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Police Officer Kevon Malik Gavin

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, April 21, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Kevon Malik Gavin

On this actual anniversary of your death I’d like to reiterate my previous reflection and say that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always.

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

April 21, 2021

I don't know where to even begin about the disgust. This is yet another clear example of when arguments are made about a "broken and flawed justice system" that argument is not directed toward the victim, where it should properly be directed. Officer Gavin, your killer may have escaped justice here for your untimely departure but he will surely face a much higher court and much, much higher justice someday in a different place. Rest in peace always sir knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 1, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 20 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

April 21, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Gavin.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 17, 2020

Peace Beloved,

Your Earth Day just passed, you would've been 47 years young, I can't believe it has almost been 20 years since your transition. I think of you often, I still have the artifical flower with your picture. So much has happen since you've been gone.

Rest in Power Nephew

Officer Dennis Gavin

October 18, 2019



April 23, 2019

Happy Birthday Kevon! I've been thinking of you a lot here lately. I miss you terribly and I'll never ever forget you. Love Always your Mom In Law Linda.

Linda Anderson ❤️
Mother In Law

October 17, 2015

Man Kev.....I can't believe it will be 15 years. It's 3:53 am right not now and I was just thinking about you! Guess what??? I'm going to be a dad! On the other hand, it hurts me deep inside to know that my son will not get to meet you. It's actually bringing tears to my eye as i write this...I just wanted you to know that we are always thinking about you.


I'm sure you can't do more push up than me you fam!!!!


April 10, 2015

Just came here today to let you know I'm thinking about you. Miss you brother.

PO D. Knight
BPD Northern

January 15, 2015

I still remember you covering your answer sheet during tests in the police academy because you were smarter and had more integrity than the rest of us! LOL And to this day, when civilians call me "sir" I can't help but to think of you yelling at the dispatcher "I'm a MAN!" Rest easy, you will always be missed.

Detective Shelly McClosky, Baltimore City Police Department

November 5, 2014

I miss you gavin, ox tail soup from the jakes on park hts. fine dining all over Baltimore city. and a good / better day, every day I got to work with you ! I wish it was way more !

p/o mcguire (retired )
balt. city police dept.

December 12, 2013

It's been 13 years and it still hurts. Everytime I think of that night, and the days and months following, it makes me angry. I miss you, bro. Believe it or not, I'm pushing 18 years on the job. They haven't fired me yet, K. I just hope you know how much you influenced my career. I miss those days in the Eastern. Do me a favor and keep an eye on my boys we've lost. I miss you K.

PFC. Paul R. Hoke #4031
Baltimore County Police

August 22, 2013

Wow, I cannot believe that it has been 13 years since you passed from us. I still remember our long philosophical conversations, and how you always managed to show up just in time for dinner, lol. So much good has happened over the years with the family, you would be proud. Little Kev, is definitely a reflection of you with those same sleepy eyes, lol.

As the moral compass of the family and the one responsible for linking all of the family back together, we all truly miss you. Man, you were taken away way to soon and tragically, but you will ALWAYS LIVE in the hearts of ALL the Gavin family as we will always pass on the memories of you.

Supervisory Special Agent S. Gavin

August 1, 2013


It's been 12 years since you left us, it seems like yesterday when we were told the tragic news. Everyone is doing good, I'm 21 now and recently graduated from the University of Maryland College Park. I'll be working overseas in a few months and starting a new life abroad. Naquan also graduated from college in the winter and Kiana graduated from high school in May. Mom and Dad are doing great as well. We recently just had the 33rd annual Gavin reunion in California and I was thinking about you. Uncle Dennis, Aunt Ky and I were just sitting here talking about how great of a man you were. You were truly a model citizen and an outstanding family man. Your kindness, hospitality, and love towards all people will always be remembered.

Nephew Tyreek

July 31, 2012


He was my friend and we served in the military. It seemed like yesterday when we were stationed at the same post together. He made a brother feel like we served together for years when I first reported to my new post. My uncle helped him out when he was going through the academy. I'm sorry that I missed your funeral brother because I was the hospital. I still can't believe it's been 12yrs brother. May God bless your family. You'll never before gotten.

Sgt. Smiley

May 3, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your family and reinds for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections. The tribute your mother-in-law wrote was a testament to your character and integrity.

The verdict in your murder trial has haunted me as I do not understand how someone who was armed, who was wearing a bullet proof vest, who endangered the lives of all motorists nearby, and caused the fatal collison was acquitted of all charges. The jurors of Baltimore may have set him free,but he will have to answer to God. Nevertheless, my lady of justice wept.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

April 23, 2012

Rest in peace and may god bless you. thinking and remembering you today. SW sector 2 the good times

Lt. J Pease

April 21, 2012

As each year goes by, I tell myself this one will be easier. But who am I kidding. You were a good friend and a great partner. I talk about you to friends and family all the time. I have told my son about you and our escapades as officers and motorcycle riders. My daughter remembers your smile and laugh. I remember the good times riding, the joking around the station and the kindness you showed every day. It still seems like yesterday even though I know it's not. You are surely missed and we all lost something that day, and heaven gained everything. Miss you much Baby-G, until we meet again you will forever be in my heart.

Retired Detective john C Spiker Jr
Baltimore City Police Department

April 19, 2012

" To: My Son in Law Officer Kevon Gavin I think about you all the time. I miss you and I love you. you were the kind of son in law anyone would be proud of. It still hurts me when i think of how you left us. it should of never happened and it's still hard for me to think of that night and the whole outcome of it all but it and you are in {GOD'S} hands now and he won't let us down. I will always remember you and i will never forget you ... Love Always. Your... { Mother in Law } <3<3<3 "

Linda Anderson
Mother in Law

March 6, 2012

" To: My Son in Law Officer Kevon Gavin I think about you all the time. I miss you and I love you. you was the kind of son in law anyone would be proud of. It still hurts me when i think of how you left us. it should of never happened and it's still hard for me to think of that night and the whole outcome of it all but it and you are in {GOD'S} hands now and he won't let us down. I will always remember you and i will never forget you ... Love Always. Your... { Mother in Law } <3<3<3 "

Linda Anderson
Mother in Law

March 6, 2012

Kevon, once again, another friend that I truly miss!!! As the year has gone by, It is almost time again for me to relive that horrific moment, that day.
Memories of our friendship however, will always remain in my heart and mind.


Baltimore City Police Department

January 2, 2012

Eleven years yesterday, can't believe it, miss you my friend.

PO D. Knight

April 22, 2011

Hey Kevon,
I stumbled upon this site as I was doing a search on line to see what would come up if I put your name in. Rob and I were just laughing about all of the fun we all used to have at work wondering each day what you would get into,lol. I really miss you alot and think about you often.I can still hear you calling me "Lil C" just like it was yesterday! I just want you to know that you touched so many lives in a positive way and you will never be forgotten. Your wife and Kevon should be extremely proud of you, we all are!! Love you for life!

Sgt. Carla Hamlin
Baltimore City Police

October 29, 2010

Hey Kevon, I have been thinking about you alot lately. I just wanted you to know that we miss you dearly...Love you bro

Lt. Lenny Willis

June 3, 2010

Little ironic I stopped by here today, didn't realize it is the ten year anniversary. Think about you every once in a while, your loss made me re-evaluate an awful lot about this job, you are truly missed. If you were here you would be a little over 3 years away from retirement, just like myself. When I leave here I am NEVER looking back, I will forget this place the day after I leave but I will not forget you my friend. Take care.

Ofc. D. Knight
Baltimore City PD

April 21, 2010

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