Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant George Maurice Hendrix, Jr.

Tarrant County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, September 17, 1997

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Reflections for Lieutenant George Maurice Hendrix, Jr.

Maurice, thank you for your service and outstanding career. I will always remember you as my boyfriend at Fairfield Elementary in the 6th grade. I last saw you at our 20th high school reunion. May your soul rest forever in peace.


December 2, 2021

Rest in peace Lt. Hendrix.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 23, 2021

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

September 17, 2020

We still miss you more than ever. It will be 23 years since that fateful day when you left us to enter the gates of heaven. Mark, your son, and I will always love you and know that God has protected us and even though we don't understand why you were taken at such a young age and so tragically, we know that God is in control. Love, Marcia & Mark Hendrix


Marcia R Hendrix

September 4, 2020

I still miss you TJ. You were my hero!!

Joni May

October 28, 2018

I was a 20 year old student pilot when the accident happened. Our flight school shared hangars with the helicopter involved in the crash. I hope these two public servants are remembers with love and pride for their contribution to the nation. May God Bless their families.

Capt Ignacio Manjon

June 12, 2016

It has been so long ago, but you left an impression on me as both a Police Officer and a Soldier in your charge. Heaven has an excellent guardian.

SGT Jeff Leavell
U.S. Army Medic

March 30, 2013

Lt. Hendrix,
On today, the 15th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tarrant County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

September 16, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


September 16, 2009

"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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

February 25, 2008

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

November 21, 2007

Lt ,,you have never been forgotten and your untimely death is recalled many times by those of us from the area. God Bless

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

February 15, 2006

Although I never had the pleasure of working directly with you, the indirect work was enough to let me know that you were truly an inspiration to those around you. You are now flying over the streets of gold! Rest in peace!

Police Officer
Tarrant County Sheriff's Dept

February 2, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

December 29, 2004

Lt. Hendrix was one of my instructors during Peace Officers Academy. He had many "war stories" for us and taught us what it meant to be an Officer of the Law. I remember how excited he was when he found out the Sheriff's Dept. was going to recieve 2 helicopters and how much they would help. I remember turning on the news that morning and seeing that one of our ships had gone down, knowing that he was probably in it. He is now patroling Heaven with thousands of Great Officers.


October 11, 2004

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