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

Steve will be sorely missed...best wishes to the Cox family and his KCSO family as well.

God bless you...Seattle DEA MET

Special Agent Jon Wiseman
Seattle DEA

December 4, 2006

We'll miss you Steve.
A real man this guy, it will be hard to find another to do exactly the same community and Law enforcement activities.
I know there are many officers that are as good and have given
much more than the job requires.
I salute all the brave selfless individuals that make our world a safer and more tolerable place to conduct our lives.
As civilian participants in the communities you serve you can see we really do appreciate your efforts and those that give their lives it is almost unbearable to think of the sacrifice you make.
Our hearts go out to Steve's family as well as his brotherhood that I speak of... Thank You All
Bob Houk

Citizen, Bob Houk
Friend

December 4, 2006

God bless you, your family, your department and fellow fallen officers. Rest easy...we have the watch.

Virginia State Trooper
Virginia State Police

December 4, 2006

In Ontario Canada we wear a pin on our uniform that reads "Heroes in life not death" That statement clearly represents Steve.

Superintendent Jeff McGuire
Toronto Police Service, Toronto Canada

December 4, 2006

My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your Family. No one can understand the pain, everything is so empty. My he watch over you from Heaven.....I hope Bill and Steve get to meet there in heaven.

Tina Kolb
Fiancee Of DFC William H. Beebe 11/28/2006, Harford County, Maryland

December 4, 2006

A Part Of America Died,
Somebody killed a policeman today,
And part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
And spend many long lonely nights.
The beat he walked was a battle field too
just as if he had gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
In your town or mine,
While we slept in comfort behind locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And stands at each new rookies' side.
He answered the call, of himself and gave his all,
And a part of America died.
*anonymous*

Rest in peace brother. We have the watch now. My prayers go out to the family and friends of Deputy Cox.

Police Officer
Metropolitan Police Department Washington DC

December 4, 2006

I had the opportunity to attend the police academy with Steve and we were lucky to have had him..I have no doubt criminal law was much easier with him there. Steve was switched on all the time, not loudly, but with a quiet intensity that he brought to everything he did from start to finish. You knew without a doubt that he was serious and driven in his desire to be the best he could be. He was contagious in that intensity and I have often remembered it over the years. I have no doubt that Steve brought the fight to the criminals door each and everytime he went to work and we all lost one of the best this day. The world was a better place with him in it, and will miss him. Rest easy brother, your work here is done..."Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" Isaiah 6:8-10

C. Pruitt
Fmr Everett P.D.

December 4, 2006

Myself and other close neighbors and friends only knew Steve for about a year. We all worked together to help clean up our neighborhood North Shorewood Park. We met Steve at our very first community safety meeting we attended so we could be more involved with our community. At that time I told Steve about a problem house near the park. He gave us his card with phone number and email address on it at that time. The very next day Steve and two other police cars were at the problem house making arrests! Wow....we all just happened to be at the park to see this. This was one time of many other times over the past year that Stave responded with the same selfless quick action. He encouraged me to go to court instead of him to help evict the remaining people in the problem house, which I did.
His help and commitment will always be remembered.

Vicki Stav
Friend and White Center resident

December 4, 2006

May G-d Bless the family, friends and brotherhood of this fallen officer. We know all to well the pain of losing a loved one while on duty. Our hearts and prayers are with you as you embark on a journey like no other.
Dawn, Justin and Joshua

Dawn Macey, Justin and Joshua Briese
fiance and children of Deputy David Briese EOW 11/3/06

December 4, 2006

To Deputy Cox family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you.

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah Pd, Fl 11/6/86

December 4, 2006

Thank you so much for your sacrifice. you and your family will be in my prayers. your a hero...and that may never be forgotten.
thank you.

jessica cochran
daughter of tom cochran, killed in the line of duty 1-26-05

December 4, 2006

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Deputy Sheriff Steve Cox,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of your loved one. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We wish we could be there in person to offer support. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. As the holidays draw nearer remember those special moments you have shared together and the love you shared. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Deputy Cox is a hero. He will live on through all of you forever.

Respectfully,

Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

December 4, 2006

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathys to the family, friends and co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Steve Cox. Rest in Peace Brother, we now have the Watch.

PBA
Town of Camillus Police Department, CNY

December 4, 2006

God bless the family of Deputy Sheriff Cox and to all the brave members of the King County Sheriff's Department for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Trooper
New Jersey State Police

December 4, 2006

I did not know Deputy Cox but he is the kind of officer that made me want to become a police officer, to make a difference.......... HE is A TRUE HERO. Not because he died but because he lived to do good and was loved by those whom he lived for. It is heartbreaking for all and it is our loss and a devistating loss for the community he served. May God ease the pain of his family and embrace Deputy Cox with his love.

Police Officer, Lana Brewster
Evergreen State College

December 4, 2006

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of steve cox.

