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

My condolences goes out to the Family, Friends & Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. May God be with all of you in this time of Sorrow. Rest in peace Deputy Carper.

K-9 Cpl Kevin D. Lampe
Finney Co. Sheriff's Office (KS)

March 2, 2007

Rest in peace Deputy, We have the watch. May God be with your family, friends, and fellow Deputies. They are in our prayers.

Deputy Jay Soesbee C36
Greenville County, SC Sheriff's Office

March 2, 2007

Thank you for your years of dedicated service, sir. Your family will be in my prayers.

Ptl. R. Heid
North Charleston, SC Police Dept.

March 2, 2007

From all members of the Lower Piedmont Rescue Squad 17 in Woodruff SC, we send our deepest and sincere thoughts and prayers to the Carper Family, and everyone at the Spartanburg County Sherriff's Office. While we may not carry weapons or enforce the laws , everyone in Police, Fire, Ems, and Rescue are one big family and everyone in Spartanburg County has suffered a loss today. Every time we roll out on another call no matter what it may be Kevin will be remembered by all. God bless

Lower Piedmont Rescue Squad #17(Woodruff SC)

March 2, 2007

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Carper, the law enforcement community will miss you. Thank you for your service and passion for justice. I will pray for you, your family and your agency. The law enforcement profession is a calling. You Sir answered that call with courage and valor. May God bless you for protecting the weak and serving the community.

Public Safrty Officer Ezra Epps
South Carolina Department of Mental Health

March 2, 2007

You are a Hero, May God Be With Your Family in this time. You Will Be Missed Brother.

Deputy Chris Whitfield
Anderson County Sheriffs Office

March 2, 2007

Rest in peace, Deputy Carper. Your bravery and dedication to duty will always be honored. You are a true hero and will be missed. My condolences go out to the family and friends of Deputy Carper.

Andrew / Nacotics Detective
Baltimore City Police Dept.

March 2, 2007

I went to school with Kevin and as everyone who knew his was aware, Kevin always had the gift of making you smile. We had alot of laughs and good times together. He was always smiling and cracking jokes. He never ever seemed to have a bad day and everyone he came in contact with on any given day, their day was better because of Kevin. This truly breaks my heart and Andrea, you and your daughters will be in my wife and my prayers every night. Kevin will live on forever in the lives of the people he touched...he shaped countless numbers of lives throughout his life and all of them fort the better. Andrea, I pray you will rely on Christ as your comforter in this time in your life. I loved Kevin and I truly have love and compassion for you as family members of mine in Christ. I again am so sorry, but I am glad you have the peace of Knowing that Kevin is with our Lord. May God comfort you and your precious gifts, your daughters. Kevin, thank you my friend for reminding me, even in this tragedy, that our greatest gift is in Serving.
In Christ's Love,
Bob Smith, Meridian, MS

Bob Smith

March 2, 2007

Rest in peace , you will be missed

Jayson Mills
Ontario , Canada

March 2, 2007

My friend, my brother, OUR hero....
Too soon you were taken from us Kevin. Forever you will be with us in our hearts. We have lost a brother our county has lost a hero. I am scared, I am hurt, I will cherish and honor your memory. I can't take your place but I will continue to fight the good fight in your memory. Rest well friend and guide us as you watch over us on your final 10-42.

Delta 33, 10-8 for Kevin

Master Deputy Patrick Cockrell

March 2, 2007

Kevin, I came to work at the Sheriff's Office in June of 2006 from another agency. I started my training with Charlie Shift, and now I can say how lucky that I was as a Deputy and a person to have met and worked with you. Since I work in an area that is at the lower end of Spartanburg, there were often times that I would be given a call from dispatch near the Pauline or Roebuck area, and before I could say that I was en route Kevin would always, just about 90% of the time tell me to stay 10-8 that he would take care of it.
This was how Kevin worked daily, never complaining, just smiling and laughing. He was, and still is, to this day, One of the best PERSONS to ever fill the role as a Sheriff's Deputy and to serve so compassionately those who needed him the most. So each day as I begin my Tour, I will not only remember Kevin, but I will also continue to try and serve the public as He did.
I took some time off in December, when I found out my mother was diagnosed with cancer in the fourth stage. Right after returning to work, I remember meeting up with Kevin on Blackstock Road and the first words he spoke to me, was, " Jeremy, How is your mother doing?, and If you need anything from me, just let me know." That was the Kevin Carper that I will always remember, never concerned for himself, but for the welfare of others. Kevin, I don't have to worry about where you are at and what you are doing, because your heart was always in the right place. I will pray for wife and family to always be strong through GOD.
Goodbye Friend,
Dep. J. Tyalor SCSO

Deputy Jeremy Taylor
Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office

March 2, 2007

Kevin, I want you to know that you'll be missed down here on earth. I know that you and God will watch over us from above until we come home. This profession has lost one of it's greatest warriors. I recall the time when you told me that you wanted to be like me. Kevin, I want to be like you. You're an angel and my hero. You still have a lot of work to do in heaven, but, You've done an outstanding job here on earth. Love you always, man. 'Til we meet again.

