One of Officer Sonny Kim’s three sons wrote a personal tribute to his dad on Instagram, reports WCPO.
The veteran of 26 years in the Cincinnati Police Department was killed in an exchange of gunfire after responding to a report of a man with a gun.
The son wrote:
Hey, Dad. Thanks for everything. Your life was cut short, but in the time you were here you taught me so much and shaped who I am today. I’ll always remember riding our bikes to the bike trail, running that 5k with you (Even though you were far behind me) I’ll miss your selfies that you would send me from work in the morning. I’ll miss your stupid jokes that I would purposely make a straight face at even though they were actually funny. I’ll miss making fun of you looking like a potato. I’ll miss your random texts just to tell me how proud of me you were and how much you love me, and most of all I’ll miss you coming home from work every night and giving you a hug and just feeling safe and comfort around you. Thank you for making our family and so many others feel safe, and I wish I could tell you all of this in person, but I can’t. But that’s OK because I know you’re watching me now, and I hope that heaven lets you look at Instagram.