Kenneth Michael Armstrong, born in Dothan, Ala., a resident of Montgomery, and proud member of the Montgomery Police Department, was killed in the line of duty on Aug. 17, 2007. He was 32. He is survived by his wife, Kelley Bruner; his beloved young sons, Nicolas (2 1/2) and Logan (9 months); his parents, Kenneth Earl and Myrl Armstrong; his sister, Kelly Smith; and many other family members, close friends and loved ones. Ken graduated from Graceville High School in Florida in 1993 and from Florida State University with a B.S. in Psychology in 2002. He served in the Marines for five years and in the Navy for three years, rising to the rank of lieutenant. Ken joined the Montgomery Police Department in 2004 and became a Detective Corporal earlier this year. His work and his family were his loves. A candlelight service was held in front of the Montgomery Police Department, 320 N. Ripley St., on Monday, Aug. 20, at 8 p.m. A memorial service at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, 6000 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, was scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. Honorary Pallbearers are Ben Armstrong, Rob Armstrong, Jason Watson, Scott Allen, Ryan Bruner, Brandon Bruner, Forrest Smith, Chris Windham, Eric Smith, Ryan Windham and Brantley Ivey as well as Kens fellow officers, Jesse Oglesby, Don Corkran, Richard Fleming, Jeremy Peterson, Kevin Rosamond, Kevin Jacks, Gene Tucker, Mike Davis, Jeff Walker and Thornton "Buck" Bester. In lieu of flowers, Ken would have wanted contributions sent to the MPD Relief Fund, P.O. Drawer 159, Montgomery, Ala., 36101, to be used for officer safety equipment. Leak-Memory Chapel of Montgomery, (334) 272-6501, is in charge of arrangements.
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