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

Deputy Cox,
Thank-you for your service. King County has lost one of its heroes. Our deepest condolences to your family and the brave men and women of the King County Sheriff's Office. You will never be forgotten. Rest in peace, brother.

Detective Corporal Morgan
Park County Sheriff's Office--Colorado

December 5, 2006

My heart breaks. Again another senseless, cruel, untimely death of a hero. God Bless the family of Officer Cox, the men and women of King County who serve and protect. Your job is thankless yet you serve your fellow man. God Bless all our heros in the US in uniform. God's face is shining on Officer Cox and may his strength support his family & his community.

Mother of a Colorado Ssprings Officer

December 5, 2006

Steve Cox is a hero. Steve is a hero because he took on a job that may will not; Steve is a hero because he put his heart and soul into his community- through his job and in private; Steve is a hero because he inspired Law Enforcement, Businesses, Community Members, and countless others who will attempt to follow in his footsteps.
Steve, we are all better having known and worked with you.

Major Greg Dymerski
King County Sheriff's Office

December 5, 2006

Was cleaning up White Center, people could call it something other than ratcity,This Sheriff would stop at the busy bus stops at 4 just make sure things were alright, this is a big loss to our town


December 5, 2006

A couple of the young neighborhood boys came by my house this past Sunday, all wide-eyed with the "news". The upshot of their feelings expressed, however, were that Officer Steve Cox was a TOUGH GOOD GUY. I am new to Seattle and the neighborhood Officer Cox so vigilantly protected. But I very quickly came to know that he was "THE MODEL" of what police officers can and should be. In addition to his mission of aggressive policing (much needed in this community) he went out of his way to truly connect with the residents - both on and off the job. Hopefully those kids will remember this "tough and good" example when, in a few short years, they have to make their own serious life choices as young men in this community. Words simply can't express what a huge blow this is to all of us.

Connie Coffey
Citizen of SW Seattle

December 5, 2006

I knew Steve via his actions in White Center. I moved from the area 2 years ago, but his presence was still near me as I still had contacts in WC. It saddens me to think about this. WC was full of drugs and other crimes and Steve was just doing his job and trying to make it a better place to live. I hope everyone will continue his legacy. He deserved better. He was a likeable guy. He kept track of the people he saw on the streets. He knew what they would be doing. They knew he knew. And there was still mutual respect between most of them. Everyone was just doing what they needed to do and if the law came between them, so be it. All of my prays to his family. He will not be forgotten.

Barbara Keller
former resident of area

December 5, 2006

Rest in Peace. Always Remembered.

Dy M. Martin
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office LA

December 5, 2006

I got the call from a friend on the mainland, "KCSO has suffered another great loss." Words can't express the feeling that the loss of such an outstanding Deputy and person brings. Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. William Bonar
King County SO (Retired)

December 5, 2006

Steve, we had a short time together but Kameron and I loved you very much. I just cannot believe this has happened. I'm sure the pain will dull with time but for now I'm just plain sad.

Deputy Carolyn Dodd (retired)
King County Sheriff's Office/

December 5, 2006

Hero's never die; they just take on new assignments.

GOD Bless you and your family. Rest in Peace my brother.

Offiner Paladino
Colorado Springs PD

December 5, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with you-the family, friends, co-workers and citizens.
Lake County, Florida

December 5, 2006

Rest in peace brother. We have it from here.

We will carry on with you in our hearts and minds. We have lost a true crime fighter and community ambassador.

Sgt. Joe Bauer
Seattle Police Department

December 5, 2006

May God bless Steve, his family, and all his friends. I am sincerely sorry for your loss. Tom Cino

Buffalo Police Departmeny

December 5, 2006

Rest in peace Steve, your fellow officers will never forget you and the sacrifice you made.


December 5, 2006

I met Steve several years ago when I was down in Washington for several appointments for my cancer treatment. I had asked in advance to do a ride-along and Steve was my first officer. We actually had a pretty boring shift which gave us time to talk and have lunch at a community storefront office (house). We talk about the job, our families, and stuff. The night went so slow that at the end of the shift, Steve asked if I wanted to keep going. I said sure and he arranged another ride for me. So we met up with another deputy and I did the night shift with him, complete with a prisoner transfer from the island to the jail, a high speed response for an officer needs help call, and a late meal with a few other deputies (one had applied to Durango, CO).

You were quite the officer, Steve, leading by example. Thanks for the talk introducing me to the world of the KCSO, and hooking up the second ride for me. I'll miss you. Your family and the KCSO are in our thoughts and prayers for comfort, peace, and healing.

Rest easy my friend, we've got it from here.

Ofc. Alan Mitchell
Alaska DJJ

December 5, 2006

Even though we never knew your husband…….as a Law enforcement officer and his family, we are all part of a bigger family. Do not hesitate to ask for help. Many prayers sent your way.
To Officer Steve Cox you will never be forgotten.
Thank you for your service to your city, county, state and country. You are a HERO!!!!!

Wife Of Westport Officer

December 5, 2006

In this great time of sorrow know that God is with Steve and his beloved family. I unfortunately did not have the honor of knowing Steve but still pray for him and his family. His sacrifice will never be forgotten. God bless

Officer T. Azmy
Los Angeles Airport Police

December 5, 2006

Rest in peace brother...we have the watch now.

Upper Chichester Twp. PD-PA

December 5, 2006

Thank you Deputy easy gave so much so others could enjoy life...thank you

Washington Resident

December 4, 2006

My condolences go out to Deputy Cox's family,friends and colleagues. From the news stories I've seen he was quite a deputy, and quite a man. I never knew the man,but he sounds like a one of a kind person. One who cannot be replaced. I wish everybody who knew Deputy Cox the best as they go through this tough time. May you rest in peace Deputy Cox, your work here is done.

Jeff Moses

December 4, 2006

My prayers go out to all his family, friends and brothers/sisters in law enforcement. May God be with all of you during this difficult time. R.I.P

Cpl Jean Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

December 4, 2006

Aloha... I send my deepest sympathy to the Family and Friends of Deputy Steve COX. I pray that God will comfort you and guide you all in this very trying time.

Aloha and Mahalo brother Steve for serving and protecting your community with great pride. May you Rest In Peace...

State Of Hawaii D.O.T. Harbor Police

December 4, 2006

This is truly a heartbreaking tragedy. Steve worked as a King County prosecutor in Federal Way, and that's where we met. He left Federal Way to become a Deputy with King County. I knew what he was getting into because I had done the job as a Reserve Officer for many years. He was so excited about his new job, and I was so proud of him for doing it. I knew he'd be a good cop, and he was - one of the very best! My heart absolutely breaks for the loss suffered by his family, his friends, his fellow officers, and the members of the community he served so well. Though I am no longer a Reserve Officer, in my heart and soul I remain part of that special family. I feel honored to have known him. Steve joins many who have gone before him and now watch over all of us from above. My prayers go out to all who mourn his loss. To my old friend, Steve, thanks for all you did for us as a prosecutor and a cop. You'll not be forgotten. Rest easy, my brother. We have the watch.
With the deepest respect,
Pam Hall, Admin Assist
Federal Way PD, Washington

Pam Hall (LAPD Reserve Retired)
Federal Way Police Department

December 4, 2006

Rest easy brother, The watch is ours now.

Fellow Officer
Tacoma Police

December 4, 2006

God Bless you sir. thank you for your hard work and dedication to God, Duty, and Country. Rest in peace

Ryan C.

December 4, 2006

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