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Deputy Sheriff Steve E. Cox | King County Sheriff's Office, Washington King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

Deputy Sheriff

Steve E. Cox

King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch: Saturday, December 2, 2006
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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Steve E. Cox


Steve, we had a short time together but Kameron and I loved you very much. I just cannot believe this has happened. I'm sure the pain will dull with time but for now I'm just plain sad.

Deputy Carolyn Dodd (retired)
King County Sheriff's Office/
December 5, 2006

Hero's never die; they just take on new assignments.

GOD Bless you and your family. Rest in Peace my brother.

Offiner Paladino
Colorado Springs PD
December 5, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with you-the family, friends, co-workers and citizens.
Lake County, Florida

December 5, 2006

Rest in peace brother. We have it from here.

We will carry on with you in our hearts and minds. We have lost a true crime fighter and community ambassador.

Sgt. Joe Bauer
Seattle Police Department
December 5, 2006

May God bless Steve, his family, and all his friends. I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Tom Cino

Buffalo Police Departmeny
December 5, 2006

Rest in peace Steve, your fellow officers will never forget you and the sacrifice you made.

December 5, 2006

I met Steve several years ago when I was down in Washington for several appointments for my cancer treatment. I had asked in advance to do a ride-along and Steve was my first officer. We actually had a pretty boring shift which gave us time to talk and have lunch at a community storefront office (house). We talk about the job, our families, and stuff. The night went so slow that at the end of the shift, Steve asked if I wanted to keep going. I said sure and he arranged another ride for me. So we met up with another deputy and I did the night shift with him, complete with a prisoner transfer from the island to the jail, a high speed response for an officer needs help call, and a late meal with a few other deputies (one had applied to Durango, CO).

You were quite the officer, Steve, leading by example. Thanks for the talk introducing me to the world of the KCSO, and hooking up the second ride for me. I'll miss you. Your family and the KCSO are in our thoughts and prayers for comfort, peace, and healing.

Rest easy my friend, we've got it from here.

Ofc. Alan Mitchell
Alaska DJJ
December 5, 2006

Even though we never knew your husband…….as a Law enforcement officer and his family, we are all part of a bigger family. Do not hesitate to ask for help. Many prayers sent your way.
To Officer Steve Cox you will never be forgotten.
Thank you for your service to your city, county, state and country. You are a HERO!!!!!

Wife Of Westport Officer
December 5, 2006

In this great time of sorrow know that God is with Steve and his beloved family. I unfortunately did not have the honor of knowing Steve but still pray for him and his family. His sacrifice will never be forgotten. God bless

Officer T. Azmy
Los Angeles Airport Police
December 5, 2006

Rest in peace brother...we have the watch now.

Upper Chichester Twp. PD-PA
December 5, 2006

Thank you Deputy Cox...rest easy now...you gave so much so others could enjoy life...thank you

Washington Resident
December 4, 2006

My condolences go out to Deputy Cox's family,friends and colleagues. From the news stories I've seen he was quite a deputy, and quite a man. I never knew the man,but he sounds like a one of a kind person. One who cannot be replaced. I wish everybody who knew Deputy Cox the best as they go through this tough time. May you rest in peace Deputy Cox, your work here is done.

Jeff Moses
December 4, 2006

My prayers go out to all his family, friends and brothers/sisters in law enforcement. May God be with all of you during this difficult time. R.I.P

Cpl Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit
December 4, 2006

Aloha... I send my deepest sympathy to the Family and Friends of Deputy Steve COX. I pray that God will comfort you and guide you all in this very trying time.

Aloha and Mahalo brother Steve for serving and protecting your community with great pride. May you Rest In Peace...

