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Deputy Sheriff Kevin Carper

Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, February 27, 2007

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Kevin Carper

Some people you never forget !!!

Still waiting on my granddaughter to get here;

Ironic timing

Retired Shaw
Spartanburg County

February 27, 2021

I remember calls we handled together ....I remeber arrests we made together .....I remember laughing at crazy things we saw on the job and having fun doing what we loved . Most of all 24 years after meeting you ....I remember you. The Spartanburg Deputies that are still here Remember you. Godspeed W-24 until we meet again.



September 14, 2020

I just listened to a podcast by Trey Gowdy that reflected and honored your heroism as a law enforcement officer. You are the true definition of a great cop! May your sacrifice never be forgotten!

Dylan Talley
Law Enforcement Officer in Georgia

July 8, 2020

Kevin, It’s hard to believe that you’ve been gone for 13 yrs. I remember hearing of this tragedy and rushing over to your house to comfort Andrea and the girls. They were already surrounded by all of your brothers and sisters in blue and a cone of protection around them. I remember you playing outside with the girls and pulling them in their wagon up and down the neighborhood street. They adored you. You would be so proud of them! I know they have a special angel watching over them. You are loved and missed!

Tammy and Darryl

February 27, 2020

It’s hard to believe it’s been 13 years. I still think of you all the time and love telling old stories about you any time I get the chance. Amanda keeps me up to date on the girls and it sounds like they’re doing great. I miss ya buddy and I’ll never forget you.

Troy Skinner

February 26, 2020

Tomorrow is my wedding day!
I’m currently watching all of the memorial videos and reading all of the articles, trying to get as many tears out as possible before I’m in front of an audience.
I'm changing my name again and I can't help but reflect on the last time I changed my name as a little kid. From Fowler to Carper, just like my mom, just like my sisters and just like my dad.
Kevin was kind and funny and sometimes really dorky and annoying the way he would blare Pearl Jam songs. He was the epitome of an exceptional father... Right down to the dad sneakers he wore when he wasn't in uniform.
I loved his sense of humor and daydream about what he would be playing with his grandchildren.
I know he will be there with all of us tomorrow as a protecting and loving father and hero.

Kyleigh Carper

November 21, 2019

Well, it's been a good while since I've posted on here.. The 13th year is coming up soon. But onto the good news! MaryKate graduated high school in May and has already started college. Caroline is here visiting with the family and Kyleigh is engaged! As I've always said, your girls are doing good and I know you'd be extremely happy and proud. Continue to watch over them and protect them, along with the rest of the family. We love you!!


July 19, 2019

Chop , In Spartanburg and wishing I could see you like old times

Keith Canton

April 1, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Carper.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 27, 2019

It’s been 12 years ago today but seems like yesterday.... I miss you brother, you are not forgotten.....

Lt. (retired) Russell Lynch
Spartanburg County Sheriffs Office

February 27, 2019

I am going to use your badge number 547 on a memorial coffee mug in your honor.
I know that you won't mind.
R.I.P. my brother.
I miss you.

Chris Amos
NAS Pensacola T-2 Program.

February 4, 2019

Happy Birthday to our brother Kevin Earl Carper in Heaven

Deputy Kevin Carper
No words can express this pain .

Don’t cry for me today
As I am giving you this penny for your tears
I’m just a star away as you look up I will be looking down
I will shine on within your memories that keeps me
Shine on
Don’t cry for me today
I loved you then, now and forever
Let me shine on
Don’t cry for me today
As I will shine
Shine on
Look up you see I’m that Star
Take this penny for today and don’t cry
I love you
let me shine
Shine on

I love and miss you so very much

Amanda Sweeney

November 19, 2018

I just watched a video of congressman Trey Gowdy speaking of your life of service on the floor of the U.S. Capital. You have had a huge impact on so many people's lives. You are in God's embrace now...a well deserved victory for your humble service to others.

