Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Kenneth E. Woodmore

Inkster Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, June 17, 1994

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Reflections for Officer Kenneth E. Woodmore

Kenneth,

I am so so so very sorry.... every year I think of you for who you was and what I did.

I left early that night, if I hadn't you wouldnt have died.

I would have been the first out the car and Christopher knox wouldnt have got the drop on you.

My life has been a complete mess over this and my alcoholism has really factored in my life recently.

I used to deal with it by not thinking about it but a majority of time I do. I tried to get help once but the shrink told me if I did my career was over. He said I had PTSD but I doubt it.

Ya know Charlie sat me down one day and I lied to him and said I was fine when I really wasn't. I blamed myself every day.

I dunno what to do

Cpl Timothy Fugate

March 27, 2019

Hey Brother,
Just thinking of you today.....Miss You!

Mark Woodmore
Brother

July 19, 2018

Dad-

As I sit down at work writing training material for my job.. I am listening to motivational speaking and the purpose of my life. I could not help but to reflect and think about what you considered to be your purpose. For 5 years you carried out your purpose and passion protecting others.

Dad, I miss you dearly. I respect you, I thank you and feel your presence each moment I live out my purpose helping others.

Tears.....

Samantha Denise Woodmore
Daughter

April 9, 2018

1:15 am......... thinking of your legacy

J. Edward Woodmore
Son

January 29, 2018

Love you bro! Keep smiling and shinning down on me.

Ken Dixson
god brother

January 19, 2017

My Brother,
Just thinking of you today....Oh How I Miss You Man!!

Mark Woodmore
Brother

December 28, 2016

Dad.....ive spent 22 years on this earth... without you.... literally became a man by myself , with father time at my aid... Im unable to miss you because sadly, I have nothing to miss....not even a memory....honestly writing in this box doesn't help, it never has... I stopped searching for answers to my questions a long time ago... I used to want to be like you ... live up to your legacy...as a kid I was so curious about you ...I wanted to be every bit a part of you as I could possibly be...it wasn't until today I realized I am you....im your second chance......... I promise you I wont waste it.

Jalen Edward Woodmore
SON

July 28, 2016

You were taken to early my brother. May you forever rest in peace, and may the Lord bless your family always.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City PD, Michigan

June 13, 2016

Wood, I finally did it. I passed the first phase.. I didn't forget about you, I needed to heal and time . I truly Thank you for everything you did for me Wood, and I still appreciate you said and done for me. Keep smiling on me Wood. I owe you one back
Love you god brother,
Dixson

Dixson
god brother

October 29, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

June 17, 2015

Kenneth Edward,

20 years ago today, I started missing you. You were always there for me and Gwen. My life has not been the same since. Neither has it been the same for everyone else who loves you.

I still miss going to Tiger Stadium with you and watching other sports, especially the fights. I believe the last fight we saw was Holyfield and Michael Moorer over at your mother's house. And I really loved bowling with you. You had a great break on your ball.

Just last week, my sons and I were talking about the time they met you when I got you to play on the GM Pontiac East basketball team and when they played basketball with you at Avondale High School gym. You really impressed them.

The one thing I have to say is that you really would be proud of Samantha, Kenneth, Amber and Jalen and your grandchildren. Anyone who knows you, can see you in all of them.

Although we all continue on with our lives as best as we can, me, personally, I stop and think about you and the crazy things you would say and about that smile that could light up a room, the one that would make everyone else smile. The one that would re-assure us that everything was alright. Well, when I think about that smile and everything about you, I thank GOD that I was blessed to be a part of your life and you a part of mine and I smile.

Wayne Tyler

June 17, 2014

Kenneth,

Oh how I wish you were here to comfort our son, who has grown into quite a hansome young man as he struggles to find his "Own Way." He is every bit a Woodmore male, so I am told. Good looks, charming, mean, loyal, hard-headed, stubborn and a ladies man (but one young lady at this time).
And yes, he has your warm and inviting SMILE.

