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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

"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
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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

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Daniels on the anniversary of his passing. Another Hero taken too soon.
God Bless you all.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia

September 1, 2007

We know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into His plans. Romans 8;28

God bless the family our prayeres are with you.

Our son Deputy Morris Taylor was shot and killed 9/14/2002

We know your pain.

Lyndell Taylor Father
Member of Concerns of Police Survivors

June 8, 2007

P.O. Daniels,

I am glad to see that your department finally got things sorted out and your name added to the wall. My husband rode in your honor during the Police Unity Tour. We met some of your co-workers and your family. Your boys are great and your wife was so nice. You are greatly missed by everyone that we spoke with. My husband and I are honored to have been a part of keeping your memory alive.

Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten.

Deputy Kim Brown
Bedford County TN

May 21, 2007

Ken,

I am so glad you finally have a page to honor you here and you will be honored this coming weekend in DC. You were always one of the greatest guys I've ever known. Who would have guessed back in Southwestern High School we would have ended up Detroit Police Officers. I think both of us were trying for different roads, but we ended up were God wanted us. I still remember the day you came up to me and asked if I remember you. Of course I did, who could forget Tank!

Say hi to my Scott for me.

Monica Verdusco-Sise
Northeastern District (Old 11)

May 9, 2007

Whenever an officer dies, on the job or not, it's still impacts everyone dearly. You didn't die on the job, but what you did, saved a bunch of lives, and that is going WAY above what anybody else you did. God knows what would have happened if you didn't step in. I just found out about you, as most of us all did. It has taken 3 years, but now everybody can know the heroism you put into your job and life. Your killer got 47 years, your family has to go on with their life without you. And when 47 years have passed, the killer will be free to walk the streets, which is very despicable. Thanks for what you did that night and what you did throughout your career. RIP

Seaman Apprentice/E-2
United States Navy

April 28, 2007

What do you say about a man that was larger then life and taken away from us way too soon. Built like an ox, a religious man, with a smile from ear to ear, and that used to bump gospel music through his speakers on the way to work. But when you tried him, you met the wrath of god behind his fists.

Thankfully you are getting the recognition you diserve that was wrongfully overdue. Not to many men would have done what you did, and god knows how many lives you saved that night, and I am forever proud to have known you and called you my friend.

I'm keepin my promise and don't worry "I got this" handled my man...

Peace out "Tac SWOL"
Ill see you around sometime.....

P.O. Brandon Cole
Friend/Partner/ His locker was next to mine

April 23, 2007

Hey Ken,
Miss you alot man, I miss the good old days cracking jokes in the academy. I'm happy to see you were added to the wall of heros. IN VALOR THERE IS HOPE.

PO Kevin Treasvant
DPD 96-G

April 21, 2007

hey ken its hernden, i miss you and i dont think i will ever forget you. remember when we came to tss together. lol. we sure had fun. you are still larger than life. its taken a long time to get you on that wall finaly. ps your boys are doing ok

police officer kristopher hernden
detroit police tactical mobile

April 12, 2007

I am sorry that it has taken so long for your department to realize the ultimate sacrifice you provided protecting the community. I hope now that your memory forever lives strong and that your soul rests in peace. Thank you Ken, God bless you

P.O. Jason Forsythe
Philadelphia Police Department

April 9, 2007

It has taken us Three long years of fighting to get Officer Daniels death ruled line of duty and get his memory added to this page and the wall. Im glad to see the city finally got the paperwork correct and his memory has been honered. God Bless Kenny, we all miss you.

P.O. Bernie Gibson
Detroit Police Tactical Services Section

April 8, 2007

Officer Daniels, I'm sorry that you were taken from us by cowards. I never knew you but keep watch from the sky over me and my brothers while we carry on the fight. You will always be a warrior.

"Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the Sons of God."

Matthew 5:9

P/O A. Young #112
Sansom Park P.D. Texas

March 24, 2007

A real man will look danger in the face and confront it, regardless of the consequences. A coward will blind-side it, afraid of retribution, as it was in your case. May the most heinous of justice come to those who felled you, Officer Daniels. Rest in Peace, sir, and know that those responsible will never truly know true rest, nor true peace.


HOUSTON POLICE DEPT.

March 22, 2007

Sorry to hear about this...you will be in a better place now

March 20, 2007

Thank you for your service and dedication. May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

March 20, 2007

Officer Daniels,
It has taken over two years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

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March 19, 2007

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