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 will be strong and courageous, I will not be terrified, or discouraged; for the lord my God is with me wherever I go. “Joshua 1:9”

Deputy Thomas Gai
Saint John Sheriff's Office

March 2, 2007

To the family of Deputy Carper, his coworkers and fellow officers: You have our deepest sympathies and our prayers. God Bless you all.

Chaplain David Copeland
White County Sheriff's Dept. Arkansas

March 2, 2007

May GOD bless your family and friends at this terrible time. It makes me so angry to hear of another HERO's life taken by a thug who never gives it a second thought to take a life. Thank you for serving and protecting, Sir. Rest in peace.

Shirley Roberts- Oakdale, La.
Aunt of Fallen Hero John Logan EOW-3-14-04

March 2, 2007

Rest in peace Brother, May God Bless you and your family.

Patrolman

March 2, 2007

It always hurts when you loose a brother in blue. It's almost as if a little piece of all of us has died too. My prayers go out to your family and friends. Rest easy Deputy Carper, we will take it from here. God bless.

Patrolman T. Smith
Harveysburg Police, OH

March 2, 2007

Sir, I do not know you but I want to thank you for the job you've done. My home town has recently had to go through what your town & your family is having to go through. The outpour of support & compassion from other agencies all over the country was astounding. I wanted to pass along my sympathies to your family, friends & brothers in blue. My thoughts & prayers are w/all of you. Sir, rest in peace. God bless you & thank you.

cindee
toledo police dept.-civilian

March 2, 2007

May god bless you and your family through these hard times. R.I.P. Brother, we will never forget.....


Officer Marc Sweeney #136
Denton Texas Police Department

Officer Marc Sweeney #136
Denton, Texas Police Department

March 2, 2007

Kevin you were ALWAYS ready to take of business when the need arose. I dont think anyone, even the computer, knew the outstanding warrant files better. You were a real asset to our shift and to the Sheriff's Office as a whole. This community has lost a great officer and a hero. Go take your place with God and keep an eye on us down here.
"Blessed are the peacemakers:for they shall be called the children of God." Matt. 5:9

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Len Burgess
Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office

March 2, 2007

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

AlohaDeputy 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.

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Carper, God Bless you. You are a hero. As we say in Hawaii, “You are`Ohana.” “You are Family.” 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 His Divine peace. I wish you, your loved ones, and your fellow officers, peace and love beyond all understanding. I honor you today. You will NEVER be forgotten.

** May this Hawaiian prayer give all those who read it comfort. **

THE PEACE OF " I "
KA MALUHIA O KA "I"

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 2, 2007

May The LORD cause His face to shine upon the family of this brave man!!Even though I'm a Correctional Officer,I still feel your pain!To the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Dept:May God comfort you during the difficult days to come!
God bless you all!!

Robert Gary( Brother of SGT.Richard Gary)

Correctional Officer Robert Gary
Connecticut Dept Of Corrections

March 2, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and sibling officers of Deputy Carper. May you rest in eternal peace our brother.

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse, NY Police Department

March 2, 2007

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

Dispatcher Ted Smith
Martin, TN Police Dept.

March 2, 2007

Rest in Peace, D/S Kevin Carper. Your wife and children shall be forever in my prayers.
"The wicked flee when no man pursueth but the righteous are bold as a lion.........."

Detective
Chicago Police Department

March 2, 2007

Our hearts and prayers are with Officer Carper family and the department. May God grant the family peace and comfort. May God be with each and everyone of you. May He dry your tears and hold you close to his heart.

The Tonkovic Family
"Heroes don't die.. They are just watching you from higher look out."

The Tonkovic Family
Local

March 1, 2007

I SAT AT MY CONSOLE AND PRAYED AS I HEARD OFFICERS CALL SHOTS FIRED. GOD HAD OTHER PLANS THAT NIGHT AND HE HAS TAKEN A HERO HOME. ME AND MY HUSBAND WISH THE CARPER FAMILY OUR PRAYERS AND UNDERSTANDING. MY HUSBAND IS AN OFFICER AT COWPENS PD IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY. HE FEELS LIKE HE HAS LOST A BROTHER. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEBERED, AND ALWAYS BE A HERO!!! GOD BLESS!!!

RACHEL OPERATOR 27
SPARTANBURG COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS

March 1, 2007

Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathies, go out to his family, friends, and all the members of his department.
R.I.P

Cpl Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

March 1, 2007

After having layed to rest one of our own Officers, I feel your pain. Rest in peace and may God be with your family and department.

A Civilian Employee
Winston-Salem PD, NC

March 1, 2007

On behalf of my department, may god bless your family and entire Sheriffs Office during this tragic Time. Watch over us all until we report into heavens roll call...GODSPEED!

Aaron Sparks #603

Officer Aaron P. Sparks #603
Gilmanton NH Police Department

March 1, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Major Shayne Bennett
Elbert County Sheriff's Office

March 1, 2007

To the Carper Family, Friends and Fellow Brethern:
Having had the privelege to be a part of the services for Detective Keith Dressel a few short days ago [ Toledo, OH ] , it's something I will never in my 35 years of life, EVER forget, what an HONOR to be a part of such a humbling experience. I have gained a more profound respect for law enforcement and the job that they do. My sincerest sympathies to you, your wife, your children and your fellow officers. God Bless you and Thank you for all of your dedication in protecting your community. As they say, they "will take it from here". To all of the law enforcement in the entire country, thank you for your services. Rest in Peace Sheriff Carper.
Leanne
Rossford, OH [ a very short distance from Toledo, OH ]


Leanne

March 1, 2007

To the family, friends, loved ones and co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Kevin Carper, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences for the loss of your Hero. Our department and city has recently suffered through the loss of one of our heroes and it has devastated us tremendously. We read it in the paper, we see it in the news, but somehow, someway, we NEVER think it will strike our own. I never thought I'd ever write these words through experience, but just know that you will survive this with love and support from those that are close to you, but even more suprisingly from those who know not at all.
May you find comfort in knowing that D.S. Carper is not alone in his sacrifice nor in memory.

ANDRE' L. COWELL, SR.
TOLEDO POLICE DEPARTMENT

March 1, 2007

The lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters, He restores my soul.He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his names sake. Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;for you are with me. your rod and your staffthey comfort me.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enimies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the lord forever.
23 psalms

Rest in piece brother, and god Bless your family and friends.

Sgt Trevor Howell
Walton county Florida

March 1, 2007

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Sr. Capt. Shannon Yates
Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

March 1, 2007

Rest in peace my brother.

Officer
Burlington Township PD NJ

March 1, 2007

On behalf of the our department... I extend our deepest sorrow for your loss. We are praying for you all! When our brothers and sisters weep, we weep....

Roxanne VanGundy
Emporia Police Department a friend of one of your dispatchers

March 1, 2007

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