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



October 6, 2013

To the family of Deputy Kennedy, friends, Sheriff Dan Brown and the Upton County Sheriff's Department.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. John 15;13

A.S. Batson Patrolman
Cherry Police Goldsboro, NC

October 6, 2013

The thoughts and prayers of myself and my family are with yours brother. Go now with God's speed and rest for evermore in peace.

Greater Love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his own life for his friends
John 15:13
Corporal Forrest Terry

October 6, 2013

Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Departmant, Maryland

October 6, 2013

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department, WY

October 5, 2013

Godspeed Deputy Kennedy. May God wrap your family and brothers in blue in His grace.

Daughter of ret. Lt , wife/mom of FF's
A daddy's girl

October 5, 2013

RIP Sheriff Kennedy

Resident of Malden, MA

October 5, 2013

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Billy "Bubba" Kennedy as well as to the Upton County Sheriff's Department. Rest in peace Deputy Kennedy, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

October 5, 2013


Officer Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

October 5, 2013

Rest In Peace, Brother.

P.O. Randy Evans
Kansas City Missouri Police Department
Son of Patrolman Robert Wayne Evans
E.O.W 10/14/1971

October 5, 2013

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County NY, PD

October 5, 2013

Deputy Kennedy,

Rest well in the arms of the Lord.

To Your Family,
Officer Coutchie,

Thank you for your service. You will be welcomed by all others who also chose to "Protect and Serve" who went before you. Rest well in the arms of God.

To Your Family,

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray,

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over two years. Feel those prayers. God is with you, He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

October 5, 2013



October 5, 2013

God Bless you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this tough time. RIP brother

Verion Coleman

October 5, 2013

Absolutely tragic beyond words. Thank you so very much Deputy Kennedy for your service not only to the people of Texas but to the people of the entire country. My thoughts are with your family, friends, co-workers, and community. You lived as a hero and will truly forever be remembered as one.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

October 5, 2013

Rest in Peace Sir...............................

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired
Fort Worth PD, Texas

October 5, 2013

Rest in peace brother.

PO O. A. Olasokan
NYS University Police

October 5, 2013

R.I.P. Deputy Kennedy, we're keeping you, your family and all our brothers and sisters with the Upton County Sheriff's Department in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and keep you in his loving care as we remain " Standing Tall for Those who Have Fallen "

Corporal James Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard,Tampa, Fla.

October 5, 2013

Deputy Kennedy, rest easy brother sheepdog, we'll take the watch from here. Walk your beat in Heaven with pride. We'll join your team some day.

Prayers for his wife & children. May they know Billy was a hero.
May God provide them with strength and know they will see him again someday.
Prayers for Upton SO and the communities of Rankin & McCamey.

Crisis Intervention Team
Midnight Patrol
Amarillo PD Honor Guard

FTO Joel Young

October 5, 2013

Thou we never meet he was my brother, I am so sorry for your loss.

Lt. William Goodman (Ret.)
Richmond Co. Sheriff's office Augusta Ga.

October 5, 2013

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Bubba was killed.

To Bubba's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Kennedy gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 2, 2013.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

October 4, 2013

Rest in Peace Deputy Bubba 10-42. God be with his family and fellow Deputies.

Det. James P. McGrath(Retired)
Schenectady Police Department

October 4, 2013

You are a hero. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Continue to watch over them like I know you are. Brother of Bruce Williams EOW 10-19-03

Deputy Mike Williams
Jefferson County Sheriffs Dept. WI

October 4, 2013

Thank you Deputy Kennedy for your faithful service. You will be remembered. May God grant your family and agency peace & comfort.

Trooper Joe Dellwo
Minnesota State Patrol

October 4, 2013

Bubba, you were a hell of a friend and a very respected person. You will be remembered and cherished forever. I can remember hunting on the ranch and throwing back a few while we talked about how lucky we were....
If there is anything that my family or I can do for your wife and kids, I will not hesitate.
God rest and see you soon my brother....

Lance McDonald

October 4, 2013

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