Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Larry Joel Kite

Mineral Wells Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, December 24, 1971

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Reflections for Patrolman Larry Joel Kite

Rest in peace Patrolman Kite.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 24, 2019

I am Larry's cousin. My mama is Sylvia, sister to Aunt Elsie, Larry's mom. We were at Aunt Ollie's house Christmas break of 1971.. I remember visiting with Nancy and Annette, and Sheila Then hearing the terrible, sad news on Christmas day. I would love to contact y'all.

Kathy Holland Westbrook
Cousin

December 8, 2018

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

December 24, 2016

Not forgotten Sir. Thank you for your service.

Sgt Yoli Trujillo, Retired
Corpus Christi (Tx) P.D.

December 24, 2016

i have started a BACK THE BLUE JEEP for all the fallen officers. so far I have around 500 names on it. if you have Facebook you can look it up.

owner Benjamin Smith
back the blue jeep

August 4, 2016

He was the kindest man and my best friend .this destroyed his family and I have even asked the texas rangers too look into this. He when we were younger and started to come to town he would tell my not to go to some places and he would chew me out if he caught me . I felt like he was my protector and I know he is up there watching over his kids. love you cuz and will never stop missing you

natha thomason 1st cousin nd best friend
1st cousin

May 18, 2016

This is always so difficult for me to do.
It's been just a little over a year since I left my last reflection daddy. This time last year we were finally recognizing your sacrifice to serve and protect the community of Mineral Wells By adding your name to the Fallen Policeman's memorial <3. There is not a moment of a day that goes by that I do not think of you and wish with all my heart that you were here.... How different my life would have been... if.....
In a couple of weeks I will be going to yours, grandma and grandpas final resting places as well as meeting all of your relatives for the first time in my life, almost 50 years on this planet. I'm overwhelmed with love and very intense emotion at even the thought of it. I can't begin to imagine what that experience is actually going to be like and how much I have waited so long to do so. Being able to touch the ground to which you lay under will be the ultimate most special moment in my life. In addition to this memorial I'm also reminded that your oldest grandson now sits beside you as well. Please kiss his cheek for me for he knows how much I truly love and miss his presence and smile here with his loving family. Today I leave this reflection in remembrance of you and all that you sacrificed for us as well as to let others have an idea of how truly loved and cherished you are every moment of every day daddy!! Love you more than any words I could ever say and I look forward to the time when I will be able to feel your arms around me again like when I was a young girl of 5... Those are the only memories I have from being a young child and they have helped me to have the resilience of no other person I've ever met and the love for life that has no end. Thanks to you. I can now say that, because I have always thought you were a wonderful man and community member. I could just feel it. I have now heard so many people describe you as an admirable, loving, kind man who loved his family and community and spent much of his time mentoring to the young men who entered your life and to whom you were an upstanding mentor for. A couple of those men too have left loving memories and thoughts in previous reflections here on this page. The fact that you death is still unsolved bothers me much more than I care to admit. Now that much of the hectic-ness of my life has finally passed for the most part, finding out who took you away from me and the rest of your loved ones is something that is at the top of my list now that I have all but raised my children and am finally finishing school, your unsolved death is one of the top priorities on my list. I can only hope that there will be something that leads us to finding out the truth and satisfying that part of my search for justice so I can lay it to rest with you. Peace be with you,

Your lil girl <3

Annette Kathryn Kite
daughter

May 10, 2016

Larry Kite was my second cousin. I never know him.
I never did known if he had any children of his own til last year one of my cousin contact me thru Facebook after her n I contact each other we started talking to each other. Now we both keep in touch with each other.
RIP Larry Kite

Tricia Allen

May 13, 2015

It was a very proud day for me yesterday daddy! Your name was finally add to the Fallen Policeman's memorial in Austin! I'm beyond heart broken that I was unable to attend that day which I waited so long for, but so incredibly happy at the same time because your death has finally been honored and your inscribed name now lies with the other honored officers who risked their lives to protect and honor our country. I love you so very much and I will see your place of rest and memorial soon!!!!!!

Annette Kathryn Kite
daughter

May 5, 2015

It is with great respect that i submit a 21 mark salute to you - /////// - /////// - /////// - You helped keep civilians safe in Mineral Wells , Texas ! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE - Patrolman Larry Kite ! R.I.P. SIR !!!

Clements unit - CO5
TEXAS DEPT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE - INSTUTIONAL DIVISION

August 4, 2014

I have never had the opportunity to meet you in my life but from the stories my grandmother (Lula Mae--Larry's sister) has told me, you were an amazing young man taken too soon. About 5 years ago, I had the opportunity to visit Mineral Wells with my grandmother. Walking around town with her as she was in tears reminiscing of nothing but great times was something I will forever hold close to my heart.

