Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper David Shawn Blanton, Jr.

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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Reflections for Trooper David Shawn Blanton, Jr.

Trooper David S. Blanton Jr will never ever be forgotten. May his soul forever rest in peace.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

January 6, 2022

Trooper Blanton’s family will be in my thoughts. This unimaginable tragedy does not overshadow his life and the pride his family must feel for him. Rest easy Trooper. You are not forgotten.

M Wujcik
Passed by Memorial Bridge

July 6, 2021

Reading the bio of Trooper Blanton is a tragedy, especially the passing of his four month old son. I hope his wife the best out of life.

Police Officer Linford Moore
Department of Veterans Affairs

June 17, 2020

As a former law enforcement officer who was spending one of many summers at an RV Park near Asheville when this tragedy occurred, I echo Mr. Masks sentiments.

Investigator (BCI) C.V. Sbardella
New York State Police

January 18, 2020

I live in Australia, I was in Canton NC when this happened and remember seeing your name everywhere, I always check back here every year to read any messages from your amazing family. Hoping life in heaven with Tye is amazing, growing old together, watching the world go on from above. All the best to your family in the USA, I never knew you in life but you’ll never be forgotten in death mate.

Australian Police Dispatcher Justin Mask
Victoria Police

December 15, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

June 18, 2019

RIP ❤️❤️❤️

Praying for you

June 18, 2019

It’s so hard to believe that 11 years ago our world was turned upside down. There’s not a day goes by we don’t wish you were still with us. Love and miss you son.

Dave Grant
Father inlaw

June 17, 2019

It’s so hard to believe that 11 years ago our world was turned upside down. There’s not a day goes by we don’t wish you were still with us. Love and miss you son.

Dave Grant
Father inlaw

June 17, 2019

the scum is still alive and relaxing in prison. Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord, I will repay.

Lt. B. Rawlings

April 20, 2019

Trooper David Shawn Blanton Jr. will never ever be forgotten. May both his soul and Tye's soul forever Rest In Peace.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police

October 17, 2018

Just looking at your site again. We drive by that lone stretch of Highway and just think what if we drove by that night. I know you and Tye are laughing and playing. I again am so sorry. May God watch over your family and comfort them. My respect Trooper.

State Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

April 28, 2017

To my son, Shawn your murderer left the darkest hole in my life. I try my best everyday to go on with my life because that is what I know that you would want me to do. I go on because you would want me to take care of your brothers. I MISS you so much an life is so empty without you.

It will be 9 years an yet it seems like yesterday that you were taken from us. It hasn't gotten easier!!!!

I'm glad you are in a better place an have our "Little Man" Tye with you, even tho I wish he was still here with us, so I would still have a part of you with me.

Icould go on forever but I will stop

You an little Tye will always be in my heart.

Love you both,

Jeanell Youngbird

January 30, 2017

May you continue to Rest In Peace brother. I'm honored to be your cousin and to call you a brother in blue. You're forever remembered.

Police Officer II Justin Baxley
Archdale Police Department

January 8, 2017

Peace brother. Its disgusting we are having to support that parasite the rest of his life

Retired James Dunbar
Sc shp

June 17, 2016

Trooper David Shawn Blanton was the most respectable man I've ever met not only that he was my big cousin and I will always keep him in my heart.

Cassie Bradley

September 4, 2015

Im so glad that I can remember you for your dedication to law enforcement,your my inspiration of what law enforcement is an should be. Thank you trooper Blanton for your service , I think of you all the time ,Im sure we will all miss you forever. Danger is always there , but it never ceases to amaze me that the heroism you had an I think I have the same because of you.

Deputy E. Cummings
Robeson County Sheriff's Office

July 10, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 17, 2015

It's been 7 years dude and let me tell ya it still stings! I have been reading the reflections on this page since the night after it happened and I have never been able to leave my own. I've never been able to find the words...I didn't know you as a Trooper. I knew you as the super sweet, silly guy in high school that was friends with literally EVERYONE! I remember us being silly and goofing off at Health Occupations Students of America competitions and at pep rallies! You were always there. You were always smiling and laughing. I still treasure the silly graduation card you gave and the little notes. I am only one of so many, many people that are so proud to have called you "friend". I am proud beyond words of the person that you were! Please know that you have not and will never, ever be forgotten. The light that you shined on every person that knew you continues to shine. I love you my dude! Rest in Peace #5, G-540

Tina Morris

June 16, 2015

I never knew you personally but I heard so many great things about you from Jason. You were taken away from us way too soon but your amazing wife is still here and is an absolute inspiration to everyone she meets!!! I can't believe it's been 6 years but I know you and Tye are doing great things up in heaven and watching over all of your brothers and sisters that are still down here. FOREVER G540 !!!!

Valerie Singalevitch
NCSHP, WSO & Trooper Wife

June 17, 2014



June 3, 2014

Missing you always, Shawn.

Barbara Jones

May 9, 2014

I had never met you
But I knew well, your family name
Tonight, I cried for you
And I didn't feel ashamed

I was on patrol that night
40 miles away
When came the awful news...
Trooper Down, I heard the radio say

I hit the Highway hard and fast
Not really knowing what to do...
In all the chaos over the radio
I heard "suspect 10-72 (in custody)

I stopped the car, at wounded knee bridge
My anger raged inside
I felt cold, I felt hot, I felt numb
As I sat there and cried...

I tried to make some sense of it
As I sat there all alone
Why you were taken from us?
Why now, were you gone?

It came to me in an instant
Like a flash of silver light
God must have needed a Trooper
To patrol the streets so bright

James G Jones Asst Police Chief
Bryson City Police

September 22, 2013

My wife and I were honored to visit and remember my Brother at his roadside memorial on I-40 this past Thursday. We will never forget!

Rest in Peace Trooper Blanton (G-540)

Sergeant Ricky Parks
Rocky Mount Police Department, NC.

April 20, 2013

Thank you Sir for your Heroism, I know you are with your son in hevan doing father things. May both of you RIP and never forgotten.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

September 10, 2012

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