Tierney # 1205

July 15, 2018

Doesn’t seem like it was 11 years ago.

Several of us have retired since then and some have been called home to Glory. There’s a couple you can smack in the back of the head for me when you see them.
Anyways, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers tonight and always.

Mike Shaw
Spartanburg County

February 27, 2018

Hard to believe it's been 11 years Kevin, seems like just yesterday. Still miss you brother.

Lt. (retired) Russell Lynch
Spartanburg County Sheriffs Office

February 27, 2018

Happy New Year uncle Kevin! Today is grandpa's birthday.. and we'll be singing happy birthday to him like we did for you a couple of months ago. You would have been the big 50! I miss you both so much. The girls were here in August and it was a great visit, just wish it lasted longer. You definitely live through them.. they're so much like you. Dad made the girls blue and black bracelets for Christmas and they wear them everyday. It's hard to believe that MaryKate will be graduating high school next year. I hate that I couldn't make it to Kyleigh's graduation.. so I'm determined to make it to MaryKate's. I know you'll be looking down with a big smile on your face and feeling proud. Thank you for watching over the family and keeping us safe! We love you!


January 3, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving.....

Lt Ron Hankinson
Escambia County (Friend/co worker on T-2's)

November 23, 2017

Thinking about you brother, over 10 years and it seems like yesterday you were talking about going into law enforcement. That was over 22 years ago... lol

Lt Ron Hankinson
Escambia County Corrections, Immediate supervisor to Joe

July 6, 2017

Thank you for your sacrifice and thanks to your family for staying strong all these years.

Charlie Thomson

June 25, 2017

Amanda, Dony and I visited you yesterday. Then we went to go see the new memorial and your monument at the police station. It all looked great! Kyleigh and the kids showed up, too. We tried taking pics but Kolsen kept staring at your face and touched it, it was adorable and Kaecyn kept playing with the rocks and wanted the little flag that was in front of your monument. I'm sure you got a good laugh out of it. Your grand kids are so precious and you'd be so proud of Kyleigh. Her and Danny are doing a great job raising those kids. MaryKate and Caroline are coming up for a visit in August! We're all excited. We love and miss you and wish you could be here more than anything.


May 7, 2017


Got pulled over today in Johnson City, TN for work today. I was speeding, struck up conversation and he saw my condor hat with TBL patch. I realized we are almost at 10 years. Unbelievable. Seems like yesterday where we ate BBQ that night and shared some special time before you were taken. I miss you brother. Golf game will never be the same and my life has forever changed. Think of you every single day. Sure wish you could meet my wife and kids. The girls are so beautiful and you would be so proud. Officer today offered to dismiss the ticket today, I refused. You would have given me that ticket and I deserved it. I love you man! Godspeed and until we meet again old friend!

Jon C Fowler

February 21, 2017

Still in my thoughts and remembered often. Coming up on your 10 year anniversary and hoping everything goes well for the friends and family of those who have been blessed to know you.

Lt. Ron Hankinson
Escambia County Corrections

January 16, 2017

The 10th year is coming up soon.. still unbelievable how fast time has went. With all of these senseless, violent incidents with officers across this country, my heart is extremely heavy for the fallen officers and their families.. it's like a stab in the heart over and over because I feel their pain and anger. But, I know if you were still here, you'd try your hardest to make a difference. You were a great example of what a good person/officer is! Also, you may have been the last one in the bunch to have kids, but you weren't the last to have grandchildren! I got to meet them for the first time last month and they're absolutely beautiful and precious. You'd be one proud grandpa! Your girls are also beautiful, healthy and happy and that's exactly how you'd want it. I try to see them whenever I can. I love and miss you! Continue to watch over the family.


August 14, 2016

Chop, time may ease the every day pain, but it never diminishes the memories. I love and miss you every day buddy.


Your friend

August 6, 2016

You are remembered everyday.

Andrea C.

May 25, 2016

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