Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer James Grover Henderson, Jr.

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, June 3, 2002

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Reflections for Correctional Officer James Grover Henderson, Jr.

Although I never knew you very well, I did relieve you in the dorm you were assaulted in. This inmate should never have been an orderly, and after this day inmates with this type of record within the system were never allowed this right again. You were an outstanding officer and did your best...RIP Officer Henserson!

SFC Army (ret) James Pyle
Dept of Corrections

April 15, 2023

Officer Henderson,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death 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 1991 Gulf War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 3, 2022

You truly were a wonderful person. I have thought about you often over the years. I am deeply saddened that your light was extinguished so violently and so early in your life. You were genuinely the kindest soul I have ever known. May you rest in peace.

Jo Bahl

April 29, 2021

When I first met you I knew you would be a great husband, stepfather & eventually father. You served in the military as a service to our country & then as a C.O. at GSP. You will always be remembered for the good person you were.

Donna Knight

June 24, 2020

God bless you

Mark Mottola

June 3, 2020

Rest in peace Correctional Officer Henderson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 3, 2019

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 3, 2015

I was the nurse on duty. I will never forget. God rest his soul!

Ann Underwood

March 31, 2015

Thank you for your brave and honorable service. Your dedication, courage, and sacrifice will not be forgotten. You will always be in my family's prayers my brother. Rest easy. Honore Semper

Herb Fernandez
Detention Corporal
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX
Senior Honor Guard Member

June 3, 2013

RIP Officer Henderson. Your bravery and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Ashley Hartmeyer COII
Georgia State Prison

August 11, 2012

Rest in Peace, Correctional Officer Henderson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten

Officer 11169

March 30, 2012

Thank you all for your blessing and prayers. May God Bless You All.

Jennifer Henderson
His daugther

June 19, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 8th 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 the solace of all those who love and miss you. I hold your daughter in my heart today as I know that both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

June 3, 2010

The Correctional Officers Prayer

Lord, I ask for courage...
Courage to face and conquer my own fears.
Courage to take me where others will not go.

I ask for strength...
Strength of body to protect others.
Strength of spirit to lead others.

I ask for dedication...
Dedication to my job, to do well.
Dedication to my community, to keep it safe.

Give me, Lord, concern for all those who trust me.
and compassion for those who need me.

And, please Lord, through it all
watch over me and keep me true.

Rest in peace, you will not be forgotten!

Federal Bureau of Prisons

October 4, 2008

We only worked with each other a short period of time, but I will never forget. I often think about you and the events of that June night still bring tears to my eyes. Thank you for your service. RIP.

Former C.O.II (GSP)

August 9, 2008

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones and friends on this day. It takes a very special person to work inside those walls with individuals who have nothing to lose and I salute you for being such a hero. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

June 3, 2008

The death of Officer Henderson will not be forgotten. He gave his life and with this he taught the rest of us a valuable lesson. Please be careful around the inmates and never take them for granted. It could happen to any of us at anytime. God Bless Him!

C Carroll CO 2
Smith State Prison

April 27, 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
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

December 26, 2007



July 29, 2007

Brother Henderson I am sorry that you had to loose your life. AS a officer in law enforcement we are face with many obstacles and challenges. We choose this carrer because we want to make a change in society and in citizens life. To the family of the fallen hero justice will provel stay prayful and seek GOD at all times. May the LORD bless you all.

SGT. Carter
Detroit Police Department

June 9, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Henderson. May God continue to comfort you. Heros are never forgotten.

911 Dispatcher

June 3, 2007

May you have sweet sleep and may The Lord ever bless your little girl.

June 3, 2007

condolences from atlanta
youre work will not go unnoticed
god bless

April 16, 2007

May Our Lord Bless and Keep you, May He shine His face upon you and be Gracious unto you.May you Rest in Peace and may He shower your little girl with Blessings

June 3, 2006

You were hilighted on the website
today. So sorry your tour of duty ended prematurely. Time has not
diminished your sacrifice. God bless
your daughter and others who knew
and loved you.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

January 29, 2006

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