I may not know any of you but we are family. Therefore, my love for each and every Kite is unconditional....

Mike Kowgios
Lula Mae's Grandson

May 22, 2014

I was 5 when my father was killed!!! I have missed him every minute of everyday since then. I am forever grateful to have checked in on this sight and been able to contact the awesome family and friends that I was taken from and know have been reunited. Tom is a very amazing man and has helped me so much in healing my heart and helping to know who my father was even more... I know my dad is proud of him and the other young people he was a mentor for. Thank you so very much Victor Wadsworth for sharing you story and your thoughtS in his memory... and I am in the process of reopening his case and finding out what happen to the most amazing man I've know in my life... Bet on it!! Now I have the knowledge the connections and above all the love of a family <3 Anyone whishing to contact me please do. I can handle ANYTHING you have to tell me. I've already had my eyes opened to the horrible truth of how some things came to be!! Please help me find the truth ad let me hear all the wonderful Things you all have to say about him!! Thank you all so very much...AGAIN!! I LOV YOU ADDY AND HAVE BEEN THINKING OF YOU MORE THAN USUAL LATELY..... XOXOXOXOXO

Annette K Kite
His loveing daughte <3

May 13, 2014

I don't know if I had ever meet Larry, I was 14 years old when this happened. I remember it happening and it always left a sadness that this could happen in my hometown & justice was never given. I must have been 18 when I worked with Tommy Spurlock at Buddies, I'm sure Larry would have been proud to see how Tommy has followed in the same footsteps. I think about Larry from time to time and always have hope for closure for not only the family but also the town that has felt a loss as well.

Victor Wadsworth
Fort Worth, TX April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014

this is my cousin.....I was just a baby....my granny was chessie putman n my dad was H.L. putman.....his mom n my granny were sisters......

Cathy Putman Holifield
Cousin

April 8, 2014

Thank you too all those people who have been kind enough to post on my father's memorial sight!! Your time and consideration has been so overwhelmingly appreciated!!! Again, thanks so much for caring!!!

Annette Kite

April 2, 2014

I am Larry's cousin and remember this like it was yesterday. I was 12 years old and went on to become a police officer myself. Forty-two years later and I still think about it often. I am looking forward to making contact with his daughter someday.

Constable Thomas Spurlock
Jack County Constable's Office/Cousin

December 26, 2013

I wouldl like to thank everybody for your posts and ask Cathy, daddy's niece to please contact me vial face book or email, also any body else that would like to contact me, I am pretty much open to any body that new my daddy. Also, my nickname given to me by my father is the one that I still use to this day.

Shiela Kite-LeCount
daughter

November 14, 2013

I just wanted to say thank you to a man I never got the chance to meat. Larry is my grandfather and is so by way of his daughter Sheila. I want you to know your name sake lives on through my brother also named Larry Joel Penner. Thank you for you! Love you always

Mariah Penner
Granddaughter

August 5, 2013

Even though we live far away, and we have lost touch with much of the family, I wanted to say that we all think of my Uncle Larry often. I remember him fondly and feel the loss for his wife and girls. He was a wonderful man and taken from this world way too soon!
With much love,
Cathy (Lula Mae's daughter)

Niece
Niece

May 18, 2012

Ofc. Larry Kite lived across the street from me at the time of his murder. I visited with him a few hours prior to his death when he was home for dinner, never dreamed it would be the last time.

He was such a nice guy and an inspiriation to me choosing law enforcement as a career. I was in high school at the time of his death and he loved his job and service to the community. During my career I often thought of Larry and his positive impact on my life.

For his family, Larry was taken long before his time but he did have a very positive impact on me and those he interacted with.

Randall Shiflet - Asst. Chief (Retired)
North Richland Hills PD, Texas

May 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

December 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Daddy!!! LOve you... wish you were here to celebrate life with us... <3

Annette Kathryn Kite
oldest daughter

December 4, 2011

Thank you everybody for your posts, I hope that one day the man that murdered him may see justice, if not on earth, than at the hand of god himself. Thank you to my niece, Kay for her wonderful insight and her mother, my sister. I love you all.

Shiela Kite
Daughter

October 16, 2011

I apologize for not seeing the previous reflections of my belated father before i entered the information on his profile about his death, this is all the information i know to be true still today. Most of the facts of his murder are still unknown at this time. Your comments are over-whelming to me. Thankyou from his family, the very people that love him and were waiting for him each day to return home. Not a day goes by i dont think about him. God bless you all.

Annette Kite
Daughter

October 7, 2011

thank you Grandpa!!!!

Kayleigh Kite/Stoltz
grandaughter

September 30, 2011

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