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

To The Family Of Officer Carper,

My heart felt sympathy goes out to all of you during this tragic time in your life. I can't begin to imagine what you are going through.

My brother, Richard Gary, also worked with your loved one, so I feel the pain he and the whole department is going through.

My prayers and thoughts are with you.


May God Bless You,


Denise Shabazz and Family

March 4, 2007

Deputy Carper,
You lost your life doing what you loved. You are and always will be a true hero! You will be missed but you can rest easy for you are now one of god's angel's. Tell all our fellow officer's in heaven with you that we miss them also. To your wife may she know that you are a hero and to your daughter's may they know that there daddy will never be forgotten! All your fellow brother's and sister's who wear the badge honor you.
you are gone but NEVER forgotten
MAY YOU REST IN PEACE!!
The Hernandez Famil'y
Escambia County S/O FL

deputy
escambia county s/o

March 4, 2007

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God. We love you Kevin. The world is less of a place without you in it. Your family is now our family. Rest in Peace.

co-worker and friend
spartanburg county s.o.

March 4, 2007

Considering retirement, weekly I ponder "Heads-Carolina / Tails-California." February 2007 proved to be an ugly month for the Carolina (North and South)Law Enforcement Community. May the souls of our fallen brothers Rest-In-Peace (sigh)...

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

March 4, 2007

The Night that you were taken from us Kevin about twenty min after you were shot I was up under a house fighting a suspect with my K9 Nemo. I did not hear about you being taken from us till about 0800 that morning. I could not believe it a cops cop was taken. You were the best of the best. I remember working along side of you and B. Andrews as I started my career, always there to help always laughing and smiling. Even when Brovo 2 was gettin on to us for something. You will be missed and never forgotten. You are in a better place know watching over us walking the streets of gold. Onn day we will all walk together again. I attended your funeral yesterday and it was a hero's funeral. Hundreds of people were there from all over the country supporting your family and remembering you. Patrol cars lined the road, the roads we use to patrol together. Citizens and children lined the roadside with there hands on there hearts thinking you for all you did. It was truly a heros service. Your family will be taken care of so dont worry. Brother we love you and will miss you. You will always be in my mind and riding shotgun with my as I patrol the streets and continue the fight, as you would want it. We will meet again soon brother in heaven. Thank you Kevin, my co worker, friend and hero. Rest in Peace dear friend rest in peace.

CPL Derek Loftis
Anderson Police Dept (K-9 Support Unit)

March 4, 2007

The policeman stood and faced his God,which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?
The policeman squared his shoulders and said.
"No, I guess I ain't because those of us who carry a badge can't always be a Saint."
I've had to work most Sundays
and at times my talk is rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep...
though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got to steep.
And I never passed a cry for help
though at times I shook with fear,
and sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.
They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much, but if you don't...I'll understand"
There was a silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman.
You've borne you burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets.
You've done your time in Hell"

GREGG HOUSTON
SOUTH CAROLINA

March 4, 2007

Kevin, You will ALWAYS be remembered by so many for your service and your ultimate sacrifice. Thank you from the bottom of my heart...you are truly a HERO. Rest in Peace brother, we've got in from here.

L/Cpl M.M Babb
S.C Highway Patrol

March 4, 2007

I'm sorry for your loss. Another hero taken way too soon. I'll keep your family in my prayers.


Family member of Thomas J. McMeekin Jr EOW 3/4/05

March 4, 2007

God Bless You Brother, Rest in Peace.

Lowndes County Sheriffs Office ICE Team
Valdost Georgia

March 4, 2007

I worked with one of the Master Deputies at the SCSO when that individual was a US Customs Inspector. Words can never express the grief and can never convey the condolences enough. You made the ultimate sacrifice protecting the public, for that you are a hero. Godspeed brother.

CBP Senior Officer Barry Street
US Customs and Border Protection

March 4, 2007

Mahalo for your many years of service. You are a true Hero and protector of the people. Please watch over us as we continue your work on earth. Aloha.

DS2/ WALL
Hawaii Sheriffs

March 4, 2007

R.I.P. thanks for making the world a better place

Officer
Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

March 3, 2007

rest well Brother and know that all left behind will keep your family in their prayers.
Save us a spot on the nearest cloud

Ga LEO
DeKalb Co

March 3, 2007

My heart has been heavy since I heard the news of Deputy Carper's sacrifice on Wednesday morning. It hurt to think of Deputy Carper's family and coworkers and what they will struggle with in the coming days, weeks, months, and years. I know that Spartanburg County will not let your sacrifice and your life be forgotten. Thank you for your service to our community and our state. God be with your family, Sheriff Wright, and the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Department and they cope with their loss.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God."


