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

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

Team Texas

November 24, 2016

My friend I only wished that I could have been there to have saved your life or to have changed history. I remember the days working with you and sharing a moment. You never changed as you rose thru the ranks and you always treated everyone respectfully.
I remember when we got together with a few other dedicated police officers to start what's now FOP Lodge No 27 in Corpus Christi, Texas. I know that we will meet again on the other side God has taken you home. God Bless your family and children.
John 3:16

Ret. Sgt Joe Covington, M/C 4926
Corpus Christi Police Department

November 24, 2016

Ken is and always will be greatly missed. He was an extraordinary man, father, and friend. His mentorship extended far beyond law enforcement. It's a strange feeling to associate sorrow with this gentleman as he would normally give you a reason to laugh...I wish you all could have met really missed out on a great person. My prayers go out to Karen and his family. God bless him.

Mr Ryan Ordner
Family Friend

November 24, 2016

My family and I would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Assistant Commander Ken Starrs during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace, Assistant Commander Starrs.

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

November 24, 2016

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD

November 24, 2016



November 24, 2016

RIP brother Ken.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Inv. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Dept.

November 24, 2016

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

Lt. Joseph Ward, ret
Jackson, NJ PD

November 24, 2016

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (Retired)
Mobile County Child Support Enforcement
Mobile County, Alabama

November 24, 2016

Thank you for your long life of service and ultimate sacrifice. Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to your family and friends. May God comfort and strengthen them all!

Darlene Newton
Friend of the Story County Sheriff's Office

November 24, 2016

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P. Waggle

November 24, 2016

Rest In Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

November 24, 2016

RIP Assistant Commander Kenneth Joseph Starrs. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your department. Godspeed.

Senior Deputy Sheriff Dave Zajac
Walton County Sheriff's Office (GA)

November 24, 2016

A Prayer for Assistant Commander Kenneth Joseph Starrs:

Lord God, you are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Brother-in-Blue, Assistant Commander Kenneth Joseph Starrs, of the South Texas Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force, was taken from us in the Line-of-Duty. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. Heavenly Father, as we mourn the death of our Brother-in-Blue, Assistant Commander Kenneth Joseph Starrs, show us the immense power of your goodness and strengthen our belief that he has entered into Your presence. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy. God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God. God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God. God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs." [Matthew 5:3-10 NLT]

"For the policeman does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don't want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he will have you punished. He is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should." [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

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

"Well done, my good and faithful servant." [Matthew: 25:21 NLT]

Pastor Steven R. Closs, BSBS, LOICM, LOICC, MNACM, MFCPO
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

November 24, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother

Deputy Dunlap(ret)
Dallas Marshal's Tx

November 24, 2016

Rest In Peace, my brother. This is so tragic. As a RR police officer, it is very difficult to hear of this circumstance. To all our brethren, PLEASE be aware of RR tracks in your jurisdictions. Education on RR safety for everyone can be found through Operation Lifesaver.

Sup. Special Agent Hal Lindbergh
CSX Railroad Police

November 24, 2016

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

November 24, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 24, 2016

Final Salute Assistant Commander Starrs, 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

November 24, 2016

R.I.P. BROTHER Starrs!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

November 24, 2016

Our prayers to Asst. Comm. Stars family, co-workers, and friends at his loss. GOD will be with you and turn to him for support in your loss and he will help you. Praise to Asst. Comm. Stars for his service to all.

Retired Sgt. Charles Carty
Benton, Arkansas Police Dept

November 24, 2016

Thank you Commander Starrs for your years of hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Texas. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

November 24, 2016

RIP my Brother.Thank you & God Bless

Lt.Robert M.Petty (ret)
No.Bergen, N.J. P.D.

November 24, 2016

RIP Assistant Commander Ken Starrs, You will never be forgotten.

SFC Timothy Jones
US Army Veteran

November 24, 2016


Deputy Fire Marshal Keith Ebel
Tarrant County Fire Marshal's Office

November 24, 2016

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