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

Steven was one of best friends. We met in High School and quickly became friends despite his being a year ahead of me. He stayed local while I went off to college, but we stayed in touch. When he graduated from the academy I made a point to come home and see his proud achievement. We spoke often but started to see one another less and less as our careers progressed.

The night he was shot I knew something was not right...then the call came from another of our friends, it was close to midnight. "Steve's been shot, we are not sure he's going to make it." I called my boss the next morning to say I needed a few days and hopped in my car. Drove 500 miles to see him. He was conscience but he did not know who I was. I kept a smile, but to see my friend like this was crushing me inside. By the end of my visit there was a glimmer of recognition, but he was forever changed. All of us who knew him were.

Over the following years he became more closed off. My attempts to reach out to him went unanswered. One of our friends was able to keep close. I got my news from him. Steven was and is always in my heart, I would see something, smile and think of him. Our friend told me that over the years they would share stories, I would come up and Steven would always laugh and smile.

I am now 1500 miles away and was unable to attend his service. But was there in spirit. Goodbye my friend, RIP

Chris Schmoyer
Friend

February 10, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother .

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-Retired

February 10, 2018

Rest easy Brother. Prayers for family, friends and coworkers.

Career Officer (Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police (Va.)

February 10, 2018

It was moving for me personally to read the account of Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger. Something about his bio struck a chord, reminding me "by the grace of God go I." We were from different departments and areas of the country, yet began our law enforcement careers about the same time.

The difference is I lived and worked on to see retirement, unscathed for the most part, while Deputy Belanger and his loved ones had their world turned upside down. While my thought is "this could have been me" it wasn't. It is humbling to reflect upon the sacrifice and struggles of Deputy Sheriff Belanger, his family, his friends and his department over the past decades following the senseless and tragic shooting in 1994. May God bless each of them.

Master Sergeant Joe Leach (Retired)
Illinois State Police

February 10, 2018

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Belanger.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

February 10, 2018

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER (RETIRED)
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

February 10, 2018

R.I.P. BROTHER Belanger!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

February 10, 2018

My Dear Deputy Balanger..All citizens across Los Angeles..and all of California. .the Nation mourn your passing..may all your brothers and sisters with the L.A.S.D. continue your work..God bless you sir..and God bless your entire family and friends...Amen....Victor and Family

Victor Solano j.r.
Citizen...who cares Deeply

February 9, 2018

May the perpetual light shine upon him and may his family be given peace and comfort today and hope for tomorrow.

Retired Officer/Chaplain Mark Chambers
Richardson Fire Department, Richardson, TX

February 9, 2018

God bless you and your family. May you find peace with the Lord.

Retired Lieutenant Belen Jeske
Los Angeles County District Attorney Bureau of Investigation

February 9, 2018

My prayers go out to you and your family. Thank you for service. May you Rest In Peace

Deputy Sheriff Ricardo Iniguez
Los Angeles County Sheriff

February 9, 2018

RIP, Deputy Belanger. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

February 9, 2018

May you RIP my brother. Prayers to your family and loved ones that GOD will comfort them in their time of sorrow. May you forever be remembered for your service and ultimate sacrifice. Until we meet, God Bless

Deputy Sheriff (Retired) Glen Allison
Tarrant County, Fort Worth, Texas

February 9, 2018

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger, friends, Sheriff Jim McDonnell ad the
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. may God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding now and always through Christ Jesus. Thank you for your service. John 15:12-13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Hospital police Department, NC

February 9, 2018

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle, Jr
Civilian

February 9, 2018

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your former Deputy, Steven Belanger from injuries sustained on December 10, 1994. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Deputy makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

February 9, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Belanger. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

February 9, 2018

God Speed, Brother.

Sergeant Kevin Murphy
Union PD, NJ

February 9, 2018

So saddened to hear the news.

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

February 9, 2018

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

Administration
National Police Wives Association

February 9, 2018

May God bless you your family and the L.A.C.S.D thank you for your service to all.

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry M
West Point Ga P.D.

February 9, 2018

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Frank J. Corasaniti II, Ret. Fire Lt., Baltimore City Fire Department.

February 9, 2018

Avenue of Fallen
Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price. Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired
12-25-2010

Officer Jim Weaver
LAPD

February 9, 2018

Prayers being sent up for your family, at home and at work. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice, you will never be forgotten.

Officer S. Rapey
Lindenhurst Police Dept., Illinois

February 9, 2018

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. Thank you for your example of staying in the fight, your fight is now over and your reward awaits. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Belanger during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

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

February 9, 2018

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