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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

dearest kevin earl, i know? jt is home. i know it's coming your new birth/ i hope you are great. i love and miss our talks every tuesday.

rees
sis

February 15, 2008

Kevin,
You are missed by so many everyday. We think of you often and wish we could have had you with us longer. You would be so proud of Andrea....what a stong person she is, and your girls are growing up to be beautiful young ladies. Our prayers are with your family everyday.

Jennifer Taylor and Family
Friend

February 13, 2008

Kev,

Not a day goes by that I do not think of you. I miss you a lot. I miss our laughs and our cries. I wish you were here with me so I could do both with you. I am working on this insurance thing hard for these girls. With the help of two special people. I hope this bill passes so you will know that a select few of us still remember and this work I do for you.Kyleigh will be 13 as you know. She is all legs and becoming a very smart, beautiful girl. Kate, well........we all love Kate. Kate's top tooth is loose so I feel that we will be toothless in a couple months. Caroline is getting bigger everyday. Just so you know I won the bet, so we can even up later when I see you.
Kev, I miss you so and I pray you are at peace.

You Wife, Andrea

Andrea F. Carper
spouse

January 29, 2008

Kevin,

Oh How I miss you so much....Words cannot convey sometimes how sad and lonely I get not being able to see or talk to you. You are the best man I know and always will be.. I think about you everyday and continue to put quarters on your grave.....(I hope there not in you eye? LOL I'm not sure if I'll ever play golf again.. I love it, but it's not the same without you... The girls are so beautiful and My promise to you is to do and be the best uncle I can....
I love you W24....RIP

Jon

Jon Fowler
Brother in law,,,,yet real brother

January 29, 2008

I have waited awhile to reflect on this horrible loss trying to justify the whole thing but there is no justification for such a terrible tragedy.
Kevin you were a wonderful deputy and great individual.
I hear your friends talk about you and you are truly missed.
I pray your wonderful family have had some kind of piece and closure.
We all miss you here and will someday all be together again as promised.

Coroners Investigator
Spartanburg County,Spartanburg,SC

January 29, 2008

Chop and I were roomates when he lived in Pensacola . We had a great condo on Pensacola Beach & worked together on the navy base. Funny I don't think I ever called him Kevin. My entire family called him chop even my mom. On holidays if we did not go home and he did not we use to spend them together. When ever me and my wife would go on vacation he used to house sit and take care of my dog. Those two were just as good as friends as we were. I miss him. I still remember the last time I saw him. Shook hands gave him a hug and said till next time.As he hopped into his cop car I asked him to burn out for me. His reply Negative. Made me laugh.

Keith Canton
Chops buddy

Keith Canton
Choppers Buddy

December 28, 2007

KEVIN
I WANT TO WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS. IT WILL BE A YEAR SOON AND I STILL LOOK AT YOUR PICTURE AND CRY. I WAS GOING THROUGH SOME OLD CASE FILES THE OTHER DAY AND I CAME ACROSS ONE OF YOUR REPORTS. I SHOWED MY WIFE AND THEN I WENT BACK IN TIME FOR A FEW MINUTES WHEN YOU AND I WERE ON A CALL TOGETHER OR A TRAFFIC STOP. I THOUGHT OF ALL THE BAD GUYS YOU AND I PUT IN JAIL TOGETHER. KEVIN I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY EXCEPT THAT I AM STILL LOST FOR WORDS AND THAT WE ALL MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU.

deouty 3
scso

December 16, 2007

Hey Kevin,
We had our yearly awards banquet last night. It was great, we laughed, we cried, and we remembered. Andrea, John, and your brother were there. Billy was presented the Medal of Valor for his actions that night, and Andrea was presented with your Medal of Honor, she really is a strong person. She also accepted your awards for Warrant Officer of the Year, The T.M. Floyd Award, and your Deputy of the Year Award. We choked back tears, as we stood to honor you everytime your name was called. It is hard to believe it has been so long, time really has not helped. But the memories help us daily. We miss and will always love you Kevin, continue to guide our steps and watch our backs, as we continue to serve the people you loved. Merry Christmas Kevin

Deputy II Brandon Letterman
Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office

December 1, 2007

well, i decided, deep sea fishing? was a blast. happy 40rth birthday. i love you and miss you badly... l/t

rees

November 19, 2007

kevin,?. it's coming your 40? we talked what to do? but now i,m lost??? are we going deep sea fishing? or disney? i know the girls would love disney, but fishing is in their hearts. just show the way? i love you. t

sis

November 8, 2007

Today when I signed onto ODMP you were the featured officer and I thought I would come and visit your page and leave a reflection. In reading some of your refelctions, I see you may have been a Cubs fan, my son Michael was an avid fan and always dreamed they would make it to a World Series, but that has yet to happen but we all still hope. My thoughts are with all of your loved ones as they face each day without you for I know their pain. Continue to keep watch over all of them and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Maybe you and my son Michael can put in a good word for the Cubs next season as it will be 100 years since their last series title.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 1, 2007