State Of Hawaii D.O.T. Harbor Police
December 4, 2006

This is truly a heartbreaking tragedy. Steve worked as a King County prosecutor in Federal Way, and that's where we met. He left Federal Way to become a Deputy with King County. I knew what he was getting into because I had done the job as a Reserve Officer for many years. He was so excited about his new job, and I was so proud of him for doing it. I knew he'd be a good cop, and he was - one of the very best! My heart absolutely breaks for the loss suffered by his family, his friends, his fellow officers, and the members of the community he served so well. Though I am no longer a Reserve Officer, in my heart and soul I remain part of that special family. I feel honored to have known him. Steve joins many who have gone before him and now watch over all of us from above. My prayers go out to all who mourn his loss. To my old friend, Steve, thanks for all you did for us as a prosecutor and a cop. You'll not be forgotten. Rest easy, my brother. We have the watch.
With the deepest respect,
Pam Hall, Admin Assist
Federal Way PD, Washington

Pam Hall (LAPD Reserve Retired)
Federal Way Police Department
December 4, 2006

Rest easy brother, The watch is ours now.

Fellow Officer
Tacoma Police
December 4, 2006

God Bless you sir. thank you for your hard work and dedication to God, Duty, and Country. Rest in peace

Ryan C.
December 4, 2006

Steve will be sorely missed...best wishes to the Cox family and his KCSO family as well.

God bless you...Seattle DEA MET

Special Agent Jon Wiseman
Seattle DEA
December 4, 2006

We'll miss you Steve.
A real man this guy, it will be hard to find another to do exactly the same community and Law enforcement activities.
I know there are many officers that are as good and have given
much more than the job requires.
I salute all the brave selfless individuals that make our world a safer and more tolerable place to conduct our lives.
As civilian participants in the communities you serve you can see we really do appreciate your efforts and those that give their lives it is almost unbearable to think of the sacrifice you make.
Our hearts go out to Steve's family as well as his brotherhood that I speak of... Thank You All
Bob Houk

Citizen, Bob Houk
December 4, 2006

God bless you, your family, your department and fellow fallen officers. Rest easy...we have the watch.

Virginia State Trooper
Virginia State Police
December 4, 2006

In Ontario Canada we wear a pin on our uniform that reads "Heroes in life not death" That statement clearly represents Steve.

Superintendent Jeff McGuire
Toronto Police Service, Toronto Canada
December 4, 2006

My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family. No one can understand the pain, everything is so empty. My he watch over you from Heaven.....I hope Bill and Steve get to meet there in heaven.

Tina Kolb
Fiancee Of DFC William H. Beebe 11/28/2006, Harford County, Maryland
December 4, 2006

A Part Of America Died,
Somebody killed a policeman today,
And part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
And spend many long lonely nights.
The beat he walked was a battle field too
just as if he had gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
In your town or mine,
While we slept in comfort behind locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And stands at each new rookies' side.
He answered the call, of himself and gave his all,
And a part of America died.

Rest in peace brother. We have the watch now. My prayers go out to the family and friends of Deputy Cox.

Police Officer
Metropolitan Police Department Washington DC
December 4, 2006

I had the opportunity to attend the police academy with Steve and we were lucky to have had him..I have no doubt criminal law was much easier with him there. Steve was switched on all the time, not loudly, but with a quiet intensity that he brought to everything he did from start to finish. You knew without a doubt that he was serious and driven in his desire to be the best he could be. He was contagious in that intensity and I have often remembered it over the years. I have no doubt that Steve brought the fight to the criminals door each and everytime he went to work and we all lost one of the best this day. The world was a better place with him in it, and will miss him. Rest easy brother, your work here is done..."Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" Isaiah 6:8-10

C. Pruitt
Fmr Everett P.D.
December 4, 2006

Myself and other close neighbors and friends only knew Steve for about a year. We all worked together to help clean up our neighborhood North Shorewood Park. We met Steve at our very first community safety meeting we attended so we could be more involved with our community. At that time I told Steve about a problem house near the park. He gave us his card with phone number and email address on it at that time. The very next day Steve and two other police cars were at the problem house making arrests! Wow....we all just happened to be at the park to see this. This was one time of many other times over the past year that Stave responded with the same selfless quick action. He encouraged me to go to court instead of him to help evict the remaining people in the problem house, which I did.
His help and commitment will always be remembered.

Vicki Stav
Friend and White Center resident
December 4, 2006


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