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Deputy Warden Henry Sims

Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, June 14, 1913

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Reflections for Deputy Warden Henry Sims

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Pe

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 15, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Warden Sims. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 3, 2012

Deputy Warden Sims,
Sir, it has taken over 96 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Illinois. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.



January 7, 2010

From page 3 of the Chicago Tribune, dated Dec. 27, 1912:
"Deputy Warden of Joliet Weeps at Convicts' Cheers"

"Message of Gratitude and Good Will from Prisoners Overcomes Sims at Christmas Services in Chapel."

"Christmas greetings of good will from 1496 convicts might carry a tinge of suspicion to the average citizen. They brought tears to the eyes of one man Christmas Day. He is Deputy Warden Henry Sims of the Joliet penitentiary. Harry K. McEvoy was spokesman, or rather giftsman. As they filed in for Christmas service, a convict slipped an engraved colored framed Christmas card into his hands.
Warden SIMS stepped to the rostrum. Mr. McEvoy gave him the card, reading as he did so this inscription:

"Dear Friend: We wish to extend to you our heartfelt thanks for your kind ministrations during the last seven years. You have governed us with a mighty hand, that of kindness. You have dealt with us as God would have you deal with us. Accept then, Sir, the deep felt gratitude that 1,496 men who wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Fourteen hundred and ninety-six convicts from murderer to common pickpocket arose and cheered. Then they sat down. "Any man here unjustly treated by this man stand up." said McElvoy. Sims and McElvoy alone continued on their feet." End.

That's the best reflection I could from those whom you disciplined over 100 years ago.

Rest in Peace, my brother.
Rick Barrett, DEA Chicago.

Rick Barrett, Financial Investigator
DEA Chicago

December 29, 2009

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