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

Rest in Peace... We are thinking of you in Oregon.

Rick- Patrol Officer
Agency in Oregon

December 4, 2006

Steve was a damn good cop who didn't have time for the B.S. that goes with the job. You never heard him talk bad about coworkers or spread any juicy department gossip. He didn't have time for that. He was focused and intense, always looking for suspects that needed to go to jail. Steve never "coasted" through a shift, always staying busy, working late hours and making a difference in his district. I don't say he made a difference lightly, everyone knew Steve, criminals feared Steve, and his brothers and sisters in law enforcement admire Steve. It's our job to always remember his smile, work ethic, positive attitude, and stand next to his family...ready to do anything they need in this time of horrible grief.

Steve, Rest in Peace.

Sergeant Bryan Howard
King County Sheriff's Office

December 4, 2006

The world is a darker place without a cop and man like Steve Cox in it.

We are all better people because we knew you, Steve.

"Ida Four-One. I've got 4 in custody."

Detective T. Gillette
King County Sheriff's Office

December 4, 2006

Deputy Cox,

It is obvious that you were respected for your place in police work but mostly for you as a person. Your choice to become a police officer will tell stories for years to come to young people chosing to serve the public trust.
I will pray for your family and brothers in these days to come. May GOD comfort them with only the peace he can give.
To the Deputies of King County: Service your calls like you never have before. Put the extra effort forward as Deputy Cox would want you to do. Cry for your loss. Do not let his wife and child forget that they are always family of the King County Sheriff Department. Pray for each other.
Remember why you serve.............

Capt. George Tillman
Pascagoula Police Dept, MS

December 4, 2006

Our prayers are with The family and co-workers of King County Deputy Sheriff Cox. Rest in Peace Sir

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

December 4, 2006

May God be with your family. You will not be forgotten and your memory will live in all those you left behind.

wife of a deputy

December 4, 2006

I am sitting here crying as I type this. I was absolutely devestated to hear the news of Steve's senseless death. I worked with Steve at the Federal Way Prosecutors office. Unfortunately, he was only with our office for a short time before he left to pursue his career as an officer,which was his dream in life. Obviously his presence impacted me deeply. Steve was a wonderful person with a heart of gold. He was the type of person that you knew would help anyone in need if he was in anyway able. I could always count on Steve to make me laugh. He was full of energy and life and the community as a whole has lost a precious person. I pray for his family, that in some way they will find comfort at this difficult time. I know that Steve was loved by many. I know I will never forget him.

Deb Binion

December 4, 2006

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Deputy Cox, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the veils are gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest

Wife of a CSPD Officer

December 4, 2006

Thank you for your service. Although I didn't know you, I have been reading about you... what an amazing man you were. I can say that your life and actions as a Deputy and as a "local guy" have left a legacy for other people and Law Enforcement Professionals to emulate. I pray that God be with your family and loved ones as they grieve. You will be remembered...

Officer P. Morgan
Renton PD

December 4, 2006

A HERO may be gone......A HERO will never be forgotten. R.I.P.

Lake County Sheriff IL

December 4, 2006

Steve was a man of no fear and had a dedication to justice that can only be envied by the best. I have known no other police officer to work so hard for a never ending battle and ask little in return. Steve would only request that we keep up his legacy and work as hard as he did to make this community a better place.

Deputy R.Mikulcik

December 4, 2006

It is a sad day that we have to go thru this again. How many will it take for our justice system and the people that work it do it right. My condolences to the fine men and women of the King County Sheriff's Dept and to the family of Deputy Cox.