It hurts my heart to watch him struggle and long for you, his dad. He, of your four children, was never afforded the opportunity of getting to know his dad except through stories told and photos shared by others. As he continues his journey through life, I pray constantly that God watches over and covers him. He is moving to the next phase of his journey and is college bound!!!!! You have no idea how proud I am of this achievement. There was literally a lot of blood, sweat, tears, the rod of correction, phone calls and visits to the school.....

Kenneth, I believe with every fiber of my being, I did my best raising our son, which was not an easy task. Our son was raised in the church, good school system and is a song leader at church; who has the voice of a canary, but is too shy to lead a song. He has attempted during evening worship, but never when I am around to hear him.

Over the course of his journey, I showered him with what I thought was enough love for the both of us and protected him from harms way. But no amount of love in the world, even that of his mother, could ever replace the love and influence of his father...

You are loved & missed...

Lisa
Jalen's Mother

January 10, 2014

Daddy-
At the age of 28.... I will forever still call you "daddy". With tears in my eyes I try to find the words how to express how I am feeling this morning. I miss you. Miss you with all of me. I was such a daddy's girl. You should see me... I cling to Grandaddy so much! As you have seen watching over me, I finished school and moved cross country. Living in California is so different and being away from the kids hurts a bit. Each day is a struggle because I miss home. Grandaddy was so proud when I got my degree but he almost had a fit when I told him I was leaving Michigan. 4 years later, I am still here, running my daycare center and have a beautiful baby girl on the way. Oh dad if you could only be here!! I sometimes wonder where I get my strength and fight from.... then I close my eyes and reflect on you and I know!

I try my best to keep tabs on all the kids. Of course, they all think they are grown. Ken Ken brings me comfort Dad cause he is so much like you. He is and has been trying to find his place in this world. His up beat personality and the way he watches over us girls... We are lucky to have him. Even though is temper is something else! Amber is finishing up school and she has Lenah! Your grandaughter! Lenah is one now and looks just like me actually! Kenneth is so protective over her and watches down like a hawk! I know if you were here things would be a little different when it comes to these men we have to deal with, but Ken steps up to the plate! Jalen, he makes me smile when I see him. My heart hurts often because I know that he desires to have had the same memories that I do of you. He is a great young man. Truly a Woodmore in every way. It's almost scary how much your boys are like you, even us girls.

I keep God in my heart, and focus on everything that I do. Not having granny here breaks my heart daily and I fear each day not having grandaddy which I try not to think about. I know that Gods plan is always right, so I know I will see you again. My daughter is due July 10th, 2013. I often wonder if she will come on the day granny passed, the 7th. Bryan, her father, he is a good man and I know he will be a good father. I only wish you were here to scare him and knock some sense into him if he stepped out of line....lol.

Just know Daddy that every day I think of you. I carry you in my heart and there is such a void missing that only God can fill. Keep watching over me.....give my mom a hug and kiss for me. I'll see you soon.... Hopefully not too too soon as I have this little girl to raise! :) but ill see ya dad.

Loving you each day,

Samantha D. Woodmore
Daughter

June 17, 2013

Hey ken,

I must say that photo really does not reflect you...

Its been a while ol friend...

Since we last saw each other I left IPD, I spent 4 years Army then went 4 years Navy. I stopped in a couple time to see Hines and Brown, things sure changed. The times I did stopped I either cried in the parking lot or over at the lake... I think you know why.

Boy, I got a funny story to tell you.... I got suckered back inot Law Enforcement...

Let me back up, I just got smacked in the head....its may 27th 2013 memorial day and we been out all day BBQing and drinking... You must know by now that a few times a year I come here to see your page and to remember you...tonigt on facebook I got a message that if I didnt come to turns with me demons that I was never going to be happy.

Ive actually spent many night awake crying about you, that night I left earlier than I was planning on just so I could go spend time with tracie my now ex wife. I spent many nights wondering why I did...it wasnt planned, I kinda thinks thats why my marriage didnt last cuz I blamed herin a way for coming home that night.

