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

May God be with you. Rest In Peace.

Joe Neary
East Los Angeles Ret.

February 9, 2018

A Prayer for Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger:

Lord God, I boldly and humbly come before Your throne in sincere faithful and fervent prayer as we remember in this moment our Brother-in-Blue, Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger, of the Los Angeles County, California Sheriff’s Department, who sacrificed his life in the Line-of-Duty. We recall with gratitude and respect all that he stood for in this life. Help us to live in the companionship of his spirit. May we be kind to the family, friends, and colleagues he loved; devoted to the county and state in which he served; and loyal to the causes which he championed in law enforcement. For Scripture says: God blesses those who work for peace for they will be called the children of God ; there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends; I [Jesus] assure you, today you will be with me in paradise, and; God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Thus, in our life, may Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger live on, to our great comfort, to the betterment of Your creation, and to the furthering of Your most Holy Will. Amen.

Pastor Steven R. Closs, B.S.B.S., LOICM, MNACM, AMCHC
The Prayer Ministry of the Cross
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers

Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Merrimack, NH Police Department

February 9, 2018

"Rest easy now. We've got it from here."

Nancy Richards
Aux. LEO, ret. Michigan

February 9, 2018

Rest in peace Dep. Sheriff Belanger.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

February 9, 2018


We had some great, long talks in the 0100 Dorm of HOJJ. You had one heck of a sense of humor and were one helluva cop!

May you Rest In Peace, Steve, until we meet again.

Lt. Ron Jester (Ret.)

February 8, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

February 8, 2018

Deepest Sympathy to the Belanger family and to his BROTHERS and SISTERS of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department Caliornia. GOD Bless us all.

Chaplain T.L. Longacre
Pa . FOP Red Rose #16 Lancaster County Pa.

February 8, 2018

Rest in peace now sir. Your suffering and pain have ended. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May God bless all those who knew and loved you and comfort them.

Mikelle Agee-Odoms
911 Dispatcher

February 8, 2018

On behalf of the Albany Police Department Session 2 we would like to send our condolences to the Belanger Family and the entire Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Belanger.

Recruit Officer Togias
Albany Police Department

February 8, 2018

R.I.P. brother and may the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord bless your family and give them his peace.

Sergeant Ralph Alvarez
Los Angeles Police Department

February 8, 2018

Deputy Sheriff Steven Belanger thank you for your service and for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the line of duty. May God grant your family and friends with a speedy healing.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

February 8, 2018

Deputy Belanger, the heroism you've shown in your long fight is admirable and touching. Now, you are at peace and may you rest that way for all eternity.

God Bless, Brother.

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

February 8, 2018

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Dept.

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

February 8, 2018

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 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.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 8, 2018

God Bless you Deputy Belanger your life mattered and won’t be forgotten. My prayers are with you and your family. Watch over all LEO’s for us.

Donna Miller

February 8, 2018

Thank you Deputy Belanger for your dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of California. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother...


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

February 8, 2018

Rest in Peace Deputy Belanger.
Thoughts and Prayers go out to your family both blood and blue(brown).

Jennifer Hartman. Sr Probation Officer
Berrien County Trial Court

February 8, 2018

Rest in peace Deputy Belanger, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.


February 8, 2018

R.I.P. My Brother. May your sacrifice and memory never fade. (Ex LASD Lakewood).

Retired 29years. 10/01/2017. Ron Buchho
Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office.

February 8, 2018

Rest In Peace my brother.

Sgt J. Castaneda
Mesa Police Department

February 8, 2018

Sheriff Belanger, you suffered for many years. May our good Lord now wipe the tears from your eyes, and may He grant you eternal peace in heaven. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy.

Jess Espinosa

February 8, 2018

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

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

February 8, 2018

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.

February 8, 2018

Rest in Peace Deputy Belanger. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Belanger Family and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office
Wayne, New Jersey

February 8, 2018

Rest in peace Deputy Belanger!

Deputy Sheriff Pickering Pickering

February 8, 2018

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