Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

I remember Kevin as a rookie, new to the SCSO. He was one of those guys who was always smiling--always had a good sense of humor about our often thankless and stressful job. He always stood ready and willing to lend a helping hand to us grungy old crime scene investigators when he was needed. Officers like Kevin are a rare breed. I was dismayed and saddened to hear of your untimely demise in the line of duty. You were a soldier and a gentleman in the most honorable of professions. My family's prayer's go out to your family. The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office has lost an capable and venerable Officer. Godspeed my friend--you will be missed.

Special Agent Blair E. Lacy
CIA Office of Inspector General

April 12, 2007

kevin you are dearly missed . even though I only got to see u every once in a while at papas,it did not take long to see what a wonderful person you really are. I knew when I saw u walking into papas that I was gonna have a good is very comforting to know that ur in heaven.god bless u and ur family


April 7, 2007

You well never know how much I appreciate the ultimate sacrifice you made that night. May God bless your family and give them some peace in knowing that you're watching over them.

Sgt S HUghes
Elberton PD, Ga

March 31, 2007

To the family of Officer Kevin Carper, there are no words to say that will easy the pain of missing him. But remember one thing Kevin was doing what he wanted to do. Who ever knew him. knew that he wanted to be a police officer and wanted to make a difference in this world or just his community. So don't ask why this happened to him it's the risk that like him all of us take because we want to. God bless your family

PFC Donna Barker
North charleston Police Traffic division

March 30, 2007

thanks for keep the peace in Spartanburg County. My prayers go to your family and to your department.

God Bless you!

Officer C. Benton
S.C. Department of Corrections

March 28, 2007

For those of you who do not know Kevin he is one of the best. Each day I still can not believe that this is real and that this actually happened to some one as wonderful as Kevin.So I can not imagine how Andrea and his daughters feel not having him with him. I worked with Kevin as a warrant officer and we had in service together each year . Those who never got a chance to meet Kevin, you really missed out on a chance to meet a guy who really was awesome.He was a genuine nice guy who was literally always smiling. That is the thing I will always remember is him smiling with his hands in his pocket and rocking back and forth. Kevin I know you are still smiling as you look down on us each day as we go about our day.

Master Deputy Sabrina Gist
Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office

March 26, 2007

Youare in my prayers.

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

March 23, 2007

rest in peace sir you will be in my memory

explorer, travis h. martin

March 22, 2007

I have just found out, I am devastated. I knew Kevin when he was an aircraft plane captain on T-2's. I worked with Kevin for approximately 7 years, in Pensacola, FL, before we both left Acft Maintanance and went into the Law Enforcement career field. I have many fond memories and consider Kevin, aka "chopper" a nickname he picked up in Meridian MS, one of the most outstanding people I have ever worked with. Kevin we will miss you and I hope to one day see you again on the other side. My heart goes out to his family and friends. You will always be remembered.

Detention Sergeant Ron Hankinson
Escambia Sheriffs Office / friend

March 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, also with your brothers and sisters in blue. My God give comfort to those who knew you. Thank you for giving your all in a constant struggle to battle the wicked of this world. Please be with those of us left behind walking that thin blue line and watching our backs. God speed brother.

Officer Jason Spencer
Metro Nashville Davidson County

March 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, also with your brothers and sisters in blue. My God give comfort to those who knew you. Thank you for giving your all in a constant struggle to battle the wicked of this world. Please be with those of us left behind walking that thin blue line and watching our backs. God speed brother.

Officer Jason Spencer
Metro Nashville Davidson County

March 18, 2007

My prayers will go out to your family tonight. Psalm 91.

Samy Sanchez
Abilene PD

March 16, 2007

May God bless you and your family, Kevin. You will reamin in my heart and my prayers forever.

Homer Rose, III
SC State Highway Patrol

March 15, 2007

Thank you for your service to your fellowman. You are a hero. May God bless you and your family. May the Lord grant your family the strength to endure during this difficult time. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

March 15, 2007

I just wanted to send my deepest thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, and fellow deputies. As a former Bravo shift member it hits close to home.

Keely Johnston
Retired LEO/Former member of SCSO

March 14, 2007

Deputy Carper is a true hero from the word "go". GOD BLESS your family during the difficult time...Look to him for strenth and comfort....with him all things are possible..Standing on his promise...

J. Lejeune MO. Probation and Parole
Wife of MO. State Trooper

March 14, 2007

Our city also lost a hero like Deputy Carper. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Carper. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

To Our Brave Police Officer

To wear the uniform and badge with courage,
they study hard to pass the test.
An oath of honor to protect,
separates them from all the rest.

Standing tall with a uniform pressed,
serves a warning to all the wrong.
They keep our home and family safe,
and help to make our neighborhood strong.

They risk their lives day and night,
to protect our children on their beat.
We ask you, Lord, to keep them safe,
the brave police officer on the street.

Thank you for a job well done!

police officers wife

March 12, 2007

My heart breaks for Deputy Carper's family, friends & co-workers. I pray the Lord will wrap his loving arms around each of you and carry you as you begin the difficult steps ahead of you. I know all too well that the steps are not easy and you will need to lean on each other at times. God bless you & Deputy Carper.

Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor

March 12, 2007

I attended your funeral. I was in awe of the respect that all the citizens of Spartanburg County showed as the procession made its way from the church to the cemetary. I have attended other law enforcement officer's funerals and have never seen such an outpouring of respect for a fallen officer. It made me honored to be part of the thin blue line. God be with you and your family. You will never be forgotten.

Senior Master Deputy M.O. Southern
Richland County Sheriff's Department

March 12, 2007

This is a poem I wrote for my uncle "officer Briggs" who was also killed in the line of duty.

eighty three is a special number
very special indeed
a number who's power
had great skill to lead

this number has great power
a power oh so strong
a love for all officers
a power never used for wrong

the man who held this power
a man so precious to me
he used it for everything good
a power that will no longer be

he had so many lives
in a fire that went a blaze
a tru hero I say
he was really brave

he risked his life everyday
something I wouldn't do
and when he fell down
he always pulled through

*best wishes to his family*
*rest in peace*


March 12, 2007

Rest in Peace Kevin, and may God comfort and bless your family.

Sgt. Anthony Wolski
Massachusetts Environmental Police

March 12, 2007

Yet another name has been added to the Thin Blue Line. With our deepest sympathy and prayers we want your family to know they are not alone. As the parents of a fallen officer; Sgt. Jeff Hewitt, Buncombe County Sheriff's Dept. N.C. EOW 04/04/04 death from gun fire-we know first hand the love, support and care they will receive. Your "family" is made up of every brother and sister left behind to carry on your watch. As they pin on their badges, try to deal with their grief and ask for help in dealing with their fears,know always that you will be missed and will remain a part of their lives. They will step forward to care for your loved ones, to be there for them , not only in the next few months but for all the years to come. Deputy Carper, you have earned your place among those now patroling the streets of Gold. Rest easy and watch over those you left behind. In the months ahead perhaps someone will start a "Reflection" book in your honor. Each week we still update ours, running off each and every page of reflections and placing them carefully in a binder, protecting each sheet. A treasure of precious memories from so many people.
Parents and family of a fallen officer,
Bill and Patricia Hewitt
Travelers Rest, SC

March 11, 2007

Deputy Sheriff Carper,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Spartanburg County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 11, 2007

God Speed Brother! Thanks for your service. To the family and co-workers May God Bless you.

Tina/Reserve Deputy
Anderson County Sheriff's Office

March 10, 2007

Rest in Peace Brother!!!!!!

Pa State Police

March 10, 2007

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