Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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 knew this man..... We lost one of the very best in our city yesterday.

Mrs Pam Lampert
Hamilton County Municipal Court

June 20, 2015

Your duty is over...Rest in memory of Officer Suzanne Kays

Civilian Mary Lawson

June 20, 2015

R.I.P. Thank you for your service. May the Lord watch over your family.

Superintendant Robert Slack, Retired
Hamilton Police Service, Hamilton, ON, Canada

June 20, 2015

RIP Off. Kim

Career Officer(Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police (Va.)

June 20, 2015

Rest In Peace.....

John Ruth AEMD Comm. Specialist
AMR, Farmers Branch, TX

June 20, 2015

Thank you for your service with our city. May your family find peace.

Carmen C., civilian

June 20, 2015

Dear Officer Kim,

I send all may thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May God bless all of you.

Josh Holcomb Former MP

June 20, 2015

am so sorry for your loss

Jacquie Rebel survivor

June 20, 2015

In the midst of hurt and despair we can take comfort in knowing that brave men and women are still there, standing guard ready to answer the call to service. We cannot say thank you enough to our officers. May God grant peace to Officer Kim's family and may He protect all those who stand between civility and chaos.

Professor John Wright
University of Cincinnati

June 20, 2015

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

Sonny, you were doing your duty and you made the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. You were a good cop and you are truly a hero.

Your actions are within the highest standards of the Cincinnati Police Department. Your service, and your sacrifice, shall not go unmarked.

We will always be proud of you. May you rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Ret.
Cincinnai P.D

June 20, 2015

Sonny, We met on several occasions you were a great guy and I am proud to call you friend. RIP brother.

Police Officer Ron Wallace
Golf Manor Police

June 20, 2015

I pray that God will give the family and CPD strength, and peace during this difficult time.

Joseph A Butts

June 20, 2015

Thank you for your dedicated service to the citizens of Cincinnati for the past 27 years. Rest in peace, brother. Your fellow officers will take it from here. Know that the entire law enforcement community is struck with terrible pain over your loss.

My deepest condolences go out to your wife and three boys.

Rest easy, hero.

Officer Justin J. Hibbitt
Westerville Division of Police

June 20, 2015

Thank you for your service and sacrifice Sir. You will not be forgotten. Rest in peace. My deepest sympathies to your family, friends, co-workers and community. May God Bless you all.

Christine Petzold
sister of Officer David M. Petzold, E.O.W. 11/09/06

June 20, 2015

My heart is heavy for the family of Officer Kim, blood and blue. RIP Officer Kim. You have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and serve the community. He is a hero to never be forgotten

Tim I read your Instagram letter in the comment section of the story but I don't have Instagram. To you and your family know you are not alone. My family faced this type of tragedy when father was killed in the line of duty. I would like to make myself available if there is anything I can do help. Actually we have a large family of survivors.

Tomya Cochran- Metcalf, daughter
Det. sgt. Thomas Cochran EOW 1/26/05

June 20, 2015

I will never forget you Sonny!!!!

Police Officer Trish Yates
Cincinnati PD

June 20, 2015


richard crowley

June 20, 2015

God Bless and Godspeed, sir. Thank you for your service and bravery.

Lisa B.

June 20, 2015


To the family, friends, and colleagues of Police Officer Sonny Kim

From the beginning of time after Cain killed his brother, Abel, there has been a need for law enforcement officers to protect the weak and to bring evildoers to justice. This work is necessary in a sinful world and is dangerous. In modern times, some ninety-eight police officers have sacrificed their lives to protect the citizens of Cincinnati, Ohio. Today, we honor the sacrifice of Police Officer Sonny Kim, of the Cincinnati, Ohio, Police Department; who was shot and killed in the line-of-duty on Friday, June 19, 2015, after responding to a 911 call reporting that a male subject was behaving abnormally at the intersection of Roe Street and Whetsel Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio, at about 0930 hours.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of Police Officer Sonny Kim. He died serving us. Help us never to forget him. Help us celebrate the life of Police Officer Sonny Kim and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them your strength. Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving.

As for the citizens of Cincinnati, Ohio, help them to faithfully equip their police officers with the best tools to protect their community. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of Cincinnati, Ohio, to remember to pay their police officers fairly and treat them with respect. Help the citizens of Cincinnati, Ohio, to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their community.

The time for mourning will soon pass. We have now remembered and celebrated the life lost in this great tragedy. As the family, friends, and colleagues of Police Officer Sonny Kim go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself!

Finally, Lord God, we pray for the families, friends, and colleagues of all the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line-of-duty and we thank you for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families, friends, and colleagues so they might find healing. Help their law enforcement organizations support the families of these fallen heroes. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that their law enforcement organizations and the communities in which they lived and served might be stronger because of their lives and their deaths.

Now, Police Officer Sonny Kim, may the Lord bless you, and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.

In His Service,

Police Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police of the Nashua NH (USA) Police Department
Police Chaplain of the Merrimack NH (USA) Police Department
Senior Pastor of “The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry”

Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Merrimack NH Police Department

June 20, 2015

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

June 20, 2015

May the Lord look after you and your family both flesh and blue in this time of great sorrow. Rest in peace warrior you have earned it, we will take the watch from here. SYOTOS

Master Police Officer T.G. Vincent
Asheboro Police NC

June 20, 2015

My friend Sonny. Rest in peace brother. You are in a much better place right now. Not only were you a fine police officer, a fellow karateka, but most of all a wonderful human being. Till we see each other again. Prayers for you family and loved ones.

B. George
CPD 1974 - 1984

June 20, 2015

Rest in peace brother. You saw your duty and never backed down. You are a true hero

Sgt. ( ret ) Steve Stafford
Saraland Alabama Police Dept.

June 20, 2015

Rest in peace Officer Kim!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

June 20, 2015

RIP, Thank you for doing what others wouldn't dare!

Darrell Davis

June 20, 2015

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