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

Prayers up for Trooper Kenneth Velez, his family, friends and brothers and sisters in the Troop. RIP Trooper.

COL (ret) Joan Sullivan

September 16, 2016

Our prayers are with this family during this horrible time. Thank you for your service.

Jill Watkins
Mother of Police Officer Travis Watkins

September 16, 2016

Condolences to Trooper Velez's family, work colleagues and may he never be forgotten.

Daniel McGuire, President
CISM Perspectives, Inc.

September 16, 2016

To the family of Trooper Kenneth Velez, friends, Colonel Paul A. Pride and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
You are lifted up in thoughts and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Hospital Police, NC

September 16, 2016

On behalf of the members of the American Association of State Troopers, Inc. (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to the family of Trooper Kenneth Velez, as well as, the members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Keith Barbier
American Association of State Troopers, Inc.

September 16, 2016

Prayers for the Velez family and the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Chief Scott Brown
Lenoir, NC Police

September 16, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Trooper Velez and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. May God Bless all Law Enforcement. RIP Brother.

Deputy Fred Parker
Putnam County Sheriff's Dept., TN.

September 16, 2016

R.I.P Trooper Velez in the arms of the Lord. May God be with your family, blue and red during this hard time and give all y'all strength.
Laura Goodwin-Bowen, retired paramedic

Retired paramedic Laura Goodwin-Bowen

September 16, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

September 16, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-108 pct

September 16, 2016

Thank you for your 27 years of service to the State of Ohio. It's because of brave troopers like yourself that we are able to feel safe and protected here in Northeast Ohio. Rest In Peace Trooper Velez

Nick Hanson
Ohio resident

September 16, 2016

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452) Los Angeles Police Department retired

Retired Sheriff, Jim Weaver
Jerome County, Idaho Sheriffs Office

September 16, 2016

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Trooper Velez and the Ohio State Highway Patrol during this time. Thank you, Trooper Velez, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 16, 2016

Thoughts and prayers to your family, children all LE friends and your OSP family. RIP Trooper and thank you for your service!!

KG - Former dispatcher

September 16, 2016

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Trooper Velez. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Ohio State Highway Patrol.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

September 16, 2016

RIP Trooper Velez. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and your department. Godspeed.

Senior Deputy Dave Zajac
Walton County Sheriff's Office (GA)

September 16, 2016

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

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

September 16, 2016

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Our country is much less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother.


September 16, 2016

Rest in peace Brother Kenneth, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD

September 16, 2016

Blessed are the peacemakers

Detc / Sgt Ron Redding
Joshua police dept

September 16, 2016

Thank you for your service Trooper Velez. May the Lord Jesus Christ give comfort to your family, friends and colleagues. Rest easy sir.

Ranger John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Ranger

September 16, 2016



September 16, 2016

"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 Wyoming Police Department

September 16, 2016

Rest with God Trooper Velez. Your years of dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

retired police officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

September 16, 2016

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

September 16, 2016

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