Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Kevin "Gale" Stauffer, Jr.

Tupelo Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Monday, December 23, 2013

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Reflections for Sergeant Kevin "Gale" Stauffer, Jr.

Rest in peace Sergeant Stauffer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 4, 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 13, 2018

Sgt, thank you for your life of service. I didn't know you well but it was a pleasure serving with you in Iraq. RIP you were and will always be a warrior.

Veteran of 1088th Dustin .

June 11, 2016

Sgt. Stauffer thank you for your service. I had the pleasure of meeting your mother today on her trip to Texas and she told me about the man that you were, about how proud she was of you and how much you loved your family. The pride she has about how great you are showed in more ways than one.

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Deputy Patrick Turner
Collin County Constable, PCT 3

March 5, 2016

Sgt Stauffer your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Citizens of and City of Tupelo! Continue to Rest in Peace.
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

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

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

December 23, 2015

Gale is my son and my best friend. We talked 2-3 times every day. We shared all. I will miss him more than anyone, save God, will ever know. It's been 8 months since he went home, and I still can't get over it. He was one of the bravest people I've ever met. Gale did his job, regardless. His grandfathers, Lt. Kenneth Stauffer and Lt. Col. Gilford Longstreet, greeted him at the Gates of Heaven with pride. Always missing you, son. Rest easy, buddy, we got this.

Kevin Stauffer

August 29, 2014

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

To Gale'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 Sgt. Stauffer gave to his community and the citizens of Mississippi, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 23, 2013.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 2, 2014

I have the honor and privilege to ride this years Police Unity Tour ride in your memory. Gone but never forgotten.

Cpl. Russell Thompson
South Carolina Highway Patrol

March 2, 2014

May God be with your family and friends and give peace to them.

BigFlats Fire and Rescue

February 16, 2014

Sgt Stauffer, may God Bless you, we thank you for your brave and dedicated service, and may God Bless your family and your loved ones during this heartfelt time.

Ret.PennsP/O & State Investigator

January 25, 2014

R.I.P. Sgt. Stauffer. Thank you for your service to community and country. Your light shall shine eternal.
May God's healing peace and comfort embrace and hold your family and colleagues.

Chaplain Jerry Steele

January 25, 2014

Expressing deepest sympathy, and hoping you find comfort in knowing we care and are near in thought.

Rita Rocker, Director Govt Relations
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

January 8, 2014

Rest in peace Brother. Prayers to Sgt. Stauffer's family, friends and fellow officers.

Police Commissioner, Scott Parker
Covington Police Department

January 8, 2014

How sad. My thoughts and prayers are with Sgt. Stauffer's family and friends.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

January 6, 2014

To the family of Sergeant Gale Stauffer, friends, Chief Bart Aguirre and the Tupelo Police Department.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. John 15;13

A.S. (Scott) Batson Patrolman
Cherry Police, Goldsboro, NC

January 4, 2014

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Kevin "Gale" Stauffer and the extended law enforcement family of the Tupelo, Mississippi Police 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

January 4, 2014

Sgt. Stauffer,

Although I have never met you I will forever be tied to you and your family in our history. I'm truly saddened by your families and departments loss but hope that someone my actions help in the healing process that I'm sure will never be fully healed. From the little that I know about you, you were a true American hero and part of the reason why this is such a great country. I thank you for your service, not only to the police department but also from a grateful nation and hope that your family can now move one step closer in having some closure knowing that the person who took you away from them is no longer in this world.

"We got it from here sir..."

Det. Phoenix PD

Phoenix Police

January 3, 2014

Sorry for your lose.

Don Mullinax

January 2, 2014

God Bless You. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may He be with all of your family, friends, and co-workers at this time. Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

January 1, 2014

Where would this nation be without the men and women like Kevin Gale Stauffer? His wife showed the most remarkable poise when she thanked the people of the Tupelo area on TV, Sunday. Anybody could tell from her demeanor that he had to have been an unbelievable guy. She showed the kind of bravery that he would have been so proud of. She, his family and his community have displayed the fact that he was truly the "Best of the Best.".
May God bless all you who serve.

a very proud Tupelo citizen
Mississippi Citizen

January 1, 2014

Rest with the Angels Sgt. Stauffer. Your dedication, devotion, and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

Retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

January 1, 2014

Thank you SGT. Stauffer for both your tours of service to our nation, and to the citizens of Tupelo, MS. May God fill the void of a husband and dad, and heal the hurting hearts of a family, and a department..

Glynn Jones, Chaplain
Jackson Police Dept., Jackson, TN

December 31, 2013

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

Officer Thomas Wiederhold, Retired

December 31, 2013

This Police Officer will be missed he died doing what he enjoyed doing. May God watch over those he left behind. I cried when I heard of the loss. As a Retired Deputy Sherriff I understand the loss. May your Officers heal quickly and God watch over them as they serve others. Sergeant Stauffer may you Rest in Peace know that you did your best.

Deputy Randy Lyons
Kern Conty Sherriffs Department California

December 30, 2013

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm F J Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department

December 30, 2013

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