Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Steven E. Cox

King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, December 2, 2006

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Steven E. Cox

"Where no mothers cry and no children weep, we will stand and guard though the angels sleep! Through all the ages, safely keep in the Mansions of the Lord."

Steve,
I know you are now standing watch over us all in the Mansions of the Lord. We will miss you!

Johnny Hart
Administrative Specialist

December 7, 2006

Deputy Cox I remember going to back you and trying to figure out where your foot chase ended about three blocks into Seattle, when you came to back me and made me feel safer, the times I would be near the store front and people would coming running up to my car thinking I was Deputy Cox, the many people who would say “Deputy Cox knows me…” or the time this guy ran up in the middle of a stop you and I were on, he was so angry at you I thought he was going to try assaulting us and after talking to you, he thanked you, shook your hand and walked away with a smile. You were amazing. I know that Ida-41 will always be by my side backing me up whenever I am in the King 1.

You are an inspiration to what it means to wear this badge. I’ll never forget your words of advice, support and encouragement. Thank you for all you have done and you will be missed by all. God Speed.

Deputy David Mendez
King County Sheriff's Dept.

December 7, 2006

Deputy Cox,

Please know that my prayers go out to you and your family. Thank you for being such a positive force for good in this world. It is apparent that your selfless works will be felt and passed on by many for a very long time to come. God Bless~

Evidence Specialist
King County Sheriff's Office

December 7, 2006

I just want to let you know that you will be greatly missed. I will miss you being there watching over my shoulder as I made an arrest. I will miss our "coffee" breaks discussing matters that needed attention in the community. I want to Thank You for all the enlightenment you provided me....and I want to thank you for your companionship that met so much to me. Rest now my brother, and let your brothers and sisters carry your heavy sword.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Your friend,
Eddie

Det. Ed Draper
King Co Sheriff

December 7, 2006

Steve and The Cox Family,
Steve, I first met you over 10 years ago when you were a DPA at Renton District Court. You were as passionate then about your work as were on December 2nd. I admire your unselfish dedication to the citizen's of Washington State. You were more than a Law Enforcement Officer, you are and will always be remembered as a HERO.
May you be at peace, and I hope you and all of our fallen brothers and sisters will continue to watch over us and guide us.
You touched my life and my work....you will always be Ida-41

Detective Dena Saario
King County Sheriffs Office

December 7, 2006

As a Sheriff’s Deputy, I knew I was never going to change the world. Each day, I just try and make my corner of it a little better because I stopped by. Steve – your corner was huge and the work you did will make it better forever. For some, you really did change the world.

Today, my brother, I shed a tear for you and yours. Tomorrow, I will carry on in honor of your memory.

Deputy Rodney Chinnick
King County Sheriff's Office

December 7, 2006

Steve, Rest in peace my brother. You are now in the hands of God. Your hardwork and energy are an inspiration to us all to continue to "fight the fight" against injustice. Godspeed.

Det. William Butterfield
KCSO-MARR Unit

December 7, 2006

This is never easy when a brother or sister falls. Thank You for your dedication and service. My agency has lost two officers this year, and I can relate to the pain your community, department, family and friends are going through. Thank you for your sacrafice and you will always be remembered. Thanks brother

Detective Alvarez
Colorado Springs, Co PD

December 7, 2006

My prayers go out to the family of Steve Cox, the department, and everyone that knew him. He will be missed. My deepest sympathy to all.

Evidence Specialist Serena Stephenson
King County Sheriff Department

December 7, 2006

Steve, rest in peace my brother. You are now in the hands of GOD. You're tireless hard work and energy is an inspiration for all of us to continue to "fight the fight" against injustice. Godspeed

Det. William Butterfield
KCSO-MARR Unit

December 7, 2006

To Steve, his family, his department and his community:

I never met Deputy Cox, but in many ways I feel like I knew him very well. Like Steve, I am an attorney by education who decided to become a law enforcement officer. Although not full-time, I have offered up my time serving the community because I, like Steve, truly believe that it is my way to make a difference in this world. Steve, thanks for doing your part. By your example, I now know that one officer can make a difference. Although your family, your department and the community you serve will miss you terribly, in your death I'm certain that many, like me, have been inspired to stand and be accounted as those who do what is right because it is the right thing to do. I know that I will do my best to carry on your spirit in my own small ways.

God speed you home Deputy Cox, and may He forever keep you and your family in his good graces.

Officer M. Wiggins
Des Moines, Washington P.D.

December 7, 2006

I41, I am honored to have been the last dispatcher you talked to in your amazing & powerful career with our department. Your unmistakable voice will forever echo in my mind, whether it be from asking to run a bunch of names or yelling that you were in foot pursuit. I have always had a deep respect for your passionionate work ethic, and will forever be proud of you and what you have done for our department and the community you served. To your family, may I offer my deepest condolences. I know you are hurting, and please know that your extended family hurts right along side you. That night my worst nightmare came true, I had a deputy lose his life while I was on the air. I will miss you deeply, I will never forget you or your voice, and I ask that you watch over your brothers and sisters in the department and in all of law enforcement. Rest in peace I41-you are loved!!

Tracy Nill, Dispatcher
King County Sheriff's Office

December 7, 2006

You have walked the path of a Warrior, a Healer, a Husband and a Father. Rest now my friend in the arms of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Rest in peace knowing all will be well. May we all strive to image ourselves after your example. This week we will all gather to morn your departure. We will all equally rejoice again, together one day. I hope, if I prove worthy, to see your smiling face just beyond the gates of Heaven, where we all will celebrate our reunion with you and all of those we have loved.

