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Corrections Deputy Kevin Kokinis

Branch County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, August 22, 2021

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Reflections for Corrections Deputy Kevin Kokinis

Well Kevin my friend, the new jail has been up and running for a little while now. It is definitely missing something. That something is you. Your sense of humor, your work ethics and your smile. It definitely isn’t the same without you.

Deputy Sheriff Steve McManamey
Branch County Sheriffs Office

March 5, 2022

Rest in peace Corrections Deputy Kevin Kokinis and thank you for your service.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

November 2, 2021

Sheriff Brad Swain, together with the deputies & staff of MCSO, offers our heartfelt sympathy to your entire department and to the family of your fallen brother, Corrections Deputy Kevin Kokinis. May the outpouring of support you receive as a result of your loss help provide all of you with a measure of peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Liane Johnson, #53-66
Monroe County Sheriff's Office

October 21, 2021

James P Waggle, Jr.

September 9, 2021

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.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 7, 2021

Kevin my Friend,Partner . I miss you already there are know words that would describe how valued you were . Over the years we have been back to back with each other to having some great conversations about life in general . RIP my Brother . Until we see each other again Blessing we got it from here …#69

Correction Deputy Rob Smith #69
Branch County Sheriff’s Office

September 6, 2021

We have lost a Great Friend , and Co-worker . Kevin I miss you already and never will I forget all the fun times at work . Brother until we meet again …We will take it from here …

Correction Deputy / Rob Smith #69
Branch county Sheriffs Office

September 5, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones and friends of Corrections Deputy Kokinis. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Deputy Kokinis will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

September 3, 2021

Well Kevin my friend, I know you were planing on retiring in the next year, but I never thought Covid would take you first. I will miss your smile, your morning greetings, your jovial laugh and your humor, but most of all your calmness. You always had a way to calm me down or others when they needed it most. Who will I send pictures of my spaghetti dinners to?

Deputy Sheriff Steve McManamey
Branch County Sheriff’s Office

September 2, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Kokinis and the Branch County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Deputy Kokinis, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 1, 2021

Corrections Deputy Kevin Kokinis, thank you for your service. God will watch over you, your family and all corrections officers during this difficult time.

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

September 1, 2021

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

August 30, 2021

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

August 30, 2021

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

August 30, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Corrections Deputy, Kevin Kokinis, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Corrections Deputy succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 30, 2021

Kokinis family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. CD Kokinis thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Reserve Sgt Cuyahoga Falls Ohio Police Dept.

August 28, 2021

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

August 28, 2021

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

August 28, 2021

Rest in peace brother

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

August 28, 2021

So very sorry to hear about your colleague, Deputy Kokinis from your Corrections Division. Are thoughts and prayers are with his family and your department during this difficult time.

Sergeant Mike Crafton (Jail Division).
Bay County Sheriff's Office.

August 28, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

August 28, 2021

Deputy Kokinis, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

August 28, 2021

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

August 27, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Kokinis. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Branch County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 27, 2021

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

August 27, 2021

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