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Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Steven died as a result of being shot on December 10, 1994 .

To the Belanger family, fellow deputies , 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.

He ran his race. He kept the faith. He finished his race. His family was always by his side on that journey.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Steven gave to his community and the citizens of California and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 6th, 2018.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 29, 2018

You fought all that time and showed the heart of a Warrior. Finally at peace in the Arms of the LORD Jesus CHRIST. May GOD'S grace be with your family.

Retired Sergeant, Michael O'Brien
Alameda County Sheriff's Office

July 20, 2018

It is a war against true evil that you did not fear to fight in. Thanks is such a small word that can never repay you, your family, friends and department for your work and your loss. We can continue to remember and honor you, by supporting all of law enforcement and by living our lives in a good way. With great sadness and respect.

Citizen Volunteer
Los Angeles Police Department

May 30, 2018

Thank you and especially your family for allowing you to go out and do what you loved to do. There are no words that can be put together to explain why this happened in the first place, but you did not give up and you faught till the end.

Casillas, Javier
LASD Class 429

May 20, 2018

Really tragic reading about what happened. Praying for the family.

Recruit Gorman
Los Angeles Sheriffs Department

May 13, 2018

Dear Deputy Belanger,
I'm sorry for your horrible incident and wish it never happened to you. I know you were just doing your job and I know it wasn't personal. Now and days sir it hasnt gotten worse with people respecting law enforcement. No one respects law enforcement, but a story like this pushes me and motivates me more to become a deputy. I am currently a recruit for the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Your terrible incident motivates me to graduate becuase I know you were a great man and a great deputy and I must show that law enforcement is never afraid and well not ever back down to any threat. You didnt back down, nor will I. I must show the courageousness you had. You well never ever be forgotten sir. Take care sir, and continue patrolling the streets of heaven sir.

Recruit Montes
Los Angeles Sheriff Department

May 13, 2018

Deepest condolences to Family, Department and Friends. Visit the web site for a glimpse of the Glorious Reunions awaiting. All law enforcement men and women indeed qualify as "Foxhole Christians" with their duty dangers. As Ray Comfort at says "Passing is the doormat they wipe their feet on before entering Heaven.” It is our belief they will hear from the Lord Himself. “Do not fear. for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom” (Luke 12:12).

Joe Lanier (a former Asst. Chief of Jasper, Texas PD)

April 16, 2018

Rest In Peace my brother. Your memory will live on in the heart of your brothers and sisters in this profession.


April 1, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Investigator Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Tx

March 29, 2018

On behalf of Point 27, I would like to offer condolences for Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger. Please know we are eternally grateful for Steven’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Belanger, Point 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Los Angeles County Sheriff, for Steven’s partner and fellow officers. Point 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Officer Belanger’s family members.

Point 27 is a Non-Profit Organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


David Dodd
Colonel, US Army Retired
Director, Point 27

David Dodd
US Army Retired and Point 27

March 22, 2018

Our thanks and prayers are with you and your family always.

O Almighty God, Whose great power and eternal Wisdom embraces the universe, Watch over all policemen and Law enforcement officers everywhere.
Protect them from harm In the performance of their duty To stop crime, robbery, Riots and violence.
We pray, help them keep our streets And homes safe, day and night.
We commend them to your loving care Because their duty is dangerous.
Grant them strength and courage In their daily assignments. Dear God, protect these brave men and women.
Grant them your almighty protection, Unite them safely with their families after Duty has ended.
Please God, grant us this wish.

Co-teacher Eric Siefferman
Civil Servant

March 7, 2018

To the family of Steven Belanger, I am so sorry for your loss of your son, husband, father and brother. I didn't know Steven until I was contacted by the organization called "A Quilt for Mother's Tears". I can't imagine the pain and sorrow you as Steven's family are going through right now. But I hope when you receive this special quilt later this year it will give you comfort. It was my honor to piece this quilt top this weekend for the mother of Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger. Yours in sympathy Shirley Schleret

Shirley Schlert PFC US Army
A Quilt for Mother's Tears

March 6, 2018

On behalf of my family and my association with the Los Angeles Sheriffs department, I want to personally convey my appreciation for Steves tenacity and endurance surviving and enduring these years as it is written. His survival until his death truly illustrates his love for life, his vigor to survive and the outstanding support of his family and the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department.

Lt. Fitzgerald
Federal Bureau of Prisons Los Angeles

February 27, 2018

Deputy Belanger,

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

DST Ocotlan

February 26, 2018

Dear Deputy Belanger,
You were a strong Deputy. You didn't allowed those vicious men to take your life. 24 years after your incident you kept fighting and your family value every second they had with you. As a recruit, I idolize the respect, hard work, and integrity you dedicate to the county of Los Angeles. As a man, my thoughts and prayers go to you an your family. Behave of CLASS 429 of LASD, we thank you.
Sincerely, Recruit Sanchez

Recruit Sanchez

February 25, 2018

Deputy Belanger,

You put yourself in situations only the brave would and demonstrated an extraordinary example of what it is to not give up. I admire your grit and thank you for your service as a Deputy Sheriff. You were a Guardian here on Earth and now a Guardian from up above.

Class 429 Recruit, Magana

February 25, 2018

Deputy Belanger,

You will always be remembered. I hope to impact the lives of as many people as you did.

Recruit Gonzalez
LASD Class 429


February 25, 2018

Deputy Belanger,

You are an inspiration to all Law Enforcement Officers around the world. I hope I can make a difference in peoples lives as you did. Thank you for your service Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger. Rest in Peace.

DST Karp

February 25, 2018

Having read the life, and legacy of you, Deputy Belanger, I find myself filled with many emotions: sad, angry, frustrated, and encouraged. A man who knew the danger that could come, yet continuing on in service. Your life was a testimony of what a Deputy ought to be. Your life has lit a fire deep inside me to work hard and not to give up in my very early career. I will continue on in humility and honor, just as you did.

The legacy of Deputy Belanger will always be honored, and remembered.
Your life, and service were not in vain.
John 15:13

DST Eliezer Vera Jr
Los Angeles County Police Department

February 25, 2018

Deputy Belanger,

I haven't been on this website since I was in the academy. For some reason, this morning I logged on and saw your name. Back in 1994, I was a young Explorer and always thought the world of you. You were such an awesome Deputy, super aggressive, always finding bad guys. You were also such a decent human being. I always enjoyed hearing your stories of your wife, new born daughter and your two pugs. It was clear how much you loved them. To this day, I think of you often. I look for dope in places I've seen you look. I've used some of your funny one liners, on bad guys I FI. I try to be a decent and honorable man like you were. Blue skies Deputy Belanger. You will always be remembered fondly and never forgotten.

David Kang
MPD/US Marshal Violent Offender Task Force

February 21, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.................

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield Village PD (OH)

February 21, 2018

Every morning I go to my knees.  During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“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 know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

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.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years.  I pray that Steven's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers.  God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain. 

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

February 17, 2018

Deputy Belanger, thank you for your service. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow Deputies of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office during this very difficult time. May your family and friends know that your sacrifice is part of a bigger plan that the Lord will always use for a positive outcome and will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace Sir.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
Dept. of Veterans Affairs-Office of Inspector General CID

February 16, 2018

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief (Retired) Jim Allen
Mobile County Alabama Child Support Enforcement

February 15, 2018

Well Done Thy Good and Faihtful Servant!

R. A. Robinson
Retired Deputy Chief Of Police

February 14, 2018

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