. It will be a wonderful tribute to your memory and a wonderful way for your kindness to live on. We are having a hog roast with entertainment and a silent auction and many things have been donated. Steve even donated a beef! Can you believe that? It is going to be a great thing. Karen has been such a wonderful mother to the kids and they are doing fantastic. She has turned into quite the regular farm girl but she is slowly getting rid of animals! I just wish that you could be around to help her raise the kids. I know that you are looking out for everyone from your squad car in the sky and we appreciate all of that. Keep all of us in your arms and protect us this winter season and we will keep you in our hearts, prayers and thoughts for the rest of our lives.
Love Mandi

Mandi Blann
cousin

December 22, 2009

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas Craig,
My oh my, I sure do miss and love you. You were the best and you always have that special place in my heart.
Your children are getting so big, they are a trip they have such sweet dipositions, both are very positive and very lovable kids I am very proud of both of them as you would be also. Karen has done a great job with them. All three of them were dealt a losing hand when God called you home but God gives us the strength to carry on and somehow we do, we don't forget but move on. Rest assure Craig that you will forever be in our hearts. We all miss you and still talk about all the good times and still will for many many years. God bless you Craig and once again Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas.
Love you
Momma Sue

Penny
mother in law

December 15, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Craig,
Miss and love ya
Momma Sue

Penny
mother in law

November 20, 2009

I wanted to let you all know that I was thinking about you on Craig'S anniversary. My son died the same day in 2001.
God bless you all.
He will never be forgotten.
Lorraine Bond (Mother)
Hamilton County, TN
Deputy Sheriff: Donald K. Bond, Jr.
EOW: 09.06.01

Anonymous

September 8, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 5th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Karen, I hold you and the children in my heart's embrace today and pray for your solace.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

September 8, 2009

Dearest Craig,
Where has the time gone? It doesn't seem possible that you have been away from us for 5 years. Oh, how you have been missed! You can't even imagine. They say time will heal all wounds, but it seems like ours are just getting bigger. On New Year's Eve, there is going to be a scholarship fund raiser in your name. I know it will be well attended. I remember how much you hated drunk drivers, so we are going to offer a chauffering service to drive them home. Shaun is doing a really good job at organizing it.
Rest In Peace, Dear One.
Aunt Janet

Janet Blann
Aunt

September 7, 2009

Dear Craig,
God bless you and your loved ones,
Miss you and love you with all my heart.
Momma Sue

Penny
mother in law

September 5, 2009

Craig Allen, Hello my love. This is so hard for me to do. Its that time of year again. The WORST day of my life.I can't believe you have been gone 5 years. I still play back that day and I still don't understand. Our little girl is getting so big. Dec still asks about his daddy craig. We miss you soo much. You would be so proud of the kids. You are my hero. You were my best friend and a wonderful husband. A proud daddy. My life will never be the same. I will always be empty inside and I'm so thankful that I got to have you in my life. I remember when it us to rain we would get a coffee can and go get all the frogs and toads off the roads. When we drove to the upper part of Michigan to get Koal. Cindy always talks about dec's b-day party when you got in his tent in the living room and played with him. And that tim when dec got really sick and you called her to help you because I was at work. Cindy says you were so worried and she knew how much you loved him. I still laugh when I think about our ultra sound picture of kylie. We took it over to your dads house. Bev knew what it was and your dad ha no clue. I remember drinking a lot so you could practice all your test on me. How you used to come home and write out all the information on the tickets. You were so excited to go to work on the day you did'nt come home. I looked in your note book that you used to write every thing down in. It said September 6th 2004 and Johns name. You wrote were the accident happened and that was it. From that point on my life has or never will be the same. I wish we could just go back. I know thats never going to happen. I love you Craig Allen and I miss you. K

