Trooper remembered

Comments on Topix forums : LAKE JUNALUSKA Trooper David Shawn Blanton Jr. was remembered Saturday as a devoted family man with an infectious grin and role model who loved life, sports and his profession. Full Story
Cornbread1

United States

#1 Jun 21, 2008
To all the folks who stood along the road in Maggie Valley and Cherokee:

THANKS!!!!!!
Sanaaih

Lincolnton, NC

#2 Jun 21, 2008
I hope someone (AC-T, I know you can do it) is assembling a disc of photos of all the gatherings of love and respect for this young trooper. It's difficult for the family to attend to this kind of project now. But the little child will benefit immeasurably someday from seeing this outpouring for his father.

Since: Feb 07

Asheville

#3 Jun 21, 2008
Sanaaih wrote:
I hope someone (AC-T, I know you can do it) is assembling a disc of photos of all the gatherings of love and respect for this young trooper. It's difficult for the family to attend to this kind of project now. But the little child will benefit immeasurably someday from seeing this outpouring for his father.
That's a very good idea.
Randy Green

Anchorage, AK

#4 Jun 21, 2008
Sanaaih wrote:
I hope someone (AC-T, I know you can do it) is assembling a disc of photos of all the gatherings of love and respect for this young trooper. It's difficult for the family to attend to this kind of project now. But the little child will benefit immeasurably someday from seeing this outpouring for his father.
Especially the pictures I see of Shawn holding Tye in the nicu.
I have faith that this man's child will not lack in the knowledge that his father cared for him. Not only loved by his family but by us all.

My mother sends news to me that it was overwhelming for her there when carried him back home.
Thank you everyone in Maggie and J-Creek and to all that could make it.

Since: May 07

Asheville, NC

#5 Jun 21, 2008
God speed, Trooper Blanton. May the hands of God hold Michaela, Tye, their family, and the community in this time of heartbreak.
l8rsooner

Casar, NC

#6 Jun 21, 2008
Trooper David Shawn Blanton Jr. was a hero before his death, we should learn to say that to those who are acting heros in the present, and not wait until this happens. Thoughts and prayers to his family, and to all that protect us right now. He lost his life protecting you and me, as all in law inforcement do, let's honor him by thanking those still here doing the job he was doing by letting them know we appreciate what they are doing. Let those that go beyond the call of duty know how much that means to you before something like this. Life is short and many times it seems that the good (or best) do die young, so tell them while they are still here and honor them if they are not.
joann

Atlanta, GA

#7 Jun 21, 2008
I want to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!! TO ALL THOSE THAT ARE THERE TO SERVE US !!!! its a very crazy world out there today and no has the respect of anyone else today!!!! so to all those reading this. that applies here and I know lots will I say THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU FOR CARING AND GIVING.. ILOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU !!! I BELIEVE IN SAYING THESE WORDS BEFORE SOMEONE IS GONE. WHEN THEIR EYES CLOSE IN DEATH THEN IT DOES NO GOOD TO TELL THEM !!!! SO I JUST HAVE!!! MAY EACH ONE OF YOU FEEL GODS TOUCH TODAY. HE IS THERE.. MANY BLESSINGS !!!!!!!!!
BMcGee

United States

#8 Jun 24, 2008
I think they will name the exit 31 interchange for this man.

He gave his life protecting us.

“ BRING BACK PUBLIC HANGINGS!!!”

Since: Feb 07

PARTS UNKNOWN

#9 Jun 24, 2008
BMcGee wrote:
I think they will name the exit 31 interchange for this man.
He gave his life protecting us.
THEY SHOULD!!!
Just Me

Candler, NC

#10 Jun 24, 2008
NC State is a proud and honorable state. It's Hwy Patrol and it's men are an incredible family and man. To have loved or ever been loved by one is a blessed mark upon one's heart and lifetime.

Since: May 07

Asheville, NC

#11 Jun 24, 2008
BMcGee wrote:
I think they will name the exit 31 interchange for this man.
He gave his life protecting us.
That actually is a good idea. Maybe we should all contact the state government about it. Who names the roads? DOT?

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