Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Corporal Kenneth Armstrong

Montgomery Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, August 17, 2007

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Reflections for Detective Corporal Kenneth Armstrong

Ken, we had Kelley and the boys over for dinner last night and tried to keep the event light hearted. Lots of your friends were here and it was good time had by all. We still miss you and are always here to look after your family.

Corporal J.K. Peterson
Montgomery Police Department

August 18, 2009

You and all of your loved ones are in my thoughts on this day. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones and protect them from harm. You have not been forgotten as true heroes never die.

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

August 17, 2009

To Det. Cpl. Kenneth Armstrong, his family and his fellow officers with the Montgomery Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Det. Cpl. Armstrong’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Det. Cpl. Armstrong and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Bagde, Inc
Members and Staff

August 17, 2009

Ken, we still miss you everyday.

Police Officer J.K. Peterson
Montgomery Police Department

February 2, 2009

As you know, another one of brothers is coming home. Show him the beat up there. We all miss you and love you.

Montgomery Police Department

January 26, 2009

God bless and watch over your family.

Don Blankenship

October 14, 2008

Sweet child, how you are missed. I think of you every day and still can't believe that you are no longer with us. From a funny, mischievous little boy, you grew up to be a fine young man. I am so proud of you and what you accomplished in your short life. Thank you for loving my daughter Kelley and for giving her two precious little boys. You are still here with us through them. It has been a rough year, but we have all come through it together, shedding tears and sharing smiles. Know that you are loved and missed by us all and will be forever. Rest in peace son, all will be well here.


Starla Peacock

August 18, 2008

To the family of Detective Armstrong: As you mark one year of loss, I pray that you have found the strength and courage to move forward. Life is never the same after such a devistating blow. However, it IS possible to honor our fallen hero by living our best life. "Never let your Memories be greater than your Dreams" Our thoughts are with you today and your loved one is remembered always!

Jennifer Mayo, sister of
Deputy Hilery A. Mayo Jr. STPSO La. E.O.W 6/9/07

August 17, 2008

To Detective Kenneth Armstrong and his loved ones:

On this the first anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is with your family members and friends who call you beloved. I am so touched by their loving reflections for you. They are all in my thoughts and prayers today.

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, Detective Armstrong.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Detective Armstrong gave to his community and the citizens of Alabama, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 17, 2007.

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


August 17, 2008

Ken, it's has been almost a year since you were taken from us and it still seems like yesterday. I still remeber the days when you would step on my feet under our desk. There's is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you and you family. You are forever a hero and will never be forgotten.

Sgt. S.E.Thompkins#1025

Sgt. S.E. Thompkins

August 1, 2008

You know its funny the things you remember. I remember when you and I were riding district 3 and an alarm went out on a bank. I remember the look in your eyes when we pulled up and they didn't follow procedure and the look on the teller's face....boy did we really though we rolled up on one in progress. I remember the conversation you and I had afterwards but more importantly I will always remember you. Take care Armstrong until we meet again.

Scott Cooper

July 28, 2008

I remember when you first got here, green, but yet willing and wanting to learn. You were sincere about wanting to help others and getting rid of the bad element on the streets so the children of the community could play and feel safe. I had the honor and priviledge of you riding with me as a partner as you were learning the ways of the streets. You were smart and caught on quick, you soon learned the ways of our westside. You rapidly gained the respect of your fellow officers and your community to the point you had your on district on the westside. It was my honor and privilege to ride in the district next to you and work side by side. You handled yourself and your job so well you soon moved up in rank and into the detective position to try and further your career and better seerve the community. You and your family are always on my mind and you are truly missed. God has a special purpose for you and not only will he be watching over your family but your brothers here will always do what we can to keep them safe and protected. Thankyou!

Marcus Green

July 9, 2008

We stood in front of Headquarters and honored you today. The bagpiper played Amazing Grace, The bugler played TAPS and the Honor Guard gave a 21 Gun Salute. Your parents were there as was your wife and boys. We still remember you daily and miss you the same. We talked about the camping trip at the farm and all the MDT banter enjoyed over the years. We head to D.C. next week to honor you at the Capitol and National Memorial. You will be the first name read at this year's ceremonies. Thanks for being a great partner and friend.

Police Officer J.K. Peterson
Montgomery Police Department

May 8, 2008

Things in life are'nt always what they seem. God promises us a better life than the one we inhabit in our bodies. May God Bless Detective Corporal Kenneth Armstrong for we all know he's in a better place.-Gina Pauline Ronson Thanks Officer Armstrong for all your help.

Security Officer Ronson

February 18, 2008

I remember Ken was the easy choice for Vice President of our Academy class (2004-B MPA). I remember Ken was a new patrolman that quickly became a training officer. I remember Ken was always reading a book while working an extra off-duty job as he sat in his Police cruiser by the hotel lobby door. I remember Ken when he got his Corporal Badge, he sat only a few chairs away from me on that very same stage. I'll never forget when Ken was transfered to the long awaited Detective Division. I don't remember much of the small talk we made, but I can clearly recall the day I first saw Ken in the Detective uniform on shift. As I walked towards headquarters, he walked away. We exchanged the handshake of respect, I asked him what he thought of being a Detective, he smiled and said "It's a big boy job". I remember feeling proud to see talented officers from my class moving up and around in PD, and how natural Ken was a great pick for a Detective.

....your desk is still there Detective Corporal Armstrong, in that little cramped upstairs office....empty. You'll never be replaced and you'll always be missed!

Cpl. B.J. Champlin

February 17, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Detective Armstrong. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Kenneth, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Kenneth's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Kenneth's life was about so much more than the way he died. Kenneth will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Detective Armstrong, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 30, 2007


Patrolman R. Bright
Pine Hill PD & Classmate

December 1, 2007

It has been three months since you ended your tour of duty here, but you are remembered everyday by all of the officers at MPD and all who wear memorial bracelets noting you as our Fallen Brother. We miss you Ken.

Police Officer J.K. Peterson
Montgomery Police Department

November 18, 2007


I have waited awhile to leave this reflection. I prayed prior to your funeral that what ever I said, Kelly and your parents were comforted. Well I couldn't remember what I said but I do know it helped. We all miss you. I thank you for all the coversations and advice we shared. Just know that things will be handled here and I will continue to look after Kelly and the boys.

Semper Fi.....Buck

Cpl. Buck Bester
Old partner/friend

November 13, 2007

"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
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 12, 2007

I don't have the words.

Class 2004-3

Deputy S. Bierds
Calloway Co. KY SO/ Academy Classmate

October 1, 2007

I stood and watched as your name was added to the Fallen Officers Memorial and all of the fond memories of working together past through my mind. I will never forget the days we rode as partners nor will the department ever forget your hard work.

Police Officer J.K. Peterson
Montgomery Police Department

October 1, 2007

Your name was added to the monument this week..Although you deserve the honor we should never have to do that..You will never be forgotten and you are dearly missed..You are one of MPD's special heroes..God Bless You Cpl. Armstrong and your family..

Wife of MPD Officer

September 28, 2007

God Bless You and Your Family...


September 16, 2007

Thank you so very much Det. Armstrong for your service to our profession. Your dedication to duty is apparent and we will not forget your sacrifice.

We send our strength and prayers to your family, friends, and colleagues.

May peace be with you now and forever.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of my department,

Officer Matthew Lewek
Menomonee Falls (WI) Police Department

September 12, 2007

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