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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

We will definitely miss you. It was an Honor to have you as our Class 2004-B Vice President. You are definitely a hero in my book.

Officer J.P. Fisher
MPD/ Class Mate and Friend

September 11, 2007

I never dreamed it would be me,
my name for all eternity.
Recorded here at this hallowed place,
alas my name, no more my face.
"In the line of Duty" I hear them say,
my family now the price to pay.
My folded flag stained with their tears,
we only had those few short years.
The badge no longer on my chest,
I sleep now in eternal rest.
My sword I pass to those behind,
and pray they keep this thought in mind.
I never dreamed it would be me,
and on my heavy heart and bended knee.
I ask for all those here from the past,
Dear God, let my name be the last.

Detective Armstrong, You performed you duty admirebly. Rest in Peace. You are not forgotten. God Speed.

CBP Officer - Port of Honolulu
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

September 5, 2007

Go rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Deputy D.L. Talley
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

September 5, 2007

You will be remembered as a hero. Your family, friends and loved ones will be kept in our prayers. Job well dine. Go with God.

Corporal Timothy J. Zuniga
UC BErkeley Police Department

September 3, 2007

Rest In Peace Brother. Your family and friends are in my prayers.

Officer Dwight Rackley
Louisville Metro PD, Louisville, KY

September 2, 2007

Our prayers and deepest sympathy to Ken's family and freinds. I have no doubt, he touched many lives in his short career and many more in his 32 years on this earth. May we all serve with honor such as he displayed.

Officer Jon C. Drummond
Az. Dept of Public Safety

August 31, 2007

The highest of distinctions is service to others. -King George VI

Detective Armstrong -- Your dedication to the good of your community will not be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Detective Armstrong -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

August 30, 2007

To the wife and children my prayers are with you. You will miss Kenneth and your Daddy everyday, but we will never forget the sacrifice that all of you have made. Detective Armstrong thank you for your service to the people of Motgomery and the State of Alabama, you are a hero.

Barbara Houts, Pleasant Grove, AL
Mother of Officer Keith Houts, E.O.W. 9-30-06

August 29, 2007

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
that wasn't mine to keep
though I worked a lot of overtime
when the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
for the judgment of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
you’ve born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
you’ve done your time in hell"

May god be with you, your family and your brothers and sisters in blue. My heart goes out to all of you!!!

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD

August 29, 2007

Thank you for your service. God bless your wife and children. God Speed.

Police Officer
WRPD, Colorado

August 28, 2007

Thank you Dectective Corporal Armstrong for giving your life in the service of our country and her citizens. Your family has paid a high price for our safety. All my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time of grief. God Bless you in heaven.

Patricia Burke Resmini
Ronkonkoma, NY

August 28, 2007

May God take you in his loving arms and please watch over the rest of us from your heavenly perch. Thank you for your service brother, rest now and we will carry on fight.

Deputy John Latour
Jefferson parish Sheriff's Office

August 27, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members that are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

Officer Adam F. Laser
Westminster City Police Department

August 27, 2007

Detective Armstrong

You have paid the ultimate sacrifice for you community, state and country. You are a true hero and help make this country truely great. You now patrol the heavens above as you did when you were here on earth; masy you rest in peace.

Douglas W. Bennett
Juvenile Probation Offcier Ky Dept of Juvenile Justice

August 27, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

August 27, 2007

CPL Ken Armstrong,
I didn't know you... other than a pasting "Hey", "What's Up", "How's it going"... but I do know what you stood for. The same thing we all stand for... what we believe is right, just, and the way things should be. You left us doing what you loved, what we all love... and for that I am grateful and sorry. You did what anyone of us would have done when we heard the call for help, for service. You responded.

To your family, I say "Thank you."

Among us, sent down from heaven,
Are those that walk a thin blue line, that's a given.
Like guardian angels to watch over me and you,
Are those that wear the uniform of blue.
We only see them as traffic stops,
We do not call them friends, just COPS.
We pray we never have a chance meeting,
We never pass along a greeting.
But they are so much than this,
They simply do not see the world as bliss.
But they look into the corners of our deepest fears,
They walk a beat, they dry a tear.
They bring a message to our home,
When all is not well, and we are alone.
They come to us no matter the need,
Handle the problem, complete the deed.
They lay their personal feelings aside,
They do their job, they have great pride.
And if one should fall among life's thing's,
The badge they wear, turns to wings.

God bless you, your loved ones, and your family.

CPL P.M. Norcross #1508
Montgomery Police Department

August 26, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and sibling officers of Detective Corporal Armstrong. May you rest in eternal peace our brother.

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse, NY Police Department

August 26, 2007

Thanks you for your service! All of Boston will miss you!

Boston Police Department

August 25, 2007

To the Armstrong Family,
Your family are in my prayers. I know the emptiness that you feel at this time without him there. I lost my dad on August 5, 2007 while in pursuit of vehicle that did not stop for speeding. I am sorry for your loss.

Lainey Estis
Port Barre, Louisiana

Lainey Richard Estis
Daughter to Chief David Richard,Port Barre, LA

August 25, 2007

My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to your wife, children, family, friends, entire department, and to the citizens who you so homorably served and gave the ultimate sacrifice for.I know the angels carried you high into the heavens to lay safely in Gods tender arms, where as you will be 10-4 forever more. God Bless!

Police Dispatcher Sara Singleton
Howard County Maryland Police Communications 911 Center

August 24, 2007

“I will be strong and courageous, I will not be terrified, or discouraged; for the lord my God is with me wherever I go.” Joshua 1:9

“People Sleep Peaceably in Their Beds at Night Only Because Rough Men Stand Ready to do Violence on Their Behalf.” Orson Welles


August 24, 2007

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Detective Armstrong, 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

August 23, 2007

I just read the article about your death in the Jackson County Floridan. I'm a native from Jackson County (FL) as well and was saddened by the news, as it seems you were just coming into your career. Rest in Peace Brother.

Special Agent Ronnie Austin
Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement

August 23, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family....RIP

Patrol Officer T. Wood
Key West Police Department

August 22, 2007

Another day another tear we all shed for our brother officer
Det.Cpl. Kenneth Armstrong.

You will be missed by your brother officers who knew you and the ones who never will pray for your family and your
brothers and sister of the M.P.D.

God Bless you


August 22, 2007

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