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.

I have counted 958 police officers shot in the head over the years and Police Officer Kevin G. Stauffer is 959. I pray for him and his family and fellow brother/sister police officers.

I believe that had Officer Stauffer and the other 958 officers had been wearing a ballistic face shield/helmet when shot, they would have survived and be alive today.
I pray that all police officers wear a ballistic face shield/helmet in any high risk shooting situation. When I was a police officer with the Cincinanti, Ohio, Police Depoartment 60-67, I lost my friend, fellow Police Officer Donald Martin, shot in the head and other parts of his body checking on a suspect in a used car lot.

Stanley Cohen
Pennsylvania Police Criminal Law Bulletin

December 28, 2013

Rest in peace brother. You will never be forgotten.

Transport Officer M. Kouris
North Charleston Police Dept.

December 28, 2013

Were sorry for your lost it's a tough job and we all know it but our family suffer the most when something like this happen my god bless the family and dept.

Sergeant
Amite PD Louisiana

December 28, 2013

Lord; please hear my prayers that You Send both strength to family, friends and department as well as Your Swift Justice.
Please Dear Almighty God.

citizen

December 28, 2013

I am crushed by the horrible news that Sergeant Stauffer has lost his life. He died doing the job that he and I both love. To protect and serve people is an honor and to make the ultimate sacrifice during service is meant for only a select few Heroes. I ask the Lord to watch over Kevins wife and children now and keep an eye out for the rest of us too...as we continue to stay in the fight and hold the "Thin Blue Line."

Master Police Officer Mark Treu
DC Police Department

December 28, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.Your service and sacrifice is greatly appreciated. RIP.

Officer J. Cruz
Puerto Rico Police Dept

December 27, 2013

Rest in peace god be with all your loved ones

Chief of police retired David reed
City of bell

December 27, 2013

Thank you for your service and sacrifice!

Chief Jim Trantham, Waterloo Illinois Police Dept.

December 27, 2013

To Protect and Serve

TO PROTECT AND SERVE

Fighting the good fight while staying on the side of right,
Gale believed in justice with all of his power and might;
Protecting others was his calling, he was meant to serve.
Down the straight and narrow path, no turn, twist or curve.
Helping out those under his watch any way he could,
Knowing that behind his back – his partner firmly stood.
Praying that the Lord would protect and keep him too,
He gave his all and did what his heart lead him to do.
He was a son, brother, husband, and friend to all,
A soldier of faith whose heart was always on call.
A warrior of valor whose love knew no bounds,
That is firmly displayed by his friends all around.
A bright light was cut short on the day he left this earth,
But his friends and family certainly knew Gale’s worth.
He was a light that shone brightly as he put on his shield,
And went forth to protect those in his city and field.
He will be remembered and missed by the City of Tupelo too,
A soldier taken too soon while doing what he was supposed to do.
Protecting and serving that was his calling in this life,
Helping protect others from hurt, pain and strife.
Gale was a good man who will be remembered for years ahead,
An officer who set the example by the life he led.
May the Lord comfort you as you grieve this hero now gone,
But know that God will watch you and not leave you alone.

By: Milena Johnson-Nesbit
December 26, 2013

Milena Johnson-Nesbit
Work in City of Tupelo

December 27, 2013

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

December 27, 2013

Be thou with peace hero and Brave Soldier.

Stan Brown
Govt.

December 27, 2013

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney
Virginia

December 27, 2013

Your family and Department are in my thoughts. You will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Officer Kristi Bullard #180
Richfield, MN Police Department

December 27, 2013

May grace and peace rain down on the family of Corporal Stauffer and his law enforcement brothers and sisters.

Deputy Chief Rodney A. Bright
Germantown TN Police Dept.

December 27, 2013

Brother Stauffer, you have my gratitude for your ultimate sacrifice to community and country. May God keep you close and may God be with your family during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Brother We have the Watch.

Det Robinzine
Berwyn Police Dept.

December 27, 2013

Your bravery, compassion, patriotism and care for humanity will be a hallmark for all to strive. God bless your family, friends, the Department & all those in Blue who face these situations daily. Sir, you are a hero!

Mother of a Sgt
Colorado Springs Police Department

December 27, 2013

Rest easy brother.

Trooper
Michigan State Police

December 27, 2013

Again we say goodbye too soon to a true hero. My families prayers go out to your family and the hope that God will heal their hearts. Go in peace and with God Brother!

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

December 27, 2013

Thank you for your service, Sir.

Deputy NC
Stanly Co So

December 27, 2013

Peace be with you now brother. I hope your murderer is broght to justice swiftly. God bless your wife and children, Christmas will never be the same for them.

Patrol Sergeant
Metropolitan Nashville Police Dept.

December 26, 2013

May God bless you for having made the ultimate sacrifice.

Deputy J. J. Saunders
Durham County Sheriff's Office

December 26, 2013

My heart fill sympathy to you and your family

CPO, USN, James E Johnson
Family friend

December 26, 2013

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Tupelo Police Department.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc.

December 26, 2013

Rest in peace my brother in blue. Evil will never prosper as long as brave men such as yourself stand for good.

I hope in time your family and agency find peace in your passing.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

December 26, 2013

I appreciate your dedication and support to your community may you rest in peace.

Sergeant Brian Lindsey

December 26, 2013

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