Detective Mike Klokow
King County Sheriff's Office

December 7, 2006

Steve dedicated a large portion of his energy and life into White Center. It seemed at times that he was single handedly changing this often terrible neighborhood into a better place. He cared about this more than anyone else I have known in the job. Because Steve cared and gave his life, I will care for his neighborhood. I will keep the fight for him and ask that my brothers and sisters do the same. We cannot quit and must stand tall to keep White Center for Deputy Steve Cox. Let him rest in peace.

Detective
King County Sheriff

December 7, 2006

You gave so much to your community and in the end you paid the ultimate price. As brothers we shall meet again one day, rest in peace.

DA Investigator
C. Mininger #3156
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Investigator Chad Mininger
District Attorney's Office

December 7, 2006

Steve,

I still cannot believe you are gone. I first met Steve while I was a detective in the Special Assault Unit. He called me three or for times about two in the morning about a terrible rape case involving an unknown suspect.

Using all his sources he was zeroing in on a suspect. He found the suspect and I met up with him. The end result was a rape suspect pleading guilty to Rape 1 and getting about 10 years in prison.

It didn't matter to him that the victim was a prostitute. He worked this case 110 percent, even though it wasn't his case. It was my case. When the case was set for trial he tracked down witnesses who were for the most part homeless and impossible to find.

What ever it would take to get things done, he would do it. He just did things. No talk, no BS, no excuses, no whining.

That was just one of thousands of examples of his hard work and relentless pursuit of evil.

I-41, we will miss you.

Sgt. Jake Zimnisky
King County Sheriff's Office

December 7, 2006

Steve,
I always called you Steve "One Man Army" Cox because of your tremendous motivation and impact on the street. When you were recognized as Deputy of the Year, you truly deserved it. I can't remember how many crooks I ID'ed who replied "Deputy Cox knows me". I was channel hopping once and saw you testifying in front of the County Council in order to get White Center in the SOAP and SODA ordinance. You did it all! The change in the neighborhood as a result of your work was amazing. Steve, you will always be remembered!

Deputy F. Spence
King County Sheriff

December 7, 2006

Steve,
We will miss you, brother. I has been an honor to have met and worked with you. For you, we will continue the fight. Rest well, my friend.

Det. T. Do
King County Sheriff's Office

December 7, 2006

I just found out two days ago that Steve's mom was one of my teachers in high school and also that a co-worker went to high school with him. It is sad that it has taken his death to realize how small of a world it is.

He will be very missed by a lot of people.

Citizen
Washington State

December 7, 2006

Deputy Cox, rest easy, my brother. Those of us who strive to be like you now have the watch. As you attend the Last Roll Call, you need fear no more, for the Lord is holding it and will hold you safe. May God hold your loved ones and brother deputies in His comforting arms in this time of sorrow. Godspeed.

Deputy Mark Wilde
El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

December 7, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your loved ones. I only met you once and wish i could have gotten to know you, to truley understand how great of a person and officer everyone says you were. Rest in Peace brother.

December 7, 2006

Steve,

I will never forget your drive. You are proof, that one COP can make change. You never came to work lazy. It was always 100 percent. You also never gave up on people. There will never be another Steve Cox. Total respect,

Jimmy Keller KCSO

Deputy JJ Keller
KCSO

December 7, 2006

Steve,

I still cannot come to grips over what has happened! I will miss your voice over the radio or seeing you when I am driving home from shift, around town when I am off. Though we lived in the same neighborhood but worked at different precincts I always knew you were around the center/K1. It will be a less colorful place without you brother! May you rest in peace, god bless your family and help them through this difficult period! When you see Rich Herzog, tell him I miss him very much and I will never forget you two! You will always be the real life Superman, and your memory will always give me the strenghth to carry on!

Deputy Eric M. White #00213
King County S/O

December 7, 2006

"He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from all faces...Isaiah 25:8

I never met Steve but it is more than obvious that he was loved and respected by the public, peers and some former perps. The description of his legacy says "Larger than Life".
He has been described as a Super Action Hero but Humble. Someone said they will remember him driving his truck around with his dog and some lumber in the back. That is a Kodak image and one I will remember of a fellow officer who really did make a difference.
His father seems like the type who will read these tributes because he stated on TV that he was not aware of how great an impact his son had on others. I hope his parents are blessed by these tributes,confirmation of a great son they raised...and to his wife....confirmation of a great husband.

Officer Pamela Garland
Evergreen State College Police
12/07/06

Officer Pamela Garland
Evergreen State College Police Department

December 6, 2006

I had met Steve one day when I called for back-up on a Pitbull. When Dupty Cox arrived, he told me "I have your back, but I don' like Pits". I told Dupty that thats ok, if the dog gets past me, do not let him get to the bystanders. When Dupty Cox was beside me, I felt that I could catch anything! We were able to catch the dog without anyone getting hurt. Ever since that, when I call for a Dupty,if Dupty Cox is around, He is the first one on the scene.
Steve, may you rest in peace. You were one of a kind! I will miss you and your smiling face. YOU WERE THE BEST! You have changed many many lives. Now, because of you, there are lots of people out there now, not selling drug, or robbing someone,but they are now a productive, hard working citizen. You will be forever in my thoughts. My deapest thoughts and prayers go out to Steves family, and everyone at KCSO.See ya around.

Pam McLaren
King County Animal Control Officer

December 6, 2006

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