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

Thank you for your service, both military as well as police, and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 21, 2021

Rest in peace fallen brother

James Steinbaum

May 15, 2021

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 24, 2020

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle
Civilian

February 18, 2020

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
Aunt

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
Mother

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.

NMH
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

Anonymous
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
Texas

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
MPCTC

May 21, 2014

Shaft,
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
Aunt

June 17, 2013

Nunquam obliviscar - I will never forget

Lt. Clarence Bell (Ret)
MDSP

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
Mother

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
Aunt

May 21, 2012

rest in peace and may god bless you

Lt. J.P.
B.P.D

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

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