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

Rest in peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.

Sgt. A. OROZCO
ADOT/ECD

September 22, 2016

My deepest sympathy to Trooper Velez' family and friends as well as his brothers and sisters with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. RIP brother.

Chief Deputy Steve Bennett
Iowa County (WI) Sheriff's Office

September 20, 2016

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Sergeant E. Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol

September 20, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you Trooper Velez for your 27 years of service and dedication to your community.

Detective Sergeant David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Kansas

September 20, 2016

RIP Sir. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

September 20, 2016

Rest in peace Trooper Velez. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your service will not be forgotten

OFFICER TERRY F. ZECH (RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT MICHIGAN

September 20, 2016

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County Police Dept, NY

September 19, 2016

Rest in Peace My Brother in Blue.

"Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be Called Sons of God."
Matthew 5:9

A/ Sergeant D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

September 19, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother! Thoughts and Prayers to the family friends and co-workers.

First Sergeant C. A. Burns
South Carolina Highway Patrol

September 19, 2016

Good bless to you, your immediate and extended family. You made the ultimate sacrifice protecting us all, a true hero, Thank You!
Only the best to your family in this time of sorrow.
Continue to watch over all of us and keep us safe. You will not be forgotten, God Speed!

Lt. Brian FitzPatrick (Retired)
Delaware State Police/Retired

September 19, 2016

Rest In Peace Trooper Velez

I wish all of your family and friends strength through this difficult time. We all miss you very much. During times like these we must dwell on the good memories that we had with you. I will never forget all of the sports games that we shared together in Nandi's garage. Even though most of them were losses by the Browns. We always had fun regardless. Your halftime speeches were the best I've ever heard. Your spirit will live on with us forever. Take care for now Kenny, for we shall meet again.

Elijiah Wade Shepherd
Lorain, Ohio

September 19, 2016

Thank you for your brave service, Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy#980 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

September 18, 2016

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
Moahwk Police Department

September 18, 2016

You are now in God's house along with all of the hero's who have walked the streets of gold before you. You have nothing to fear, you are in a place of love. Your family and family of brothers and sisters carry heavy hearts and the pain of losing you. But they have the Thin Blue Line to lean on for comfort, love and to remember just how important your job is and how big a hero you are. God will guide your thru this and keep your in hid love.

Ret. Deputy Sheriff Patrol Greene Co. OH
Greene County Sheriff Dept., Ohio

September 18, 2016

Your are now in God's house along with all of the hero's who have walked the streets of gold before you. Your have nothing to fear, your are in a place of love. Your family and family of brothers and sisters carry heavy hearts and the pain of losing you. But they have the Thin Blue Line to lean on for comfort, love and to remember just how important his job is and how big a hero he is.

Ret. Deputy Sheriff Patrol Greene Co. OH
Greene County Sheriff Dept., Ohio

September 18, 2016

My heart breaks for your family, co-workers & friends for I know the pain they are feeling. My first husband - NC Trooper Calvin Taylor - was also killed when struck by a vehicle (tractor-trailer) while on a traffic stop. I pray for comfort for you as you begin to travel this long & sometimes lonely road you are on. Don't forget to let yourselves mourn as you need to, laugh when you feel like it and remember that everyone does this at a different pace. Your TROOPER will never be forgotten and your loss won't be forgotten either. Wrap your arms around each other & help each other out.

Denise
Survivor of Trooper Calvin Taylor NCSHP

September 18, 2016

My Condolences to His Family and the Men and Women of the Ohio State Patrol. The last time Kenneth Velez and I talked we laughed because we both had the same first name easy to remember. I can't believe he is gone. We worked as escorts for over size load out of the port of Toledo.

President of Allstate Pilot Car Super Load Escorts.

Kenneth Sarnecki
US Coast Guard Aux Div 6 Operations Officer

September 18, 2016

Rest in peace sir, I met you as we prepared for the RNC, you were the most happy, positive troop there. God bless your family

Sgt Tom Hermann
OSHP

September 17, 2016

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County sheriff's office

September 17, 2016

Rest in peace Troop'....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the OSHP during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, ret
Jackson, NJ PD

September 17, 2016

You started young. You've seen a lot and now, you've seen Heaven before the rest of us. So long as your wife and children and all who remain here on Earth keep you in their hearts and minds, you will never truly be gone.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

September 17, 2016

A POLICE OFFICERS PRAYER
LORD,,,
I ASK FOR COURAGE,,,,
COURAGE TO FACE AND CONQER MY OWN FEARS....
COURAGE TO TAKE ME WHERE OTHERS WILL,,,, NOT GO
AND PLEASE,
LORD,
THROUGH IT ALL,,,,
BE AT MY SIDE......

CHIEF BRIAN HATFIELD (RETIRED)
KALIDA POLICE DEPARTMENT OHIO

September 17, 2016

May you rest in peace and many blessings be upon your family.

Family of LEO Jonathan Ware
Portsmouth Ohio

September 17, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Deputy Dunlap(ret)
Dallas City Marshal's,Tx

September 17, 2016

To all of our brothers and sisters with the Ohio State Highway Patrol: Our prayers are with you during this trying time. May the peace of God rest upon you and your family. Thank you, Trooper Velez, for your faithful service to your State.

Sergeant J. A. Williams
North Carolina State Highway Patrol

September 17, 2016

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