Assistant Commander Kenneth Joseph StarrsRest in Peace Bro…We Got The Watch
South Texas Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Tour: 39 years
Cause: Struck by train
Assistant Commander Ken Starrs was killed when his department vehicle was struck by a Union Pacific freight train at a crossing on County Road 2140, near Highway 77, in Kleberg County.
Assistant Commander Starrs was en route to the task force office when the collision occurred at the unprotected crossing.
Assistant Commander Starrs had served with the South Texas Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force for over five years. He had previously served with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 27 years and the Port of Corpus Christi Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, two grandchildren, and sister.
At the time of his death, Assistant Commander Starrs served as the president of the Texas FOP State Lodge.
Nemo me impune lacessit
Day is done, Gone the sun, From the lake, From the hills, From the sky. All is well, Safely rest, God is nigh.