Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Patrick Blount

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, July 13, 2005

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Kevin Patrick Blount

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

July 13, 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

August 31, 2017

I remember hearing about this tragic incident within the hour after it happened. It was breaking news on the television and the only immediate information that they had was a downed chopper with at least one deputy with critical injuries and a major grass fire that was related to the crash. Then, it wasn't long before they reported the very worst. Though, I didn't know these deputies it touched me very deep for some reason. Days later, during the televised funeral services - I fought back my tears really hard. Then, when Kevin's sister explained how every time she would get into a friend's car - Kevin would say "be careful . . you have precious cargo on board". She then expressed how it was her turn to say those words to god. I gotta tell ya, me and my wife just totally lost it at that point. I mean, I can't remember the last time that I cried so hard! It was a very clever and an extremely sweet gesture that will stick with me forever. I felt so sorry for her because of her exceptionally shattered heart. I hope that her and the rest of the Blount family's pain has been somewhat reduced and replaced with a sense of pride for Kevin's accomplishments over the passing years. In the 1970's I spent alot of time at the Oakland International Airport where my grandmother was employed when I was a kid. I was fortunate at getting to know the helecopter pilots for O.P.D. They also made the same sacrafice one night when their chopper crashed while attempting to locate a suspect in the Fruitvale district. It traumatized me at the time because I grew pretty close to them. I'm sure this is why I had exceptional feelings for Kevin and Joe. My most deepest sympathy for both families and I wish them all well.

M. Gonsalves / Hayward, Ca.
June 5th, 2014

June 6, 2014

Happy Birthday Kevin! Thanks for keeping us safe from above!!

Denise Campoy, dispatcher
SSD

December 7, 2013

As one of Kevin's friends.growing up we were always exploring new and exciting things to do. Most of Kevin and my friends ideas of fun was usually finding something illegal to do. Kevin was always there to talk us out of doing some of the really stupid ideas we had. As a child and teenager Kevin always seemed to.be the only one out of the group that would always try to talk sense into us and remind us that there was plenty of things to without getting into trouble. Usually with great results. Though I.did.not keep in touch as much as I.should have after moving out of the neighborhood I always heals a very high regard and respect for Kevin as he was never afraid to speak up for what he thought was right. Something that many of us have still not mastered as adults. I was always proud of Kevin. When I heard that he had decided to work in law enforcement it all made sense. It seems that that is what Kevin was born to do and something that he was always passionate about. Kevin always liked the idea of doing what's wright. Though he passed on sooner than he should have, I like to think that he passed doing what he was born to do. He was a better friend than most and a better man as well. Kevin will be greatly missed and always remembered.

Eli Chiricuzio
School and neighborhood friend.

November 26, 2012

As one of Kevin's friends.growing up we were always exploring new and exciting things to do. Most of Kevin and my friends ideas of fun was usually finding something illegal to do. Kevin was always there to talk us out of doing some of the really stupid ideas we had. As a child and teenager Kevin always seemed to.be the only one out of the group that would always try to talk sense into us and remind us that there was plenty of things to without getting into trouble. Usually with great results. Though I.did.not keep in touch as much as I.should have after moving out of the neighborhood I always heals a very high regard and respect for Kevin as he was never afraid to speak up for what he thought was right. Something that many of us have still not mastered as adults. I was always proud of Kevin. When I heard that he had decided to work in law enforcement it all made sense. It seems that that is what Kevin was born to do and something that he was always passionate about. Kevin always liked the idea of doing what's wright. Though he passed on sooner than he should have, I like to think that he passed doing what he was born to do. He was a better friend than most and a better man as well. Kevin will be greatly missed and always remembered.

Eli Chiricuzio
School and neighborhood friend.

November 26, 2012

Thank you for your dedicated service to others. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon, Retired Deputy Chief
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

July 13, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Blount. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the fifth 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you, especially your parents for I understand the anquish of losing a beloved child which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 13, 2010

We lovingly remember Kevin

In one of the stars I will be living
In one of the stars I will be laughing
and so I will be
as if all the stars were laughing
when you look at the sky at night,
and you will want to laugh with me.
Then when your sorrow
is comforted,
you will be content
to have known me.

Forever Missed and
Never Forgotten

Kevin's Family

July 13, 2010

Dearest Kevin,

It's been almost five years since you slipped the bonds of earth and soared to heaven. Much has changed, but the memories of you and the ache of losing you have not. I will always remember that little brown eyed boy who could not figure out how we could have the same birthday, because you were seven, and clearly, I was NOT seven! Your picture now hangs in your seventh grade English classroom, where every year, I tell my new students, "You don't have to look any farther than this for your hero." Next week,on July 13, we will gather at Natomas and remember and celebrate your life. People will talk about you, and for a few minutes, it will seem that you are living in our midst again. Kevin, I was blessed to be your teacher not once, but twice. Sharing the same birthday made you even more special. Having you come back to visit on December 7 each year in your uniform, and confusing the office staff is something I will always remember. Thank you for being such a precious part of my life; thank you for being my hero; and thank you for teaching me.

