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Police Officer Kenneth Reid Lester

Richmond Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, February 10, 2020

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Reflections for Police Officer Kenneth Reid Lester

Officer Lester,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

March 30, 2020

Officer Lester, we all often wonder just how much attention is paid by motorists while we respond to calls. We all have stories about those who seem oblivious to their surroundings and have or almost caused us to crack up. Your situation was apparently especially horrendous. But you didn't give up, you fought the good fight until you just couldn't fight any longer. We all should take that to heart and respect that and we do respect and honor you here.

You don't have to fight any longer. May you forever Rest in Peace, Brother and God Bless.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

March 29, 2020

May you RIP brother! I pray for your family, friends and colleagues. May your guardian Angels protect the men and women serving our communities. Thank you for your service, courage and fight.

Lieutenant René Barraza
Albuquerque Police Department

March 28, 2020

Peace and blessings to you and your family

Karlene Dunn (civilian) Karlene Dunn
Civilian

March 22, 2020

Rest in peace Ofc. Lester. My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the RPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

March 19, 2020

R.I.P to Officer Kenneth Reid Lester. Much apologies to the family for losing a good man.

Roberto Torres
Pomona Police Department Explorer Post 160

March 10, 2020

REST IN GODS ARMS AND THANK YOU FOR BEING A GREAT WARRIOR AND PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. THANK YOU

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICE WOMAN LINDA KE
NONE

March 7, 2020

Officer Lester, you suffered for 25 years after the terrible vehicular accident that took your life. You served for many years unselfishly and devotedly so that others may be safe. Our Lord, who sees and knows everything, will reward you abundantly. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

February 28, 2020

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Lester and the Richmond Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Lester, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

February 26, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother

james oneill
NYPD

February 26, 2020

Rest in Peace Officer Lester, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.

TERRY ZECH, OFC(RET)
DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPARTMENT DETROIT MICHIGAN

February 25, 2020

My Deepest Sympathy to the family, friends and coworkers of this Fallen Officer. Thank you for your Dedication, Service and Protection. You will Always Be Remembered As The True Hero You Are. RIP SIR.

Diane Waynant-Murray Sister of Inspector Brian Waynant SR. WPD/ WFD 03/01/2010

February 25, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Lester. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Richmond Police Department.

US Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

February 24, 2020

RIP brother, you will always be remembered.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Lindon Police Department

February 24, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Officer Lester.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

February 24, 2020

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Officer Kenneth R. Lester. Please know we are eternally grateful for Kenneth’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Lester POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Richmond Indiana Police Department for Kenneth’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Officer Lester’s wife, children and sisters.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

February 23, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

February 23, 2020

May God bless you and your family. You paid the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace my brother in Blue. God speed.

(Ret) Trooper Dean Aires
PA State Police

February 22, 2020

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

February 22, 2020

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. REST IN GODS ARMS. THANK YOU FOR BEING A GREAT HERO AND A WARRIOR. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICE WOMAN LINDA KE
NONE

February 22, 2020

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

February 21, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Lester, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.

TERRY ZECH, OFC(RET)
DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPARTMENT DETROIT MICHIGAN

February 20, 2020

RIP BROTHER

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

February 20, 2020

I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss, both to the department and the family.

Teri R McPhail
Civilian

February 20, 2020

Hello, Officer Lester,

On behalf of the Association of First Responders and Military Supporters, we would like to thank you for your service and Godspeed on your journey to heaven, a better place.

Micah James;
Director at the Association of First Responders and Military Supporters;
AFRM;
Civilian;

February 19, 2020

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