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.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Stauffer. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Tupelo Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

December 30, 2013

Who will stand between the innocent and tyranny of evil?

But all who do are heroes...and shall never be forgotten!!

Cpl Ostien
Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office

December 30, 2013

How sad to know someone died before Christmas by a jerk who wanted to steal some money, glad they got the guy! RIP to Sgt Stauffer and condolences to his family.

Citizen in Boston

December 30, 2013

I am sure the gates to heaven opened wide as they usher in another hero. Kevin as you down from above we will all watch over and support your family.

Sgt R Dunlop
Natick Police

December 30, 2013

Rest In Peace Brother. May the healing hands of God wrap around your family and comfort them during this painful lost.

Deputy Sheriff (Ret) G V Daunhauer
Jacksonville Sheriff Office

December 30, 2013

I can not and will not ever be able to understand how some people can not have respect of law officers .you have a man or woman who puts on a uniform putting their life on the line so that we may feel safe in our communities .I offer up a pray and a word of thanks ,while you may not have protected my city .you did protect the citizens of your . I pray that GOD comforts and gives understanding to the family and friends of this officer l pray that his department feel his presence guarding over them while they patrol the streets

greatful citizen
citizen of Americus Ga

December 30, 2013

Your service to our country will be greatly missed. Thankyou for all that you have done and sacrificed. My heart will always be with you and your loved ones. R.I.P. Sergeant

PPD Officer
Phoenix Police Department

December 29, 2013

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 29, 2013

Sergeant Stauffer,

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

December 29, 2013

Rest In Peace Brother.......Condolences to your family

Deputy Sheriff ( Retired ) Jack Corcoran
Suffolik County ( New York ) Sheriff's Dept.

December 29, 2013

God speed warrior..

Douglas Co. Solicitor-General
S.R. Campbell
Chief Investigator

December 29, 2013

Rest In Peace Brother

Randy VerMaas
Sidney Nebraska Police Dept. (retired)

December 29, 2013

Thank you for your service, Sir.

Deputy NC
Stanly CoSo

December 29, 2013

Brother, your shift has ended, you are 10-42. You can rest in peace knowing your killer has paid the price, he will burn forever in hell. Your new job is to look down and protect your brothers and sisters. Rest in Peace.

Lt.Ron Urbanski ,Retired

December 29, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends. RIP.

Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations / H S I

December 29, 2013

May St. Michael be by your side and the side of all your brother and sister officers still patrolling in the flesh. You have made the ultimate sacrifice and it is an honor to have served in the same profession as you.

Ret. Sgt/Det/Ofc. Eric Johnson
Stonington (CT) Department of Police Services

December 29, 2013

Thank you Sgt Stauffer for your faithful service. You will be remembered. May God grant your family and agency peace and comfort.

Trooper Joe Dellwo #446
Minnesota State Patrol

December 29, 2013

Rest in Peace my brother in Blue , your watch has come to an end. Others will carry out the task you had set out on, and will see it to the end !

Patrolman & F.T.O.
Former Detroit P.D.

December 29, 2013

Rest in Peace and bring faith, loving and lots of hugs to your our brothers and sisters, very deep hugs and guidance to your family and friends at this difficult time. Praise that citizen and my deepest admiration to that Dispatcher, my prayers are with them. Also, healing prayers to injured officer with a speedy recovery and 10-42 my brother. RIP

Telecommunicator, Donna M
Troy Police Dept

December 29, 2013

Blessed are the peace makers...God has a special place in his very big heart for Police Officers, I am convinced of that.

There has no greater love than he who will lay down his life for another.

Sgt. Jim Lee
Hastings City Police Department, Michigan

December 29, 2013

Brother your shift has ended, you are 10-42. You can rest in peace knowing your killer has paid for what he did. Your next call is to watch over your brothers and sisters. May God bless you and your family. Rest in peace.

Lt. retired Ron Urbanski
Hammond, Police dept

December 29, 2013

Rest now my brother, we got it from here. Take pride and honor and patrol the gates of Heaven.

Retired
Scottsdale Police Department, Arizona

December 29, 2013

On the wings of the One Power's swiftes Angel, may you rest and enjoy your rewards. Blessings

Sgt, Wil J Jackson
Hialeah Police Dept

December 29, 2013

Rest now my brother, your shift has been covered. Our God will provide your family, your friends, your co-workers comfort, peace and understanding during these difficult hours, days, months and years. It is no longer yours to worry for He has called you home. Well done my faithful servant.

J B Hamblin, Sr Security Specialist
Seymour IN PD PE38/FedEx Security

December 29, 2013

RIP my Fellow Brother in Blue. My Prayers go to your Family, Friends, and, Co-Workers.

Retired Detective Don Vine #5896
Phoenix Police Department

December 28, 2013

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