Hi Kevin,
I still too think about you alot and your family and pray for all of you. I was reading over the reflections and the one that caught my eye this evening was the one that started with "can you see the change in me?" It is very very sad; when someone loses a loved one, their life is never the same; but on the other hand, yes ~ we can say: "you, Kevin, made a change in all of us: you changed our world for the better. While on earth, you helped to make this a better place to live; what a wonderful father and husband you were; what a great legacy you left; you insured a safety net for the people in Spartanburg County; you lived the life of Christ by doing His works. None of us wanted you to leave this soon; that is the hard part; you were too young; you had a wife and family; there was no reason for this...we just cannot understand why...and that is why we have our faith in God and why we ask you to watch down on your family and fellow officers and friends. Rest now and take it easy...

Patty Dennis, a citizen

October 30, 2007

Kevin I will never forget the night of 02/27/2007 I was sitting at home with my family getting ready to go to bed because I had to be in roll call the next morning, Deputy Tate my zone partner called me and said that one of our boys had been shot and I asked him who and he said that he did not know. So my wife susan saw the worry on my face while I was on the phone and asked me what was going on and I said (everything will be ok) but I need to go out to my patrol car for just a minute, and I did and turned my Radio on and units was still responding priorty. A few minutes later I found out that it was you that had been shot. I then got off the phone with tate and walked back inside and told my wife what was going on and at first she did not really know who I was talking about then other than a brother. Then I told her that Kevin is the one that I told you about that releaved me from the hospital that night so I could get home to My family. I will never forget the night that I was at the hospital already two hours after my shift and you and kish walked in with a female that you two had arrested on a warrant and she was hiding from you in a dryer and you said Bentley what are you doing here didn't you work day shift today and I said yes and you told me to go home that you would take care of my prisoner. From that time on I knew what type of person you were and you will always be in mine and susan's heart. Also asked GOD if he would please keep giving us fast eyes and quick hands.

Brandon T. Bentley
Bravo Shift SCSO

Deputy II B.T. Bentley
Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office

October 26, 2007

sorry'bout the cubs? jt is back on the ship/ mom is with the family this week. i still miss your calls????/ love t i'm so proud of you again. i just read about your neighbor. i remember you being so worried about him, and not knowing what to say, but you found your way again????/ you know/ i hope he finds his way??

reeslyn

October 21, 2007

Kevin
I went to a siezure hearing on a case you made on Riedville Rd. I was there with you and I can remember it like it was yesterday. Well it went real good the guy did not show up, so we got to keep his car. That is because you made a great case. I often think of the calls you and I went on together when we worked the southside together, good times. Kevin I miss you and I hope one day I can be HALF the OFFICER you were. I want to thank you for your friendship and please watch over us.

Andrew Daniel, Deputy 2
Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office

October 20, 2007

Kevin: There is not a day that goes by that I don't miss you and Andrea and the girls so much. New neighbors moved in next door into "your house" just last weekend. It was so terrible because it became so final that you all were never coming back. I miss waving to you all coming in and out of the neighborhood. I miss Mary Kate's daringness. She is the coolest! I miss Kylie's sweetness and kindness and gentleness. She is the most precious! I miss getting to see Caroline grow up. I miss my chats with Andrea. She was such a special neighbor and friend. I wanted you to know that Chelsea is doing a tribute paper to you in her college speech class this week, and that is how I found this website. I have cried since I opened it up. God knows, I wish I would have told you more how much I appreciated the good influence you made in Ethan's life. You would be proud of him. He is in a treatment facility in Columbia for a while, but is getting better every day. The ending of your life, and his grandfather's just two weeks later was more than he could handle as a fragile young man. He loved you more than you could have possibly known. But, thank you now, for all you did. For who you were, and for the lives you've touched and made better here in Spartanburg, and beyond. You will forever be remembered as a true hero.

Friend of Kevin and Andrea - D Spradlin

October 16, 2007

oh, my gosh,, the cubs are for you. this is their year. i miss talking with you so much/ every tuesday i still wait for your call, on your way home with the girls from school. but, i know in my heart???

sis

September 28, 2007

Kevin,
Hard to believe its been 6+ months, time has not healed the hurt, don't think there is enough time to do that. I just put my uniform on, bout to walk out the door to work my shift tonight, there isnt a day goes by that when I put this uniform on that I dont think of you and that night. The community has been so supportive, we will gather together Saturday night at Wofford College as they recognize your sacrifice for this community, there will be so many people in that stadium that you touched, whether they know it or not. Spartanburg County is a better place b/c of you, and I am a better officer b/c of you. You made the Sheriff's Office a brighter place, and I am sure heaven became a lot brighter when you arrived. Watch over us tonight Kevin, may we strive to be the officer that you were. We love, and will ALWAYS miss you.

