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

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

June 21, 2015

My thoughts are with the Kim family and the Cincinnati Police Department

Sister of Officer Daniel T . Fraembs. E

June 21, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co workers of this brave officer. Rest in peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

June 21, 2015

Sonny, you were always an inspiration to me and anybody who had the pleasure of knowing you. You were the example of what a police officer should be known as, a kind, loving, fair, human being. Thank you for your dedication and service. I will miss you my friend.

P.O. Tim Pappas

June 21, 2015

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his 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 badges 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 times 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 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 borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell PD

June 21, 2015

For Officer Sonny Kim:

The on-the-street encounter with an armed individual is among the most dangerous situations for the law-officer to encounter. Shoot too quick and you are over-reactive, shoot too late and innocent lives can be lost. We regret that our brother Sonny would have had to lose his life in such a difficult situation.
We pray for Sonny's family, co-workers, friends and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-out to one another at this time.
We are proud to render Officer Sonny Kim, a soldier-of-the-law, a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D, Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennsylvania State Police

June 21, 2015

Police Officer Sonny Kim during your tour of duty you served the citizens of Cincinnati with honor and dignity, it is now your time to rest with all of the other heroes that have gone before you. We will carry on from here. To the family of Police Officer Sonny Kim you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the Cincinnati Division of Police hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Stay Safe. Fair Winds and Following Seas WARRIOR.

Detective Grade One Robert F. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Branch

June 21, 2015

God's peace and speed Officer Kim. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

June 21, 2015

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over four years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

June 21, 2015

Rest Easy Brother, you have served well and you will be remembered for your service as a police officer, a father, and a husband. Your family will be taken care of. Our prayers are with you and them


Cpl Daniel Bailey
United States Marine Corps

June 21, 2015

Rest easy brother, you have stood your watch with pride and professionalism. Go to the promised place where you can look down to see your brothers continue what you have started. Thank you for your service. May the light of Christ ease the pain on the ones you have loved, and those who have loved you in return.

Sean D. Creamer; Chief
TPSU, New Bern NC

June 21, 2015


Retired Deputy Sheriff Diana Stricklan
Clayton County Sheriff Office Jonesboro Ga

June 21, 2015

Final Salute Officer Kim, rest peacefully in the arms of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

June 21, 2015



June 21, 2015

Rest easy now brother, we have the watch from here. May God bless your family and department.

Detective C Clouchete
Osceola county sheriffs office

June 21, 2015

Ich hatt einen kameraden. Thank you for your service and a blessing on those who you were torn from.

CO retired

June 21, 2015

my deepest condolences to his family and friends. he did what few would ever undertake - willingly put his life at risk for others. I shed tears for his leaving us....

Diane Burns

June 20, 2015


Earnest Hawkins Jr. #1886
Prince Georges County Police (ret) MD

June 20, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother.

PO Philip Magliato 113 (RET)
Mt.Pleasant, PD - New York

June 20, 2015

I spoke with you many times but never had the pleasure of working with you.
God's speed and peace to your family.

Jim Werner (Retired)

June 20, 2015

My condolences to the family of this Police Officer as well as to the department. It was a cowardly attack, may Officer Kim Rest in Peace

Steven Gosink

June 20, 2015

My uncle Howard F. Smith was shot and later died during a bank robbery in 1971 I remember his funeral like it was yesterday. The line of police cars from all over and the number of officers who attended his burial and the 21 gun salute. The brotherhood of fellow police officers was so overwhelming and such a comfort to our family. My nephew has been on the force for 14 years, My family will be thinking of you and yours and praying that you find comfort. Thank you Officer Kim for your service and your ultimate sacrifice.

JoAnne Wiseman

June 20, 2015

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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 BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

June 20, 2015

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

June 20, 2015

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (Retired)
Mobile County Child Support Enforcement
Mobile County, Alabama

June 20, 2015

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