Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Kenneth Lee Daniels

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Wednesday, September 1, 2004

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Reflections for Police Officer Kenneth Lee Daniels

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your fellow law enforcement.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 1, 2020

Officer Kenneth L. Daniels will never be forgotten. RIP, and may your soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 16, 2018

You were my friend.
I miss you man.

Brian Colding
Friend

January 29, 2018

Hey Kenneth I was thinking about you the other day when I drove past the Powerhouse Gym on Woodward. That was one of your favorite places. I remember how you loved to bench press and show off those guns. They didn't call you "tank" for nothing. It's been 11 years and I still miss you and our friendship. Continue to rest in peace.

Janell
Childhood/ church friend

December 4, 2015

Hey big swole, I always miss working with you while we where at TSS. Your family is doing well and of course brandon is always there for them when they need him. Was thinking about you today and the fun we had locking up everything that moved. Miss you my friend.

Police Officer Kristopher Hernden
Detroit Police Department

May 31, 2015

RIP. Will take it from here.

Future Detroit Police Officer Billy .
Dearborn, MI

April 8, 2015

Hey bro, I have very fond memories of us laughing together at the gym when you were aspiring to Join DPD. I still remember the joy and excitement in your eyes when you told me you got accepted into the academy. I have even fonder memories of you coming into #9 backing us up and being that huge wall for me to hide behind. I am truly glad DPD honored you the way you deserve to be. Thanks for your love and support during my difficult time bro.

Anthony Johnson
former DPD officer and frfiend

October 13, 2014

Ken was larger than life- we called him robo cop- a family man who loved God! Such a sweet guy- rest in peace brother!

Personal friend
Detroit resident

June 17, 2014

Rest in peace Ken, I truly miss you man! I wish you you were here to see me, I hope you would be proud of me.

Ssgt
USAF-SP

June 12, 2012

You are gone, but you will never, EVER be forgotten. Thank you.

Brandon Best
Former training partner and friend

April 22, 2012

I miss you Dad.

K.Daniels
Son

September 13, 2011

You have not been forgottren. Your memory will continue on as true heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 1, 2011

Ken, man it's been some years now. It never gets easy, but know your memory and legacy still lives. My brother in blue, rest in peace.

Sgt. D Williams
DPD

February 8, 2011

Hey Ken. Just wanted to say that I miss you & enjoyed your time knowing each other. You were a truly dedicated officer and a great man.
RIP Brother.

Cliff Powell
Detroit Police

December 16, 2010

Just wanted to wish every one that cares for you the best.

D. Solomon
Alameda County Sheriff California

February 2, 2009

Hey Daniels! I am glad to finally see the department got their act together so you can be honored the way you deserve to be.

You were a great partner to work with and always great to have around, especially when we were cleaning house somewhere. It's a shame that this coward did what he did and caused us to lose a great cop and friend. Rest in peace my friend. You are missed dearly.

Agent Clay Martin
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (former DPD)

January 11, 2009

To Ken and all his loved ones:

Ken, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Ken. Your memory is honored and revered today and everyday.


Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Anonymous

September 3, 2008

Sometimes you get the bad guys and sometimes they get you. So sad this is how your career ended. You deserved so much more. What a beautiful
tribute to you by Brandon Cole. Someone must be crazy to tangle with you!
I guess none of us is invincible. My heart goes out to those still missing you
after only 4 years. God Bless!
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Anonymous

September 1, 2008

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Continue to watch over all of them and protect them from harm. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 1, 2008

man ken i miss u. i cant believe i've been without you for four years now. i think about you everyday. you should see your niece. she so pretty and smart. i have another baby on the way. i cant wait to see you again. i love u big brother. you are always in my heart. until we meet again. love troy

troy arnold
brother

July 27, 2008

It is very said that someone would take the life of someone who is trying to protect and serve this great City of Detroit. My condolences go out to not only the department, but also to the parents, children, and many, many friends that Off. Daniels had. You will never be forgotten and I hope you Rest In Peace on behalf of all citizens in the City of Detroit.

Eddie Ivy
Detroit Citizen

February 26, 2008

They were just some worn down boots,
not much to show,
but they’ve been on top of my locker
for almost three years in a row.

They belonged to my friend,
Who is no longer here,
They serve a new purpose now,
But not to shed tears

They were badly scarred and worn...
Covered in dust...
The leather was cracked….
But I did what I must.

Five coats of polish later.
They gleamed with a shine…
I placed our patch on them..
And remember the good times..

I don’t need to wonder…
just where they'd been,
I once treaded the same alleyways
Remember the things we did.

The empty houses we all searched
for that missing baby
The dopeman that ran from us
Almost Daily

The criminals that fronted you
And paid with a beatin’
The Children that ran up to you at church
Because you were their deacon


Each scar was a memory
Each crack an arrest
Your boots showed how good you were
Those boots can attest

So I brought your boots down to DC
Placed them next to your name
I wonder if others would notice
If they didn’t, It would be a shame

But then I saw all the heroes
You joined on this wall
Bowens, Fettig, Stewie, and Bandy
Over 200 Detroiters in all…

Your life is gone,
But your memory remains
Your boots sit in honor
on permanent display

As I walk away

I look down at my boots covered in dust
The cracks, the scars, I do what I must
5 Coats of polish later, they gleam with a shine
To honor a hero and a great friend of mine.

PO Brandon Cole

February 10, 2008

Who can forget your smile that lit up a room when you entered it. You were always giving me advice on how to stay in shape and I would always listen as I ate my donut or drank my pop. I looked forward to you bringing in someone on midnights so that I could have a laugh or to as I sat on the desk sometime at the 8th precinct. We miss you and we love you...keep us safe and in your sight

police officer
DPD

February 5, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 13, 2007

I remember the day I was working with DPD and we heard the calL Officer Shot. We had to clear all intersections to facilitate the arrival of the squad car that was transporting Officer Daniels. I remember lifting Officer Daniels along with other Officers and we rushed him into DRH. I will never forget that day. I will carry your memory the rest of my life. Rest in peace my brother. God bless you.

P.O H.S
NPD

November 11, 2007

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