Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Kevin Dale Cox

Lubbock Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, July 13, 2001

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Reflections for Sergeant Kevin Dale Cox

The past couple of days have been bittersweet. Kevins daughter Heather gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. While i am so happy for Heather and Brice and to become a great aunt for the first time, i feel the tears start to flow as i know how proud kevin would be right now and just be on cloud 9 on becoming a grandpa. I just know he will continue to watch down on them from up above and i hope my beautiful great neice grows up knowing just how wonderful her grandpa was.

kristi ( kevins youngest sister)

December 12, 2016

Rest in Peace Sergeant Kevin Dale Cox. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Lubbock, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever pursue the scum responsible for the action that caused your death..

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 17, 2016

6 years have gone by since I last looked at this page. I am deeply touched that others have since left their messages on this page about Kevin. Almost 15 years have passed since the day we lost him. I think about him everyday as I know my whole family does as well. He is loved and missed so very much .

Kristi Dudgeon
Kevin's youngest sister

April 16, 2016

R.I.P. brother....you died a hero and will always be a hero to many! Godspeed!!

Detective Sergeant Jeremy Sims
Matteson, IL Police Department

January 8, 2016

It has now been over 12 years since that horrible Friday 13th. As one of the tactical medics tasked with keeping our guys safe and taking care of them, there is not a day that goes by that I do not think about that horrible day! I still remember Kevin's "full of life" smile, I still remember all his words of encouragement and guidance, and I still look at a specific picture of him standing guard over one of our medics as we provided care for an injured child on a call-out 2 weeks prior to his death. I take peace in knowing Kevin is in a better place, he is eternally happy and safe. Let us all never forget the sacrifice made by many, let us all work daily to keep more names off the wall, and let us all never forget Sgt. Kevin Cox's contributions to this world while he was here with us!

TEMS Provider
Special Tactics and Rescue

October 13, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th anniversary year 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 7, 2013

Merry Christmas Kevin, I know you are up there making all the angels laugh. You are not forgotten.

Retired corporal
Lubbock PD

December 25, 2012

Sure do miss you Kevin. God bless you brother.....TNOA San Antonio was a blast.

Sgt. Sam Lujan
Coppell TX Police Department
Serving Texas since 1988

August 2, 2012

I knew Kevin before I was hired onto the Lubbock Police Department. I was with the L.P.D. from 1989 until 2008. Kevin was a great man and an amazing police officer. I was on the swat team with Kevin for several years and learned so much from him, not just about being an officer but about being a person. He was a incredible person as an officer and in his personal life. I was there the day he died and miss him. I guess I will never understand what happened that day and have never delt with it and probably never will. Kevin died doing what he loved and with officers that loved and respected him.

Tim White

May 12, 2012

Today is July 13th, 2011. It has been ten long years since Kevin died. I will never forget that day. Kevin and I attended SWAT school together. He was always smiling and joking around. He was truly a good guy. I wish more police officers were like Kevin was. Best wishes to his family.

Corporal (Retired)
Lubbock PD

July 13, 2011

I was blessed to have worked with Kevin for almost 10 years before his death. Kevin was a joy to work with, not only because he was one of the best Police Officers I worked with but because he was such a strong Christian Man. I will never forget the night we both were at an RA church camp in Floydada with our sons who happened to be the same age. That night at the bonfire service an invitation was given and several young men gave their hearts to Christ. They asked for assistance because of the number of boys coming forward and guess who was the first father to volunteer to help: Kevin Cox. He did so much for the Lord in such a short time. Can't wait to see you in Heaven Kevin (hey that rhymes), after I visit with Jesus of course!

Det. Gary Hodges
Lubbock Police Dept.

October 18, 2010

Attended the fallen officer's memorial service today. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you and the life you lived. You loved God,your family,and everyone around you, and brightned the day with your smile and that laugh which I will never forget. You gave your life doing what you loved, serving and protecting your community. As Judge Sam Medina spoke today, this day does not have to be a sad day, but a day of celebration of your life for what you gave, sacrified, and died for...you became a giant. May God bless and keep you and your family. We love you!

Denise Daniel
Aunt

May 10, 2010

I hadn't been on this site in a while, and thought i would look at it today. Of course the tears started flowing, even though I had read the reflections many times before. It's been so many years since Kevin has been gone, but yet still feels like yesterday when , in the matter of 2 short years, I buried my son, then my only brother. If only they could know somehow just how much i miss them. Today I am just feeling so sad.

Kristi
Kevins youngest sister

May 8, 2010

I check this site often. And on this Christmas day 2009, I wanted to stop and say thank you.

anon
CPD Florida

December 25, 2009

May you rest in peace. Soon I hope to be apart of the same great organization of which you were once apart of and serve you and our lord as you did our community.

Cpl Brandon Coulter
United States Marine Corps

February 6, 2009

This happened 7 years ago, but your sacrifice is still precious to our memories. You brought honor and glory to your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and you made your family and your department proud. You served well. Most police officers think they will go to heaven when they die because they are "good", but it is so much better to know that you know where you will be for all eternity. We have Jesus to thank for that. God be with your families and all who loved you and may the Lord continue to show them His grace,
peace and salvation.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Anonymous

July 13, 2008

Sgt. Cox, thank you for your service and dedication. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

April 15, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 14, 2008

So happy to see that so many people loved you. Your life sounds like it was so beautiful. sorry this is hard for me.
it has been so long and when I do find you, you are watching over me and all who loved you. Sounds like you have a wonderful family and I am sure they miss you very much. I will always love and miss you and my love to your family.

veronica G.
old friend

August 18, 2007

Remembering you, miss you.

Denise
Aunt

July 13, 2007

I miss you.

Karen (Kevin's sister)

February 17, 2007

Sgt Cox,
Well, now I guess I can call you Kevin, since we're the same rank; however, it won't be the same since it seems like just yesterday you were running us in the academy. Even though it's been 5 years, I see your picture everytime I go to the academy, and it's almost surreal. I can still remember the hill at Mae Simmons and the 1.5 mile run where I almost broke Marsh's record.
You would have been proud to see all the citizens of Lubbock when we had your processional. Not one car was moving on the Loop. Thanks again for the leadership and passion. I hope I can provide the same to my troops.
Rest in Peace,
Phil

Sgt Phil Johnson
Lubbock PD

August 16, 2006

Five years have passed since Kevin left for heaven. May God grant his family, friends and co-workers peace and comfort on this day.

It is always hard to lose a loved one, and worse when someone feels responsible for the accident that took a life. Kevin lost his life tragically, but his memory lives on with each person who thinks of him.

Rest well warrior and job well done. Your brothers and sisters in blue will take it from here.


APD, LEO's Wife

July 13, 2006

May God Grant Sgt. Cox's Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends the Serenity to accept the things they cannot Change, the Courage to change the things they can, and the Wisdom to know the difference..... May God Grant you Peace on this anniversary.

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp police Dept

July 13, 2006

We know that Jesus has healed you. Now we need
Jesus to heal us. Time has not diminished your sacrifice. May God's grace cover those who need it most on this 5th anniversary of your homegoing.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

July 13, 2006

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