Kimberly Johnson

Kimberly Johnson
Kevin's first and seventh grade teacher

June 28, 2010

Happy 34th birthday Kevin. I love you more than words can say. Everyone will be at the Outback to celebrate. I'll have a Washington Apple just for you! Love, Mom

Mom

December 7, 2009

I miss ya brother! I'll never forget the times we spent together on & off duty. It was cool that you named your dog after me "JACKSON". You will not be forgotten! You were an excellent Deputy. Thanks for your help & laughs throughout the years.

G. Jackson #22

Deputy G. Jackson
SSD / Good Friend / Academy Partner

October 26, 2009

To Deputy Kevin Patrick Blount, his family and his fellow officers with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Blount’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Blount and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

July 13, 2009

Your Service and sacrafice will never be forgotten,Hero's live forever.

OFC. Carlos Cuellar
Miami Beach Police Department

October 14, 2008

Kevin, Today would have been your 12th anniversary on the Sheriffs department.I know you and your best buddy Dave would be at Players celebrating. You are missed and thought of every day. I love you Kev. Mom

Anonymous

September 29, 2008

Kevin,

As part of an assignment for E.V.O.C. we had to research a name given us so we could share the information in class. After doing so I looked for your page. I can remember meeting you through S.B. , as you accompanied him to many evenings of beer, darts, and handing us whoopins in pool. Many people in our class got to know you and later work alongside you when we graduated. We shared many laughs and the same birthday.

I hope that you are in a place of peace and solitude. I have seen your page in the past but it has taken me this long to be able to write. You are missed amongst us all and thought of year-round.

May peace be with your family.

With highest regards,
Tina

Deputy Tina Frenette
Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept.

April 17, 2008

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 5, 2007

HE SENT FOR YOU

THE SCHOOL YARD IS FULL OF CHILDREN AT PLAY.
LAUGHING AND SINGING ENJOYING THIER DAY.
THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF CROWDS EVERYWHERE,
NOISES AND TRAFFIC....MORE THAN I CAN BEAR.
PEOPLE SMILE, TALK INCESSANTLY, LIFE GOES ON ALL AROUND ME.
THE WORLD DIDN'T END, AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD.
NOT EVEN A PAUSE AS I THOUGHT IT SHOULD.
FLOWERS STILL GROW, BIRDS SING THIER SONG.
THE SUN IS STILL SHINING...BUT IT ALL FEELS SO WRONG.
HOW CAN I GO ON....WHAT WILL I DO.
GOD NEEDED AN ANGEL, SO HE SENT FOR YOU.
I LOVE YOU KEVIN, MOM

Mom
Mother

September 24, 2007

Kevin, Not a day goes by that you are not thought of. They say that time eases the grief but that's not true. The grief will remain forever. I miss you more every day.

September 18, 2007

I don't know why tonight is the night that I decide to write this instead of July 13th, but I miss you more and more every minute!!! Life is so difficult without my one true friend and confidant! Only YOU got me! I'm not sure ANYONE else ever will. Do you know how heart-breaking that is? However, I am truly thankful that I got to have you in my life as long as I did because not many people EVER experience the kind of relationship we had. You were a brother, a friend and a soulmate all in one! I cannot wait until we meet again with the big guy upstairs, hopefully I make it there;) wink wink!!!! I LOVE you and miss you every second of every day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
~Your Sister-Wister

Laura Fragoso(Blount)
Sister

July 31, 2007

One of the kindest, funniest guys you could meet. Having him as your friend was trully a blessing. I miss our fun nites of airhockey & your phonecalls from Dave Matthews Band concerts (thank goodness for caller id) so I knew it was you cuz I sure couldn't hear you. Big Smiles
Miss you oxoxo H

Heather , 911 Operator
SSD

July 22, 2007

Here it is two whole years.....& today at your place of rest I still couldn't fight the tears. It still hurts knowing the only positive male influence that I've had in my life has left this earth forever. My "big brother," the big brother I wish I had, if only I could make you proud and be half the man/person/friend you were to me. Kevin, I made a promise to you, that I would follow in your steps.......I WILL become what I promised to be. Continue to keep providing me with the strength to live as I promised I would. Guide me in the right direction......

I love always,
Little Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker
Someone who looked up to KEV.

July 13, 2007

On the 2nd anniversary of Deputy Blount's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Deputy Blount is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

July 13, 2007

It's been two years since we lost you, but the pain we feel is as if it happened yesterday. Kevin, you touched so many lives. You should see all the beautiful flowers and tributes people left you at the cemetery, it's overwhelming. We're all going out to the memorial at the crash site and then to Player's tonight. We will be celebrating your life. I love you Son. Love, Mom

Mom
Mother

July 13, 2007

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