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 feel honored to have known Kevin. He was a sincere person who was full of compassion, integrity, and dignity. My tears flow freely as I grieve over the loss this community has suffered. Thank you, Kevin, for the ultimate sacrifice to protect us!

Jayne Harrelson
Friend of Family

March 1, 2007

DEPUTY CARPER,
WELL BROTHER THANKS FOR ALL YOU DID HERE IN SOUTH CAROLINA BY THE OTHER REFLECTIONS YOU WERE A GREAT PERSON.SEEMS LIKE SPARTANBURG LOST A GREAT PERSON.WE BE THINKING ABOUT YOU HERE IN DILLON.WE ALL HURT WHEN ITS A MEMBER OF LAW ENFORCEMENT FAMILY.REST IN PEACE DEPUTY CARPER.

PFC LLEWELLYN
DILLON POLICE

March 1, 2007

My condolences to the Carper family. Godspeed, my brother.

Lieutenant
PD Newton NC

March 1, 2007

MAY WE ALL DURING THIS TIME REMEMBER THE OFFICER AND HIS FAMILY. REMEMBER WHO HE WAS AND WHAT HE DID FOR US ALL WHILE SERVING IN A JOB THAT HE LOVED AND DID SO GOOD. HE MUST NEVER BE FOR GOTTEN AND MAY HIS FAMILY ALWAYS BE TAKEN UNDER OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT WING OF BROTHERHOOD AND PROTECTED AND WATCHED AFTER. HE WOULD DO THE SAME FOR US. GOD BLESS ALL HIS FELLOW OFFICERS AND FAMILY.

SERGEANT RICK KEYS
NORTH CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA POLICE DEPT.

March 1, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.


Rest in Peace Brother Carper, we have the watch...


I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Isaiah 6:8

Officer
Metropolitan Police Department Washington DC

March 1, 2007

My God watch over your wife and daughters during this tragic time. May God also guide your spirit into everlasting life. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace my friend, you are a "True Hero".

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

March 1, 2007

Thank you Deputy Sheriff Carper for your service! My son also left behind a wife and 2 young children (18 months old and 22 days). My thoughts and prayers are with your family and fellow officers.

Kay Wood
Mother of Deputy Marshal Glen DeVanie EOW 4/2/2003

March 1, 2007

Rest in Peace, HERO....

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

March 1, 2007

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. -Albert Pine

Deputy Carper -- The sacrifice you made for your community will never be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Deputy Carper -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

March 1, 2007

You are a true hero. Rest In Peace.

Best Wishes to his family.

Mckenzie

March 1, 2007

“REMEMBER ME”
Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
“IT IS IN DEATH THAT WE CAN LIVE FOREVER”
Author Unknown


Thank you brother, May god bless your family and friends during this hard time for them. May we meet on the golden streets you now walk.

Detective Brian Jackson
Pooler Police Department, Pooler Georgia

March 1, 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"

March 1, 2007

Thank you for your bravery - you are a true Hero. I pray for your family, especially your children. I also pray for your department, first responders, and for your dispatchers that were there for you always. Rest in peace Deputy Carper.

Civilian Dispatcher Tania Schneider
Toledo Police Dept - Toledo,Ohio

March 1, 2007

Rest In Peace brother.

Officer Dwight Rackley
Louisville Metro PD, KY

March 1, 2007

KEVIN WAS MY BEAT PARTNER FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS AND I ATE BREAKFAST WITH HIM ALMOST EVERY NIGHT. KEVIN I WANT YOU TO KNOW THE GUYS YOU SAT WITH EVERY NIGHT IN THE CORNER OF PAPAS WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. I WILL MISS YOU AS A PARTNER, BUT MOST OF ALL I WILL MISS YOU AS A FRIEND. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND.
C-12

DEPUTY ANDREW DANIEL
SPARTANBURG CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE

March 1, 2007

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Kevin Carper as well as to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. Rest in peace Deputy Carper, you are gone but will not be forgotten.

Diane Dodge
Polk County Sheriff's Office ~Bartow FL

March 1, 2007

I am so very sorry. My prayers and love go to Deputy Sheriff's Carper's wife, children and family and to the entire Sheriff's Office. He surely was a wonderful man. May God (and Kevin) watch over all of you. God's Blessings...

Patty Dennis
a citizen

March 1, 2007

2 Tim 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. My prayers with your wife and family. You made the ultimate sacrifice and we thank you.

An officers wife (RCSD)

March 1, 2007

We offer our condolences and prayers to your family and to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. You will never be forgotten for your service and dedication to the citizens of Spartanburg County and to the State of South Carolina.

We send blessings and peace to your family. Their strength and love in the Lord will carry them through the difficult days ahead.

Sal and Lois Rao
Surviving Parents
SCHP Senior Trooper Michael J. Rao
End of Watch June 12, 2002

March 1, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to those who knew and now miss Deputy Carper.

May God lay His healing hands upon the family.

Retired Captain Joe L. Gilliland
Danville, KY PD

March 1, 2007

What a senseless tragedy. Thank you for your service to your community. May your bravery always be known and remembered by your family, friends and anyone who had the privilege of knowing you. God speed.
Your brother in blue.

Det. Adam Romine
Colorado Springs Police Dept.

March 1, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with the Carper family. Kevin, watch over your family giving them the love, guidance and support as they begin this long, dark journey without you. Watch over your brothers and sisters in uniform. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

March 1, 2007

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family and friends during this difficult time.

Carilyn Durham
Special Agent, IRS - CI, Toledo, Ohio

March 1, 2007

Kevin and Family,

May god watch over you and your family at this sorrow time. But know you are our hero and a hero to the citizens of South Carolina. Work the streets of heaven now we wll continue your watch here. God Bless brother.

Lance Corporal C.F. Costa
South Carolina Highway Patrol

March 1, 2007

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE SIR. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. TO YOUR WIFE AND 3 DAUGHTERS, YOUR HUSBAND AND DAD WAS A HERO FOR MAKING THE WORLD A SAFER PLACE FOR US ALL TO LIVE IN. R.I.P. SIR. WATCH OVER US AS WE CONTINUE THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE. NEVER FORGOTTEN!!

DETECTIVE LIONEL GARRETT
INGLEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT

March 1, 2007

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