Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Kent Donald Swanson

Shelley Police Department, Idaho

End of Watch Monday, May 21, 2018

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Reflections for Sergeant Kent Donald Swanson

I hope that everyone can find comfort in Revelation 21:4 where it says, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we see him again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 16, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Kent died in the line of duty.

To the Swanson family, fellow officers , and all who call Kent 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.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Kent gave to his community and the citizens of Idaho and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 21st, 2018.

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

July 27, 2018

Very sad for your loss. Rest in peace.

P.O. (Ret) Donald Current
NYPD

June 6, 2018

R.I.P. BROTHER Swanson!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

June 6, 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 seven years. I pray that Kent'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

June 4, 2018

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

James Waggle
Civilian

June 2, 2018

Sergeant Swanson,

Thank you and your family for your sacrifice. May you rest in the arms of the Lord.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

June 2, 2018

Taken too soon! You will be missed by many! Prayers for those suffering in their grief over the loss. Never forgotten.

Analyst T.C. Brown
Federal Bureau of Prisons

May 31, 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,Retired Fire Lt.
Baltimore City Fire Department

May 31, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Swanson. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Shelley Police Department.

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

May 30, 2018

Thank you for your service. RIP.

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

May 30, 2018

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

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield Village Police Dept (OH)

May 29, 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

May 29, 2018

May God bless you and your family. May you rest in peace my brother in blue.

(Ret.) Tpr. Dean Aires
PA State Police

May 28, 2018

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Sergeant Kent Swanson and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. 

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Sergeant Swanson, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on.  Just as you were always with him in the course of his duties, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be.  In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Sergeant Swanson is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

FBI Special Agent
FBI Washington, DC

May 27, 2018

Rest in peace Sgt Swanson, 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.

TERRY F ZECH OFC (RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT MICHIGAN

May 27, 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 Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

May 27, 2018

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sergeant Kent Swanson on their loss. Rest in peace.

CBP Officer(Retired), Luis
Department Of Homeland Security/Bureau of Customs & Border Protection

May 27, 2018

RIP brother, you will always be remembered.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

May 26, 2018

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

May 26, 2018

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

May 26, 2018

Rest in Peace and God Bless ALL

Ptlm. John Amiano Retirerd
IRVINGTON, NJ PD

May 26, 2018

Sergeant Swanson, thank you for your service to the people of Idaho and indirectly, all of us. You will not be forgotten.

God Bless and may you eternally Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

May 26, 2018

Rest in peace Sergeant Swanson!
You will not be forgotten!

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

May 26, 2018

You taught me so much about the job. To be honest I'm surprised you didn't have an attack when you were training me as a rookie. You were always patient with every new officer, but always held us to a high standard. I couldn't ask for a better Sergeant or a better friend. I will miss you on every stop and every call. Love you brother, till we meet again.

Patrolman Robert Tincher
Shelley Police Department

May 25, 2018

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