Officer J. Ryan McCandless

Rapid City, South Dakota

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Kathy, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I pray that your beautiful son is enveloped in the arms of the angels and that your grief parts and allows you moments of joyous memories of your son, the hero.

We, the Emergency Department staff at Sioux San send you our condolences. We worked with Officer Mccandless many times and enjoyed his company. He was always very professional and Always friendly, He had a great energy about him, no matter the time of day. We will remember him always and miss him. You will be in our prayers.

My deepest sympathy to the family of Officer J. Ryan McCandless. Rapid City lost one of its finest.

I am so sorry to hear the tragic news about Ryan. My heart goes out to you for your precious loss. I too, know the unbearable pain of losing a son. It is one of the most devastating experience's a mother can face. A part of yourself will always be missing! But, remembering all the wonderful moments you shared with Ryan in life can help to comfort you thru difficult days. And most of all, May the God of Love sustain you with His promise of HOPE for the future. When He will soon end...

Our prayers are with you- so sad to see such a tragedy as this happen. Ryan will be greatly missed- he will never be forgotten. May God help you with the healing process- God bless you all

Please accept my deepest sympathies. Tina Schiefer, Former Pennington Co Sheriff's Office (Jail Div) Employee.

My heart goes out to all of you!
Brandi T. (Rapid Ciy, SD and current resident of Kalamazoo MI)

Thank you for being a hero to Rapid City.

To the family of Officer Candless. My deepest sympathy to his family. So young to give your life for the safety of others. My deepest gratitude to you and your fellow officers for your service and dedication.


J.'s Obituary

J. McCandless passed away in Rapid City, South Dakota. The obituary was featured in Rapid City Journal on August 5, 2011.