Deputy Sheriff II Brandon Letterman
Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office

September 6, 2007

hey, the colts defeated the lions? not paying much -2-the- cubs? jt is buying all these car things 4-a-ve-ick-he does'nt even have yet sound firm-la-rrrrr? but he's doing great. love youuuuuuu. caroline is celebrating her first birthday in a couple of days, sure wish we all could be there with her, and the the other girls, and you/but life has other intentions for us? much love to, you and your extended family in s.c.///

teresa
sis

August 27, 2007

Kevin,,what can I say,,,you gave your life to what you believe in....I'm so very proud of you...Today is 6-months,,and I want the world to just stop, so I can catch up to it....I love you, and miss you so much..Can you believe I'm lost for words, me...
Love you your
Baby Sister
Amanda

Please say thanks for the men and women that gave up their life so we can live.....

Amanda Sweeney
sister

August 27, 2007

well, u-know the colts??? jt called 2-day, he's buying his first car, you would love it? he is so much like you. so i must be doing ok?hahahhaaa, anyway he made crpl.[: zack is doing great, living here again, but paying his share. you really taught the boy what to expect. he'll say, uncle kevin would love that, cracks me up. a-nother day,a-night, talk with you 2-morrow. love you

teresa
sis

August 21, 2007

hey you, colts preseason game to-nite, 2-1/ but we already talked, they are playing super bowl losers,,, got my stuff 2-gather, talk after the game,, oh, the cubs??????hahahhahhaah,love you, r-u-ready---:}

teresa
sis

August 20, 2007

Kevin, don't forget it is my birthday Sat. Aug. 18, we played a game for as long as I can remember, I would call you a day or two, too tell you, then you would call me a day or two after, Or I would call you. You would always say, yes, I know when your birthday is!!.....every so often you would seek one in on me and call me on my birthday...I am going to miss that, I know that is selfish and seems so small, with all the pain that we are all going through, and dealing with. But I had to tell you,,,I miss you so much, I love you with all my heart.....
Love you
your baby sister
Amanda

Amanda Sweeney
sister

August 16, 2007

baby,kevin-heard from jt today. back in japan,he's not coming home until jan. his fault, u know, buying clothes? but he's doing great, he wishes he could send u photos, but i tell him he can, u will see them. i love you,and miss you so much. we hope to visit with the family soon. love-uooxxxxxoooxxxoo


sister

August 16, 2007

KEVIE,
I MISS YOU SO MUCH, I HOPE YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU AND HOW PROUD I AM OF YOU. THE GIRLS AND I ARE TAKING ONE DAY AT A TIME.KY IS STARTING 7th GRADE AND IS A FINE YOUNG WOMAN, WITH MUCH THANKS TO YOU. SHE HAS HER BRACES AND IS JUST BEAUTIFUL. MK WILL START 1st GRADE AND IS VERY EXCITED. SHE LEARNED TO RIDE HER BIKE WITHOUT TRAINING WHEELS AND HAS LOST HER FIRST TOOTH.SHE ASKED ME IF YOU COULD SEE HER RIDING HER BIKE AND I TOLD HER HOW PROUD YOU ARE OF HER.CAROLINE HAS 4 TEETH AND IS ATTEMPTING TO WALK..KEVIN- SHE IS JUST LIKE YOU, EASY COME,EASY GO. I WISH YOU COULD SEE THESE GIRLS. I HOPE THAT YOU CAN. KEVIN YOU CAME TO ME AT A TIME IN MY LIFE WHEN I NEEDED YOU FOR MANY REASONS. I SEE THAT NOW AND YOU ARE THE BEST MAN I HAVE EVER KNOWN AND I MEAN THAT FROM THE HEART. THE SPTBG. COMMUNITY HAS BEEN SO SUPPORTIVE THAT YOU WOULD BE PROUD AS I KNOW IT YOUR NATURE TO SUPPORT ANOTHER IF NEEDED. I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU.I DO NOT KNOW WHAT GOD HAS IN STORE FOR US BUT I CAN PROMISE YOU I WILL RAISE THESE GIRLS THE BEST THAT I CAN AND INSTILL THE VALUES YOU AND I BELIEVED IN. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN.....ALL MY LOVE

ANDREA
WIDOW

August 14, 2007

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