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

This man died doing what he loved. His career in law enforcement models one which I want to follow. This deputy's death strikes especially close to my heart. This hero, like the rest, will live forever.

Ryan Cusack, Telecommunications Officer
Crown Point Police Department

July 14, 2005

Again we mourn as another hero is taken from us. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Blount. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.

Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service GA

July 14, 2005

On behalf of the men and women who serve with the Georgia Perimeter College Police Department, our thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Kevin Blount's family, friends, and co-workers with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Rest in peace our brother in blue. Now you can walk Heaven's beat.

Officer Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

July 14, 2005

To the family and friends of Deputy Kevin Blount, our hearts and prayers are with you. Rarely does anyone work in an air unit that does not simply love what they do. We all know the risks, and pray that it never happens to any of us, but at least it would seem that Kevin gave his life for something he loved.

Ofcr/TFO Howard L. Hawbaker
Palmview (TX) Police Department/Texas DPS Aircraft McAllen

July 14, 2005

God Bless you and your Family, I shall keep ya'll in my prayers THANK YOU

Amy
New Orleans, LA

July 14, 2005

Rest In Peace Brother


Baltimore City Police Aviation

July 14, 2005

May God bless Deputy Sheriff Blount's family, friends and co-workers. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Psalm 55:22

Denise Nichols - surviving spouse
Alabama State Trooper Brian K. Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

July 14, 2005

GOD BLESS KEVIN, HIS FAMILY AND HIS LAW ENFORCEMENT FAMILY. OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALL.

DAVID JEWELL DEPUTY CHIEF RETIRED
JEFFERSON COUNTY (LOUISVILLE) KY PD

July 14, 2005

Rest in peace Brother Kevin, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham Retired
Sand Springs Okla Police Department

July 14, 2005

Kevin will always be remembered. He was a great worker and a friend. Kevin was always giving. He passed away as a hero and he will always be with us. I will pray for him and his family. It was a great loss.

Faye T./911 Dispatcher
Sacramento County Sheriff

July 14, 2005

God bless Deputy Sheriff Kevin Blount, his family, and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

Corporal P.R. OLIVER
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

July 14, 2005

From our family to yours, may God give your family the strength to get through these difficult times. Rest in Peace.

Detective P. Di Pasqua
La Habra Police

July 14, 2005

My heart and prayers are with the parents, siblings, family, friends and coworkers of Deputy Blount. God bless you all in this terrible time of loss for your family and the Sheriff's department. Another hero who gave their all. Thank you Deputy Blount for a job well done.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

July 14, 2005

"THE FINAL INSPECTION"

The policeman stood and faced 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 time 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 a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell

Rest in Peace, your sacrifice will never be forgotten

Daniel Stokes
Roseville Police Dept. Ca

July 14, 2005

My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Deputy Blount, as well as to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace Deputy Blount, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

July 14, 2005

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

July 14, 2005

I will keep your family and friends in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry that you had to go so soon.

July 14, 2005

Kevin-

I never got to go on that RAL in the sky with you but luckily had the pleasure of working with you in patrol. I knew how much that spot in aero meant to ya and couldn't think of a better officer to sit in that observers' seat.

I was a comfort to know we had a solid guy up there to watch our backs. Thanks for a job well done.

Keep an eye on us down here, Bro.

Scott
Sac Sheriff

July 14, 2005

Every law enforcement officer in the Sacramento area has had a chance to experience having the comfort and assistance of a "Star" unit overhead. The value to us and to public safety simply can't be measured.
On behalf of the staff of the Welfare Fraud Investigation Division, I offer the most sincere condolonces to SSD and the family of the officers who paid the ultimate price. Your brother and sister officers are greatly saddened.

Lt. Darrell Stump
Sacramento County Welfare Fraud

July 14, 2005

“REMEMBER ME”
Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but a two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
“IT IS IN DEATH THAT WE CAN LIVE FOREVER”
Author Unknown

Jim Moore
New Orleans P.D., Retired

July 14, 2005

On behalf of the members of the Sutherlin Police Department, I send to you, our heartfelt condolences and prayers in your time of sadness. May your fallen officer’s legacy live on in the memories of his friends and family. Rest now brother, after a job well done. We’ll take it from here.

Cpl. Justin Marquis
Sutherlin Police Department, Sutherlinm, OR

July 14, 2005

Deputy Sheriff Blount,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sacramento County.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

July 14, 2005

MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, COWORKERS OF THIS HERO. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL MY BROTHER, NOW REST IN PEACE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

July 14, 2005

Another young man who paid the ultimate sacrifice much too soon for all those who loved and knew him. My thoughts, prayers, and sympathy is with the family and friends of deputy blount. Please know that you are now a part of a wonderful family of survivors. God bless you all.

much love and hope,
Jessi Garger
Fiancee of P.O. Cole Martin
Chatsworth, GA P.D.
E.O.W. April 25, 2003

July 14, 2005

Kevin was a great officer, friend, and was an all around good person. He will be truly missed by his friends and coworkers. His passing is a tremendous loss to the department.

Disparcher John Robinson
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

July 14, 2005

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