Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Kenneth Melvin Steil

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, September 17, 2016

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Reflections for Sergeant Kenneth Melvin Steil

„Proszę przyjmijcie wyrazy najszczerszego
współczucia i żalu.
Wiem że nikt i nic nie wypełni już tej luki
w Waszych sercach,
lecz pamiętajcie że nie umiera ten
kto trwa w pamięci bliskich.
Przeznaczenie odebrało Cię
zbyt szybko rodzinie i przyjaciołom,
ale nigdy nie odbierze Cię
naszej pamięci i naszym sercom.”

Sierżant Policji w Stanie Spoczynku Jace
Wydział Kryminalny Polska

May 7, 2023

To the friends and family of Captain Kenneth "Shark" Steil
I have the honor of selecting Captain Steil as my silent partner. His legacy of duty and honor is something we all strive to achieve. I will carry his memory with me always with the upmost respect and will strive to be the hero that he is. I offer you my sincerest condolences for your loss and thank you for your sacrifice for the people, it truly is a better place because of him.

Student Police Officer Tyler Clouthier

April 12, 2023

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

September 17, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Steil.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 26, 2019


I think about you everyday...especially our conversation two hours before you passed. The time I had working with you is a time I will forever cherish. I am the cop I am today because you let me find myself as a cop to learn what I am capable of.

Some days are harder than others but I make it through. You’re my motivation for a lot of things I do. I still think of jokes that we told at work. Some jokes that I forgot about, randomly pop up in my head all the time. I wish you could see my life now and all I’ve accomplished.

I’ll never have another friend like you but I will be what you were to me, to someone else... thank you for your guidance, leadership, honesty, courage , wisdom, and friendship.

I love you shark
Cat food

Police officer Ki’ Juan Anderson
Detroit Police Department

December 15, 2018

Rest easy my brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

September 17, 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

Sergeant Kenneth Melvin Steil will never be forgotten. RIP. Your soul is in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 16, 2018

You served with courage and strength. May you Rest In Peace brother.

Police officer recruit Austin Stapp
Glendale Police Department

September 17, 2017

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 17, 2017

One Year. Wow. It seems like only yesterday that I watched so many people's lives changed. Although we never met, you were and always will be family. We will continue to carry on, and protect your babies and Joann. Thank you for watching over us.

Leo wife Melissa Clark
Sterling Heights LEOW

September 17, 2017


I can't believe it's been a year. Seems like it is all a horrible night terror that I'm trying to wake myself up in. Your family is beautiful, and I love you all so much. Mass today at noon followed by some people getting together to celebrate how amazing you are! I love and miss you tons! Wasn't supposed to go this way. Rest in paradise my love! You are deeply missed by all.


September 17, 2017

I will never forget that tragic night and what took place. Being there with you that night replays over and over in my mind, something that will be with me for the rest of my life. I will never forget the last time I saw you, you shook my hand and thanked me. Brother, you will forever be missed, Rest In Peace.

Police Officer F. Sanna
Detroit Police Department

March 8, 2017

I still remember the last conversation i had with you at the hospital you wanted a pepsi lol and said you felt better....

Police officer Dlong
Detroit PD

February 5, 2017

God's peace and speed Sergeant Steil. 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

Ken, I had the honor of getting to meet you and work with you. You are a true hero, respected and missed by ALL. God bless you my friend


October 29, 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 NY. Police Department

October 19, 2016

RIP brother, you will never be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

October 19, 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

Isaiah 57:2 Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death. RIP.

Special Agent Darin Paul

October 1, 2016

Rest in Peace, Sir. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Detroit, MI. May your family and fellow officers 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, Sergeant Kenneth Steil. 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

Rest in peace sgt. Thank you for service and all you have done with the Detroit police department

Cpl. Larry Jenkins
Macomb county sheriff explorer

September 29, 2016

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