Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Kenneth E. Wallace

Hampton Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, February 25, 1994

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Reflections for Officer Kenneth E. Wallace

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

February 25, 2021

Brother seems like yesterday you, me, and Curtis Cooper were working out the community Policing office at 1135 Lasalle Ave. Brother, I miss your humor and Laugh. SO I'll see you again.

Til Valhalla

Officer Patrick L Coulter
Former HPD/SIU, Current Town Of Onley PD

February 24, 2021

I didnt know you, but you were a friend of my mom's when I was a baby, so you probably knew of me. We all lived in the same apartments. I just learned of the story that happened to you. My mom passed away in 2005 so I like to hear stories of her past. I know you were a great man and a wonderful police officer. You certainly have left a good impact on my family who speaks highly of you. Rest in peace.

Chyna Colvin
Friend of the Family/Deceased

May 2, 2020

When I was a kid, he would come out to my neighborhood and tell me to go in the house (on the speaker

Shaunté Newby

February 26, 2020 were always one to bring a smile to whomever you encountered. Continue your rest my friend. You were a brother to us dispatchers....remembering you fondly today....EoW

Donna Chadwick
Hampton, VA Police Dispatcher 1984-1988

February 25, 2020

Just nights before (it may have been the night before) this happened, I responded to a shoplifting call with Kenny. The shoplifter had grabbed a 6 pack of beer and struck the clerk with one of the bottles as he was leaving (so I guess technically it could have been a strong arm). We both got into foot pursuit of the guy (a young kid) and he dusted us. Kenny started laughing as the kid disappeared in the distance (without dropping a single beer) as these two young officers (him and me) were left trailing and gasping for breath. Kenny's laugh was infectious. He always had a way of making you smile. Great guy who will always be missed.

Cpl. Anthony Williams (Tony)
Hampton Police Division

February 25, 2020

Hey Buddy... I still miss you after all these years. I can remember us sitting on King Street joking around and that big smile and laugh of yours.. Heaven is a better place because of you, and I will never forget you pal!!


January 12, 2019

I was only 13 at the time when this happened but the memories still remain. Such a very sad incident for Officer Wallace. I heard a lot of very positive things about him.

TJ Chapman
Briarfield Terrace Resident

July 22, 2018

I remember that night very well. I lived on Pocahontas Place and had just called my sons upstairs. Not 5 minutes later gun shots rang out. Within moments my yard and the street was swarming with first responders, medics and law enforcement personnel. I have never been so frighten in my life especially when I saw them taking Officer Wallace out of his patrol car .... then eventually covering his lifeless body with a sheet. I had just moved to Hampton. Officer Wallace would make it a point to speak to the residents and made me feel at ease being new to Virginia. My life changed since that horrible night - I trust no one now. Thank you Ofc. Wallace for your service for taking time with my sons - talking with them. You will never be forgotten.

Former Pocahontas Place Resident

July 16, 2018

It is always the good ones that get killed before their time. I believe any offender guilty of causing an officers death should get mandatory death penalty! RIP.

Robert West

February 26, 2018

Thanks for not giving me a ticket, that in buck roe, when I was fishing at night without a license. You asked me "what did you catch" and I said before thinking I was going to jail " a couple of croakers" but you said " Now that's good eating " and you told me to wrap it up and then you moved on, and you left a impression on me of kindness that I still believe in.

Military Veteran Lawrence Coleman

June 1, 2017

They should have made those juveniles witness the execution of the adult. Make them realize that they would have been right next to them if they were a few years older.


March 11, 2017

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Twenty-three years later, you are not forgotten. Rest in Peace.

LCDR Carter Johnston
US Navy

February 16, 2017

Coming up on 23 years since that awful night...may we never forget.

Sgt. Michael Canny
Hampton PD

February 7, 2017

I have often thought about you and your family since that awful day that someone selfishly took your life. You were one of the best neighbors to me and my son. I was a single mother, but I felt so safe knowing that a Police Officer lived so close to us. You were such a nice and funny person. You would give anything to anyone. I often tell the story to people about how I had been recalled into work in the wee hours of the morning. I was going into the bathroom and there was a huge cricket...which I was terribly afraid of! I didn't know what to do, but I knew that I only had a short amount of time to get into work. So, I knocked on your door to ask you to come and get rid of it for me. After you realized that I was very serious, you came over and took care of it. I will never forget how silly I felt about it later asking you to do that. But, it was either me or the cricket and duty was calling. You never let me forget it either. You really loved your family and I pray that God has helped them to heal over the years. I know that you have been truly missed. Continue to rest in peace! Love you old neighbor!

Paulette - AF Veteran
From Across the Hall

March 22, 2016

My condolences to this brave man's family. I hope they will be able to heal.

John Haseltine - Civilian

February 5, 2016

Rest in peace, my friend. I will never forget you and the times we shared together, the good, the bad, and the ugly. I will never forget the night I received the call you were in the ER. Rest easy.

William N. Bowers, Special Agent, VA Dept. of ABC

November 2, 2015

The promise... Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

February 25, 2015

I didn't really know you. I was with HPD from 1985-1987. I was stationed in Germany and received a call from someone about your passing. Go rest high Kenny, go rest high.

David Austin, Treasury Officer
US Treasury - United States Bullion Depository - Fort Knox, KY

July 30, 2014

It does not seem like it but twenty years ago, I lost a good friend and the citizens of Hampton lost a good officer. I am sorry I was not there for you my friend. It was with tears that I had the priviledge of standing the Honor Watch those last couple days. I trust, that at some time in the future, we will meet again and then you can tell me the answer to the question I asked you in the hospital room.

Retired Officer, Hampton Virginia Police Division
Retired Senior Officer, Federal Reserve Police

February 22, 2014

Kenny....just thinking about you today...thats were and still are the Precious Lamb of God!

Donna Chadwick
Hampton, VA Police Dispatcher 1984-1988

December 18, 2013

We the Battle of the Badges Law Enforcement Basketball Tournament would like to honor Officer Wallace & another fallen officer at our tournament in 2013. We would need a family member or friend to contact me.

Master Officer
Wake County Sheriff Office-Raleigh,NC

December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Kenny; we still remember you!

Jon Ratliff

December 4, 2012

Kenny was a wonderful human being, officer, father, son, and friend I had the pleasure of knowing. I will always remember the laughs we had together and the fond memories of him being with his family. I thank god for you touching my life and serving our community Kenny. May you continue to rest in peace and God bless your soul.

Vada Preston

December 27, 2011

Daddy I miss you and love you. I live my life in dedication of you and I hope I am making you proud. Chat with you later in my dreams :)


December 20, 2011

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