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Police Officer Sonny Lee Kim

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, June 19, 2015

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Reflections for Police Officer Sonny Lee Kim

I just left the cemetery after paying my respects as we mark the 4th anniversary of your murder. Sadness, anger, and a deep sense of loss make my heart heavy today. We gathered this morning to have breakfast at the Diner and shared some stories and some camaraderie, all thanks to Aaron Jones and Larry! Tom Reid, Bob and I sat together.
I met you on my ride along in the academy when you took me out in the field. In 1996, I found myself working with you when I transferred in from Dst4. For about 20 years I was able to know you, learn from you, joke with you and respect you.
As my kids grew older and they would stop by the district with me to run errands, they got to know you a bit too. After checking on me and Uncle Ken, they always wanted to know “Did you see Sonny today? How’s he doing?” You were good with them, and kids in general, so you made an impression on them (I think a grown man named Sonny kinda made them chuckle).
I know that even if you were in an emergency room when you were shot, with the best trauma surgeon, it wouldn’t have made any difference in the outcome. The CPR we administered wasn’t going to save you. Emotionally, I still feel like I let you down and didn’t do enough. I carry that with me every day.
I am forever affected by that day. As is my family and all those whose lives you touched.
Rest in continued peace.

—Ron

P.O. Ron Fuller
Cincinnati Police

June 19, 2019

Never forgotten. RIP sir.

Sgt A. Heflin
Franklin County Sheriff's Office

June 19, 2019

I just left the cemetery after paying my respects as we mark the 4th anniversary of your murder. Sadness, anger, and a deep sense of loss make my heart heavy today. We gathered this morning to have breakfast at the Diner and shared some stories and some camaraderie, all thanks to Aaron Jones and Larry! Tom Reid, Bob and I sat together.
I met you on my ride along in the academy when you took me out in the field. In 1996, I found myself working with you when I transferred in from Dst4. For about 20 years I was able to know you, learn from you, joke with you and respect you.
As my kids grew older and they would stop by the district with me to run errands, they got to know you a bit too. After checking on me and Uncle Ken, they always wanted to know “Did you see Sonny today? How’s he doing?” You were good with them, and kids in general, so you made an impression on them (I think a grown man named Sonny kinda made them chuckle).
I know that even if you were in an emergency room when you were shot, with the best trauma surgeon, it wouldn’t have made any difference in the outcome. The CPR we administered wasn’t going to save you. Emotionally, I still feel like I let you down and didn’t do enough. I carry that with me every day.
I am forever affected by that day. As is my family and all those whose lives you touched.
Rest in continued peace.

—Ron

P.O. Ron Fuller
Cincinnati Police

June 19, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 6, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Sonny Lee Kim of the Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

June 19, 2018

Officer Kim, when I heard about your death, it hit me hard. You are my inspiration to better myself every day. I wrote your badge # in my baseball bat for my senior year of HS, I played in honor of you. I will never forget your sacrifice. Rest easy, Officer Kim.

Security Officer Bryant Byers
Genric Private Security

October 19, 2017

Officer is buried Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hamilton County ohio

T,Fazzini
reseacher

September 29, 2017

I really miss you my friend.

John Keuffer, Police Chaplain
College Buddy and 31 year friend
Cincinnati, OH

Chaplain
Cincinnati

July 14, 2017

RIP Brother, you will always be remembered.

Police Officer Zach Philibin
Summit Police Department Ohio

June 19, 2017

I rode the Heroes Ride today in honor of fallen officers, and was honored to have been assigned a wristband with the name of Officer Sonny L. Kim. Though I never knew Officer Kim I will always be reminded of his, but also his family's sacrifice to humanity. I am inspired to live my best live!

Civilian Melvin
Houston Police

October 8, 2016

I am involved in the Illinois Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors. I never knew Officer Kim but this year I was given a bracelet, with his name, to wear during our Cycle Across Illinois bicycle ride. For 350+ miles in 4 days I looked to the bracelet for inspiration, motivation, and to remember why I do the ride. I will never forget this connection to Officer Kim and I will always keep his memory and family in my thoughts.

Corporal Maurice Johnson
Lincoln Police Department

July 15, 2016

Not only was Sonny Kim my karate sensei and mentor, but he was my friend too. I will never forget what he taught me and how it's made me the man I am today. My heart goes out to his wife and sons. Cincinnati didn't just lose a police officer June 19th, 2015. They lost a hero.

Alec Toelke

July 8, 2016

I remember the day that I saw the news that a Cincinnati police officer had been killed, who was Officer Kim. At that instant, even though it was the middle of the day, I got up and turned on my blue front porch lights in supports of our brothers in blue and Officer Kim.

Civilian Bryant Byers

May 17, 2016

Very sorry for you and your family. Many thanks for your service to our country. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

March 11, 2016

죄송합니다. 기도 하고 있습니다. Feels like I lost not only a Brother-in-Blue but a my fellow Korean Brother. I didn't know you, but you will be remembered. Thank you for your service.

Officer David Kim
Atlanta Police Department

February 12, 2016

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten..........

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield Village PD (OH)

December 17, 2015

R.I.P. CINCINNATI POLICE OFFICER SONNY KIM WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOUR STRENGTH AND DEDICATION TO THE CITY OF CINCINNATI

Civilian Matthew Waldeck
None

December 11, 2015

2 Timothy 3:1 mentions we are living in "critical times". My heartfelt condolences to Officer Kim's wife and three sons. My condolences also to the Cincinnati PD. May God's words recorded at Revelation 21:3,4 bring you comfort "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I pray God's promise for those that have passed away in death bring you some hope.

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 3, 2015

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.....

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield Village PD (OH)

November 18, 2015

Clearly you were an outstanding Officer, the people living in District 2, Cincinnati and Hamilton County will miss you.
Your Brothers and Sisters in blue will miss you so very much, in a fond way only police officers seem to understand. We will never forget your good nature, your smile and dedication to Law Enforcement. Don't ever worry, I know the Cincinnati PD family will watch over and keep your family safe. as will all other Police Officers in Hamilton County, the State of Ohio and anywhere you happen to be.

Rest In Peace, sir.

PO (Ret), Chip Marcks
Mariemont Ohio PD

September 2, 2015

RIP SIR. Heaven has gained another Angel. #THINBLUELINE

Angie Farris
Former Indianapolis Police Officer

August 24, 2015

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

August 12, 2015

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when sonny was killed.

To the Kim family, fellow officers, and all who call Sonny beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Sonny Kim gave to his community and the citizens of Ohio, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 19, 2015

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 6, 2015

Officer Kim,
Thank you for your many years of protecting what is good from what is bad. My heart sends prayers for strength.

I feel that our loved ones in Heaven are sad when they see us sad. They say to be grateful for the love and memories that are both timeless and ask us to pray for those that will never know such love. Love is eternal. It transcends space, time and even our passing from this place until we meet again.

Citizen Volunteer
Los Angeles Police Department

August 6, 2015

"Blue Spirited Watch"

Even though the many Law Enforcement Officers from all of our Neighboring Countries around this world have Fallen and Ended their Watch.

Their Devoted Spirits have Risen and are now carrying on their destinies up above in Heaven while awaiting to be rejoined in the distant future by the ones they love.

Richard "Jafa" Oddy ©

Richard "Jafa" Oddy
Civilian

August 2, 2015

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