Detective Demetric Glenn
Spartanburg County Sheriiffs Office

March 2, 2007

God bless You Kevin. You may be away from us now in body but I know that your spirit will always be with each of us in law enforcement. You always made a difference here in Spartanburg County, and I know that your spirit will continue to make a difference each time a police officer anywhere goes on duty, your spirit will be there watching and ready to do what it can to ensure justice is served. You will be missed and never forgotten. Thank you for your courage and service.

Craig Coggins
Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office South Carolina

March 2, 2007

My deepest thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Carper's wife, children, family, friends and co-workers. I was married to Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002 and I am now married to Washington County Deputy Sheriff Aaron Carpenter. All of your COPS family is here for you and hurting for you. We all became a family when our loved ones became police officers and now we have even a stronger bond when one of our family members go down. We are here for you to help you along this journey you now have joined with us. God bless you all.

Denise Nichols Carpenter
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

March 2, 2007

Rest in peace brother, my heart goes out to your family and the SCSO.

DFC. Daniel O'Donnell
Orange County Sheriff's Office (FL)

March 2, 2007

I want to personally thank you for your service. Your sacrafice was heroic. My only wish is that I learned of you from your life not your death. Your family will be in my thoughts. Rest easy and God speed.

Deputy Williams

March 2, 2007

Rest easy my brother, we will take it from here.

Det Andy Bershad
NYPD-Emergency Service Unit

March 2, 2007

Deputy Carver, once again we come to this page to leave a reflection for a hero. Jesus said, "Greater love has no one than this than to lay down his life for his friends." Thank you for being a shining example of great love. The world is not worthy of heroes such as yourself. Thank you also for your dedication and your ultimate sacrifice. We will never forget!! To your family, may God give you abundant grace through this time of mourning. To the SCSO family, may God comfort you and protect you as you continue your watch. I thank God also that His justice was swift concerning Deputy Carver's murderer. To all the SCSO family, you are all heroes. Romans 13:4!

Traffic Officer Tom Williams
City of Los Angeles DOT

March 2, 2007

Kevin Carper was a hero and a great man. I began my law enforcement career under Kevin's training. I remember being impressed with how he was able to be constantly courteous, even in the face of adversity. I based many of my law enforcement attitudes and techniques on his model. A few years later, I was privileged to be his partner in the warrants office, which lasted for almost three years. We were able share a lot of laughs and even some tears in the tens of thousands of miles we traveled with one another in the patrol car. He was one the funniest, most loyal, and most positively-charged police officers I've ever had the privilege of knowing. He loved his wife and his children dearly, always sacrificing and never losing sight of making sure they came first in his life as often as possible. Kevin was loved by all in the department, as well as many of the folks he sometimes had to arrest. I am proud to have known such a loving family man, an astounding police officer, and a great friend. I'll miss you, Kevin, in your physical body, but your memory and spirit will forever live on within me.

Your Trainee, Partner, and Friend,
C. L. Kendall
Herat, Afghanistan

Christopher Kendall
Int'l Police Advisor, Afghanistan

March 2, 2007

To the friends & family of DS Kevin Carper,

My deepest sympathies to you all during this most difficult time. Kevin's bravery and heroism will never be forgotten.

Tim Lavery
Cousin to MPO Peter Lavery
Newington CT PD
EOW: 12/30/04.

March 2, 2007

R.I.P. Deputy Sheriff Carper, you will never be forgotten.

Deputy Reed
EPSO (Colorado)

March 2, 2007

Peace be with you always...

Natalie Jensen
widow of Detective Jared Jensen, EOW 2/22/06

March 2, 2007

Rest well, my brother. We'll take it from here.

PSO (K9) McNeely
Morganton NC DPS

March 2, 2007

Hero's never die; They just take on new assignments.

GOD Bless you and your family.

Officer Paladino
Colorado Springs PD

March 2, 2007

Deputy Sheriff Carper,

You made the ultimate sacrifice, your service will never be forgotten. You are a true hero.

To Deputy Sheriff Carper's wife, children and co-workers,
Please know that you do not grieve alone. My family's prayers go out to you all.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13 (KJV)

God bless you Kevin, rest in peace, we've got it from here.

Officer Eric Schwalbe
Toledo Police, Toledo, Ohio

March 2, 2007

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