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

My name is Niki. I am only 11, but I was raised in a police home, and I was taught at a young age to care for police officers. My mother cries for every life taken by someone, someone who that officer was trying to protect. A police officers job is to protect and serve, and 1 thing I do not think most people realize is that they are putting their life on the line for all of us. The ungrateful people that pull the trigger on these officers must not know their struggles, and their families struggles. Every night that I kiss my stepfather goodbye, It doesn't cross my mind that he might not come home, but it's true, and the tragic death of Officer Kevin Cox proves it. Officer Cox, I know that you are in a better place, but you are doing the same job up there as you were down here. As far as I am concerned, anyone who would put their life on the line is already an angel, but 1 thing that is different is that these angels chose to protect citizens , no matter how dangerous they may be.To his family, I am truly sorry for your loss. I am only 11, and haven't yet discovered the true horrors of the world, but every minute of the day you will know that Officer Cox died fighting those horrors, a fight not yet won. He will live on in the other boys in blue, who risk their lives every day for us. God bless you, and may you always remember that we care for you, because we are all on the same side.

Niki Delis, daughter/niece of officers
Metropolitan Police Department, DC

We are sorroed to hear about this. We just lost a Deputy to gun shot wounds on Saturday and it is very hard. All of are thought's are with him

Deputy Brent Martin
Morgan Co. Sheriff Indiana

I want to say I lived in Lubbock for 3 and a half years, because my wife was stationed at Reese AFB. Sgt Cox is a hero to the Lubbock community, he lost his life protecting another, my hopes are that people never forget it. My prayers and thoughts are with his family and comrades, the police community is a close knit one indeed, and with a double tragedy so close, our protectors of the peace need every prayer and good wish they can get. God speed to you all and may your grieving hearts find peace, we never will forget, NOT EVER!

Scott Parker
Former Harris County Deputy Constable

This was sent to me by a friend:
The Final Inspection
The policeman stood and faced his god, which must 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 that carry badges 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've worked alot of overtime when the bills just got to steep and I never passed a cry for help, though at times 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 saints often trod, as the policeman waited quietly, for the judgement of his God.
"Step forward now policeman, you've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heavens streets, you've done yor time in hell."

I know this isn't much and I can't remember who sent it to me, but after we had a fallen officer it helped console a little. May God be with him and his family.

Sergeant Mark Christian
Waxahachie P.D.

REST NOW FOR YOU ARE FREE MY FRIEND.The lord took you from us although to early your service will not be forgoten.

limestone fire

Our prayers to your family.


"If bravery is a quality which knows not fear,then I have never seen a brave man.
For the courageous man is the man who,in spite of his fear,focus himself to carry on"

Gen. Douglas MacArthur

We officers will continue on and complete our shift, and remember our brothers who once did.

God Bless,the badge with the uniform and the men and woman who wear them.

Narcotic Agent Armando E Romo
Laredo Multi-Agency Narcotics Task Force

My prayers are with Kevin's family and friends.

Detective Dale Southerland
Abilene Police Department

To the family of Sergeant Cox,
I want you to know that you are in our prayers. May God show his love and peace during this time.

Chaplain Scott Whitmire
Behind The Badge Outreach Chaplaincy

Chaplain Scott Whitmire
Simpsonville Police Department

To the family of Sgt. Cox, my prayers are with you! The honor presented during the performance of his duties will never be forgotten!

John M. Mallory
Valencia County Sheriff's Dept.
Los Lunas, NM

Narcotics Agent
Valencia County Sheriff's Department

I am truly sorry to hear about this loss of one of our soldiers. My sympathy goes out to Sergeant Cox,s wife and children. I just wish to remind Sergeant Cox's family that although he is gone him and his accomplishments want ever be forgotten, and remember "we work for for god".

