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've been thinking of you a lot lately. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you. It is coming up on 4 years that you have been gone. I still can't believe it. For so many selfish reasons, I wish you were here. I miss our times together and the many things that you taught me. I wish we could have one more day with you. You would be so happy to see your daughters growing up and to know how beautiful they have become. I will never forget you and look forward to the day that we meet again. We will play the best course and nothing will be in your eye! I love you brother!

Jon Fowler

February 13, 2011

Merry Christmas Kevin. You may be gone, but you're not forgotten. I think about you all the time, and I miss you buddy.

Troy Skinner

December 24, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends as another year passes. May they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 2, 2010

It's been 3 years now and I think of you often. Our thoughts and prayers remain with you and your family. You are dearly missed.

Investigator Mike Shaw
Sparanburg County Coroner's Office

February 28, 2010

Hard to believe its been 3 years since that tragic night, that night still gets played in my mind a lot, something i never want to experience again. you are missed anr rememebered by a lot of people Kevin. Continue to watch over us and keep us safe. W-24, gone but never forgotten.

Investigator Brandon Letterman
Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office

February 27, 2010

Hey Kevin, looks like that day has rolled around and I just want you and your family to know. I appreciate what you did and look fwd to seeing you on the other side one day. Wish your family and friends all the best and hope they get through today. I'm sure it's a tough one. P.S. I saw Doug M the other day and he said he has visited this site in honor of your memory here too.

Sgt. Ron Hankinson
Escambia County Sheriffs Office /friend

February 27, 2010

You may be gone my friend, but you are not forgotten. I think of you all the time. I love & miss you.

Troy Skinner

February 26, 2010

Always remembered & honored 4 his service & his ultimate sacrifice.

Mother, daughter, sister & granddau. of LEOs

February 23, 2010

Hey Kevin, Happy New Year... Hope your family is doing well.

Ronald E Hankinson
Sgt Escambia County S.O. / friend

January 10, 2010

Hey Kevin, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. You will never be forgotten. Merry Christmas.

Ronald E Hankinson
Escambia Co SO, friend

December 12, 2009

R.I.P Deputy Kevin Carper

Ofc. Cecil Garrett
Clermont (FL) Police Department

November 26, 2009

I want you to know that we all miss you. I'm working the south side again and have driven up to the spot we would sit towards the end of our shift and relax before going home, i have driven by house that you and i have answered calls on together and i can remember them as if we were there yesterday. i want to thank you for everything you taught me and all the good times. happy thanksgiving mt friend.

Deputy 3 Andrew Daniel
Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office

November 25, 2009

I sing karoake a lot and was thinking the other day of how I got started. You guessed it, Keven had dared me to sing while we were in Key West. I told him I would sing with him and he signed us up. When they called our names he had dissappeared. It was fun even though I sang by myself. He teased me along with the rest of the group that was there for aircraft support. Funny how something so unrelated can relate. Anyway, thinking about you brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Ron Hankinson
Escambia County, FL / Friend

July 20, 2009


only if we could say hello

only if you could say your OK, not to worry

only if the world would change, and could say Thank You for your service

Kevin only if

you are loved and missed to no end
love and miss you for-ever more
love your sis

Amanda Sweeney

June 4, 2009


Thinkin of the good times and remembering the sacrafice paid. Take care old friend.

