Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper First Class Shaft Sidney Hunter

Maryland State Police, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, May 21, 2011

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Reflections for Trooper First Class Shaft Sidney Hunter

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 22, 2018

On October 14, 2017 I had the privilege of riding in rememberance of Trooper Hunter during the Conroe Texas Hero Ride. It was an honor riding for this fallen hero.

David Jeffery
Woodlands Cycling Club

October 17, 2017

Rest in Peace. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

May 21, 2017

I sadly waited for May 21st to come & go...the day that changed our world. I know my pain, so I can only imagine the pain of your parents, siblings & children. Oh, how we loved you so & you loved life-always the life of any event. Even when you arrived for your grandfather's funeral, I could hear everyone saying "Shaft is here", with excitement in their voices, while we were at the church. I hate this date, I know I shouldn't but I do & this year it was falling on a Saturday (the same day time stood still & became a fog). How could this be, how will we make it? Sigh :*-I couldn't get on here, I wouldn't dare call anyone nor look at any social media. Just want to say I love you, I miss you & I still don't understand but I KNOW & trust God has a plan. As other officers make the ultimate sacrifice, I can't help but to think of you & know that you loved what you did. The name your Grandmother said she gave you, Shaft, was so appropriate for you. You truly live up to it! :) I smile when I think of your life & that's what I'd prefer to dwell on but when this time rolls around, I can't help but... Continue to make those around you laugh as you watch over us all. (PS I know I'm your favorite) Smooches, Nephew-till we meet again.

Dorita Bridges

May 28, 2016

What can I say... sleep doesn't come easy tonight. In just about 2 hours it will be exactly 5 years since God wrapped you in His loving arms and released you from your earthly body to be with Him.

My tears still fall, but I try to control them and I am getting better at it. I find I can tell people how proud I am of you and how you sacrificed your life... and sometimes I can do this without the tears and even smile as I remember your face.

Your message that "God Is Real" also helps me, knowing we will see each other again. I love you so much and miss you dearly, but you know this.

Your proud Mom... Mama Dukes

Princella Hunter

May 21, 2016

Prayers for you brother and your many many family members. May God keep you close so that one day we may see you again in your heavenly body. May God comfort and keep those you left behind. Time is nothing to the Lord. Although we miss you now, a beautiful eternity awaits. Please know there are those who never knew you in this earthly life but love and respect you just the same. Thank you for being a stellar human being. Thanks for changing lives and setting an example. We have far too few. God bless you faithful servant. Your contribution was great.

Former TFC MSP

March 27, 2016

Your devotion to your country and your fellow man speaks volumes. Paul puts it best, Philippians 1:21 for to me, to live is Christ, but to die is gain. It is our loved ones that it is so hard on, especially those that are not convinced of eternal life. My heart is with your loved ones who also served by supporting you

Semper Fi
A former LEO and a Marine

L/Cpl James T Pilla

May 23, 2015

Trooper Hunter,
On today, the 4th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served in the USMC. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO/former Marine

United States Border Patrol

May 21, 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

May 21, 2015

Thank you and Semper Fi

Corporal Cornell Stanley
Retired Correctional Officer-Maryland Division of Corrections

July 21, 2014

Shaft Hunter... What can I say that has not been said. I remember the first time I met you at a Party with your boy Donald Kinsey. Any one who know these two should know the party was live. You were so loud and had a great personality. I still remember the day you came to Donald' s house and sang to the top of your lungs," your my darlin, darlin baby". I thought to myself, why can't he just use the doorbell like normal people, but it was later that I would find out that you were not normal. See you were great!!! You were a great father and friend. Everything about you was full of life. I so long for you and Donald to have one more conversation. He misses you so much!!! He hurts so much and is so angry that you are not a phone call or short car ride away. He carries you with him every day. Shaft, please know that you will never truly be gone in the Kinsey household. We think of you frequently and look at those, "cool" pictures of you and Don. You guys were funny!! We truly miss you, but take comfort in knowing that you are still here and a big part of us. So you rest easy, but we rest easy also because we know that your watch will truly never be over!!!
We love you very much!!

