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Detective Corporal Kenneth Armstrong | Montgomery Police Department, Alabama Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

Detective Corporal

Kenneth Armstrong

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Friday, August 17, 2007
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Reflections for Detective Corporal Kenneth Armstrong

 

The policeman stood and faced 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 a badge
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 time 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 a 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 born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
you’ve done your time in hell"

May god be with you, your family and your brothers and sisters in blue. My heart goes out to all of you!!!

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD
August 29, 2007

Thank you for your service. God bless your wife and children. God Speed.

Police Officer
WRPD, Colorado
August 28, 2007

Thank you Dectective Corporal Armstrong for giving your life in the service of our country and her citizens. Your family has paid a high price for our safety. All my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time of grief. God Bless you in heaven.

Patricia Burke Resmini
Ronkonkoma, NY
August 28, 2007

May God take you in his loving arms and please watch over the rest of us from your heavenly perch. Thank you for your service brother, rest now and we will carry on fight.

Deputy John Latour
Jefferson parish Sheriff's Office
August 27, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

Officer Adam F. Laser
Westminster City Police Department
August 27, 2007

Detective Armstrong

You have paid the ultimate sacrifice for you community, state and country. You are a true hero and help make this country truely great. You now patrol the heavens above as you did when you were here on earth; masy you rest in peace.

Douglas W. Bennett
Juvenile Probation Offcier Ky Dept of Juvenile Justice
August 27, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer
August 27, 2007

CPL Ken Armstrong,
I didn't know you... other than a pasting "Hey", "What's Up", "How's it going"... but I do know what you stood for. The same thing we all stand for... what we believe is right, just, and the way things should be. You left us doing what you loved, what we all love... and for that I am grateful and sorry. You did what anyone of us would have done when we heard the call for help, for service. You responded.

To your family, I say "Thank you."

Among us, sent down from heaven,
Are those that walk a thin blue line, that's a given.
Like guardian angels to watch over me and you,
Are those that wear the uniform of blue.
We only see them as traffic stops,
We do not call them friends, just COPS.
We pray we never have a chance meeting,
We never pass along a greeting.
But they are so much than this,
They simply do not see the world as bliss.
But they look into the corners of our deepest fears,
They walk a beat, they dry a tear.
They bring a message to our home,
When all is not well, and we are alone.
They come to us no matter the need,
Handle the problem, complete the deed.
They lay their personal feelings aside,
They do their job, they have great pride.
And if one should fall among life's thing's,
The badge they wear, turns to wings.

God bless you, your loved ones, and your family.

CPL P.M. Norcross #1508
Montgomery Police Department
August 26, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and sibling officers of Detective Corporal Armstrong. May you rest in eternal peace our brother.

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse, NY Police Department
August 26, 2007

Thanks you for your service! All of Boston will miss you!

PO MICHAEL CONNOLLY
Boston Police Department
August 25, 2007

To the Armstrong Family,
Your family are in my prayers. I know the emptiness that you feel at this time without him there. I lost my dad on August 5, 2007 while in pursuit of vehicle that did not stop for speeding. I am sorry for your loss.

Lainey Estis
Port Barre, Louisiana

Lainey Richard Estis
Daughter to Chief David Richard,Port Barre, LA
August 25, 2007

My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to your wife, children, family, friends, entire department, and to the citizens who you so homorably served and gave the ultimate sacrifice for.I know the angels carried you high into the heavens to lay safely in Gods tender arms, where as you will be 10-4 forever more. God Bless!

Police Dispatcher Sara Singleton
Howard County Maryland Police Communications 911 Center
August 24, 2007

“I will be strong and courageous, I will not be terrified, or discouraged; for the lord my God is with me wherever I go.” Joshua 1:9

“People Sleep Peaceably in Their Beds at Night Only Because Rough Men Stand Ready to do Violence on Their Behalf.” Orson Welles

Deputy
August 24, 2007

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Detective Armstrong, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the veils are gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest

Erin
Wife of a CSPD Officer
August 23, 2007

I just read the article about your death in the Jackson County Floridan. I'm a native from Jackson County (FL) as well and was saddened by the news, as it seems you were just coming into your career. Rest in Peace Brother.

Special Agent Ronnie Austin
Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement
August 23, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family....RIP

Patrol Officer T. Wood
Key West Police Department
August 22, 2007

Another day another tear we all shed for our brother officer
Det.Cpl. Kenneth Armstrong.

You will be missed by your brother officers who knew you and the ones who never will pray for your family and your
brothers and sister of the M.P.D.

God Bless you

Retired
NYPD
August 22, 2007

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN. GOD BLESS YOU.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE
August 22, 2007

Rest in Peace Sir..............

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx
August 22, 2007

On behalf of the Tampa Police Department, we send our deepest sympathies. Your loss leaves a void with us all and your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

To your family, your husband, father, and friend will be with you always and he will continue to watch out for you from above. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Officer Shane Gadoury
Tampa Police Department, Fl
August 22, 2007

To the family of Ken Armstrong, I would like to express my deepest sympathies. I can't imagine what you are going through at this time but I want you to know that my family is praying for yours during your time of grief. I have known Ken for as long as I have been around and he was a wonderful person who came from a great family. Our hometown will be forever effected by his loss. We love you and we will be praying for you always.

Stuart, Brenda, Emy, Nikki, Angie Jones & grandkids

Angela Jones
Friend of Family
August 22, 2007

Rest in peace, my brother. You are now in a much better place. "Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

Officer J.W. Propst
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Charlotte, NC
August 22, 2007

MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY IN A MIGHTY WAY.HELP YOU TO WALK WITH YOUR HEADS HELD UP HIGH.YOUR SON,FATHER BROTHER,WAS A MIGHTY MAN WHO WAS DOING A JOB MOST PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO DO.HE DID THE JOB WELL AND SHOULD BE REMEMBERED FOR WHAT HE WAS. " A POLICE OFFICER."MAY GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY,DEPT.AND FRIENDS IN A MIGHTY WAY AND KEEP YOU SAFE FROM ALL HARM. UNTIL WE MEET HIM AGAIN ONE DAY IN THE AIR.

P/R CAPT.WAYNE BLANKINCHIP
JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF'S OFFICE JAX,FL.
August 22, 2007

May the family of Detective Corporal Kenneth Armstrong find peace during this time of loss. May the family also find comfort in knowing that Detective Corporal Kenneth Armstrong died serving the people of Montgomery, Alabama. He died a hero and will be forever remembered. To the police officers of the Montgomery Police Department, thank you for serving the citizens of Montgomery and laying your life on the line everyday. May God be with the family and help comfort them during this time.

Angelia Harrison-McHenry
Sister of Corporal Benjamin F. Harrison, MPD
August 22, 2007

The members of the Slidell Police Department wish to extend their special thoughts and heartfelt prayers during your time of sorrow.

Alayna Wilcox, Secretary
Slidell Police Department
August 22, 2007

 
 

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