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Deputy Sheriff Kiv Phillips

Cochise County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, July 7, 1882

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Kiv Phillips

Deputy Sheriff Phillips,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cochise County.


United States Border Patrol

July 7, 2022

Rest in peace Sheriff Phillips.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 7, 2021

Thank you for your service and know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 7, 2020

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 15, 2015

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 5, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Phillips,
On today the 129th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cochise County.



July 7, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and twenty-eighth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 7, 2010

Deputy Phillips, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

January 26, 2010

Tombstone Epitaph, July 6th, 1882:

A Cold Blooded Murder. An Efficient Officer Killed.

Our citizens were startled yesterday morning by the announcement that Deputy Sheriff Phillips had been killed while attempting the arrest of a disorderly character...

...At the regular meeting of the Rescue Hook and Ladder Company last night a committee was appointed to report resolutions of sympathy at the untimely death of Mr. Phillips, who was an honored member of the company...

...He was a young man [26] of most exemplary habits and good principles. He was utterly devoid of fear in the discharge of his duty, although most quiet and unassuming in his manner...


September 2, 2009

Deputy Sheriff Phillips,

God granted you but a few years on earth to make your "mark" but that you certainly did. It took courage, stength and love of one's fellow man to walk into the face of danger as you did so many years ago.

Thank you, sir, for your service. You WILL NEVER be forgotten.

Tom Jensen
Father of Detective Jared Scott Jensen EOW 2/22/06
Colorado Springs Police Department

Tom Jensen

August 23, 2009

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. Theres so much we have to do to help our Moral Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does releive the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know Im walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentel breeze or wind upon your face thats me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.


December 17, 2008

Rest In Peace Kiv Phillips.
Deputy Phillips is buried in Hills of Eternity Memorial Park. Our records show his name as Kiv, not Kip, at least that is what is carved on his headstone. I am so intrigued by the fact that he is buried in the same cemetery as Wyatt Earp, also a sheriff in Tombstone, AZ!

Judy Edmonson
Cemetery Manager

August 8, 2008

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.


February 9, 2008

Rest in Peace, Deputy Sheriff Phillips. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 14, 2007

Deputy Phillips, you are gone but not forgotten.

Daniel Olivas

November 19, 2005

A true and courageous hero and an inspiration to all Arizona law enforcement officers. Rest in peace, sir.

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