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

Rest in peace brother.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

March 10, 2007

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:9). Deputy Carper, You are a true Hero. Your efforts, dedication, courage and your service and sacrifice to the citizens of your community is appreciated and will never be forgotten.
God speed and Rest in peace.

Lt. Joseph P. Scroggs Jr.
Lucas County Sheriff's Office Toledo, Ohio

March 9, 2007

I was looking at reflections from fellow Officers with my department and came accross yours. Thank you for your protection. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this time of grief. Please protect us all from above...

Columbus, Ohio Division of Police

March 9, 2007



March 7, 2007

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, especially the wife who has just lost her soul mate and best friend. But not forever. To the precious little girls who lost their daddy. But not forever.
I'm a wife of a Greenville County deputy and we too have a small child at home. I can't imagine what your going through right now. Just know that you and your family are lifted up in so many thousands of prayers every minute of the day.
To the dispatchers, I never want to hear over a radio what you guys heard that night. I will keep all of you in my prayers also.
Thank you to all the heros, one's here still working the beat and, the one's who have left to work the beat of heaven. Thank you Kevin, for keeping the streets safe in Spartanburg.

Tina Clark
Greenville County Sheriff/Dispatcher

March 7, 2007

As we put on our belts, our gun and our vest, we tear up again putting a black band on the badge on our chest.
Its a sad reminder another has given thier all, doing what we do and believing its god call. We work with heavy hearts now having said our goodbye, Kevin and our hero's past watch over us from the sky.

March 7, 2007

I only knew Kevin for one year at Lamar, but he really stood out as a loving, funny, kind guy. He was voted most humorous and most friendly - honors that he well deserved. He was always very nice to me and I always appreciated that. He was so funny and outgoing. I am so very sorry to hear of this. I know he will be greatly missed. My prayers go up for his family and friends.

Missy Martin Coleman
high school

March 6, 2007

I don't know what angers me more...the fact that you were taken away at such a young age, or the fact that those 3 little girls now go through life without Daddy. And their Mom contends with shattered dreams, and lonely nights.
The only positive in this horrible act of cowardice, is to know that the suspect will never again be able to hurt anyone else. Justice was served, swift and certain.
But this is a reflection to honor you, not belittle it by discussing the vermin who did this. Thank you for your sacrifice, and the sacrifices that your family must now make. Thank you for being there when you were needed most. Thank you for making ALL of us honored who wear a badge.
If there can be any solace in this, I believe it is that you died doing a job you loved. Not many people can truly say that about themselves. I am certain that in addition to your family, Spartanburg County misses you, South Carolina is proud of you, and America thanks you. God speed, until we meet in a better place, I offer my saying to you:
"Above all else, honor". Rest in peace brother, we have the watch.

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

March 6, 2007

My condolences and prayers to your wife and children and to your family and friends and to your Police Family/ Officer Kevin Carper, you will never be forgotten and will be remembered in my daily prayers. Thank you for your hard work and dedication and the sacrifice you made in making it safer for the people of South Carolina. God Bless you as you sleep in God's Love and in His Arms.
Kathi Halligan Phila PA wife and mom of LEO'S

kathi Halligan
Philadelphia PA

March 6, 2007

Deputy Carper, the men and women of the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office are in mourning as are all your brothers and sisters in law enforcement. My heart goes out especially to your family at home who have lost someone very special to them. You are a hero.

God Bless and may you Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 6, 2007

--"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha Deputy Sheriff Kevin Carper,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life last year in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum; a keeper of the ODMP light. That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here.

This "LIGHT" comes from within the heart and soul of every person who cares to share a word or two on behalf of each and every fallen officer. Every fallen officer is a hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family. May we find solace as we give solace to the families who have lost a loved one.

As we say in Hawaii, “You are`Ohana.” “You are family.” God Bless this fallen hero. You are embraced as our own family member. No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one, not in this lifetime. May God allow you to rest in peace.

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Carper, I wish you, your loved ones, and your fellow officers peace and love beyond all understanding. I honor and remember your sacrifice today for you shall NEVER be forgotten.

**May this Hawaiian prayer embrace those who read it with warm Aloha, and the Peace that comes from the Lord above.**


Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale Private Citizen-Hawaii
Kahu La`a Kea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)

March 6, 2007

I had the pleasure of being Deputy Carper's Supervisor while he was assigned to Uniform Patrol / Charlie Platoon. Kevin was a natural at Law Enforcement and always performed each task and assignment without hesitation nor question. He gave his all in everything he did and took pride in his accomplishments. Taking a line from the old police movie, "The Choirboys" ,"All a good street Cop needs is common sence, a sence of humor, and a little compassion." Kevin had all three and then some. One of the best compliments a Cop can says about another Cop is the he was a good street Cop. Seeing this first hand each night we worked together,you had better believe Deputy Kevin Carper was and still is one of the best "Steet Cops" I have ever had the honor to work with. Kevin, you will be missed, but your memory will never fade. We will continue the fight, as you would have us do. Watch over us, and protect us in all that we do. Go rest high on that mountain, my Brother, your work here on Earth is done.