Deputy Adam Wright
Ohio County Sheriffs Dept Ky

December 4, 2006

Dear Steve:
On behalf of all police officers everywhere, thank you for your dedication and sacrifice. This reflection is written with the utmost respect and gratitude to a fallen brother.
Although this is a horrible thing that has happened, perhaps the most horrible of all, is that this coward and his act of brutality, has created yet another widow. A woman left behind to deal with shattered dreams, and to try to carry on. And perhaps worst of all, another child is left without Daddy to play with, or to have Daddy read to him at night, or have Dad teach him how to throw a ball, catch a fish, etc.
As I write this, I can feel the anger build, and then I remember that this is what we do...risk our lives to save others. We have sworn to protect and to serve. Steve, you did both...and admirably I might add. It is an honor to write to you, although a sad one nonetheless.
America has had her share of hero and legend. Having never had the pleasure of meeting you, I believe sir, that you fit both.
I pray that God above eases the pain your family must now deal with. My Christmas wish this year, is that your family know the enormous gratitude that the people of Washington, and for that matter, all of America, has for not only your sacrifice, but that of your family as well.
Though your time here was short, you will NEVER be allowed to be forgotten. Because a hero never dies. Anyone of us who has been through a shooting, and lived to talk about it, must give thanks to our Heavenly Father for sparing us. Yet strangely, the question raises itself, "Why?" "Why, Lord, do our officers continue to die?" "Why, Lord, do their families have to endure such pain, when all their family member was doing, is trying to give us all a better place to live?" "Why, Lord, do some of us survive, and others do not?"
Perhaps the answer, Steve, is that He has a better plan for you and all of us. But whatever it is, rest in peace, and know that our thin blue line has held, and we have the watch. Amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

December 4, 2006

Rest in peace, Steve.

Ofc. Andy Arena
Delray Beach (FL) Police Department

December 4, 2006

Steve was a great friend, and a tireless deputy. He had a well deserved reputation as a hard worker, and an extensive knowledge of the law. When I bought a new house, he volunteered right away to help me move in and use his pickup truck to shuttle items back and forth. I got a kick out of how his wife called him "Stevie" and his devotion to her... and his daschunds. He was there for a spot at the gym, whenever needed. It comes down to this: Steve Cared, and it showed in all aspects of his life.

Dep. P. Whitney Richtmyer
King County SO

December 4, 2006

Steve,Stevareno,Cousin Steve,Quiet Hero,Superman, We are cousins born the same week, the same year.My name is Judy Querin and I am proud to be Steves cousin and I miss him terribly.

What I will remember the most about Steve is his genuine personality.He was the real deal.He told you what he thought about things without mincing his words and he really cared about how your life was going.I will remember his bemused half smile.I will remember his big bear hugs.I will remember our childhood summers together.I will remember our kinship and how much it meant to me. I will remember Steve Cox as a hero.

Judy Querin

judy querin
cousin

December 4, 2006

Thanks for your service as our protector and public servant. We honor your memory.

Chris Schene

Christopher Schene
Parent of King County Deputy

December 4, 2006

Deputy Cox,

Although our paths crossed only briefly while I worked in King County, I recollect your common sense approach to problem-solving and your sense of humor most of all. I have no doubt that you were the gifted as an officer, devoted to your community and dedicated to the most noble of professions. From what others that know you have said, you exemplified community policing at its finest. Less we forget that you and others that have gone before you are not heroes for the way you died, but heroes from the very first day you put on your badges - and every day since. I will pray for your family, friends and colleagues, that they will find comfort as they mourn your death and peace as they celebrate your life and contributions to the King County community.

Kenneth A. Morgan
Former Federal Way PD Commander

December 4, 2006

I met Steve when I was on probation. We were both on 2nd shift unincorp and we spent many an afternoon on Vashon Island and Skyway together. This gave me an opportunity to learn about this burdgeoning legend. When I knew I was working the island or the hill with Steve, I knew I would not get much of a chance to relax. To Steve there were no small crimes. They were simply crimes. He had no illusions that he was putting people in jail forever. He just felt that criminals should be held accountable. He did not seem to get bent out of shape about what happened after the arrest. He just knew that he had a job to do. He would tell me, "Tim, the people pay us to do this stuff." Steve believed that we could make a difference. He was not naive, however, and he was not a crusader. He just believed that in order to change anything, we had to make an effort. He took this attitude with him when he became the White Center Storefront Officer. He grew up in White Center and believed that, with effort, it could become safe for citizens again. He was right and he was successful.
Steve was not an adrenalin junkie and he did not use his authority to make himself feel powerful. Steve just had an incredible sense of duty. Everything he did was focused on his goal of making the Center a safe place to live and work. He was one of the guys in the white hats. He was Wyatt Earp, a social worker, a therapist, Dr. Phil, Teddy Roosevelt, a Labrador Retriever, Socrates, and Audie Murphy all rolled into one. Cops, citizens and criminals spoke well of Steve.
God must have wanted Steve Cox up there because he was un-stoppable by mortal man. He cannot be replaced.
"...The stars are not wanted now, put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good."
We are greater for having known you, Steve, and we are empty without you. Watch over us, friend.

Det Gillette
KCSO

December 4, 2006

"But King County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Cox was an unusually idealistic man, say those who knew him. Frustrated with criminals beating the legal system, he left his job as a deputy prosecutor to patrol the streets in White Center, the high-crime neighborhood near where he grew up."

I totally respect that~a man that just wants to bring back the old community that he, and all native Washingtonians, knew and loved before the 'troubles'.

R.I.P.

H2
none

December 4, 2006

To hear of the death of such a wonderful man. A man who would check on girls working at Expresso Stands in the White Center area just to make sure they where all right, A man who was just and true and a man who worked hard to make sure the comunitty that he loved was safe for for the people like me. Many times I would see him crusing the streets. God has a special place for people like steve. My prayers are with his family and the other officers that are feeling loss at this time! Make God watch over Steve and his family.

Carol
Citzen of White Center

December 4, 2006

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