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

You, your family, and your department are in my prayers during this difficult time.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

July 16, 2005

My heart breaks for your family & friends for I know the pain they are going through. May God wrap his loving arms around them and help them through the rest of their days without you in their lives. It's not an easy road to travel. You will all be in my prayers.

Denise
Survivor of Trooper Calvin E. Taylor

July 16, 2005

Rest well Dep. Blount. Your dedication and sacrafice will never be forgotten.

Tpr. Denis McGuckin
Michigan State Police, Post 38

July 16, 2005

May GOD bless your family and friends at this terrible time. Thank you for serving and protecting us. Rest in peace, Sir.

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-3-14-04

July 16, 2005

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Shannon
Collins Fire Dept. (MS)

July 16, 2005

TO: The family; loved ones; friends and department members: A POLICE OFFICER’S PRAYER:--- O, gentle Lord ! Keep the day/night watch with me. As I begin my tour of duty, I ask your protection from all mental, physical and spiritual harm. Sustain me with the knowledge that I am doing your work, endeavoring to keep peace among your people. Help me to be just as I enforce the law without prejudice or favor to anyone. May I be courageous but not reckless in carrying out my duties. Let me respond to all calls with haste realizing that so many are dependent upon me for life and safety. Support me with your consoling power when I am tempted to think no one really cares and that I am taken for granted. Sustain in me the conviction that so many thousands do care and are grateful for my presence. Grant that I may be loyal to my partner and my fellow officers, and that I may back them up effectively when called upon for assistance. Lord, I ask that I may return safely, after my tour of duty, to my loved ones and those who love me. I pray that I may be a good and honorable police officer; and after my tour of duty is over here on earth, may I enjoy the peace and happiness of heaven that you have promised to those who serve you well. AMEN. *** REST IN PEACE ***

Chief ( retired ) Douglas A. Koeppen
Washington New Jersey

July 16, 2005

Rest easy brother, we'll take it from here...

Officer L. Beardsley #214
Wyoming, MN Police Department

July 16, 2005

MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY FREINDS AND CO-WORKERS OF THEDE DEPUTYS. MAY THE REST IN PEACE.
ROBERT THORNTON
FRIEND OF MELISSA M. FOSTER EOW12/04/04

robert thotnyon

July 16, 2005

WHAT IS A COP?

Cops are human ( believe it or not) just like the rest of us. They come in both sexes but mostly male. They also come in various sizes. This sometimes depends on whether you are looking for one or trying to hide something. However, they are mostly big.

Cops are found everywhere-on land, on the sea, in the air, on horses, in cars, sometimes in your hair. In spite of the fact that " you can't find one when you want one", they are usually there when it counts most. The best way to get one is to pick up the phone.

Cops deliver lectures, babies, and bad news. They are required to have the wisdom of solomon, the disposition of a lamb and muscles of steel and are often accused of having a heart to match. He's the one who rings the door-bell, swallows hard and announces the passing of a loved one; then spends the rest of the day wondering why he ever took such a "crummy" job.

On TV, a cop is an oaf who couldn't find a bull fiddle in a telephone booth. In real life he's expected to find a little blond boy " about so high" in a crowd of a half million people. In fiction, he gets help from private eyes, reporters, and who-dun-it fans." In real life, mostly all he gets from the public is " I didn't see nuttin'."

When he serves a summons, he's a monster. If he lets you go, he's a doll. To little kids, he's either a friend or a bogeyman, depending on how the parents feel about it. He works " around the clock", split shifts, Sundays and holidays, and it always kills him when a joker says. " Hey tomorrow is Election Day, I'm off, let's go fishing" ( that's the day he works 20 hours).

A cop is like the little girl, who, when she was good, was very, very good, but, when she was bad, was horrid. When a cop is good, " he's getting paid for it." When he makes a mistake, " he's a grafter, and that goes for the rest of them too." When he shoots a stick-up man he's a hero, except when the stick-up man is " only a kid, anybody coulda seen that."