Deputy John Hendrickson
Skagit County Sheriff's Office

December 4, 2006

Deputy Cox you are a hero. Thank you for your service to the citizens of King County. God bless you and your loved ones. May God grant them the endurance to get through this difficult time. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

December 4, 2006

The Steve I knew while he lived in the Tri-Cities was a big imposing man who was true blue. There was never any mistaking what he was thinking or saying. He called it as he saw it. He tried to be serious but had chinks in his tough exterior that led to his fantastic personality. If you took the time to get him to laugh and smile it was well worth the wait. I was a waitress at Cedars in Kennewick where Steve would regularly come in after work. He sat in the same seat every time and the employees at the restaurant always took the time to talk to him and take jabs at him if he showed up cranky from his work as a Franklin County Deputy Prosecutor. As I got to know him I found out this huge guy was raising pure bred Dachshunds (wiener dogs), which just became more fodder for teasing him. One day he showed up with this huge gash across his nose… his male dog had bit him. It was a good laugh! Eventually Steve said he wanted to move back home to the west side and wanted to become a police officer. Given the Steve I had come to know, I knew it was a perfect fit.

Steve, you fulfilled your dream. I’m not at all surprised over the impact this is having on your community. You were larger than life and commanded your space. Everyone loves you and I can think of no greater tribute than the mark you have left in all of our lives.

You will be missed…

Friend from Kennewick

December 4, 2006

May you rest in peace now. God bless you, your fellow officers, your family.

Sgt. Dean Bailey
Beckley Police Dept. WV

December 4, 2006

We are never prepared for the loss of a loved one, but God is always prepared to help us through that loss. May His presence begin the healing in your heart and soul, and may His love surround you with the comfort only He can give.

Thank you for your unselfish service to others. You will never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.

Wyoming Citizen

December 4, 2006

Our deepest sympathy and sincere condolence go out to his family.

My family has known Steve since the 70's. I will always remember how Steve made me feel like his younger brother and how respectful he was towards my parents. Even though it's been a while since we've seen Steve, I know he would be the type of friend where you could carry on where you left off...because he was that close to us.

We will miss him dearly.

Joal S. Diaz

December 4, 2006

Deputy Sheriff Cox, you have served your community and your state with honor and dignity, we will carry on from here. To the family of Deputy Sheriff Cox, you all are in our thoughts and prayer. Please remember that you are now part of a much larger family, that will be there for you always. To the men and women of the King's County Sheriff's Department hold your heads high as you all carry on. Stay safe. Rest in Peace...Brother.

Detective First Grade Robert F. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department Washington DC/Homicide Branch

December 4, 2006

Our family will always remember you and your selfless service. We thank you for the job you've done and we pray and grieve with your family during this time. Your shift is over and now it's your turn to rest as easy as we have knowing men like you are keeping us safe from harm. May God bless and you and keep you.

The Bishop Family
Grateful KC Residents

December 4, 2006

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

December 4, 2006

Rest in peace Brother, it's our turn to carry the load for a while. Thanks for your service to the community and rest easy in knowing that you are my hero. To the family and friends we at the Montogmery Police Dept. say we are so sorry for your loss.

Corporal B.F. Harrison
Montgomery(Alabama) Police Department

December 4, 2006

How aweful!!!

D.S. Cox, thank you for your service. Watch over your family giving them the love, guidance and support they will need as they begin this long, dark journey. Watch over your brothers and sisters in uniform.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

December 4, 2006

D.S. - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time..please watch over them & your fellow brothers/sisters in blue..just know that this coward will have his judgement day..YOU ARE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

mi state police recruit

December 4, 2006

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Steve Cox, and the King County Sheriff's Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Deputy Cox, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

December 4, 2006

I met Steve one time on a call on the Seattle/King County jurisdictional border. Very few people have a presence about them that I remember Steve having. I am still new to line of work, but have already seen too many "good cops" taken away from their family, friends and co-workers and the community that they serve. From the countless stories I have heard, Steve was the type of cop that I think we all (at some point) strive to be. Even more than that, he was the type of human being that everyone should strive to be. The small corner of the state that Steve patrolled is darker because of this tragic, senseless loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Steve's family, friends and department. Rest in Peace.

Officer Brett Grieve
Seattle PD-South Pct.

December 4, 2006

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