Kris Rao Haimbach
Moore, SC
Sister of SCHP Sr. Trooper Mike Rao
E.O.W. 6/12/02

March 3, 2007

Kevin,
Back in '04 you and I were in a shooting together after I had only been on the road for six weeks. After everything had settled down and you and I were allowed to talk, you shook my hand, gave me a hug and said "thanks for being there brother, you saved my life."
I have never forgotten that or that experience. From then on you and I were friends even though you worked in warrants and I worked uniform patrol. I will never forget you, thanks for everything.
Sorry I was not there for you this time, brother!

Trooper Steve Worthy, Jr.
South Carolina Highway Patrol

March 3, 2007

Thanks for your service Deputy Carper. You You are a brother . Rest in peace.

GYSGT.Luther L. Sanders
USMC RET.

March 3, 2007

Sleep peacefully with God, Sir, and we thank you for your Service.

Sr. Trooper Trey Pellizzari
Texas Dept of Public Safety/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement--Rockwall

March 3, 2007

GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. For now we have the watch that you so bravely gave your life for. Honor and defend it we will.For now we have an angel to always guide us. Rest in peace brother,YOU SHALL FOREVER BE MISSED!

Sgt. Keith Porter

March 3, 2007

thank you for your services.god bless and r.i.p.

deputy
fairfield county s-o lancaster,ohio

March 3, 2007

Kevin, I will never forget the my first months as a new hire here in 2001 that you spoke to me, and called me by my first name to ask how I was doing. I had never met you or seen you before, but I was so grateful for your kindness to me. I never forgot that, and I knew that I had befriended a great person and a man of ultimate passion for others. You will be missed greatly and I know you will look upon us and carry us in our journey. I carry your spirit in my heart and I am honored to call you my brother.

May you rest in peace.

Deputy Shamika Sanders
Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office

March 3, 2007

My Father and Mother reside in Spartanburg County and I want to thank you for your many years of providing service to them in your work. Your heroism, courage and tenacity are apparent to us all as we read the story of how you died fighting a criminal. Your poise sets and example to all of us in law enforcement. I will pray for your family and I know God will grant them the ability to make it through these dark days. Thank you again for your life, your work and your example...

Police Captain
Charlotte, NC

March 3, 2007

Sir, You are a true hero. Your family is in my prayers. Rest in peace,Brother.

Deputy Ballew
Mcdowell Co. Sheriff's Office

March 3, 2007

Deputy Kevin Carper was an excellent officer and will be greatly missed at the sheriff's office. I was fortunate to have worked with Kevin on Charlie shift when he was C-22 and I was C-32. It was great having a veteran officer like Kevin working on our group and comforting for myself since I was still fairly new to law enforcement. I remember joking with Kevin one night when I called him to assist me in jumping my vehicle off after it had stalled in the middle of the road. My vehicle never started and Kevin thought it was funny that I had to have it towed once again. It seemed like he was always in a good mood and ready to work. Even when Kevin went "10-8, 10-41" it seemed as though he was smiling on the other end of the radio. As I read these reflections tonight from other officers from around the country it became very clear that the thin blue line runs very deep and very wide. Kevin your wife, children, and extended family are all in our prayers as we all endure this difficult time. Your fellow officers will never forget the example you have set on what a Spartanburg County Deputy Sheriff should be. You are truly a hero for giving yourself in order to protect the citizens of this county. You will never be forgotten and will always be a source of strength and encouragement for your fellow officers and all who knew you. Rest in peace, friend.

DEPUTY CHRIS TERRY A-29
SPARTANBURG COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

March 3, 2007

I am very sorry to hear that another hero has made the ultimate sacrifice. Deputy Carper may you rest in peace. Your bravery will never be forgotten. May God be with your family and your brothers and sisters at the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.

Cpl. J.J. Picardi, Galloway, NJ PD
Galloway Township Police, NJ

March 2, 2007

May you rest in Peace, Brother. Your passing is deeply felt in Greenville County. Our Prayers go out to your family and friends.


Blessed are the Peacemakers....

Deputy MG Bryan
Greenville County Sheriff's Office

March 2, 2007

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