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.

May God bless and guard the family of this brave officer who gives his life for the citizens of his City and State. Rest in Peace and in the Arms of our Savior my Brother.

Assistant Chief of Police (Retired)
Garland Tx Police Department

December 24, 2013

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Coporal Gale Stauffer. Honor, Courage, Commitment. May God comfort his family. Thoughts & prayers also for the other Officers wounded in this battle against evil.

Detective Joe Scaringello
Boston Police Department

December 24, 2013

Dep. Stauffer, I want to thank-you for your brave service to your Country and Community. Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department

December 24, 2013

R.I.P. BROTHER Stauffer!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

December 24, 2013

Rest In Peace Sir!!! Thank you for your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Tupelo and our great Nation. My deepest condolences go out to Corporal Stauffer's family and friends, as well as both the Tupelo Police Department and the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Another true hero torn from the Thin Blue Line...

Deputy Michael Matranga
Orange County Sheriff's Department
Regional Traffic Bureau

December 24, 2013

CPL. STAUFFER RIP YOU WALKED THE ROUGHEST STREETS ON EARTH NOW FIND PEACE AND WALK THE STREETS OF HEAVEN WITH HIM IN PEACE.

SENIOR PATROL OFFICER
ONTARIO POLICE , cALIFORNIA

December 24, 2013

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF CORPORAL STAUFFER, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF CORPORAL STAUFFER .
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.
HIS SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HIS DEEDS NEVER FORGOTTEN.
GOD BLESS

Ret PO David Herbert
Toronto Police Service, Ontario Canada

December 24, 2013

Thank you for your service Corporal Stauffer. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace...

Chief Joseph A. Edwards
Columbia Police Department, IL

December 24, 2013

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, 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 wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
12-25-2010
Officer Jim Weaver (11452,) LAPD retired

Sheriff, Jim Weaver (Retired}
Jerome County, Idaho

December 24, 2013

TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES OF TUPELO POLICE DEPARTMENT, CORPORAL KEVIN "GALE" STAUFFER.

My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Officer.
We in the Law Enforcement Community are a family.
Though we may wear different uniforms and have different badges, shields or stars pinned upon our chest.
Our area of enforcement may vary, for we consist of many different agencies from across the nation, we are : Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Officers, College Campus Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, college campuses, county roads, state highways, state parks and the United States Borders.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a Law Enforcement Family, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice.
Daily our position is clear that we will SERVE and PROTECT our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of GOOD over EVIL facing the unknown with COURAGE keeping our trust and faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for LAW ENFORCEMENT is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
CORPORAL STAUFFER
You did not die in vain
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens of Tupelo in the State of Mississippi with Honor, Pride and Distinction.
I'm proud to have worn the uniform of a Law Enforcement Officer like you did.
I'm proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I'm proud to have SERVED and PROTECTED my community as you did.
I'm proud to call you my BROTHER!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do.......................SERVING and
PROTECTING your community with HONOR and PRIDE making a better and safer place for us all.
FINAL CALL
Corporal STAUFFER status...............Corporal STAUFFER status.................
Corporal STAUFFER status.............................Attention all Units..............
Tupelo Police Department, Corporal KEVIN "GALE" STAUFFER having served the citizens of Tupelo in the State of Mississippi with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is now 10-42.
Rest in Peace my fallen Brother, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN !!!

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

December 24, 2013

RIP Brother. Our thoughts & prayers are with you, your family & your dept. Thank you for what you have given. God Bless your family.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (retired)
North Bergen, N.J.P.D.

December 24, 2013

Rest in peace Corporal Stauffer. My sincere condolences to your family and to your departments. Godspeed as you now get to spend Christmas with Jesus Christ our lord and savior.

OFC TERRY F. ZECH(RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT, MICHIGAN

December 24, 2013

Rest in peace, brother.

Special Agent
Illinois State Police

December 24, 2013

Cpl. Stauffer died while manning the "Thin Blue Line" which separates those who commit evil from society. He is a hero who gave all in service to his community. May God bless and comfort his wife and children.

John 16:33

Detective Ron Paulk
Tampa Police Department

December 24, 2013

Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. You served your Nation, State and City with HONOR .

Sgt. Johnny Briley
Tennessee Highway Patrol

December 24, 2013

God's peace and speed Corporal Stauffer. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

December 24, 2013

Rest in peace brother. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Tupelo Police Dept.

Sgt. Chris Moffett
Decatur Police Dept. Alabama

December 24, 2013

Ours prayers go out to Gales family. May God Bless you and be with you through this hard time in your life.

Willie & Patsy Bonney USA Retired.
Friend

December 24, 2013

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

December 24, 2013

May God Bless you and your family. Rest in Peace Brother.

Det. James Pollock
Muhlenberg Twp. Police, PA

December 24, 2013

So sad, Prayers...

Sgt Tony Cihak (Retired)
Ottawa Co. Sheriff, Michigan

December 24, 2013

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO.

Deputy J.D.Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's office

December 24, 2013

Cpl. Stauffer,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Kristi
Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

December 24, 2013

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

December 24, 2013

IT WOULD SEEM THAT AS WE COUNT DOWN THE NEW YEAR, WE ALSO WATCH AS OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT HAVE THEIR LIVES TAKEN FROM THEM DURING THE HOLIDAYS. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SERVICE AND DEDICATION TO YOUR COMMUNITIES AND OUR SAFETY.

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. I have lived my life as a dedicated member of the greatest profession. There is no greater honor.

As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.

You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE AND MAY YOUR FAMILY FIND COMFORT IN THE GOOD YOU HAVE DONE HERE ON EARTH.

Doug Gist, Captain (ret) Washoe S.O.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum, Virginia City, NV.

December 24, 2013

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