Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Officer Herman M. "Curley" Rollins

Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Wednesday, March 15, 1939

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Herman M. "Curley" Rollins

Rest In Peace Sir and thank you for your heroic service. Your family along with all law enforcement honors you.

Lt anonymous

March 13, 2022

Death is the last chapter in time, but the first chapter in eternity.
Gone but not forgotten. Thank you for your service.
Rest In Eternal Peace.!

Enid RodrĂ­guez

March 13, 2022

Officer Rollins,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Knoxville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 13, 2019

Officer Rollins,
On today, the 73rd anniverasry of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Knoxville.


U.S. Border Patrol

March 13, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd 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 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 Peace.

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

March 13, 2012

You are gone but not forgotten. You don't know me but I hear of you often and have seen many photos of you. My grandmother, your daughter, has compared me to you on many occasions. I am now a patrolman in the same county as you were, fighting the same fight on many of the same streets. Thank you for your sacrifice and your service. Rest in Peace

Officer Michael McLain
Knox County Sheriff Office-Great Grandson

November 25, 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

March 13, 2010

You are not forgotten.


January 6, 2009

Dear Grandaddy..
Your daughter Trula celebrated her 80th birthday
on Thanksgiving Day and she is my precious Mother.
I never knew you, but I feel like I did. Mom talks of you often. In her eyes you were and are a Saint. She has never stopped mourning your death or stop grieving for her Daddy.
I believe she was eleven when you were killed and Juanita was about eighteen months old.
I have read all the old articles of your death and have often wondered if it happened today, if you would have made it. I wonder how differently our lives would have been today, if we had not lost you.
We lost Mamaw in 1980. She was seventy-six. She lost the battle with cancer.
Trula and Juanita sure grew up to be wonderful women. Trula had four children and Juanita had five.
We all had children of our own and grandchildren now. You are the 5th generation back from the latest children born.
You would be so very proud. It amazing to see your eyes on the faces of so many of them and your curly, curly hair.
I married a man that is the brother in-law to Anne Wayland, your partner Herman Wayland's sister.
I met Herman Wayland before he died, and he told me the story of your shooting.
I wish I could have known you Grandaddy....I love you.
Your Grand-daughter

Janie Houser Lambert

November 30, 2008



April 8, 2008

Officer Rollins, you will not be forgotton. You died a hero. Rest in peace, Sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion County, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

September 28, 2003

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