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

Kevin, from talking to you I knew you really cared about people. I consider it an honor to have worked on the same shift as you in patrol. Your dedication to duty and your sense of humor made you a man people will not forget. Keep an eye on us from up there partner as you did before. We miss you buddy.

Deputy Chris Arbuckle
Sacramento County Sheriff

July 26, 2005

My fiancé, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in SE Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Kevin did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Kevin be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Deputy Blount's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through these tough times, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you and that you are not alone in your "journey". Should you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact me. (Dennis' department will also always know how to reach me.)

As a fallen officer "survivor" and a friend, please accept my condolences on behalf of myself and the McElderry family. I never got the opportunity to know Kevin but, I am certain he was well respected and well loved. Kevin will live on in the hearts of all the lives he touched. You were all lucky to have had him be a part of your lives, even for a short time. I pray that Kevin will continue to watch over us all as only he can.

Thank you Deputy Blount for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiancé Dennis for me.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

July 25, 2005

Upon the markers of their graves
Our heroes etched in names we save
For all the life they gave with pride
To keep the peace within life's stride

To honor serve and do their best
To keep us safe through any quest
They gave up what was theirs to share
Their spirits shall be always near

No fear within the hearts and minds
To keep us safe within our times
The glory that is ours to see
Those special hearts of bravery

They have walked where no man dare
Their lives in danger with no care
For they have given all they could
For their courage we have stood

In awe of every one who gave
His life for others who they saved
So we will know their contribution
Their firm resolve and resolution

For those they left with hearts so broken
In every whispered word that's spoken
We bow our heads in confirmation
In every word life's revelation

Those who stand within their shoes
Will follow courage as they choose
And give to all the best they had
They carry on with spirits glad

We will know that they walked through
With colors bright and hearts so true
No Island stands alone they say
For heroes they are born this way

Protecting those with loyalty
A glimpse of so much royalty
Within the years of courage bound
These officers have earned their crown

Upon the earth we shall remember
The special goals and all their thunder
That proves a hero came our way
Who left their hearts on earth to stay.

~ Francine Pucillo ~
(c)Copyright November 16, 2004
In Memory of all those lost in the line
of fire with courage, strength and love.

ASST.CHIEF BILL(PUTT)LINDER
E.O.W.
10/10/04

CHIEF BILLY CUREINGTON
WISNER POLICE DEPT. WISNER,LOUISIANA

July 24, 2005

Rest In Peace.

Darin L. Paul, Special Agent/Pilot
FBI

July 21, 2005

Rest In Peace.

Darryl Paul, FFDO
DHS

July 21, 2005


To the family of Deputy Blount our thoughts and prayers are with you. Kevin and Joe watched over me from above during countless searches, pursuits and calls for service. More than a few times they alerted me to a hot spot that ended up being a felon hiding nearby. Several times this week I’ve been on calls and searches without Star above wishing this had all just been a bad dream....waiting to hear the familiar and reassuring sound of air support sweeping in to cover us from above.

To the men and women of the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department....your brothers and sisters at the Sacramento Police Department stand by your side in this time of sorrow. Kevin and Joe are true heroes and will never be forgotten.

Dennis Joy #0624 K9 handler
Sacramento Police Department

July 21, 2005

In Honor Of Joseph Kievernagel and Kevin Blount



A little child waves, a mother smiles
A spouse gives a good bye kiss
An officer leaves for another day
And thinks ‘what could be better than this?’

Every day we go out and give it our best
No matter what work we’re assigned
So we can look back at the end of the day
And hold our heads up with pride.

Each of us knows the danger it holds
When we put on a badge and a gun
We accept the stress, the fear and long hours
To do what we know must be done.

Today is the day no one wants to see
Our tears flow as steady as rain
One of our own, a partner, a friend
Won’t be going home again.

No matter the uniform color or type
No matter a star or a shield
Officers everywhere mourn with us now
Because we lost one in the field.







Deputy Gail Naramore
Sacramento Sheriff's Department

July 20, 2005

Kevin,

Rest in peace, and keep watching our backs from above. My prayers go out to your family and my brothers and sisters at the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

State Traffic Officer
California Highway Patrol, North Sacramento

July 20, 2005

"Though I walk throught the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for you are with me" Psalm 23:4

Slowly at first but most assuredly, The Lord provides comfort and release from the darkness. He gives light. He leads us out. Eventually, we escape the valley of the shadow.

Gone but never forgotten.

Michele Guthrie, Flight Nurse
Air Med Team~Columbia CA

July 20, 2005

All the angels in Heaven are welcoming this fine young man and his friend Joe. May God help their families and friends through this very, very sad time.

My heart goes out to everyone who knew these wonderful men, and especially to their families. I didn't know them, but I am so sad that they are no longer with us. I want to thank them for all that they have done to keep our streets safe. God bless them forever and ever.

