Corrections Officer Judith Ann Henkel

Corrections Officer Judith Ann Henkel

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California

End of Watch Friday, February 3, 1995

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Judith Ann Henkel

Corrections Officer Judith Henkel suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after breaking up a fight at the North Kern State Prison in Delano, California.

After collapsing, Officer Henkel was transported to a local hospital where she remained on life support for one week before passing away.

Officer Henkel had served with the California Department of Corrections for two years. She is survived by her son, daughter, three grandchildren, mother, and four siblings.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 28, 1995

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Officer Henkel,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 3, 2020

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