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

Myself and my colleagues were saddened to hear of the loss of these brave deputies. The Sacramento County Sheriffs Departments air operation is extremely helpfull and on a regular basis comes to our assistance.

On countless occasions STAR units have assisted our agency in taking violent offenders into custody, assisting in wehicle pursuits, critical incidents, and other duties, making our job much easier and safer. For an officer in trouble or looking for a violent suspect there is nothing better than hearing the sounds of the rotor and night becoming day with the STAR unit coming up on the air asking, "how can we help".

I personally have had the occasion to ride with these officers while conducting an investigation. I was extremely impressed with not only their knowledge, skills, and abilities but perhaps more importantly their friendliness and willingness to always help out when needed.

To their family, friends, and colleagues, please know that your loved one was performing an honorable duty. These deputies were making the streets safer for not only the community but also the officers down on the ground. They will always be respected and never forgotten.



Nathan Steele, Police Officer
West Sacramento Police Department

July 14, 2005

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

July 14, 2005

"Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9
Thank you for your service to your community, and may the Lord comfort your family at this difficult time.

Spouse of Deputy Sheriff
San Bernardino County

July 14, 2005

Such a sad story to read about. May you now be on aerial patrol in the Kingdom of Heaven. Rest in peace. To your family - I am sorry about your loss. May you be comforted by The Lord and given the strength to carry on. God bless you all.

Kevin Cannon
Brother of Keith Cannon EOW 5/4/05

July 14, 2005

Rest in Peace brother

Chaplain Mike Grinnals
Town of Camillus Police Department

July 14, 2005

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Kevin Blount, and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Deputy Blount, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

July 14, 2005

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 a badge
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"

GREGG HOUSTON
SOUTH CAROLINA

July 14, 2005

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