Mary Hollander
n/a

July 20, 2005

Our Greatest Fear

Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
"Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again, I hold back a tear.
They patrol in the state, city, county and town,
in uniforms colored white, green, blue and brown.
The shape of their badges may vary,
but it’s a symbol that they all, proudly carry.
They leave for work with a kiss goodbye,
but some don’t come home, no matter how hard they try.
To uphold the law is the job that they pick,
with such high aspirations, why must some die so quick?
They leave behind loved ones, family and friends,
after their lives have met tragic ends.
Some die in crashes, others hearts not too stout,
to many have been lost when gunshots ring out.
Our Heavenly Father has called them home,
no more these dark streets do they roam.
Through trial and error they have given their best,
please Lord, now grant them eternal rest.
Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
"Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again I hold back a tear.

Officer Shawn Eckhart
Federal Law Enforcement

July 19, 2005

I would like to say i am very sorry for your loss and you all are in my prayers. The Lee family gives there condolences also and are there for you if you ever need anything

The Lee family

July 19, 2005

In Honor Of Joseph Kievernagel and Kevin Blount
By Gail Naramore
7/13/2005



A little child waves, a mother smiles
A spouse gives a good bye kiss
An officer leaves for another day
And thinks ‘what could be better than this?’

Every day we go out and give it our best
No matter what work we’re assigned
So we can look back at the end of the day
And hold our heads up with pride.

Each of us knows the danger it holds
When we put on a badge and a gun
We accept the stress, the fear and long hours
To do what we know must be done.

Today is the day no one wants to see
Our tears flow as steady as rain
One of our own, a partner, a friend
Won’t be going home again.

No matter the uniform color or type
No matter a star or a shield
Officers everywhere mourn with us now
Today we lost one in the field.







Deputy Gail Naramore
Sacramento County Sheriff's Department

July 19, 2005

On behalf of the men and women of Industry Sheriff's Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Kevin Blount and Deputy Joseph Kievernagel. Having lost Deputy Michael Arruda last year (EOW 06-15-04) and now Deputy Jerry Ortiz (EOW 06-24-05), we know all too well the pain and reality of losing one of our own. Take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you.

Industry Sheriff's Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

July 19, 2005

Thank you for your service and sacrifice for us all. You and your family are in our prayers.

DE
St. Louis City Police

July 18, 2005

Adam Blount (Brother) & Family,

It was a great loss to lose Kevin. My heart goes out to you and the family.

Brian W and I both reflected of how Kevin would often be a part of our group adventures with you.

Specifically, our ATV day and an overnight stay with a shaving cream wake up call for Kevin.

An Angel is watching over you and your family.

Warmly,

Patrick

Patrick Dunlap

July 18, 2005

Kevin, we go way back, 96-SBRA-1. Seems like a lifetime ago. You, Eric and I had such good times in the academy, then at the jail. You threw the most awesome parties! (hahahah) I will truly miss you, your attitude and your smile. I will miss your am's and miss seeing you on calls. You loved your job and everyone could see it. Thank you for doing your job perfectly that day (July 13th). I will always remember you.

Deputy Tamara Bergman (Mickelson)
Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept

July 18, 2005

Rest In Peace Brother.My prayes and thoughts are with your family,Friends and Fellow Officers. May you watch Over them. God Bless

RetPaState Narcotics Agent II DiMiceli
Pa Office Of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigations

July 18, 2005

Hereos Live Forever. Rest in Peace Brother.

P.O. Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Mo PD

July 18, 2005

God bless you, your family, friends, and co-workers. May they never walk alone.

Jennifer Aaron
Wife of Ofc. Duke G. Aaron, III (EOW 07/20/04)

July 18, 2005

Our deepest sympathy to the family of Deputy Sheriff Kevin Blount and the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
...our hearts and prayers are with you all...... Thank you for a job well done Kevin... rest in peace as you continue your watch from the heavens......your memory will never be forgotten...

God Bless....Be Safe..... and wear your vests...

Vin, Pook and all of us at beyond-the-blue

Vinman & Pooky - Site Owners
beyond-the-blue

July 18, 2005

May God comfort Deputy Blount and Deputy Kievernagel's family, friends and fellow officers.
"The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.
He cares for those who trust in Him." Nahum 1:7

Chaplain John Elms
Oregon COPS

July 17, 2005

Deputy Blount and his partner have given their lives in service to their community and for this will be honored by this country and their community forever. My deepest condolences to the family and co-workers of these heroes.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

July 17, 2005

I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the family, coworkers, and friends of Deputy Blount. Many of our brothers and sisters are gone, but none are ever forgotten. May you rest in peace.

Mike G.
Federal Law enforcement Agency

July 17, 2005

Rest easy my friend, we will not forget you.

Columbus
Ohio

July 16, 2005

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