Lots of them have homes, some of them covered with ivy, but most of them covered with mortgages. If he drives a big car, he's a chiseler; a little car, "who's he kidding?" His credit is good; this is very helpful, because his salary isn't. Cops raise lots of kids; most of them belong to other people.

A cop sees more misery, bloodshed, trouble, and sunrises than the average person. Like the postman, cops must also be out in all kinds of weather. His uniform changes with the climate, but his outlook on life remains about the same: mostly a blank, but hoping for a better world.

Cops like days off, vacations, and coffee. They don't like auto horns, family fights, and anonymous letter writers. They have unions, but they can't strike. They must be impartial, courteous, and always remember the slogan " At your service." This is sometimes hard, especially when a character reminds him, " I'm a taxpayer, I pay your salary."

Cops get medals for saving lives, stopping runaway horses, and shooting it out with the bandits ( once in a while his widow gets the medal). But sometimes, the most rewarding moment comes when, after some small kindness to an older person, he feels the warm hand clasp, looks into grateful eyes and hears, " Thank you and God bless you, son."

Officer Dave Carroll
Choctaw, Oklahoma

July 15, 2005

My family would like to send our heartfelt sympathies to the family, friends, & fellow co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Kevin Blount. You're in our thoughts and prayers. May God watch over all the brave men and women in law enforcement who put their lives on the line everyday as they serve & protect their communities. Your job is a difficult one and we truly appreciate all you do. God bless each & everyone of you.

Gail M Pabst

July 15, 2005

Rest In Peace.

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

July 15, 2005

RIP Brother


Clare County Sheriff Dept., MI

July 15, 2005

Deputy Sheriff Blount,

Our Prayers are with your Family. Thank you for Courage and Commitment with the Sacramento County Sheriff.

God Bless

Correctional Officer
California Department Of Corrections

July 15, 2005

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of this fine officer and his partner. I hope his friends and co-workers will always remember that he died doing what he loved.

Deputy Brandon Rickard
Marquette Co Sheriff's Office

July 15, 2005

mr blount

i am pray for you.. as i know it is accident on aircraft.. as well it maybe bad aircraft engine.. but i hope i will pray for you in heaven.. i would be with you flying as enjoy time.. your family and friends will alway remember of you " flyer man" blount.. they would call your nickname "Flyer Man". thank you

shane mccowen
louisiana

July 15, 2005

Little could be said, to ease the sense of loss sustained by family and associates. You're in our thoughts brother.

Deputy Sheriff / Bravo Shift
Lake County Sheriff's Office / Florida

July 15, 2005

Rest in Peace Brother. You have done your part we promise to continue doing ours as best we can. Thank you for your faithfulness and dedication to duty. Be assured your loved ones are not alone for we are but a phone call away.

Bob Johnson VA-VI

Bob Johnson U.S. Marshal's (Ret'd)
Blue Knights International Police Assn.

July 15, 2005

Thank you for your service. May God continue to bless your family, friends and department.

Sgt. Peter Meier
Military Police Swiss Army

July 15, 2005

“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


Anonymous

Senior Instructor
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

July 15, 2005

Kevin...you will be missed. Rest in peace

911 Dispatcher
Sac County Sheriff Dept

July 15, 2005

From the Holy Bible, Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peace makers, for they are considered the children of God.

Sgt. Don Taylor
Turner Police Department (OR)

July 15, 2005

July 13th will be regarded as a sad
day for many people who are so ill
prepared to let you go. You did alot
of good with your young life and used
your time here on earth wisely. But
you still had so much more to give
and receive from this life. Our hearts
go out to your loved ones both near
and far. Our hats are off to you and
we will honor you with a grand send
off. May you be forever in our thoughts and your memory never
fade.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

July 15, 2005

RIP BROTHER

Reserve Deputy Enriquez
MCSO Montgomery County TN.

July 15, 2005

God bles sir, your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Deputy Sheriff
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

July 15, 2005

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

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