Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Billy F. "Bubba" Kennedy

Upton County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Billy F. "Bubba" Kennedy

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Upton County Sheriff's Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

October 10, 2013

Rest in peace, Dep. Kennedy. May your actions and dedication be eternally remembered.
God's peace and comfort surround your family.

Chap. Jerry Steele

October 10, 2013

May god be with you an all the fallen officers and i vow to protect every law enforcement officer i ever come in contact with. I will take a bullet for the police. May your family and friends come together to wish you the best farewell ever.

Brian Pruitt
Online support

October 9, 2013

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God bless you and your family.

Officer J. Edwards
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department
Savannah, Georgia

October 9, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Sheriff Billy Kennedy and the Upton County Sheriff's Department during this time. Thank you, Deputy Kennedy, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

October 9, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and two sons as well as other family members and community. May God Bless You.

Officer Steven Quade
San Angelo Police Dept. Honor Guard

October 9, 2013

My thoughs and prayers are with Deputy Kennedy's family and everyone at the Upton County Sheriff's Department. Rest in peace my brother.

Officer Joe Hoyer
Green Bay Police Department

October 9, 2013

On behalf of the Stark County Sheriff and it's Honor Guard, we would like to extend our condolenses to all of those effected by this sudden loss.

Stark County Sheriff's Office
Deputy CD Newman
Honor Guard Compliance Officer

October 9, 2013

Rest in Peace Brother Kennedy. Your Tour of Duty is complete. We'll take it from here.

Sr. Det. John K. Karnes
Indianapolis Police Dept. (Ret.)

October 8, 2013


Security Officer

October 8, 2013

Riposa in pace Angelo custode delle strade.............

Maurizio Paoli
Cittadino Italiano

October 8, 2013

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

October 8, 2013

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle, wife of US Marshal

October 8, 2013

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 8, 2013

Deputy Sheriff Kennedy, you are a true hero. Godbless you and your family.

Carlos Cuellar
Miami Beach Police Department(FL)

October 7, 2013

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

October 7, 2013

While I served with The Upton County Sheriffs Office as a Deputy I was privelaged to meet and spend a little time with Kennedy. I was the firearms instructor for the dept. and he had just signed on as a reserve. We were out at The S.O. Range north of Rankin and I was qualifying Bubba with His duty pistol an H&K USP .45 Auto. I mention this because I was impressed with his shooting ability. I was also impressed with his conversation about his wife and kids whom he obviously adored. I wish I had, had the opportunity to know him better. But the time I did get to spend with him was time well spent. He was a gentleman. Our thoughts and prayers are with His Family and fellow officers.

Investigator David L. Wood
Clyde Texas Police Dept.

October 7, 2013

Deputy Billy Kennedy, during your tour of duty you served your community and state with honor and dignity, it is now your time to rest with all of the other heroes that have gone before you. We will carry on from here. To the family of Deputy Kennedy you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will be by your side. To the men and women of the Upton County Sheriff's Department hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Fair Winds and Following Seas Warrior.

Detective Grade One Robert Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department/Homicide Branch

October 7, 2013

You have my have my deepest colendences on behalf of Charles City Va. Sheriff's Office and my self Auxiliary Depuity
Lloyd L.Pate Charles City .Va Sheriff's Office ,
Charles City ,Virginia .
Prayers sent for his faimily friends and fellow Depuites.
My Partner, brother and friend Michael C Walizer's E.O.W 02:15, march 31 2012 .
Please know that Waly and all who went before him were there with open arms to gret him at Heaven's Gates.

Auxiliary Depuity Lloyd L. Pate
Charles City Co Shreiff;s Office,Charles City .Virginia

October 7, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family and friends of Deputy Billy Kennedy. God Bless him for his service and sacrifice he made to keep others safe from harm. Rest in Peace sir, hero's are never ever forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

October 7, 2013

May you find peace and comfort in knowing we care and are near in thought today and in the days to come. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

October 7, 2013

Deputy Sheriff Billy Kennedy, may the Lord welcome you into the streets of gold that you now will patrol. P pray our Heavenly Father bring comfort and peace to your family.

JCOS T W Martinez
CYFD/JJS State of New Mexico

October 7, 2013

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Billy Kennedy and the extended law enforcement family of the Upton County, Texas Sheriff's Department. Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 6, 2013

Deputy Sheriff Billy Kennedy rest in peace you are
now a member of an elite group The Thin Blue Line
of Heroes. There is no greater sacrifice that one can give
for his fellow man. To the Family I salute your lost loved one,
and pray for you during the days to come. Billy will be in
the company of heroes forevermore.

The Thin Blue Line of the Fallen are Standing at attention
in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass,
They are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement.
All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others,they welcome you to this hallowed place.
As you march down the Thin Blue Line of the Fallen, all eyes are
focused on you as if to say it will be ok you’re with your eternal
partners. A salute follows and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well. Now come join the ranks, another member
of The Thin Blue Line has come home.

Your Brother in Law enforcement

Dr. Stan Phillips, Usa Ret, Ms, Bs
Retired Lt. Walnut Grove Police Dept Ms

October 6, 2013

Our prayers are with Deputy Kennedfy's immediate family and the extended 'blue family' of Upton County and Texas. We have lost another hero, but he will never be forgotten.

Chaplain Paul Worley
San Antonio Police Department

October 6, 2013

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