Sgt. G. W. Carter, Jr./ C-5
Spartanburg County Sheriff's Department

March 5, 2007

To the family of Deputy Carper you are in our thoughts and prayers. We thank Kevin for his many years of dedicated service to his fellow officers and the residents of Spartanburg County,he made the ultimate sacrifice and will be greatly missed.

Sgt.Andy Munoz
Spartanburg Public Safety

March 5, 2007

Rest in Peace Brother.

senior deputy gavin price ( retired)
escambia co fl . s/o

March 5, 2007

You are a hero Deputy Carper, you gave 12 years of service to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office and community, as well as an umbrella to a person in need of one when you very well might of needed the umbrella yourself because of the massive amount of rain that night, thanks, Rest In Peace.


March 5, 2007

On Tuesdays this state lost one of our true heros. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. May your memory last on in our minds as we carry out the job of public safety in this great nation. Keep an eye on us from above.

Godspeed my brother.

Piedmont Park Fire District Greenville County

March 5, 2007

While your tour is over, may your family know that we continue in your memory.

Master Trooper
Virginia State Police

March 5, 2007

our thoughts and prayers are with your wife and children as well as the Spartanburg county sheriffs office. A hero is never forgotten and you my friend are a hero.

Kellie Epps
a police officers wife

March 5, 2007

Rest in Peace Sir......

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

March 5, 2007

I will never forget all the times that you came to assist me in serving a warrant. You always walked up with that smile on your face and I will never forget that. You are truly a hero! Brother, may you rest in peace, you will be missed. Your family is in our prayers.

Detective Tracy Moss
Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office

March 5, 2007

God bless your loved ones, both your immediate family and Police family. Even though these are sad times for your friends, family and brothers in blue. Know that they are truly thankful for every day, hour, minute that you were in their lives. Know that they will continue to think of you every day. Weather it brings to them a smile of happiness from a fond memory, or a sorrowful tear.

Your watch will never end.

Thank you for choosing to serve and protect, and for putting your life on the line for the safety of others. Thank you to your extended police brothers and sisters whom continue to serve and protect.
Thank you for your service !!!
May you rest in Peace.

On Behalf of us all:
America’s 9/11 Foundation Inc.
Supporting Fire Police and EMS

America's 9/11 Foundation Inc.

March 5, 2007

Another Brother, Another Brother has been taken. With each reflection that I leave I pray to God that it will be the last. But, as I am sadly reminded... my brothers( and sisters) are out there for a reason... because there are people out there that prey on the good people in this world, and God has placed men like Deputy Carper out there to protect our familes.
To the Carper family, I will keep you and Kevin in my thoughts and prayers. I hope that you can take some comfort in knowing that Kevin was doing what he loved, and that we are so very thankful for his years of service. God holds a very special place in heaven for men like Kevin, for those that place themselves between the good and evil in this world. "Blessed be the peacekeepers for they are the true HERO's among us".
Thank you Deputy Carper, Thank you, your sacrifice my brother will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

+ Rest Now My Brother, We Will Take The Watch From Here+

I never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face

"In the line of duty" I hear them say
My family now the price will pay
My folded flag stained with their tears
We only had those few short years

The badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind
And pray they keep this thought in mind

I never dreamed it would be me
And with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for all here from the past
Dear God, let my name be the last
(Author unknown)

+God bless all the men and women in blue.+

Deputy Sheriff Alan Lazarus #3820
Cook County Sheriff's Department, Cook County IL.

March 5, 2007

Our Hero Of Blue

Our hero of blue has fallen
A time of peace is calling
For you to go with God above
He'll give you wings of blue with love
To send a message for everyone
To remember a life and what was done
A dream fulfilled of our angel of blue
We honor you for the job you swore to do
A promise was kept from a hero like you
You put your life on the line each day
To protect and serve in everyway
And to give you thanks we will do our part
To share your message and to keep you in our heart

This is dedicated to all Police Officers and Families
Wriiten by Theresa Andrezywski

LA. Camp Beauregard STATE Military Police, Force Protection

March 4, 2007

Rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

Massachusetts State Police

March 4, 2007

Deputy you rest well Sir we have it from here godspeedand your girls are in my prayers

Officer S D Amiott RET.
Calvin PD Ok.

March 4, 2007

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