Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Trooper Steven J. Vincent

Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, August 24, 2015

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Reflections for Senior Trooper Steven J. Vincent

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 24, 2020

Rest in peace Senior Trooper Vincent.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 23, 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 6, 2018

R.I.P. Trooper Vincent.

"Blue Lives Matter"

Steve Van Slyke, retired K9 Handler
El Cajon Police Department

August 24, 2017

God bless you brother, your family and fellow brothers and sisters of Your department

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

August 24, 2017

Rest in Peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 24, 2017

Your service and courage are remembered today and always. Rest in Peace my brother and may the Lord bless your family always.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD

July 31, 2017

To the family of Trooper Steven J. Vincent, my name is Narley Cashwell and I am a Lieutenant with the Raleigh Police department. I want you all to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am reaching out to you because on May 6, I will be leaving Raleigh North Carolina as part of Team Raleigh and Law Enforcement United, riding a bicycle to Washington D.C. as part of National Police Week. I will be riding in honor of Trooper Steven J. Vincent. Please know that neither your family nor Trooper Steven J. Vincent will ever be forgotten. We will continue to remember him, cherish him, and reflect on his life as well as the service he provide to the citizens of Louisiana.

Lieutenant Narley Cashwell Jr
Raleigh Police Department

April 9, 2016

Hello Steven, I am missing you. We had many good times together on shift at LCPD before we both moved on to our other agencies. I will always remember those good times and that smile you always wore. Rest easy my friend.

Detective Sergeant Danny Stephens (Retired)
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
Lake Charles, Louisiana

January 28, 2016

Steven, I think of you daily and miss seeing that unique smile of yours. Rest easy my friend.

Detective Sergeant (Retired) Danny Steph
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Lake Charles Louisiana

January 28, 2016

Hey brother, i wanted to stop by and tell you that you and some other fallen brothers are really on my mind. I know you are up there in Heaven and watching us and you have to be proud of that little man of yours......Until i see you again brother you will always be missed

"Former" Detective Dennis Miller

January 26, 2016

When I first heard of this event I, like a lot of others, was angry. Another senseless death of a great person. Although I did not not know Trooper Vincent, I know he was a good person. Anyone with the strength to serve our country both here and abroad is exactly that. Trooper Vincent's service is appreciated.

The service of those civilians who stopped to help on that fateful day is appreciated beyond measure. Even as law enforcement officers we have our limits. The courage of those civilians to step up and help fills me with emotion and pride. Just as Trooper Vincent made a commitment to lay down his life for people he doesn't even know, those civilians did the same. Thank you.

Deputy Mark Murphy

January 19, 2016

I thought of you today when I saw your son in some photos on the internet. I remember your death and how angry and sad I was. Thank you for your sacrifice and I know you know, you will never be forgotten. Very handsome son....

supportive citizen
Tampa, FL

December 29, 2015

When I read the incident details of Senior Trooper Vincent's death, it provides a constant reminder of how many in this troubled world have no regard for "secular authorities". Romans 13:1 reads " let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God; the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God." My heartfelt condolences to Senior Trooper Vincent's wife, son, family, friends, and fellow colleagues. Jehovah God has promised that very soon, we will be reunited with our loved ones that have fallen asleep in death. Revelation 20:12, 13 reads "I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and scrolls were opened. But another scroll was opened;it is the scroll of life. The dead were judged out of those things written in the scrolls according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead in it, and death and the Grave gave up the dead in them, and they were judged individually according to their deeds." I pray that Jehovah God promise concerning those that have passed away brings all comfort.

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 11, 2015

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

To the Vincent family, fellow officers, and all who call Steven beloved, 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. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Senior Trooper Vincent gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana , and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 24, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD

November 9, 2015

Well brother your Patrolling the streets of heaven now and all of us down here on earth lost a great friend, father, husband and an amazing Trooper. those of us who knew you on a personal level know how great of a man you truly where, i remember some of the talks and good times that we had back in your LCPD days, you where a great friend brother and i sure miss you. Rest In Peace my Brother

"Former" Detective
Calcasieu Parish Sheriffs Office

October 7, 2015

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 Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

September 20, 2015

R.I.P. BROTHER Vincent!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

September 14, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

September 9, 2015

May Senior State Trooper Steve Vincent rest in peace and his family continue to share God's Will.

Shelly Koonce

September 6, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 4, 2015

My heartfelt condolences to the family and fellow troopers. May God bless and keep you always. As a transplant from Louisiana, this tragedy touches me as if he was one of my own. This hero who served so faithfully, for so long shall never be forgotten.

Capt. Joe Berney
New River Criminal Justice Training Academy

September 2, 2015

"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.

Trooper John Moore
Ohio State Highway Patrol

September 2, 2015

To the family of Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, friends, Colonel Michael Edmonson and the Louisiana State Police.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry \ O' Berry Police Department Goldsboro, NC

September 1, 2015

Sr. Trooper Steven Vincent. May you rest in peace and watch over your loved ones as they find a way to move on. To the wife and son of Trooper Vincent, may you find peace in knowing that your loved one finished his journey doing one of the things he loved and that he will forever watch over you. Hold his memory close to your hearts and you will never be alone.

Delta Kuhn
former Calcasieu resident

September 1, 2015

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