Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Kenneth Gary Vann, Sr.

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, May 28, 2011

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Reflections for Sergeant Kenneth Gary Vann, Sr.

Rest in peace Sergeant Vann. Heroic and honorable.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 28, 2019

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 20, 2018

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to serve others.
You were asked to see, what no man should ever have to see.
To go through, what no man should ever have to go through.
But you did so with pride, honor, and integrity.

My faithful servant.
You were called upon to defend those, who could not defend themselves.
To provide justice to those, who did not respect it.
To lay down your life, if the time called for it.
Again, you did not question what was asked of you.
You did it with love, compassion, and loyalty.

My faithful servant.
In times of adversity, you prayed for strength.
In times of triumph, you praised your Lord.
You served your Country, State, and city proud.
Your service will forever be remembered by the many lives you’ve touched.

My faithful servant.
When your service on this earth is finally complete.
I will welcome you home with open arms.
I will embrace you and proclaim,
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.”

RIP my brother, the Lord has taken you home. May he forever bless your family.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

May 10, 2017

Rest in Peace Sergeant Vann. I enjoyed your guidance, teaching and mentoring while I served under your command. During my time at BCSO you were the supervisor that had the biggest positive impact on my career. You were the cream in a sea of muddy supervisors.

I am attending the FBINA currently, Session #267 and will be remembering your sacrifice and friendship during our trip to the national memorial on January 25th 2017. I will step forward and honor your sacrifice and let them know you were a true leader, friend and family man.

That is is the least I could do to pay you back for all you gave me.

Amen

Lt. Jason Stanzione
Federal Reserve, El Paso, Former BCSO Deputy

January 21, 2017

Rest in Peace Sheriff's Sergeant Kenneth Gary Vann Sr.. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Bexar County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and the men and women who now serve the Bexar County Sheriff's Department. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are now or soon will be gnawing on the bones of the scum bag responsible for your murder. May his sorry soul forever burn in hell.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

May 27, 2016

I use to see Sgt Vann at the Valero some mornings getting coffee. He was a friendly guy, seem to know all the employees there, always talked with them and had a smile on his face. I remember thinking, this guy looks like a Texas deputy. what a senseless loss..glad to see justice is being done...my he RIP

M. Duncan, Msgt USAF (ret)

October 2, 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 28, 2015

On 05-21-15, I was served with my subpoena for the captial murder trial date of September 14th, 2015 for your accused killer. The time for justice is finally right around the corner and I am filled with overwhelming emotions. Sadness, anger, rage, grief and the list goes on and on....I guess it was fitting since your EOW is on the 28th of this month! Our wedding anniversary is just 2 weeks from the 28th on Flag Day! June 14th! I still celebrate our wedding anniversary so that you will know that you will be my always and forever! What is with the 14th huh? Coincidence I'm sure, but strangely odd at the same time.

Sgt. Yvonne Vann
Bexar County Sheriff's Office-Spouse

May 21, 2015

Sergeant Vann, Thank you sir, for your service as a US Marine and as a Peace Officer. I never had a chance to meet you, nevertheless, I know that you were a man of honor. Those that knew you, speak highly of you. You are now part of a group of many law enforcement hero's that honored their badge and made the supreme sacrifice while protecting us. Say "hi" to my son, US Border Patrol agent Ricardo up there in heaven!

Art Salinas
Retired USAF

March 1, 2014

Kenny....I am missing you so much. Today I am going to the Houston, Tx. SPCA to donate $ and purchase a brick to place at their entrance in your honor...you were an animal lover and rescued many of God's pets. Take care, my brother. I love you dearly......RIP.....your sister Pat

Patricia Saucier
Officer Vann,s sister

February 27, 2014

Heroes live forever, Sergeant Vann, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Bexar County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

May 28, 2013

My dear brother,Kenneth......I miss your smile and presence so very much. I pray for you every day and know that you are in a much better place. The boys (Justin & Kenny Jr) are doing well and are shinning in school and are wonderful young men. Your daughter has a beautiful son that looks just as you did as a baby...Yvonne is as wonderful as ever. I love you dearly, your sister, Pat

Patricia Saucier
Sister

May 17, 2013

Its almost that time of year again as I prepare myself and our children to pay tribute, honor and homage to my wonderful and loving husband and father! I will continue to stay strong as I know that you would do had it been me my love. I miss you more and more each and every day!

