Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Byron Keith Cannon

Richland County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, May 4, 2005

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Byron Keith Cannon

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 15 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

May 4, 2020

Hey man, I know its been a while since I have talked to you. Things are crazy. My boys are growing up so much, I wish you could have met them!!! I still think about you all the time even if Im not on here to tell you. Its been a long time, and I still remember the day like it was yesterday. I have sure had some close calls since you passed, even one where I should have definitely been killed, but I survived. I can only think that it was you who saved me as you have time and time again. Todays world is not a friendly one for our profession my friend. I wish some of these people had the pleasure of meeting you and maybe a few of them would change their feelings towards us, you always had that gift man. I took my boys to see a while ago, introduced them to you and showed them your marker. I cried I'm not going to lie dude!!! Miss you man keep looking out for me like you have been since you left us 14 years ago. Love you brother. Bill

Deputy William Scobie
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

January 11, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Cannon.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 27, 2019

Keith you are never forgotten.

Tiffany Whitmire
Myrtle Beach Police Department

May 9, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 23, 2017

Still think about you and miss you Keith. Not just in May. You are remembeee and missed and thought of. God bless your family and you my friend, my brother.

Tiffany Whitmire
Mbpd/academy classmate

May 22, 2017

Remembering Deputy Cannon.RIP

Debbie Brewer
Friend and survivor

May 6, 2016

Keith.. You're still remembered. I can still laugh when I think of the stories you told. RIP.


May 5, 2016

Keith I miss you brother. Can't believe it's been 11 years.

Deputy Bill Scobie
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

May 4, 2016

Keith I want you to know that I still think of you and still say prayers for your family. I remember all our fun times at academy with everyone. You are missed greatly and thought of often. You really will never be forgotten.

MCpl Tiffany Whitmire
Myrtle Beach PD

May 20, 2015

You may be gone but you are not forgotten. May you R.I.P.

Ron Skeeters
Surviving Son Trooper Bernie Skeeters
Illinois State Police
EOW 5-20-1982

May 5, 2015

Although we never met in life, you have played a big role in mine. You have helped more people then you will ever know and will never be forgetten.

Wife - RCSD

May 4, 2015

Thinking of you today! You are never forgotten bud.

E rob

November 7, 2014

Miss you bro. Think about you every day when I look at your picture only wall in my house. Keep looking out for me up there I know I need it!! Miss ya man!

Deputy William Scobie
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
Tampa, FL

May 14, 2014

Keith - I cannot believe another year has come and gone without you. I think about you often and remember your smile most of all! You always knew how to uplift the crowd! Miss you so much!


May 14, 2014

Still remember and think about you Keith! Can't believe it's been 9 yrs. I keep you in my prayers and you actually are framed behind me at the office. You aer def my Guardian Angel and I know you have my back.....miss you brother

Lt. Rafael Gonzalez
Richland County Sheriff Dept

May 5, 2014

Thinking about you today. You are missed.

Cpl. Tiffany Whitmire

May 4, 2014

Keith, I still think about you and miss you dearly. I will forever hold your friendship in my heart.

Miss Howard

June 3, 2013

Hey Brother - I miss you more than you know. I am honored to have you touch my life for the brief time you were here.
I know you are watching over us and I know you are smiling ear to ear as you see our (2) little boys now.

You were a true example of brotherhood, service, and sacrifice. You served your God, family, friends, and community with so much Heart!

I will forever have my Keith stories to tell as you made me laugh about some of the toughest situations in life! RIP my brother and my friend

Casey R Scobie
Wife of RCSD Deputy in 2005

May 4, 2013

I just wanted to say hi and that I am thinking about you. Your family stays in my prayers and your memory stays with me. I can not believe that it has been nine years since we graduated academy together and seven years since the day that I got the phone call that you were gone. You will never be forgotten.

Pfc. Whitmire
Myrtle Beach PD

May 8, 2012


I hope that somehow, someway you know how much you are still loved and missed. We attended the South Carolina Midlands First Responders Memorial Ceremony last Sunday, 9-11-2011. Seeing your name on the memorial caused a lot of mixed emotions. We were all so proud that you cared enough about your fellowman to choose a profession that ultimately would cause you to give all. At the same time, we all grieved in our own way for our loss. There are days when I so wish that I could see you and give you a great big hug and a cookie and a glass of milk! The cookie jar stays empty most of the time now; a reminder of the emptiness your absence has left in our hearts. Sara is at a place in her life now when she really needs you and says so every day. She and all of us love you and miss you still. So until God sees fit to reunite us, watch over us and keep watch at the Eastern Gate!

Love you,
Aunt Becky

Becky Wallace

September 16, 2011

I think about you often, how much fun we had in the short time we all knew each other. You are never forgotten!

E Rob

June 28, 2011


Sorry I am late but I wanted you to know that I was thinking about you. You are always remembered and you touched so many lives. Your family and Kyleigh are always in my thoughts and prayers also. I am a school resource officer now and I put your picture up on my wall with the picture of the officer we lost from my department.

I will never forget all the good times we had at the academy. Thank you for watching over us and just know you are never forgotten.


Officer Whitmire
Myrtle Beach Police Dept.

May 10, 2011

Keith. I thought about you all day yesterday. The pain of your loss has not gone from my heart. You were such a great and loving person, there isn't anyway that you could be forgotten. You gave your life to a job that you truely loved and for that we will hold your memory in honor. Continue to look out for those left behind as we will always remember the great person that you were. With love and fond memories.

Debbie Hannaford


May 5, 2011

Six years is a long time Keith. We all think of you often. Your pictures are everywhere. The rookies coming in already know of you. We miss you. Continue to watch over us.

Monica Johnson

May 4, 2011

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