Steven E. Cox
Apr 29, 1960 – Dec 2, 2006
Steve Cox was born in Seattle, Washington on April 29, 1960, and lost his life in the line of duty on December 2, 2006. He was 46. He was a loving and devoted husband to his wife, Maria, and the proudest of fathers to his 1 year old son, Bronson and his step-daughter Nicole. Steve will be deeply missed by all whose life he touched, including his family, the King County Sheriff’s Department where he proudly served, and the community of White Center where he was a vital part of their community. Steve will be deeply missed by his loving parents, Ronald E. Cox and Joan E. Cox, and his younger brother Ron Cox. Family was a cornerstone for Steve.
Steve was raised in Burien, where he was a graduate of Evergreen High School, Class of 1978. He earned his Bachelors Degree from Central Washington University, and his Law Degree from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Steve began his law career in the Tri Cities where he served as the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney of Franklin County. Later Steve took a position as a prosecutor in King County, but soon gave that up to pursue his lifelong desire to become a police officer. One of Steve's proudest moments was becoming a Deputy with the King County Sheriff’s Department, where he tirelessly devoted the last 9 years of his life. Many people go to work to make money. Steve went to work to make a difference. His passions in life were his family, serving his community, working on his rental properties, exercising, loving his dogs Luna and Danny, and being a devoted husband and father. Six months ago, Steve and Maria fulfilled Steve's biggest dream by becoming parents to Bronson, whom they adopted from Guatemala. Bronson brought a light to Steve's world that no degree ever could. He was truly at the happiest time of his life.
Steve's work in White Center, where he served for the last 3 years brought him back to his old neighborhood to make a difference. He was President of the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council, worked as a volunteer in the community, and was instrumental in formulating the Weed and Seed program. His family can only hope his legacy will live on. No words can properly say good-bye to a man who was larger than life. His family will be lost without Steve, we will miss him, and will love him forever.
Steve is also survived by his sister in law Ingrid Cox, nephews P.J. and Drew Cox, niece Nicki Cox, brother in law Pedro and wife Ximena Arango, sister in law Luzma and husband John Woods, sister in law Clara and husband Harry Hettinger, his Aunt Patti and Uncle Doug Leifeste, cousins Sandra Owen, Gary Leifeste, Cindy and Chris Golob and Judy and Randy Querin. He also leaves behind many friends who loved him.
Steve will be honored with a police procession and service held at the Christian Faith Center in SeaTac, WA on Friday, December 8 at 11am. Donations can be made to the Steve Cox Memorial fund at any US Bank.
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