Love Always
Your Wife
Yvonne Vann

Sergeant Yvonne Vann
Bexar County Sheriff's Office-Wife

March 22, 2013

God speed Brother in Blue

Police Officer Cloutier
DALLAS PD

October 24, 2012

Where is Sheriff Ortiz' heart?? It's not with Sgt. Vann's widow or family!
I feel for them as I suffered a tragic event in 2000 when my son DPS Trooper Randy Vetter was gunned down on a traffic stop.

Lt. Kermit Vetter retired
Comal Co. S.O.

October 19, 2012

I hope someone with the Bexar Co. S.O. wakes up to this tragedy and honors Mrs. Vann's request!

Lt. Kermit Vetter retired
Comal Co. S.O.

October 19, 2012

Last night, the recruits of the 105th Panhandle Regional Law Enforcement Academy dedicated our mechanics of arrest training in your memory. It's an honor to remember your sacrifice though education. May the Good Lord continue to watch over your family. We'll take it from here.

Recruit
Panhandle Regional Law Enforcement Academy

July 3, 2012

my father was was the best at what he did . i will truly miss him and so will his grandchild. i loved him so much

family
sgt. Vann's Daughter

June 19, 2012

Rest in peace, Sergeant Vann. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Bexar County and the great State of Texas are not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

May 28, 2012

You were a fellow deputy, supervisor, and one who was there for us when we needed assistance. I will always remember my first call with you as my supervisor. A loud music complaint and you were right there shoulder to shoulder with us. As a supervisor you did not need to do that, but you did. A excellant example of your character, leadership, and willingness to help. You were one of our best, you are missed. I will see you again one day brother.

Steven J. Wheeler
Bexar County Sheriff's Office
Patrol Division
April 6, 2012

Patrol Deputy, Steve Wheeler
Bexar County Sheriff's Office

April 6, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP now, your Heroism shall never be forgotten.

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

February 24, 2012

To the friends and family of SGT. Vann
I also will be riding in the 2012 Police Unity Tour in honor of SGT. Vann. His dedication and courage will not be forgotten and will be my drive to complete this ride. I too, am a Military veteran and am proud to be riding in his honor. I hope to meet you at the candlelight vigil at the end of the ride to present you with a gift I will carry with me on the ride.
Please be strong and know he will always be with you.

Officeer Ben Woodruff
Rockwall Texas Police Department

February 22, 2012

TO the family of Sgt. Vann,
I first would like to give my deepest sympathy to you all. I honor the life of your loved one, who had paid the ultimate sacrafice in this world.
In may 2012 i will be participating in the Police Unity tour, I have researched and read the articles of Sgt Vann and I am honored to say that Sgt Vann will be my strength, courage, and reason to make this 300+ mile bicycle ride from East hanover NJ to the National Peace Officers Memorial in Washington DC. I hope and look forward to presenting to you a small token of my experience when we meet at the candle lite vigil.
Until then I hope you grow stronger and continue to honor Sgt. Vann.

Sgt. Johnny Levario
Taylor County Sheriffs office, Abilene Tx.

February 9, 2012

To the family and friends of Sgt. Gary Vann, his fellow officers, and most especially to Gary:

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and to your country as a Marine. My son was also your brother in green so I must bid you semper fi. You will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Gary was killed in the line of duty. It is obvious he was well-loved by many and well-respected by his peers as reflected in the loving reflections left for him.

May his loved ones continued to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To Gary's family, you are in my heart's embrace today. I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow.

Yesterday was your family's first Christmas without you and we are also approaching your eow anniversary date. They are all in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service Gary gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 28, 2011

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

December 26, 2011

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 Sergeant Vann. 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 Kenneth, 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 Kenneth's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Kenneth's life was about so much more than the way he died. Kenneth will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Sergeant Vann, 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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