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Deputy Director Kenneth L. Blunt

Illinois Secretary of State Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, January 31, 1983

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Reflections for Deputy Director Kenneth L. Blunt

Thank you for service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Carson loveless

February 3, 2024

Deputy Director Blunt,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

January 31, 2023

Deputy Director Blunt's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 2-01-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

February 1, 2017

I'm proud to wear the uniform you once wore before my time. God Bless, and thank you for your service.
Rest in Peace Brother

SGT Ben Hale
Illinois Secretary of State Police

January 31, 2017

On a wintry day thirty years ago today, you came upon an accident scene. You rendered aid to the victim however the icy road conditions caused the driver of another vehicle to lose control causing their vehicle to slid into you and in a twinkling of an eye you were GONE.
Deputy Director Blunt
You did not die in vain
You rendered aid to another sacrificing your life in the service to the citizens of the State of Illinois with HONOR, PRIDE, and DISTINCTION.
I'm proud to call you BROTHER.
I'm proud to have worn the UNIFORM.
I'm proud to have pinned the STAR upon my chest.
As my years of service have come to an end by means of RETIREMENT.
I'm proud to be S.O.S.
DEPUTY DIRECTOR KENNETH L. BLUNT although you are forever 10-42
Rest in Peace my fallen Brother.

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 31, 2013

Rest in Peace, Deputy Director Blunt. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 3, 2012

Thinking of you and the sacrifice you made, you are not forgotten and will always be remembered.

Rest in Peace

Ret.Sr. Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins
Illinois Secretary of State Police

May 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th 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

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 31, 2012

Your actions 28 years ago to help in distress is an example of fine police work. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Detective Thomas Downes

January 27, 2011


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 7, 2008

Deputy Director Blunt, today marks the 24th anniversary of your tragic demise. You gave your life in the service of others and for that, you are a hero.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

January 31, 2007

No man goes unnoticed before G-d.Thank you for your service.

January 31, 2006

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