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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

Officer Woodmore,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Inkster. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

June 17, 2024

Today marks 30 years since Officer Kenneth Woodmore was killed in the line of duty. We will never forget as we prepare to honor you on today.

Chief Tamika L. Jenkins
Inkster Police Department

June 17, 2024

Wood, I miss you man. Keep smiling down on me bro. I will always honor you and your legacy, that you left behind. Rest in Heaven...love you bro!

Dixson - God brother
WCSO - GA

Sergeant Kenneth Dixson
WCSO

April 10, 2024

Uncle,
I'm sitting here trying to figure out why I'm here. Out of all the days to come to the site and witness the love for you. I don't have but one memory where I am with you and I hear your voice. That memory defines who you are to me. I wish I had more time to know but honestly I think it's already understood. Alot of you resides in our souls. For that we keep fighting. Every Woodmore with the blood will stand to honor the Lord and those who watch upon us. Watch over me. I love you.

Danielle
Niece

January 31, 2024

Hey Bro!

I was working on an application with my young son for the Explorer Program and was telling him about my big brother who always made time to see me and show me love. How I looked up to you and how great an athlete and ball player you were! I wish my children were able to get to know you and experience your calm, cool and loving nature. I can still hear your voice telling me everything is going to be good. I miss you so much.

Love you man!

Patricia Sloan
Sister

September 5, 2023

Thinking about you today buddy. The time working the blocks at OCSD, discussing how we both just wanted to go to the "road." We both did with other agencies and lost contact with each other, but I will never forget the day I heard. I attended your Memorial as an officer on the "road." We made it Ken. We made it. Always my brother!

Retired Brother Joe Bommarito
TPD

November 15, 2021

Kenneth, yesterday was your birthday. Still think about you often. It has been hard to find someone to go baseball games with me and talk about it like you did. I am sitting here watching the Dodgers and Reds. It is spring training and I am not really into the game. I really miss those days, you and I would go to the games at Tiger Stadium. Came to Atlanta . I haven't been a fan of the Braves or any of the Atlanta teams. My youngest son, Anthony and I still talk about when I helped coach the GM Pontiac East basketball team with Chris Kirkland. I got you to play for us. You got Hank to play and recruited Walker D for a game. Anthony remembers playing with you during pickup games at Avondale when he came to Pontiac from Louisville for the summer. I still remember you telling the story about coming to the South and putting on lotion during the summer and how it cooked your skin. Lol. So, I wanted to let you know, I haven't forgotten you. Gwen hasn't forgotten you. It's just too sad to write about you, your friendship, kindness and caring ways and most of all, your smile. As you always said, You alright, then I am alright. Well, I am still alright although it is not the same without you.

Wayne Tyler
Friend

March 3, 2021

Kenneth, yesterday was your birthday. Still think about you often. It has been hard to find someone to go baseball games with me and talk about it like you did. I am sitting here watching the Dodgers and Reds. It is spring training and I am not really into the game. I really miss those days, you and I would go to the games at Tiger Stadium. Came to Atlanta . I haven't been a fan of the Braves or any of the Atlanta teams. My youngest son, Anthony and I still talk about when I helped coach the GM Pontiac East basketball team with Chris Kirkland. I got you to play for us. You got Hank to play and recruited Walker D for a game. Anthony remembers playing with you during pickup games at Avondale when he came to Pontiac from Louisville for the summer. I still remember you telling the story about coming to the South and putting on lotion during the summer and how it cooked your skin. Lol. So, I wanted to let you know, I haven't forgotten you. Gwen hasn't forgotten you. It's just too sad to write about you, your friendship, kindness and caring ways and most of all, your smile. As you always said, You alright, then I am alright. Well, I am still alright although it is not the same without you.

Wayne Tyler
Friend

March 3, 2021

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

June 17, 2020

Missing you today. Missing you everyday. I think of you often. My son, Todrick is 18 and graduates this week. He's an outstanding young man. You would be so proud.
He mentioned the police force yesterday and I felt so overwhelmed. I couldn't explain the emotion.
He has received many awards for leadership in JROTC. He's even been scouted out by West Point!
I have a 16 year old daughter, Alana Simone. She's a singer, dancer, and actress just like me!
Can you believe I'm in a live band? You loved music! You used to teach me the latest moves all while showing me defense moves! Ha!
Everytime I cross a street, I still feel you hugging me tight when you came to help me cross a busy street I was so afraid of.
I remember laughing at how gross I thought your sweat was and you laughed and said "Girl, I ran all the way here to help you cross this street and that's how you act"?
Even when my cousins stood there and laughed, you told me there was nothing wrong with asking fur help. ESPECIALLY if I ever needed my uncle!

Can you believe I considered joining the force to go into Special Ops...Mabey even be a detective?
I was hooked when you told me stories about your training and that cold water in the pool. I always said "oh I could do that!"
I was SO proud that you achieved your goals. You were determined. I always think I get that determination spunk from you!

I'm quite goofy like you. We had so many laughs. You seemed to be the only one who got my jokes. I still feel bad about possibly breaking your nose when you were showing me how to defend myself. I was always so clumsy. After that, I cried yet you laughed while hurting and said GOOD JOB!!

I talk to you often and I feel you hear me.
You were the best uncle a girl could have.

I Love and miss you Unc.

Nicole S. (Woodmore) Bradley
Niece

May 16, 2020

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

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