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 sir. Your community thanks you for your service.

Security Officer Steven Parker
Vinson Guard Service Inc.

December 23, 2013

Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

December 23, 2013

Hearts weep all over America for your horrific loss. May swift and final justice prevail. Prayers to your family, all of the officers, and especially the officer in the hospital.

caring citizen
Tampa, FL

December 23, 2013



December 23, 2013

My heart bleeds for your loss! Losing an officer itself is terrible ordeal but this close to Christmas is going to be very hard for the wife and kids! We as LEO family need to continue to support this family! May god bless Stauffer family!

J. Snyder, Officer
Prattville Police Department

December 23, 2013

Rest in Peace brother. God Bless You and Your family in this tragic time.

Sergeant vincent Papa
Nassau County Police Department, New York

December 23, 2013

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Tupelo Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother.

Best thoughts and wishes for the injured surviving officer.


December 23, 2013

Stauffer and I were roommates during boot camp at Ft. Leonard Wood. With last names names so close together, we were assigned to be battle buddies. It was a good fit right from the start. We always marched alongside eachother on those hot Missouri ruck marches and bunked together on bivouacs. Laughter and reflection on "the real world" got us through a tough three months. I can remember calling jet liners we would spot "freedom birds". Anything to keep our minds on going home. Gale and I always kept in touch even after leaving basic all the way back in 1998. Oddly enough, we both saw tours in Iraq and became cops all around the same time. He was a good man and he will be missed. Love you man. You will always be my battle buddy.

Ofc. Nathan Slavin, Police Officer
Portage Department of Public Safety

December 23, 2013

Rest with the Angels Corporal Stauffer. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

December 23, 2013

My prayers go out to the family and the department.

W. Rolax Sr. Corrections Officer Ret.
NJ. State Dept. Of Corrections

December 23, 2013

Dear God, we ask that you comfort the families and friends of these two heros. Wrap your arms around the family of Officer Stauffer, and bring healing to his wounded friend. Every officer lost is tragic and we apologize that sympathy is all we have to offer. May God be with you all.

Darlene Newton
Story County Sheriff's Office

December 23, 2013

Tragic loss and horrific event. God be with Mrs. Stauffer and children, fellow Officers and staff at T.P.D. RIP, good and faithful servant.

Chaplain Bill Roscoe
Canyon Co. Sheriffs Office, Idaho

December 23, 2013

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Corporal
Kevin "Gale" Stauffer as well as to the Tupelo Police Department. Rest in peace Corporal Stauffer, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

December 23, 2013

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

December 23, 2013

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Tupelo Police Department. May you rest in peace.

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

December 23, 2013

A terribly tragic and undeserved loss for officer Stauffer's family, Tupelo PD and its citizens. God be with you all now and in the coming days.

J. Ezell, Major Indiana State Police Ret.

December 23, 2013

I would voluntarily give my life in support of a fellow officer, even though I'm retired, I still consider myself a part of the family of law enforcement officers. Sorry for the loss of a gallant police officer performing his sworn duties.

Retired Detective Corporal
Montgomery County, Md. Dept. of police

December 23, 2013

Thank you for your service and sacrifices for our community. Your family and loved ones will remain in our hearts and prayers. I am the aunt of Cpl Jay Sampietro, MO Highway Patrol, E.O.W. 8-17-05.

Rita Buse
Tupelo citizen

December 23, 2013

my heart goes out to the officer's and their famileys in there time of greaf and need

Ret.Sec/Ofc Richard Richardson
MD General Hospital

December 23, 2013

Thoughts and Prayers are with your Family and Department.

Rest In Peace Brother!

Sgt. Chris L. Corteville (Ret)
Berrien County Sheriff, St Joseph, Michigan

December 23, 2013

It is never good news to receive but what a horrible time of the year for our brother's heartfelt sympathy to his wife, children, parents,siblings, friends and family, including his law enforcement family ....we can pray that maybe the violence against our men and women who serve us day and night will someday cease.....prayers

Riccardo Spurgeon...retired
St Louis, Mo

December 23, 2013

Thanks for your service rest easy we got it from here

Deputy Curt St.Germaine
Burke County Sheriffs Office

December 23, 2013

R.I.P My Brother.

Robert Winters
Centre P.D, Al

December 23, 2013

Rest in peace. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
Thoughts and prayers to your family and fellow officers.

Lt. Gordon Foster
Warren County Sheriffs Office, Virginia

December 23, 2013

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

December 23, 2013

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