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

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

May god comfort your family and friends, rest in peace brother.

Ofc Minardi
New Haven PD, Ct

December 6, 2006

Thank you for your service Deputy Cox! You will not be forgotten... Rest in Peace.

Sgt. Cliff Saylor
Albuquerque Police Dept.

December 6, 2006

You were without doubt, the hardest working Deputy on the street! Ask any KCSO dispatcher, they will probably respond by saying, "Do you know how many abandoned vehicle impounds I did for Deputy Cox today?" "14 of them, between 1400-1500 (shift change)!" Or "I41, I've got the returns on those 7 hyphenated names you just ran". You've cleansed the streets of White Center, arrested the roughest and toughest criminals, cared for those in need, offered solid advice, showed compassion for all mankind, and directed many individuals down new pathways. All for a brighter future! At the end of shift, you ask if you owe anything. "I41, you don't owe anything 10-7 and "Good Night", May You Rest In Peace. Your work here is done, thank you for the time you've shared with us. God Bless You & All Of Your Family.

Cheri O'Brien, Dispatcher

December 6, 2006

Rest in peace brother. You will be missed. Thank you for your dedication, service and sacrifice. You are a true hero. My sympathy to your family, friends and department. Rest in peace brother.

Andrew W. Sawyer, Retired Deputy
Franklin County Sheriff Department

December 6, 2006

To the family, sheriff's department and the friends of Officer Steve Cox. I am so sorry for your loss and I am so saddened that such an honorable and good man has been taken from us. I feel so lucky to have known him and will always remember his wonderful smile. He always took the time to visit us on our annual Block Watch Night Out and like many others, I was given his number to "call me if you ever need anything!" He did so much for the community and was truly a wonderful friend to the residents of this city. May he rest in peace.


December 6, 2006

Deputy Cox my brother may you rest in peace. We will take your watch for you. My deepest condolences and prayers from my family goes out to the Cox Family and friends.

Deputy John Williamson
Fairfield County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

December 6, 2006

Rest in Peace brother....

OFC B. Grajek
Veterans Affairs Police

December 6, 2006

"Final Call"

An Angel In The Sky Must Leave His Place Of Rest,
Gently Tucking His Wings Beneath His Armored Vest.
For Duty Has Called, There Is Much Work To Do
Little Did He Know, This One Is Dressed In Blue.

Arriving On The Scene, He Knows Just What To Say,
"Follow Me, Fallen Brother, I'll Show You The Way."
"Your Duty Has Ended, Your Work Is Now Through."
"Come Hang Your Hat Beside Mine, for I am a Cop Too."

Patrolman A.C. Smosny
Wellington Police Department, Ohio

December 6, 2006

Steve was my mentor working 2nd shift patrol in White Center. I always admired his work ethic and street smarts, and he was always there for advice and counsel. Should I be one-tenth the officer he was, I will consider myself successful. The pain is nearly unbearable. He will never be replaced, yet I strive to be like him, always. Steve, we will take care of your family. Rest in peace, brother.

Brian B., Deputy

December 6, 2006

We pause to mourn the death of Deputy Cox and honor his memory. Our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies, go out to his family and his department.

May God comfort each of you.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery, AL - Police Department

December 6, 2006

Thank you for your service to King County and the White Center community. You will be missed.

eve elliott
Grateful Citizen

December 6, 2006

To the family, sheriff's department and the friends of Officer Steve Cox,

Today...I am truly grateful for everytime (about 13 times in less than 2 years) that Off. Cox arrested me. Because of him I am clean and sober today (3 years)and am graduating from college with a degree in social & human services and a certificate chemical dependency. I want to impact lives like he positively impacted mine...(even though his way was were truly about helping people. Thanks

Veronica Abram
I was a constant arressee

December 6, 2006

I knew Dupety Steve Cox when i lived in west seattle i use to see him go in to the 7-11 in whint center off of delrig all the time thats how i knew him. i havent seen him in a long time. i have always wanted to be a King County Sheriff deputy so i can help people in need. i was just really mad and sad hen i heard about it. I just want to say to ever body who carrys a shield good luck out there in th field and keep safe i will be praying for you guys and i am sarry for the loss of a verry good deputy! Steve Cox. i also want to say to his friends and family I an verry, verry sarry for your loss!!

pedro navarro

December 6, 2006

I live in Poulsbo. One of our youth pastors at our church is from White Center and knew Deputy Cox. He said that he was a respected Officer that lived where he worked and walked what he talked. I am so sorry that his life here on earth ended so young and that those left behind did not have a chance to say good bye in the way they probably would have wanted. It is my hope and prayer that you will see him on the other side someday. I also hope that some kind of good will come out of this tragedy. That because of Deputy Cox, some other Deputy or the general public will effect changes in the area because of what he started.