In 2003 I got out of the miitary and started bounty hunting full time, but in2008 I was suckered back into Law Enforcemen... On a fluke a chief wanted to hire me and wouldnt take "no" for a answer lol I asked him whyhe wouldnt hire my 2 friends with me and he just keot saying there was somethin special about me.

In june of 2008 I went to work for both a police department and a sheriffs office but I never caught on to the significants of the month. It wasnt til june 17th of 2011 when Chief price meade me go back thru the academy and my graduation date was friday june 17th 2011 that I realized....

Tonight someone I know told me I need to come to terms with my past before my past kills me......

I think finally sitting here writing you is what she means.

I have set up many nights wondering how things woud have turned out if it was me on that passanger side of the car when you stopped christopher knox....I remember Kenny Brown telling me he was notorious for shooting when we had him in holding one night when snowman first started......

When I close my eyes some nights I swear I can see you in my dreams.

I miss you brother.

Believe it or not Im really good at my job, all the training there I learned has saved my ass alot of days and nights.

I dont know if this is going fix me but it sure did help I kinda felt a burdon lift now that I am at the end.

A few years ago I found one of your daughters on myspace, it felt good then to reach out to her but it sure would have felt better if it was you I emailed.

I kinda thinks thats why I stayed acting young, lifes way too short to act old... I am known now for acting like kid but when business is business its all about business with me.

I MISS U

ex auxiliary
friend

May 28, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 18th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and prie are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 24, 2012

hey...son here just visiting..i havnt been on here in a while but im back...things are changing so much around me and half the time i wonder how i keep up...im 18 now and graduating soon..amber just had her litte baby girl and im trippin i have no idea how im an uncle already..(i wonder whose next) but i miss you and honestly i never stop thinking about how different life wouldve been if you were here...i struggle with the fact that your gone and the fact that i never even had a chance to talk to you or play ball..no one to really talk to the girls about or how to handle situations...ive learned on my own and its been hard dealing with this temper taking care of mom and just trying to be a solid foundation for everyone to lean on...but life goes on and ill make the best of it..in doing so i plan to make you happy and smile....

P.S.

i have a few tattoos now haha you would probably think they were cool...after u beat me down a little bit :) one can only wonder...love you..talk to you soon

Jalen Woodmore
Son

May 1, 2012

Ken,

Joe here again. Just read some reflections from your son and daughter and teared up. I was lucky to make it 15 years on the streets and I guess did not think how blessed I was.

I think of you often Ken. See you soon!

Joe-Friend and Former co-worker
OCSD

September 28, 2011

dear dad...i just wish i had you here with me...i wish i just had the chance to know you experience the love and happiness you had to offer...sometimes i don't know how to deal with not knowing you as a matter of fact i still don't know how to handle it...it hurts...but i know that ill try to live my life to the fullest to make you proud and to live up to your reputation..i love you...rest in peace

Jalen E. Woodmore
son

July 2, 2011

Ken, its been many years since you were called Home by Our Father. It seems like that we were just sharing that long ride to the academy in Lansing with Ron Griffin...us three talking about the past week of training and the upcoming week of hell the MSP staff had for us...and the unjust decision that took you from the 107th that led you to Inkster. It was a MSP loss that you didn't join us at that time...and I can look back and put blame on them for your leaving us, for if you were with the "blue" then you wouldn't have been working single...but its God's will. I cried at your funeral and then stopped because you wouldn't want to see an "old" man cry. I'll just say I look to seeing you again alongside of Tony Crosby, Fred Hardy and Steve Niewick...miss you brother.

Trooper Roger Radcliffe (Ret.)
Michigan State Police-Friend

June 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Kenneth. It's been (17) years since we celebrated your birthday in person. Still miss ya.

Wayne

Wayne Tyler
Friend

March 2, 2011

Kenneth,

Happy Birthday. I was thinking about you as I always do on March 2nd. As you always asked me, "Are you alright? If you are alright, then I'm alright". Well. I'm alright. Later.

