Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Kenneth Melvin Steil

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, September 17, 2016

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Sergeant Kenneth Melvin Steil

So sorry for your loss of Sgt. Steil may he rest in peace. Prayers for his family and co-workers. RIP

PO Connie Hoffmann

September 26, 2016

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

September 26, 2016

May God lift up Sgt Steil's family. Thank you for your dedicated service sir.

P.O. / Tactical Officer Ken Bertz
Colerain Police Department / HCPA SWAT (Cincinnati, OH)

September 26, 2016

I will be remembering, and mentioning, Sgt Stell at a meeting today, which was called to rebuke me for publicly supporting blue lives, at a small liberal arts college where I work. His soul, and the consolation of my family, are in my prayers.

Anne Ross Kootz
Elder sister of 3 Colorado Law Officers

September 26, 2016

I grew up in Detroit, and was very proud of our police. My prayers are for the family of this slain hero. Also for the police force for which he served.God bless my brother. Corrections Officer Marquette Branch Prison. Romans 8:28

C/0 Steven C. Sharrett
Michigan Dept. Of Corrections

September 25, 2016



September 25, 2016

Rest in peace Sgt. Stell, Thank you for your brave service. God bless you and America..

Detective David Roberts
Chicago Police Department

September 24, 2016

Rest in Peace Sgt. Stell. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Stell Family and the Detroit Police Department.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

September 24, 2016

"Down these mean streets a man must go, who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished or afraid. He is the hero; he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, A Man of Honor"...A Police Officer
Sergeant Kenneth Steil was such a man.

When a man chooses to become a Police Officer, his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of duty.

GOD Bless & GOD Speed Sgt Steil

Cpl. Keith VanValkenburgh
Dearborn Heights PD (MI)

September 24, 2016

My thoughts & prayers go out to his family......

Downriver Resident

September 23, 2016

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Detroit Police Department.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc.

September 23, 2016

This one is close to home. Rest in peace brother. We have got the watch now.

PSA Mike Skelly
West Bloomfield Police

September 23, 2016

There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  John 15:13

Mother of an U.S Arputmy M.P. Julie Schm
Citizen of USA

September 23, 2016

My prayers for Sergeant Steil's family!! God bless you all !Rest in Peace sir!!!!

Lafayette County AR. Sheriff's Office

September 22, 2016

May god rest your soul, brother!!! we'll carry on the fight for you..i promise you that!

Officer Mohamad #982
Godley Police Dept. Godley, Texas

September 22, 2016

On behalf of Session 61 and the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy NY, our thoughts and prayers are with your department and family.

We thank you for your service, rest in peace.

Session 61
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

September 22, 2016

Rest in Peace

Fmr. Juvenile Corrections Officer Ron
Santa Clara Co

September 22, 2016

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


September 22, 2016

May God keep you and watch over your family.
Thank you for your selfless dedication.

CBPO C. Bruen
Customs and Border Protection

September 22, 2016

Sergeant Kenneth Steil ,

First and foremost, you never abused your Badge, you were always Dedicated and the Real Police! You were always a Great, Honest Friend with Awesome travel stories. May God Bless you and your Family Forever. I hope, pray to see you in the next Life! Godspeed

All the Best, to the Best Shark in the World!

Pepsi Cop

September 21, 2016

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.”

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.

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over five 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

September 21, 2016

Rest in peace Brother Kenneth.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

September 21, 2016

R.I.P. BROTHER Steil!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

September 21, 2016

Final Salute Sergeant Steil, thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

September 20, 2016

I didn't know Sergeant Kenneth Steil, but, I can feel the love from all of these posts as the tears roll down my face after reading one after another. This man was obviously a very selfless man and an incredible leader. My condolences go out to his family, friends and all of his co-workers who got to work with him and know him. May you rest in peace, Sergeant Steil knowing that you helped make this world a better place.

Lynn Rosenthal

September 20, 2016

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.