Sgt Ron Hankinson
Escambia County S.O./Friend

May 27, 2009


I had to make two weeks worth of daily trips to and from York County this month, which took me through the whole of Spartanburg County on I-85. Every day, I saw your bridge and memorial marker, and every day, I'd remember another story out of our vibrant history. I thought of all of the Saturdays we used to sneak down to Mutts in Greer for lunch (pre-Mutts in Spartanburg days), always worried that we'd get in trouble one day. I remembered collecting pieces of your equipment and uniform after one particularly hilarious foot chase. I remembered how you were resting your eyes on one of our hauls to Cross Anchor, and how you jumped awake, as you thought we were "flying through the air" because I'd flown off the road (in reality, we drove onto a bridge, which caused the car to bounce). During one car chase, I remembered you driving us across the airport runway, while I was trying to watch for any landing airplanes. I remembered how you would constantly "forget" to fuel up your car, and how we would turn off the A/C to try and make it to the county pumps. I remembered how I referred to your street name as "Burnt House Road" (that's not even close), and you said "Who the hell would live on a road named like that?" I then thought about how I missed you at my wedding last year, and how I'll never get to introduce you to my daughter, who was fittingly born on February 27th of this year. I remember sitting in the hospital with my wife after a long night of labor, and suddenly realizing what day it was and how, in my heart and mind, her birth meant that much more to me. Of course, I would've rather had you here on Earth to come meet my baby.

I miss you, my great friend, but I know I'll never forget you or our time together.

C.L. Kendall
Travelers Rest PD

May 27, 2009


I still miss you so much. I played golf the other day for the first time since you were taken from us. I had an ok time, but it sure was not like playing with you. I still can see you standing there talking to me. I wish that you were here Kevin. Andrea is doing better, but still has some bad days. The girls are growing up and becoming such beautiful young women. Not one day goes by that I do not think of you. I love you and will see you again.

Jon Fowler

May 22, 2009

I was assigned Deputy Sheriff Carper in my Police Administration class. I expected that I would write my assignment and turn it in.
I didn't expect to cry as I read about how he died. I didn't expect to feel for his wife and children. I didn't expect for it to be anything more than an assignment but it is.
I don't know how any officer does what he/she does day after day knowing what he/she knows. So I commend you, all of you for putting on your game face and putting your time in. I am most sure we as civilians don't say it enough but here it is from my heart to your eyes/ears....THANK YOU. You guys/gals are the bestest!!!!! (I know that is not a word but it's how I feel.)

Civilian, K Davis
Student Assignment

March 23, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones, friends and fellow officers during this time of rememberance. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 3, 2009

On the 2nd anniversary of Deputy Carper's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Deputy Carper is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

February 27, 2009

Hey Kevin, not a day goes by that I don't think about you at some point during the day. Your family is still in my prayers everyday. I love & miss ya!

Troy Skinner
Best Friend

February 27, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 2nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

To Andrea, his children, and his sister Amanda: I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member which I believe is life's greatest sorrow. Time never diminishes love. You are in my heart's embrace today. May God grant you solace.

Rest In Peace, Kevin. You are so handsome in your picture. I am sorry you were robbed of your life at such a young age.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 27, 2009

Unfortunately, I never knew you; however, I find it interesting that the death of someone I didn't know could affect me so profoundly. As a dispatcher, I've always loved my job and been proud of what I do, but your sacrifice has made me a better dispatcher. Your death has made me work harder, speak more clearly, listen more carefully, and love "my guys" even more than they know. In my mind, my primary and most important responsibility, is to do everything in my power to send "my guys" home to their families at the end of each shift.

I still pray daily for your wife and daughters, that God will continue to comfort them, and help them through their grief. They say time heals all wounds...personally I am not so sure, but hopefully time will lessen the grief felt by those who continue to love you.

God bless you and thank you for your sacrifice on this, the second anniversary of your senseless murder. Rest In Peace, my friend...

Police Dispatcher
Upstate SC Department

February 27, 2009

Look at me I’m shinning
I shine in your heart’s
That hold my memory dear
I shinned when I was here and
Now that I’m gone I shine still
For those that I left just know
That I will never be gone
Just bring out my memory
And I will shine on!!!!

Kevin, no words can say still
You are so loved and missed
Your sister
Amanda (Carper) Sweeney and your loving Family
Gone but not forgotten. 2-27-2007

Amanda Sweeney

February 27, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to keep watch over all of them, wrap your wings around them and protect them. Come to them in their dreams so they can feel your presence. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 27, 2009

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