Ken served at Elmvale, Wasaga Beach, Chatham DHQ, Malden Twp. and Hearst Detachments before retiring as a Staff Sergeant from Kingston Twp. on October 31, 1994. Ken is survived by his wife, Marilyn and his children, OPP Provincial Constable Ken Lavery of Napanee Detachment and Kelley Ann, his son-in-law OPP Provincial Constable Dean Snider of South Frontenac Detachment and his nephew OPP Provincial Constable Allen Lavery of Lambton (Forest) Detachment.