Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Kenneth W. Pendergraft

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, April 8, 1980

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Reflections for Officer Kenneth W. Pendergraft

Rest in peace Officer Pendergraft.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 10, 2019

Ken was a great officer and Friend. I worked patrol with him and other officers form his team as a member of the Fort Worth Police Buddy Program.
We spent time fishing, after a night of him providing service and protection for the people of Fort Worth. or building on his new home. Many of us wish we had been there helping that day with the yard work.

Ken was always ready to "check" it out while on patrol and was always going by to check on his fellow officers on call. I think of him often and I pray for his family even after this long extended time.

Remembering means he is always with us.

Mike Reid
Previous Fort Worth Police Buddy

December 17, 2014

It has been 34 years since you were taken from us. Your short life with the Fort Worth Police Department has left a lot of great stories of what you accomplished while there. People still remember you and what you meant to them. You had a great impact on there lives and the things you taught them. Ron and I are now retired and are still thinking of you. We will always love you.

I hope you and Danny LaRue meet and talk about old times when you get together.

You are always in our hearts.

Fred Pendergraf
Brother

April 24, 2014

Thinking of you and wishing you were here to meet your amazing grandson and beautiful granddaughter.

We love and miss you Dad!

Kristi
Daughter

April 9, 2013

Warrior and Hero!!!

Inspector

October 15, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 32nd 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections,


.Rest In Peace.

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

April 9, 2012

Ken,it has been a long time since you left us but you are always in my thoughts. You were truly a gentleman and a good friend. You will always be in my thoughts

retired mike honeycutt
tarrant county constable pct 7

August 12, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 8, 2010

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe
MANCHESTER, NH

April 8, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 6, 2008

G-d Bless you and your loved ones.

January 14, 2007

Ken when I read this I thought of you. Rest in peace my brother.
This one is for you.


Someone once said “life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body,
But rather to skid in broad side thoroughly used up, totally worn
Out, and loudly proclaiming WOW—WHAT A RIDE!!!”

Officer G W Williams (BEAR)
FWPD (Retired)

October 27, 2006

You will long be remembered

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

January 25, 2006

bro you were the best cop I ever worked with, and when you were taken from the family it was like cutting my right arm off. You know what I mean, you will be missed for ever . I love you and will forever keep you in my heart. Your little bro, Ronnie, Ilove you and will always forever.

Ronnie your brother - Detective
Fort Worth P. D.

November 29, 2005

Ken, my brother-in-law, was a caring and fun person. When Ken walked into a room, his smile lit the place up. When I was a child, he would sit a play games (like Mille Bornes) with the family. He made a profound impact on my life by encouraging me to study science, solve puzzles, and to be an honorable man. I have endeavored to live my life like him. I know that he is in a better place.

Jamie Maddux
Relative

September 3, 2005

YOUR DEATH HIT US HARD AND CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER. EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN TWENTY FIVE YEARS ANY TIME THE OLD CREW
GETS TOGETHER WE STILL TALK ABOUT YOU.
WE MISS YOU AND ALWAYS WILL.

BEAR WILLIAMS (FWPD RETIRED)

OFFICER G. W. WILLIAMS(RETIRED)
FORT WORTH POLICE DEPARTMENT

April 22, 2005

You are missed by so many of us. I want folks to know you were not only a great Cop, but a true friend, Thanks for helping me with the Masonic work, and thanks for being a friend and brother
until we all meet again RIP

David Priddy
Grapevine P D

April 21, 2005

After reading about this senseless shooting of officer Pendergraft, My heart goes out to his family and the Fort Worth Police Dept.
I will keep you in my prayers.
REST IN PEACE.

TMP

May 31, 2004

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