I am sorry that this has happened and that we have to live through this. Sheriff Rohr (sorry if I mispelled her name, I just did it from memory) has shown mucn leadership and compassion from what I have seen and I thank her for that.


Jim Oas

GS12 James Oas
Dept of Navy - fellow human being

December 6, 2006

Steve, thank you for being such a dedicated officer as well as a great guy. I always enjoyed working with you & remember fondly the day we had a long talk about adoption. As a fellow adoptive parent, I was glad I could share my experience with you. I was so happy to hear the day finally arrived & you were blessed with your son, Bronson. Now I hurt badly for him, your wife, & the rest of your family, including those of us in the King County Sheriff's Office. God bless.

Jodi Hobbs
Crime Analyst, King County Sheriff's Office

December 6, 2006

Steve & Family: I will always remember you Steve, how you called me by name each and everytime we saw each other. You had a way of making me feel like a million bucks. That was your way. I haven't finished crying, hoping somehow that it makes me feel better. I love you, buddy. May the Cox family know that Steve was one of the very best!

Precinct 4

December 6, 2006

Thank you for your fight for justice within the White Center Community. You did not die in vain.

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.
- Matthew 5:6

God Bless Your Family. Peace be with them at this time of great sorrow.

MSgt Tammi Stretch USAF Security Forces
Evergreen State College

December 6, 2006

To the family and friends of Deputy Cox, and to the KCSO members, may God bless you and be with you in this time of sorrow. America lost another hero today; you are now 10-42 go walk a beat on Heaven's streets, you are a blue angel, R.I.P. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. God Speed!

Diane Dodge
Polk County Sheriff's Office ~Bartow~

December 6, 2006

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. -Albert Pine

Deputy Cox -- The sacrifice you made for your community will never be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Deputy Cox -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

December 6, 2006

I never called you that; to me, as I patrolled just north of you, you were simply Deputy Cox. I knew on the nights that you were working that I might as well go somewhere else to get my arrest because Cox was out and White Center would be quiet.
I can only remember hearing you called by your name Steve once in the years I worked next to you, and it was on that cold dark street on Saturday morning. As my knees began to buckle and reality punched me in the gut, I realized that I had work to do and I pressed on...I finally got to help you on a call, I am sorry that I never got to call you Steve.
God Bless you, God Bless my brothers in the King County Sheriff Department, and most especially, God Bless your family

Patrol Officer
Seattle Police Department

December 6, 2006

I am sadden to read that another brother officer has fallen. I pray for you and family. You are my hero. R.I.P Deputy Cox. Sir you will never be forgotten.

Detective Lionel Garrett
Inglewood Police Department

December 6, 2006


Shoulder to shoulder
Standing side by side
Academy graduation
Beaming with pride.
Thoughts to the future
A career lies ahead
It’s all brand new
Nothing to dread
The years add up
So do the scars
Fights in streets
Alleys and bars
Get the job done
That’s what cops do
Whether you wear
Tan, gray or blue
Shoulder to shoulder
Standing side by side
Brothers are missing
Brothers have died
From across the nation
In towns large and small
Black shrouds remind us
Of those who gave all
The battle continues
Their deaths not in vain
Continue the fight
Victory to gain
When the war is over
And evil must hide
We will be shoulder to shoulder
Standing side by side
Art Gradillas

Rest in Peace Aloha.

MPOII Michael Fujioka
Honolulu Police Department/ D-5

December 6, 2006

may god bless deputy cox and his family as well as all his friend's and co-worker's.he will be missed.god bless and r.i.p.

fairfield county s-o lancaster,ohio

December 6, 2006

I had the opportunity to work with Steve in emphasis patrol in White Center on a couple of occasions. I was so impressed by the determination, ferocity, and duty in which he approached police work. There were many occasions where I would stop a bad guy on the Seattle 'side' of the border and they would tell me they were steering clear of White Center because Deputy Cox was on patrol. The world has very few officers that have made the tremendous impact on the their community as you have Steve.
The officers of the Southwest Precinct Anti-Crime Team will miss you dearly.
For Steve's family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers.

Officer S. Guyer
Seattle PD

December 6, 2006

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