Deputy Richard Lee Henke

Deputy Richard Lee Henke

St. Charles County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, February 4, 1971

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Richard Lee Henke

Deputy Henke was struck and killed by a driver who fled from the scene while manning a road block near the Daniel Boone Bridge. The 30-year-old suspect was arrested and later convicted of manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident. The jury recommended a 4 year prison sentence, but his actual punishment is unknown.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Henke,
Even though it’s been over 51 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 21, 2022

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