Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Assistant Commander Kenneth Joseph Starrs

South Texas Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, November 16, 2016

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Reflections for Assistant Commander Kenneth Joseph Starrs

I had the privilege of working with Ken Starrs both at the Corpus Christi Police Department and the South Texas Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force. I first met Ken in 1981 as a dispatcher at the CCPD; during which time, he would frequent the dispatch office often trying to catch the attention of a certain female dispatcher, who would eventually become his wife, Karen. Ken had a true passion for law enforcement and for all who stand the thin blue line. The Task Force won't be the same without him. Rest in peace brother; and may God watch over and care for your family.

Special Agent Tom A Roddy
U.S. Customs (Retired); South Texas Task Force (Current)

November 28, 2016

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten.......

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield Village PD (OH)

November 28, 2016

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace brother.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

November 28, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you Assistant Commander Starrs for your 39 years of service and dedication to your communities. On behalf of Reno County FOP Lodge 18 in Kansas, you will be missed.

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

November 28, 2016

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

November 28, 2016

Rest in peace Commander Starrs. My sincere condolences to your family and to your departments. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. I am sure your service will not be forgotten.


November 27, 2016

He was one of the most influential people in my life. He made me look at things from a different perspective and opened my eyes to the deeper meaning of humanity. Whether it was teasing me about my hair, debating with me about politics or showing me the love he had for his wife, he will always remain in my heart as a father figure that I will truly miss.

RIP Ken.

Admin. Assistant Kathy Rios
South Texas Specialized Crimes & Narcotics Task Force

November 27, 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 your family to God every morning for over five years. I pray that Kenneth's life and death will bring glory to His name.

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

November 27, 2016

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Dept.

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

November 26, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD 108

November 26, 2016

May the Lord comfort your family, friends and co-workers.
Thank you for your many years of service.
Rest in peace.

Sergeant David Sheetz (retired)
Houston Police Dept.

November 25, 2016

Assistant Commander Starrs, thank you for your efforts to end or at least slow the trafficking of drugs. We may never truly eradicate the problem, but thanks to women and men such as yourself, we know at least those responsible can be and are held accountable.

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

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

November 25, 2016



November 25, 2016

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

J. Bennett 325
Alachua P.D.

November 25, 2016

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Assistant Commander Starrs. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at South Texas Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force.

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

November 25, 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

November 25, 2016

My condolences to the family of Assistant Commander Kenneth Joseph Starrs. Losing a loved one is difficult. Please take comfort in Jesus wrds 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. Once again, I am sorry for your lost

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

November 25, 2016

Rest in peace Brother Kenneth.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

November 24, 2016

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

November 24, 2016

Commander Starrs, may you rest in peace our brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

November 24, 2016

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

November 24, 2016

It takes an exceptionally brave and competent person to walk such a fine line as Ken. Most people will never truly understand why people choose to walk that line. They choose that path because they love the ones they protect. They are willing to trade their life for the ones they love and it is that love that gives them the courage to do it. For Ken to have walked that path for so long shows an amazing amount of love and an amazing family that supported him.

Sergeant Cary Griffin
United States Marine Corps

November 24, 2016


Corporal (Ret.) James. (W) Pullin
Upper Chichester Twp P.D. PA.

November 24, 2016

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Assistant Commander Starrs and the South Texas Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force during this time. Thank you, Assistant Commander Starrs, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

November 24, 2016

Rest in peace Assistant Commander Kenneth Starts. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County sheriff's office

November 24, 2016

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