Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Kenneth V. Velez

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, September 15, 2016

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Reflections for Trooper Kenneth V. Velez

May you continue to rest in peace in Heaven Trooper Velez. You are sorely missed here on Earth.

Patrolman Kenneth Collins
South Amherst Police Department

September 15, 2023

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Trooper Kenneth V. Velez of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio and the additional 70 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 15, 2023

May God and St. Michael watch over you in Heaven, Trooper Velez. I know many people who miss you very much.

Patrolman Kenneth Collins
South Amherst Police Department

September 15, 2022

Trooper Velez graduated the class before mine he was a good person he encouraged us to hang in there and it was worth it beautiful personality I just all-around good guy may God bless you and your family is our prayer

Corporal J Trent
Fayette County detention center

August 24, 2022

Trooper Valez, we may have only met a time or two, but I know many of your friends and family who love and miss you very much. May God and St. Michael watch over you and your friends and family.

Patrolman Kenneth Collins
South Amherst Police Department

September 15, 2021

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 15, 2020

Thank you for all you did for our post and especially me when I transferred there. You will always be remembered.
Johnnie Lemons

U-990 (Retired)
Retired Ohio State Patrol

September 15, 2020

Rest in perpetual peace my brother. May memories of you give solace to your loving family.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 16, 2018

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

August 30, 2018

Trooper Kenneth V. Velez, may your soul rest in Heaven. You will never be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 17, 2018

I ran a hero's 5k in your honor today Sir. You are not forgotten .

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

September 15, 2017

Sad day today but don't worry some day the justice system will catch up to the wicked. Keep looking out for your family blood and blue. Rest in Peace Troop.


August 10, 2017

Rest In Peace brother! Your many years of service as a Trooper are very much appreciated. We have the watch.

Motor Officer Mark Catalano
Norfolk Police Dept.

January 19, 2017

A fine Trooper, father and friend. You are missed by many. Your legacy continues on U-511.

Staff Lieutenant Marvin Hill
Ohio State Highway Patrol- supervisor-friend

December 31, 2016

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

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

December 17, 2016

Thank you for your sacrifice and may your rest in peace.

Hon. Travis Bird
Spotsylvania Commonwealth's Attorney Office

November 23, 2016

Trooper Velez your service of 27 years is amazing. You have put in a life time of service and so has your family. Now its time for you to sit back and rest peacefully and let your brothers and sisters take it from here. Keep a watchful set of eyes on all of us down below and some day we will all meet again. Until then may your loved ones heal and stay strong.

Res Sgt. Jones.

Res. Sgt Jones
Cuyahoga, Falls Ohio Police Dept.

November 15, 2016

RIP trooper, you won't be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

October 19, 2016

Thank you for your service. You are a HERO ! I'm so glad I saw you a few days before you were taken from us. You will never be forgotten .

Jean Paris
Friend, Former Co-Worker

October 16, 2016

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

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield PD (OH)

October 13, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department

October 3, 2016

Rest in Peace, Sir. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Ohio. May your family and fellow troopers be comforted by the Lord during this very difficult time.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
Dept. of VA-OIG CID

September 29, 2016

Rest in Peace, Trooper Kenneth Velez. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

September 29, 2016

RIP brother! Prayers to family, friends, and agency.

Lieutenant Ray Waters
Pitt County Sheriff Office, NC

September 29, 2016

En paz descanse mi Hermano en azul. Rest in peace my brother in blue.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

September 29, 2016

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