Staff Sergeant, Steve Johnson
Russell County Sheriffs Office

Kevin you were the ultimate "Police", and Im going to wander the rest of my life why this had to you.I spoke to you the night before, and I will live my life out wishing I had waited a few more minutes and had just talked to you a little longer.
We talked about stuff at work and you and I were both in a hurry to get home to our familes, neither one of us knew one of us wouldn't be going home tomorrow.
Kevin, I know where your are right now is so much better than what this earth has to offer, but what I wouldn't give for just a few more minutes to talk to you.(What I wish I had said to you all those times at work when I had the chance,but didn't take it)
I know if things could be different and we could sit down and talk right now we would both talk about how much we wanted to get home to our familes.
I guess that is what we did the night before all this happened.
I Know you are at peace with "The Man Upstairs", and that is the only comfort I can find in my head right now.
I love you my brother and your memory will live forever in my mind.

Lubbock Police Dept.

My prayers go out to the family and friends. As a SWAT member myself I know the brotherhood that develops, be strong and find reason in this tragic situation. God Bless!

Dt Michael Kalbfleisch

Dt Michael F Kalbfleisch
Kentwood PD

You are a true hero! God bless you, your family, and your department.

Baltimore City Police

Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.


Officer Ryan
St. Paul, MN

My heart goes out to the your family, friends, and co-workers. Thanks to all you have done to make our country a safer place for all.

Survivor '95 Mrs. Dean Goodheart
Kansas Concerns of Police Survivors

I offer my condolences to the family. Sergeant Cox was a member in several families. The family of his wife and children and the Law Enforcement Family. We have lost a valuable family member and for that I am very sorry. I offer my condolences to Mrs. Cox and children. I offer any comfort I can give and gratefully say if I can help in any way please give me the opportunity. Sergeant Cox will forever live in our hearts and stay in the back of our minds as we strive to make this world a safer place or all to enjoy.


Kam Pierce, Trooper IV
Texas Highway Patrol

Kam Pierce Trooper IV
Texas Department of Public Safety

My Condolences to Sergeant Cox's family and to the officers of the Lubbock Police Department. Another Cop dies for doing his job and again the suspect lives, Im glad Texas has the Death Penalty when it comes to Cops getting killed it should be mandatory for all states that the suspect is put to death for killing a Cop. It won't take away the pain for the family and friends but it might save a Cops life and make the scum out there think twice about killing a Cop knowing they will die for their cowardness.

PTLM. Mike Walker
Providence Police Department,RI

To the family of Sgt. Cox and his SWAT brothers, I express my most sincerest sympathy. As a SWAT member, we are constantly reminded of that heighten level of danger in any operation commanded by SWAT. Sgt. Cox was doing his part as an officer and servant of the Lubbock community. Unfortuately, we are often faced with the element of evilness. My God Offer consolation as everyone is touched by this tragedy. Sgt. Cox is blessed to have been a Peacemaker and servant of God. From South Texas, My prayers are with you.

Investigator Abel Arriazola
Victoria Co. S.O.

I dont know this officer, but I pitty his wife and children having to lose him :-(
As for the suspect...This officer cant place revenge on you now...but just wait until you die...That big guy in the sky is gonna kick your @$$ !!!

ACO -Kelli
Evans Police Dept. COLORADO

this is the kind of thing that i cant determin to mad or sad about it just throws a buch of feelings into my system at once i wish people saw the uselessness of their actions before they acted. my deepest sympathy goes out to sgt cox's family.

officer ,macqueen
broome county security

Kevin you pushed us in the acadamey to be our best and we are better officers today for it. You will be missed and remembered forever.

Lubbock Police Department

Rest in peace, man...

inspector Vlatko Novak

This country has a heart problem which will be remedied one day. Until that day, we will continue to fight and warriors like Officer Cox will continue to fall. Kids, your Dad was on the side that will one day be'll see.

Deputy Wes Barrett
Catoosa County Georgia Sheriff's Office



Our thoughts and prayers goes to the family and friends of Sergeant Cox. May God Bless you always

Terry Miyares
Officer Emilio Miyares
Hialeah Police Dept., Florida
E.O.W. 11/6/86

Terry Miyares,
Hialeah Police Dept.

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