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Trooper Kyle William Deatherage

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, November 26, 2012

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Reflections for Trooper Kyle William Deatherage

Prayers for peace in this time of grief for the family of this officer.

Kimberly Mott
Kimberly Mott, daughter of Trooper Roger A Young (1954-1986)

November 26, 2018

I will never forget that day but more importantly I will never forget your humor and your smile. Missing you, your friend and former co worker

Tim Fulcher-retired
Madison County Sheriff's office

November 26, 2018

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 17, 2018


Like many days, I was thinking of you today as I watched yet another cadet class graduate the Academy. These young lives getting ready to hit the streets with their whole careers ahead of them. The smiles and excitement of families being reunited after six months of training was a sweet thing to witness, but also left a pit in my stomach. I thought of you and how your family can no longer welcome you home. One little girl, in the midst of the silence in the room, was calling out to her Daddy, as he received his fresh new silver star, I thought of Kaylee. Though the moment was very cute today, I thought of the pain she must feel often when you’re not there. I know you’d be proud of Sarah, Kaylee and Camden, and how they’ve fought with all they have, to get through this life without you. We at the ISP take care of them the best we know how, but the bottom line is we’re simply not you. Brother, you’re tremendously missed in this life. Yes, the work carries on, but the department is forever different without you. Until I join you in heaven my brother, take care.

Master Sergeant D.A.Taylor, #5431
Illinois State Police

August 10, 2018

I was watching your video your famly posted of you riding your ISP bike and I thought to myself man I wanna be just like you I started planing to join the academy a few months ago. And i am going into bike patrol
May you rest in peace
Rookie State Trooper

Rookie Armani Gibson
Illinois State

November 26, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Deatherage family on this difficult anniversary.

Ron Skeeters
Surviving Son Trooper Bernie Skeeters
Illinois State Police
EOW 5-20-1982

November 26, 2015

I met Kyle during the Illinois State Fair in Du Quoin, IL in 2010. I worked with him there for 2 weeks. He gave me the impression of being a family man through and through. I think if he and I had worked closer together in our regular assignment we might have been very close friends. I have young children and it is heart breaking to think what his children have missed, and of the wife who lost him.

Sergeant Thomas Gardner
Illinois State Police (ret.)

May 2, 2015

A memory of you comes to mind as our rifle rotation walked downfield with our rifles draped across our shoulders at Pawnee. The Top Gun theme song blaring through the speakers against a beautiful blue sky and the sun shining down upon us. You were part of my best memories at the Academy. I wish we had spoken more afterwards. Your smile and your kindness will never be forgotten.

ISP Trooper
Illinois State Police

February 11, 2014

I have had you and your family on my mind a lot lately. I did not know you personally but being raised in a family of law enforcement and now working in law enforcement myself, your death struck close to home. You will never be forgotten. Thoughts and prayers to your family this Holiday season.


December 11, 2013

Off to work that morning a year ago. As he did his job he did not know,

This call to duty would be his last. His time on earth was now his past.

God set this day his time to go. He rests in peace, and is called a hero.

He gave the ultimate sacrifice, with integrity and pride he paid the price.

Master Sergeant Jane Hosteny (Ret)

November 25, 2013

The name "Kyle Deatherage" was proudly read by Trooper John Grogan at the State Capitol Police Memorial. Illinois State Police Cadet Class 122 ran a Memorial Run to honor all of the fallen police officers. Cadet Class 122 was reminded of the sacrifice Trooper Deatherage and all of the fallen officers have made. All those present remembered the man, father, and trooper. We miss you.

Trooper J Grogan 6138

November 21, 2013

The name "Kyle Deatherage" was proudly read by Trooper Brad Lemar at the Candlelight Vigil for the Chicago Police Department on Tuesday night. With a blue light beam pointing towards the skies and the buildings illuminated in blue, the entire city and lakefront paid tribute to the fallen. Kyle's name echoed against Soldier's Field and the memorial wall. All those present remembered the man and trooper. God Bless the Deatherage family.

Mark Hannan

September 18, 2013

Thinking about you alot this week, and just wanted say we all miss you brother. They say time here on earth is minuscule compared to the time spent together in heaven. Sure seems to drag out somedays, but I'll keep the faith. Thank you for your sacrifice my friend.......

Sgt. Jeffrey Snyder

September 3, 2013

This July, over 60 riders and support personnel will ride across Illinois on our 9th Annual COPS Cycle Across Illinois. We will wear shirts and bracelets with Kyle's name and will remember him by dedicating a portion of our ride to him. We will never forget Kyle, his entire family and the ISP. We will also have "lights and sirens" and we know Kyle will be watching and guiding us.

Mark Hannan

June 17, 2013

I had tears running down my cheaks with a big old smile on my face while I thought about you today, Kyle.

I was "duty" one day and was and getting the class lined up for dinner. As usual, cadets would try to get the duty to laugh as the TAC Officers inspected us line up outside the cafeteria. I was trying my hardest to maintain professional face as a TAC Officer passed, then you leaned your head out of line and made a silly face as you mouthed "lock it up".

I said I'd never go back to the academy after we graduated but I think all of us would spend another 6 months there just to see you again. If anyone was cut out to be a trooper, it was you. You were proud to wear the uniform but you were more proud of your family and they always came first for you. You sure left one heck of a legacy here and we miss you, bro.

cc 117 classmate

May 24, 2013

We are all in the same boat, in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty. G.K. Chesterton.

D Paul
U.S. Navy veteran

May 20, 2013

Thought of you today at the memorial in Springfield. You will never be forgotten.

ISP Trooper

May 2, 2013

Trooper Sauter joins you and my brother, trooper Lim , in heaven along with all those who have fallen serving the citizens of Illinois. Keep your fellow brothers safe and watch over them
as they patrol the hwy.

Surviving brother of Trooper Chong S. Lim, District#15 ISP. EOW 6-5-95

April 3, 2013

Trooper Deatherage,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Illinois. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 15, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

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

January 1, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

December 29, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9 RIP Trooper Deatherage

Trooper J Andreasen
Iowa State Patrol

December 27, 2012

Rest in peace and thank you for your service

John Latour

December 26, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and coworkers. Rest in peace, thank you for your service.

Debbie Toney Wiseman
Sister of Iowa State Trooper Mark Toney
EOS 9-20-11

Debbie Wiseman
Iowa State Patrol

December 18, 2012

Kyle, we honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and 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 Kyke was killed in the line of duty. May his loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To his family, you are in my heart's embrace today. I pray for the emotional healing for all who called Kyle beloved.

I was so saddened to learn of the loss of this young officer and know what a devastating blow his loss is to his family and his agency. There are not sufficient words to convey the heartbreak I feel for his family.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Trooper Deatherage gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 26, 2012.

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

December 18, 2012

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