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

My heart is truly saddened by the loss of your HERO. To the family, friends and department of Sgt. Steil, May God bless you and may you find comfort and peace in your heart with the loving memories of your HERO that you all loved so much.

Sgt. Steil, thank you for your dedicated, loyal and selfless service to your community. You have truly left a positive mark on those your worked with and protected. May you RIP and take comfort in knowing that we will take care of your family.

God Bless and my sincere thoughts and prayers are with you all..

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012

September 19, 2016

May God bless & protect Shark's widow and children.
Thanks for making the ultimate sacrifice.

Tim Hurley
Drug Wars

September 19, 2016



September 19, 2016

My condolences to family, co workers and friends.
God be with you through your journey of grief

Jeannette Shields

September 19, 2016

Ken it was my pleasure to have known and served with you in the past. It was my honor to be there to cover your 6 that hot august day on Glenfield street 18 yrs ago. I am sorry that you left this earth so soon and I'm praying for your wife and boys. God speed

DPD former

September 19, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 19, 2016

I'm not an son is a Sergeant in the Marine Corp currently in Iraq and I just wanted to reach out to Sgt Steil's family and wish my condolences. I grew up in Detroit and in my opinion the guys who serve on the DPD have it as dangerous as my son has it in Iraq. Such a tragedy....

Dr Harry A. Zain MD

September 19, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Sergeant Steil and the Detroit Police Department. May God Bless all Law Enforcement. RIP Brother.

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

September 19, 2016

Rest in peace Brother.

Lt. Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

September 19, 2016

Dear Ken:

"It is rather for us, the living, be dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve these dead shall not have died in vain; that the nation, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people by the people for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

These immortal words of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, though meant for our gallant soldiers, is so fitting for our gallant police officers who do the same thing. Their battle is in the streets, on a daily basis. But their sacrifice is no less important. And your sacrifice and that of your family, is sacred to ALL of us. Even sports players who don't know or ever will know what REAL SACRIFICE is.

Thank you for keeping our sacred oath, "Protect and serve" so well and setting an example for others to learn from in awe. You, I am certain, by your supreme sacrifice and that of your family, has continued to ensure the dreams of our forefathers, of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness".

"Let us care for him who has borne the battle, and for his widow and orphans". Rest in peace my brother, we have the watch. God Bless You, your family, police officers everywhere, and God Bless the United States of America.

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, Retired
Lake Mary Police, Fl.

September 19, 2016

Rest in peace Sergeant Steil. I ask Our Heavenly Father to comfort and watch over your family, friends and the Detroit Police Department. Thank you for your service. God's speed brother.

Chief Jack Cavanaugh
Lee County Port Authority Police Department

September 19, 2016

Rest in peace sergeant. My thoughts and prayers for the family and the Detroit Police Department.

Deputy Steven Slominski
Alpena County Sheriff Dept

September 19, 2016

To the Family of Sergeant Kenneth Steil

Losing a loved one is always difficult. Please keep Jesus words in mind, found at John 5:28,29 where he said that there would be a resurrection. Just think of the time when you will see your loved ones again, in paradise conditions, here on earth. May your found memories of Kenneth help you through this difficult time. My condolences to the family.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

September 19, 2016

May fond memories prevail at this sad time for the family, coworkers and friends of Sergeant Steil. God Bless you Sir. Thank you for your Service.

Former Reserve Deputy Sheriff Eddie Alve
Osceola County Sheriff Office

September 19, 2016

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Sergeant Kenneth Steil during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May the moments they shared together bring forth precious memories to last a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for you service and may you rest in peace Sergeant Steil.

Gail Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

September 19, 2016

My condolences to the family of Sergeant Steil. I am retired from Miami-Dade PD, but once I worked Special Ops at DPDs old #5. Although I have been away a long time, I am still a Detroiter and am deeply saddened by the loss of a husband and father and by the loss of a DPD warrior. May God bless you and bring you peace.

SGT Jim Scott (ret)
Miami-Dade PD

September 19, 2016

R.I.P Shark!!!

Jim Carter

September 19, 2016

I miss you and I don't even know you. You changed lives and I never met you. You helped people and were their hero. I know this because I know who you are. You are us, a police officer. You're a rare breed. You go when others run past you. You held the weight of a city on you. Work came home with you. But you loved what you did. Few appreciated you. But those few are stronger than the rest. They bleed blue like you. The ones that don't, support brothers like you. Your blue is still here, part of our blue line. Part of you, part of me, part of us, all together. Watch over us brother, we'll take it from here.

Patrolman G Tappan
Blackstone Police Department

September 19, 2016

"The spirit lives, as long as the living remember"!
You will not be forgotten Sir!

Maritime Security Officer Beverly Bowers
American Guard Services

September 19, 2016

RIP Shark. You will be missed. Your family, friends, and fellow DPD Officers are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tpr. Jennifer Hodgson (Ret)
Michigan State Police-dive team

September 19, 2016

God bless you, brother!

Matthew Jenkins - Sergeant

September 19, 2016

God bless Sergeant Steil's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

September 19, 2016

God speed and may you rest in eternal peace

Corrections Officer 1 Shannon Payton
Missouri Department of Corrections

September 19, 2016

Like many have said my family praise for yours! We wish them the best in this difficult time and we are there for them in any way possible! Godspeed sarge! We will take it from her sir! Rest In Piece!!!!!!


September 19, 2016

Rest In Peace Officer Kenneth Steil, thank you for your service. Condolences to the family and community who is morning the loss of this officer.

Civilian Dee Beltz

September 19, 2016

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