Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Dennis Carl Compton

Colleton County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, August 6, 2008

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Dennis Carl Compton

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

August 8, 2008

From the time we were in 9th grade you knew you wanted to be a LEO - and measured every decision with that goal in mind. My heart soared when you told me you finished the academy. It soared again when you told me of your new life, love, family and wife.

I can hardly believe you're gone, but know all too well that the very best get taken away far too soon. Thank you for being the friend you were, and for always finding a way to make me laugh, even if it was just over the brake indicator light in your ugly yellow/orange Datsun in 10th grade.

The fact that you gave your life in the service of others is no surprise to me - but it's a loss your friends, family, and community will feel indefinitely.

Godspeed my friend.

Jen Craver
Longtime Friend

August 8, 2008

May you now Rest in Peace Sir..........

Officer Thomas Wiederhold
Fort Worth Texas Police

August 8, 2008

To the Compton family, please accept my deepest condolences during this tragic time. Deputy Compton, you made the greatest sacrific that could be asked of any law enforcement officer. You did so while protecting the citizens, both good and bad, of this great community. GOD decided that he needed another good officer to work a beat in heaven and he chose you. I never had the opportunity to meet you, however I do know several officers at your agency. From what I have heard and read, you were a great officer. We will never forget you brother.

Chief Curtis W. Mizell
Norway Police Department

August 8, 2008

I went to High School with Dennis in Virginia. I can't believe this happened to him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and fellow officers. I can only imagine the deep hurt and pain they are feeling right now. It is such a shame this happened to him. I just can't believe it.

Sara Jordan Wetklow

August 8, 2008

For myself and on behalf of my fellow instructors we offer our deepest heart felt condolences to your family my law enforcement brother.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God speed you to his side in the arms of his angels. All gave some....and some...gave all!

"May the LORD keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other." Genesis 31:49

Instructor - Brian

August 8, 2008

I am truly sorry for the loss of a great officer. I can relate to what everyone is feeling as a few hours ago the same thing happened here and it finally hit me like a brick. I know that everyone will take care of each other and the family of this hero.

det. jpl

August 8, 2008

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept,NY

August 8, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Comptons family, friends and coworkers. I know some of what you are going through right now. Somedays it seems like only yesterday that my brother in-law Charlotte, NC police officer Jeff Shelton and officer Sean Clark lost their lives while out on a call. Just know that you are not alone and everyone is praying for you and your families. Rest in peace Deputy Compton.

Rebecca Shelton
Sister In law to CMPD Officer Jeff Shelton(EOW 4/01/07)

August 8, 2008


Deputy Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

August 8, 2008

Dennis always knew how to make us laugh during the academy. As our Class Leader posted we called him "Jay Leno". It toar my Heart when I heard the news of your passing. To a BROTHER in the BADGE may GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU!!! Dennis you will be missed you did your JOB, now Go Rest in Peace.

Officer Neil Wooten
GSP Airport Police Dept./ Classmate500 -Friend

August 8, 2008

I send my heartfelt sympothies to the family, friends and collegues of Deputy Compton. Dennis was a wonderful person who I had the pleasure of knowing and seeing him perform when he was in bands in Virginia back in the day. Dennis was also a lifelong friend of my brother-in-law who he use to perform with and a friend to my husband. Please know that you will be missed bu thank you for taking the oath to protect the lives of the citizens of your community. As they say "Heros live forever" and you will live forever in our hearts.

Jean Brown
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Jean Brown
U.S. Customs & Border Protection-friend

August 8, 2008

Deputy Compton;
though you paid the ultimate sacrifice for your service, your death has opened the eye's of many of your fellow brothers and sisters in our proffesion. We respond to hundreds of false alarms throughout our career, but we must always keep in mind the danger of a perp still on scene. Rest in peace brother, knowing that we will keep the search for your killer, and we won't rest until your killer is captured or terminated.

Deputy Sheriff
Martin County Sheriff's Office (Fla)

August 8, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice, you are a hero to us all and we will never forget you. God bless your family.


August 8, 2008

It matters not 16 months or 16 years...this pain is still the same. God Bless you Deputy Sheriff Compton! May you rest peacefully. My heart goes out to your loved ones, both your immediate family and your police family.



August 8, 2008

Rest in peace Deputy Compton...

Genesee County, Michigan

August 8, 2008

To the family and the entire Sheriff's Office our thoughts and prayers go out to you.Rest In Peace Deputy Compton.

St.Clair County S.O. Alabama

August 7, 2008

Thank You for having served the Lowcountry. May Your Soul Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

August 7, 2008

Deputy Compton , you took an oath to protect and serve the citizens of South Carolina and this great country. In the performance of duty, you made the ultimate sacrifice. There is no greater example of honor. May your loved ones, friends , co-workers find peace. May the citizens realize the sacrifice made by the law enforcement officers every second of every day. Rest in peace Deputy Compton, we have got it from here..

Vince Iello
NYPD Retired

August 7, 2008

It has been 3 years since my son was killed in the line of duty and so I know only too well the shock and pain that Deputy Compton's family, friends and coworkers are experiencing. I am so sorry--my heart and prayers go out to you all. Please know that you are in the hearts and prayers of many as you face the difficult days ahead. May God bless and comfort all of you--and may justice for Deputy Compton be served.

Carol R. Parker, Mother of
L/Corporal Jonathan W. Parker
South Carolina Highway Patrol
EOW: May 16, 2005

Carol R. Parker, Mother of Trooper
Jonathan W. Parker, SC Hwy Patrol

August 7, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and peace officers that served with or knew Deputy Compton. May the Good Lord watch over and keep you all close in the palm of his hand, as you enter this very dark, long, ordeal. Keep your local COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors) representatives phone number close, and call them whenever you need them. Officer Compton died a Hero and you are now a Survivor! Another warrior for Saint Michael!

Karen and Paul Highbarger
Mom And Stepfather/Officer Chris Nicholson EOW:12/19/07

August 7, 2008

May God lift the spirits of your family, peers, and loved ones.



August 7, 2008

Please know that many ordinary people grieve when an officer is killed. I am so very sorry for your loss.
May God be with you.

citizen, Birmingham

August 7, 2008

Brother your Star went down, but will rise again on a distant shore. And bright in heavens jeweled crown, you will shine for evermore. PATROL ON BROTHER.

Dorchester County

August 7, 2008

It is very sad when a law enforcement officer is lost, even more heart breaking when it hits this close to home. Thank you for your service. A teammate mentioned he attended the academy with you and another one mentioned meeting you at a training class. All had kind words. Thank you for your service. My condolences to your family, friends, and co-workers.


August 7, 2008

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