Karen Blann
Craig's wife

September 4, 2009

Dear Craig,
5 yrs now!!!!!!!!!
I still feel the urge to pick up the phone to call you, to hear your voice and to hear your laugh. I miss you so very much, my life will never be the same without you. I thank God that you can still be here through your children. They are wonderful kids because of you and that is something you and Karen can be proud of. 5 yrs ago Karen made the "call" to me to tell me what had happened and to this day I still hear it over and over and wish that it didn't happen. You were like a son to me so I can only imagine how your Dad felt or still feels.
Craig, you are so missed and loved, your friends have started a Scholarship Fund in your memory and I couldn't be more proud and thankful to them for doing this, you were truly loved and respected by so many people.
I still can't understand WHY you were called "home" to God except for the fact that he needed you "home" to make heaven more pleasant for those already
there. Yes, it was a wake up call for us on earth big time, we saw how short life can be for us all.
Thank you Craig for being who you were and for all the joy you brought into my life, you were the best and I will forever cherish the times we had together.
Love you
Momma Sue

Penny McManama
mother in law

September 1, 2009

craig allen my love, were do I start. Well this summer has been really busy. kids are involved in a lot of things. They are getting so big and growing up so fast. I cant believe its going on five years. I was going through some of your stuff the other day and I found your pillow. I've had it in a plastic tote so nothing would happen to it. I started crying. Your pillow still smells like you.Also in the tote was your pants thatyou lefted on the floor in the bath room the day you went to work. You dont have any clue on how bad I just wish I could hold you and hug you. days come and go. But you are always,always there. i still dont understand why. Your family does'nt invite me to any thing. Your dad is such a great guy and I love him and Bev to pieces. Your mom and I still dont see things eye to eye. No matter what I will always be your wife and have the last name you gave me when we got married. I love you so much and you will always have my heart. I love you Craig allen K

Karen Blann
Craig's wife

August 13, 2009

I stopped in and visited at the cemetery a few weeks ago, it was very peaceful there. I wish the peace was unknown to me though, Karen and the kids have lost so much. I saw Karen in January and she is just as beautiful as ever. She still loves and misses you a lot. I have to go for now, but please keep watching over them, they need you even now.

Patrolman Brad Rumsey #173
Terre Haute Police Department (Cousin by Marriage)

August 1, 2009

Karen...I graduated the same class at the Indiana Law Enforcement Adacemy with Craig. He was a great person and an outstanding officer. He was a little quiet at the academy but always had a smile. We talked a lot and were good friends. I am so sorry about your loss. I was stunned to hear of his death. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children. Craig is missed by all who knew him. If there is anything that we can do for you and your children please let us know. I'm sure Craig would have done the same for my family. God bless you and your children.

Terry Conrad
Graduated the same class at ILEA

July 12, 2009

Happy 4th of July Craig,
Missing you like crazy. I will never forget the yr that you put that M-80 or whatever in the gutter by the mailbox, it went off and you ran like hell, Geri could hear it clear down at her house. I'm so sorry that we can't do that crazy stuff anymore. I miss it!
Keep watching out for us all, as we live in a "messed" up society.
You will never ever be forgotten.
Love you and miss you like crazy.
Momma Sue

Penny McManama
mother in law

June 29, 2009

Hello my love. it has been a while since i've wrote to you. You are on my mind all the time. I still love and miss you. Our kids are getting big. Dec is going to the 4th grade and Kylie is going to 1st grade. They are growing up so fast. Dec plays bball. I remember you always said you wanted to coach his team. I really wish you were here to do that. It is still very hard and some days seem like they are never going to end. Just keep on watching out for us. I love you and miss you K

Karen
Craig's wife

June 25, 2009

blann this week dustin and i were looking at old pictures, just wanted to tell ya we still miss and think of you often. we had alot of good times together with the old crew. rest in peace brother.

RICH
JASPER COUNTY SHERIFF

June 24, 2009

Happy Memorial Day Craig,
As always you are remembered and missed
Love ya
Momma Sue

Penny McManama
mother in law

May 19, 2009

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