Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Sergeant Carl Thomas Cosper, Jr.

Barry County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, April 7, 2017

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Reflections for Master Sergeant Carl Thomas Cosper, Jr.

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 who’s 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
Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

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

April 9, 2017

R.I.P. BROTHER Cosper!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

April 9, 2017

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Cosper and the Barry County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Cosper, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

April 9, 2017

Prayers for family of Deputy Cowper! Thank you for your service! May you Rest In Peace Sir!

Survivor Melanie Richardson
Lafayette county Arkansas Sheriff's Office

April 9, 2017

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 Barry County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!


April 9, 2017

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania county sheriffs office

April 9, 2017

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Cosper during this time of tragic and sudden loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders
Seminole County (OK) S.O.

April 8, 2017

My thoughts and prayers with the family

Police explorer Tyler Parmensi Tyler Par
Milford Police Department

April 8, 2017

Rest in peace Brother, Thank you for your service

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Jerry Matalone #8046 Retired
Des Moines, Iowa Police Department

April 8, 2017

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

April 8, 2017

A Prayer for Deputy Sheriff Carl Cosper:

Lord God, you are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Brother-in-Blue, Deputy Sheriff Carl Cosper, of the Barry County, Missouri Sheriff’s Office, was taken from us in the Line-of-Duty. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. Heavenly Father, as we mourn the death of our Brother-in-Blue, Deputy Sheriff Carl Cosper, show us the immense power of your goodness and strengthen our belief that he has entered into Your presence. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9 ESV

Pastor/Chaplain Steven R. Closs, BSBS, LOICM, LOICC, MNACM, MFCPO
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Prayer Warrior: “I fight on my knees!”

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

April 8, 2017

May God open his gates and arms to your soul, and watch over your family as you were protecting all. Rest In Peace brother.


April 8, 2017

Thoughts and prayers are with Deputy Cosper, his family and loved ones, and the Barry County Sheriffs Office.

Deputy David Dinwiddie
Jackson County, MO Sheriffs Office

April 8, 2017

RIP Brother. Thank you & God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (Ret)
No.Bergen NJ PD

April 8, 2017

Giving your life while trying to protect others is one of the noblest sacrifices. God Bless you Brother and so long as you remain in the hearts and minds of those who know and love you best, you will never truly be gone.

Rest in Peace, Deputy Cosper.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 8, 2017

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

April 8, 2017

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

April 8, 2017

Rest in peace Sheriff Cosper!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

April 8, 2017

Rest in peace Brother.

Lieutenant Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

April 8, 2017

My prayers and condolences to the family , friends and the members of the Barry County Sheriff's Office. God bless you Deputy Cosper. Thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Retired Leiut. Armen L. Hagopian
Highland Park, Michigan Dept. Of Public Safety. (Police Dept.)

April 8, 2017

Rest In Peace brother.

Det. Andreoli-Retired

April 8, 2017

Rest, brother.

PFC Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

April 8, 2017

Rest in peace Brother Carl.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

April 8, 2017

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

April 8, 2017

Praying for Deputy Cosper's family, friends and co-workers. May God's peace and comfort be felt by all.

Chaplain David Choate
Loudon County Sheriff's Office

April 8, 2017

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