Wayne

Wayne Tyler

March 2, 2010

I was thinking of you as I do on many occasions especially on your birthday, March 2nd which is a day after my father’s. In thinking about you, I Googled your name and found this web page. Web pages didn’t exist when you left us but I am glad this page is dedicated to one of the best men I ever met. I didn't realize how much I missed you until I saw Samantha for the first time since 1996, about (4) years ago. I miss your smile and joking ways, watching you bowl and talking stuff, your protective ways towards those you loved, going to the Tiger games, watching boxing, especially our last one, Michael Moorer versus Evander Holyfield over your mother’s house. The irony of that fight, I l now live in Atlanta with Holyfield. I, like many others who love you, miss so much about you.

You gave us a lot of great memories and we shared a lot of great memories; too many to name. I remember how you loved all of your children, Samantha, Kenneth, Amber and Jalen. I especially remember the birth of Samantha during September 1985. You were so very happy about each of your children. They are your legacy and they will be a great one from what I hear and know.

Your kindness to others is what I remember most. The first time I met you at Mark’s house, in Louisville, told me that there was something special about you. Little did I know at the time, how special you are, especially when it came to being fearless. I just wished you weren’t so fearless maybe you would still be with us but you would not be the same Kenneth. You told me you wanted to always be a police officer. You proved that you were a fearless one and a great one. I am glad you achieved your dream of serving the people but I don’t think the people knew what a servant they had and how great you were in serving them. You gave your life in order that others could live which is the greatest act any man can do for another.

I think about our basketball team that I coached with Chris Kirkland and the league we won with your help and Walker D. Russell and some other players that you brought with you. It was a good team although I had to calm you down whenever you thought you were fouled or unfairly given a foul. It was a great time but we had many great times. You helped me in so many ways and I will always keep you in a private place in my heart. As you always said, “Are you alright?” I would say, “Yes!” You would say, “Then I am alright”. Well I am still alright and I know that you are alright but it does not change that fact that we all miss you. You just left us too soon. Well, I have to go now but I will keep thinking about you and our times together.

Wayne (2009)

Wayne Tyler
Friend

July 19, 2009

Kenneth as my birthday month is coming to a close, I think of your birthday coming up March 2nd. Ken I really miss you so! Boy did we ever celebrate! Two whole months, February and March! And you always wanted me to older than I was! Those were the days.
You would be amazed at your children, your nieces, great nieces and newphews. They are all great kids. Boy you would have enjoyed teasing them. Oh don't think that they don't know who you are. All of the family have told the about you and your antics!
Ken, never does a day go by that you are not in my thoughts. Every June 17th my mind goes back and re-creates that fateful day. My heart gets broken all over again.
Kenneth I now know how Momma felt that day when she lost you, and four year later in 1998 when, Tanya our sister, lost her only son Ant'tiwon to violence, for I too have lost my only son, your first nephew, Robert. Oh not in the way that you left us, to violence, but to cancer at the tender age of 28 in 2002. He was in remission for so many years, we thought that God had blessed us to beat that ugly disease. He too left 3 beautiful little girls that have become beautiful young ladies.
So now I have joined the ranks of women that have lost a child. It just doesn't seem right to keep drawing breath and you child has died. How do you mend a broken heart? You, Ant'tiwon, Robert, and now Momma? It's so hard to breathe!

But when I reflect on our birthday celebrations, I can only break out into a big wide grin that leads to a gut renching laugh that lasts until I'm trying to catch a breath. Boy oh boy didn't we have fun!!!

Happy Birthday Ken
With all of the love that I have in my broken heart, your big sister Cres

Cresithia Y. James
Sister

February 24, 2009

Remembering you on the 14th anniversary of your EOW. Rest in Peace, Officer Woodmore.

Michigan resident

Michigan resident

June 17, 2008

Hey Brother,
Man i miss you more than anything right now. I think of you all the time and you are in my heart each day. This pass year mom passed and 3 uncles all in less than a year. Boy i sure wish i could talk with you right now but i feel your support deep in my soul. I miss you man.

Mark A. Woodmore
Brother

January 25, 2008

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