Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Steven Edward Belanger

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Steven Edward Belanger

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

Rest in Peace

Patrolman Earl Hodges
Ruleville Police Department Ruleville, Ms.

February 13, 2018

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

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

February 13, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother..

TFC Leonard Widener
Connecticut State Police

February 13, 2018

Rest in Peace Deputy.

Police Officer Ahmed Danso-Faried
White Plains Police Department

February 13, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

LT. A. Orozco

February 13, 2018

Thank you for your service. RIP.

Sergeant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office

February 12, 2018

My deepest condolences to the entire Belanger family. May his soul rest in Heaven, and may God bless the Belanger family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 12, 2018

My condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

February 12, 2018

RIP Brother. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now. Protect from above.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

February 11, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

February 11, 2018

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