Deputy Sheriff Allen Butler Henderson

Deputy Sheriff Allen Butler Henderson

Dade County Sheriff's Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, September 16, 1916

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Allen Butler Henderson

Deputy Allen Henderson, Deputy William Henderson and Deputy Charles Williams were shot and killed while riding on a posse in an attempt to arrest four bank robbery suspects. The suspects had fled into the Everglades and were pursued by the posse. After the initial shooting the suspect fled to the western part of the state where two of them were killed and the other two apprehended.

Deputy Allen Henderson and Deputy William Henderson were brothers.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Two shot and killed

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

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