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Chief of Police Eugene King

Northville City Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, March 11, 1976

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Reflections for Chief of Police Eugene King

Rest in peace Chief of Police King.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 4, 2022

Grandpa King, I never had the opportunity to meet as you passed before I was born however everyday I strive to make you proud. I followed in your footsteps and became a law enforcement officer. You and my father were a huge motivating factor in my choice of career path. I will continue to carry on the King name in law enforcement and be the best Deputy sheriff I can.

Rest in peace and we will take it from here

Deputy B. King #1625

Deputy Brian King
Grandson/ Navajo County Sheriffs Office

August 18, 2016

My grandfather Lou Westfall served with you and Bill McGee on the terrible day. Rest in Peace Chief King. To your family, I would love to talk to you and share some photos that I have of you while serving as Chief of Police in Northville.

[email protected]

Hugh Jordan III
Northville resident

December 15, 2015

From your nephew in Mich. You have missed much and are missed very much by those that loved you and keep your memory alive. You and you wife, my Aunt Lorna King endured much pain in your life in a short period of time. Ever strong you where.

Sgt> Michael Bell USAF Det 2. 37 ARRS.

January 29, 2015

Just watched "The Onion Field" with my boys here on New Years Day. Just my way of passing down some lessons learned in Law Enforcement. These are hard but important lessons; 1) Don't give up your gun, 2) Don't let them take you anywhere; make them deal with you where you are at. 3) PTSD is real/seek help after a critical incident. 4) No "Monday Morning Quarterbacking". If you weren't there, then you really don't know what you would do and lastly the one you always stressed to me; 5) Always watch their hands. Know where their hands are! We are continuing the tradition of Law Enforcement within my own family. I married a Dispatcher (Diane) and both sons, Steven Eugene and Brian Daniel are in Law Enforcement. Until we meet again, RIP

Retired Detective/Reserve Gregory King
Arizona Department of Public Safety

January 2, 2015

Dad, I love you and miss you. I strive every day to be the best that I can be as I know you always taught me to. I wish you could have lived to see my sons, your grandsons. Rest in peace.

Officer P.M. King
Arizona Department of Public safety

March 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary 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 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.

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

March 11, 2012

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 11, 2010

Thank you for your years of service and dedication. May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

June 11, 2008



April 7, 2008

"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 whos 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 26, 2007

I live in the neighboring city plymouth, and, seeing(and thank God for this) that no officers have died, I wanted to leave a reflection, saying thank you for put your lofe on the line for, not just northville, but he entire community. THanks Chief.

May 26, 2006

Thanks you Chief King for serving your community. Blessed are the peace makers.

Officer G. Long

January 29, 2004

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