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Corrections Officer V Kevin Dupree

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, November 11, 2021

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Reflections for Corrections Officer V Kevin Dupree

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

"Fly, Fight and Win"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

December 3, 2021

I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of Corrections Officer V. Kevin Dupree. I am sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Officer Dupree for the people of this nation and the state of Texas will be remembered. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

December 1, 2021

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 whose 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

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

November 30, 2021

Corrections Officer Dupree,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

November 24, 2021

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

November 21, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

November 21, 2021

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY. ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON. REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KE
None

November 21, 2021

Officer Dupree, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

November 20, 2021

RIP Correctional Officer Dupree. Thank you for your service to the Country and the state of Texas

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

November 18, 2021

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

November 18, 2021

Rest In Peace…

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

November 17, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

November 17, 2021

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero in Corrections Officer V Kevin Dupree. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

November 16, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Corrections Officer V Kevin Dupree and the extended law enforcement family of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas.


End of Watch Thursday, November 11, 2021.


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

November 16, 2021

Rest in peace brother... Prayers to the family, fellow officers and friends!

Former Correctional Officer W. Reed
Iowa Departament of Corrections

November 16, 2021

Officer Dupree, thank you for ALL of your service. You will live on in the hearts and minds of all who know you well and love you most and thanks to this site, you will always be with us.

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

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

November 15, 2021

Rest in Peace Officer Dupree. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

November 15, 2021

Rest in peace Corrections Officer V Dupree.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 15, 2021

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

BLR
Retired Texas dispatcher

November 15, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Corrections Officer V, Kevin Dupree, from complications of the COVID-10 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Corrections Officer V succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. We thank Corrections Officer V for his service as a United States Air Force Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

November 15, 2021

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY. REST IN GODS ARMS

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KE
None

November 15, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family of Correctional Officer Dupree and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Correctional Institutional Division, Texas. May GOD give peace, comfort, and understanding to his family, friends, and associates for their loss. RIP Brother.

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre. MTPD (Retire
Red Rose Lodge FOP #16 Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania

November 15, 2021

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

November 15, 2021

A corrections officer should be remembered not by how he died but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

November 15, 2021

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 15, 2021

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