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

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Compton and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Compton, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Deputy Compton is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

For those who pledge to uphold it, Freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know.

Special Agent
FBI New York

August 10, 2008

I worked with Dennis at the Fredericksburg Dialysis Center. But we were not co-workers, we were friends. I knew him when his hair was down his back, not the short hair cut required for an Officer. We had so many laughs working there, he made a stressful job easier. All my thoughts are for Dennis and his whole family who he loved dearly. You will truly be missed by all who knew how wonderful a person you were.

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sister of 2 State Troopers

Lisa Young-Wolff
long-time friend

August 10, 2008

To Officer Compton - Dennis you will sorely be missed by family and friends. But I know that Steve was there waiting for you in Heaven with open arms. And I know you two are "playing a bigger guitar now". Rest in peace.

Mother of a legend,
Steve Mooney

Shirley Mooney

August 10, 2008

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your family and your Dept.


August 10, 2008

My heart breaks as I read of the loss of this great officer. I pray the family can take confidence in knowing that justice will be served, whether in our time and way or in God's. God has promised never to leave you so lean on Him as you make your way through this difficult time and through life without Dennis' physical presence. Hold fast your memories of him for in those he lives forever.


August 10, 2008

My prayers and thoughts go out to the Compton family. I went to Hayfield high school with Dennis and we graduated together in 87. I myself became a Police Officer 2 years ago. Dennis was a crazy guy and always had a smile on his face. Im sure that he is smiling now. Denis you will be missed.
All the Officers at Dallas County Police Dept. Texas

Officer Christopher L. Downs
Dallas County Police Department

August 10, 2008

You past as a hero. Thankyou for the sacrifice.

Detective Castelhano
Mt. Vernon NY PD

August 10, 2008

The Police Officer's Prayer to Saint Michael:

Saint Michael, heaven's glorious commissioner of police, who once so neatly and successfully cleared God's premises of all its undesirables, look with kindly and professional eyes on your earthly force.

Give us cool heads, stout hearts, and uncanny flair for investigation and wise judgment.

Make us the terror of burglars, the friend of children and law-abiding citizens, kind to strangers, polite to bores, strict with law-breakers and impervious to temptations.

You know, Saint Michael, from your own experiences with the devil that the police officer's lot on earth is not always a happy one; but your sense of duty that so pleased God, your hard knocks that so surprised the devil, and your angelic self-control give us inspiration.

And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people.



May the above poem bring your family some peace during this most difficult time.

Thank you for your service, your dedication & legacy will never be forgotten.

God Speed, Deputy Compton, God Speed...

Fredericksburg Rescue Squad, Inc.
Fredericksburg, VA

August 10, 2008

Rest easy my brother.

Paul Maiatico
Fredericskburg Police Dept,VA (RET)

August 10, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and our brothers and sisters of the Colleton County Sheriff's Office. I travel to your beautiful state often. We will not forget you brother!

Patrolman S.Sparks
Chesterfield County, VA Police Dept

August 10, 2008

Deputy Compton, Thank You.... For your service and your dedication and your sacriface.

Seems the Lord takes the best.

Philadelphia Police

August 10, 2008

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Compton,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Compton. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Deputy Sheriff Dennis Compton is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


August 9, 2008

My thoughts & prayers are with you. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
Sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett, eow 9-24-1976

August 9, 2008

My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and your department. Rest in Peace my brother, we'll take it from here.

VPO M.L Buckley
Fredericksburg Police Dept

August 9, 2008

Deputy Dennis Comptom,
You have honored us with your dedication and devotion to serve your community. In the wake of your passing, the deputies of Aiken County will continue to honor you by following the example of service that you have given to Colleton County. To the your family, just know that the law enforcement family grieves with you and are here to continue to support you. If you find that you do not have the strenth to find words, we will help you to find them. If you should need a shoulder to lean on, we have many for you. Our brother may be gone, but will never be forgotten. Thank you for his service. I pray that you may find some peace and steady ground under your feet.

LT Eric M. Abdullah
Aiken County Sheriff's Office

August 9, 2008

Deputy Compton,

All of us here in Richland County pray that God will help your family and all of us in the law enforcement community overcome the grief felt by your sacrifice. America has lost a great husband, father, and brother in arms. Your funeral today served as a reminder that there are still great men in the world. You are a hero, and you will not be forgotten. Keep watch over us as we try to uphold the standard you set for us. Rest in peace brother. We have the watch.

Deputy Autry
Richland County, SC

Deputy Michael Autry
Richland County Sheriffs Deptartment, SC

August 9, 2008

"SoulShaker" You will be truly missed. God Speed~

TCO Lynn SMith
Walterboro Police Dept

August 9, 2008

He was a warrior. 1*

Greenville Police Dept

August 9, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Compton. Rest in peace our brother.

The Patrol Men and Women of
Sylvania Township PD (OH)

August 9, 2008

My you rest at the right hand of GOD, Thank's for your service I will pray for you and your family, GOD'S speed


August 9, 2008

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Dennis our thoughts and prayers are extended to you during this time of grief.


PTL. Westervelt

August 9, 2008

Deputy Compton,

I pray for your family and friends. I also pray that the human excrement that murdered you never has a peaceful moment as long as he lives. I have the utmost respect for you for starting a career in law enforcement in your 30s. I too am in my 30s and still love the job. Thank you for serving your county and country with pride. Go forth into heaven brave warrior and save me a seat.

Patrolman Andrew McGahey
Clinton Police Dept. Mississippi

August 9, 2008

Rest in peace Deputy Compton.

Patrolman K. R. O'Connor
Queens University Police

August 8, 2008

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

August 8, 2008

To my brothers at the Colleton County SO and to the family and friends of Dennis, our thoughts and prayers are with you always. God bless

Sgt. Eric Di Lorenzo
City of Myrtle Beach Police

August 8, 2008

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