Deputy Sheriff William Z. Henderson

Deputy Sheriff William Z. Henderson

Dade County Sheriff's Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, September 16, 1916

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William Z. Henderson

Deputy Sheriff William Henderson, Deputy Sheriff Charles Williams, and Deputy Sheriff Allen Henderson were shot and killed while riding on a posse in an attempt to arrest four bank robbery suspects along a canal approximately one mile east of Florida City.

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 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Two shot and killed

robbery, warrant service

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Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 16, 2020

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