Donald and Nataki Kinsey
Clayton, NC

May 24, 2014

Today is the 3rd year anniversary of the day you passed from this life to be with our Lord. People say time heals the pain, but I haven't found that to be true.

Right now, Pop and I are getting ready to visit your barracks and then go to the cemetery. We will pass the horrific sight and the memorial signs that are on I-95, but you know all of this because I feel you with me.

I miss having your physical presence with me, you bringing that special joy that would come with your smile, your booming voice, your laughter and your embracing style, and your excitement for life.

I love you dearly and am so happy God gave you to me. I continue to tell people how blessed I am and how proud I am of you, my son.

The tears will never stop... I miss you.

Princella Hunter
Mom (Mama Dukes)

May 21, 2014

May his memory be eternal. So sorry to hear this this morning.

Instructor Kevin Barberg

May 21, 2014

WOW, its been 14 years since we met that January morning! Everyday I think of the good times and the not so good times we endured together.
Nor does a day go by that I don't think of you and know you are watching down on myself and everyone in the 114th class.
Heaven truly has a wonderful person and I know that I am blessed be associated with you!

Classmate MSP 114 Class
Classmate MSP 114 Class

January 9, 2014

Thank you to all who input a reflection. It helps... it helps on days like today (& every day) when we, Shaft's family, just have a longing for him, his smile & that dynamic personality. On these days, it's great to read how much he was loved, honored & missed. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Shaft, you are ALWAYS on my mind & forever missed.

Dorita Bridges

June 17, 2013

Nunquam obliviscar - I will never forget

Lt. Clarence Bell (Ret)

February 22, 2013

Shaft, I miss you so much. Today we would have talked and joked about it being your birthday. Instead I will go to the cemetery and place a new floral arrangement. I talk to you every day, so I know you see my tears and I feel you trying to comfort me. I am so proud of you and have always been. I also know that God has you in His arms and is keeping you safe.
Happy 41st birthday, I'll love you forever.

Mom, or as you called me, "Mama Dukes"

Princella Hunter

October 15, 2012

Shaft, It's hhard to believe a year has passed. I still remember your willingness to help out our agency, your firm handshake and broad smile and that trademark "Brooksy" that could be heard a mile away. You were the epitomy of a professional as a State Trooper and not a day goes by that I was lucky enough to have gotten to work beside you. God Bless you and your family as they continue to grieve you.

Sgt. J.D. Brooks
Taneytown (Md) P.D.

May 23, 2012

It's been one year today since our lives were permanently changed & shattered. You are our super hero & bigger than life. We, your family, truly miss you. Your "brothers/sisters" in the MD Police (and across the Nation) & Marines have shown us the utmost gratitude & respect during this time which is a direct reflection of how you lived your life. We love you & miss you more than words can say. We know... "you got this" but the pain is sooo deep. I know God is too wise to make a mistake. One day we will all be together again.

Dorita B

May 21, 2012

rest in peace and may god bless you

Lt. J.P.

May 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 21, 2012

Trooper Hunter, I had the honor to ride for you with Law Enforcement United this year. I met your parents and son this afternoon and gave them my deepest condolences on the loss of their son and father. I gave the flag from my bike and bracelet to your mother and gave department patches, stickers and thin blue line bracelet to your son for all your children. And while I know that those items have little intrinsic value, I hope that they serve as a reminder to your family that your sacrifice will never be forgotten by those of us still on watch.

Rest in Peace Trooper Hunter, thank you for your sacrifice

Officer Mark Search
Prince William County Police

May 13, 2012

Hey brother... just wanted to let you know that Kathleen and I are getting your ride together again for this year. the hurricane screwed up last year, but we were still able to raise some money for your kids. I promise you this year will be much better. We miss you and will always pay tribute to you with your Memorial Ride... Watch over us as I know you are....

CPL Mike Zepp / DFC Kathleen Yox
Carroll County Sheriff's Office

March 7, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

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

February 23, 2012

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Trooper Hunter. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Shaft, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Shaft's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Shaft's life was about so much more than the way he died. Shaft will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Trooper Hunter, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight & a half years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

November 23, 2011

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