Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Richard Anthony Herzog

King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, June 22, 2002

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Richard Anthony Herzog

Deputy Herzog,

I checked the list today and found your name added to the growing number of those who died serving their fellowmen in the year 2002. What a shame that you were taken from this life in such a violent manner. How many more will be taken from us today, tomorrow, next week, next month, next year....? Pray for those who walk the thin blue line. They need all the protection and blessings they can get.

Deputy Herzog - thank you for your service to the citizens of Washington. Even though I never had the chance to know you or work with you here in this life, I look forward to meeting you in the afterlife. Watch over us, brother. Help keep us safe and free from harm.

You will never be forgotten!


Deputy Herzog,
May God watch over your family now and give them the comfort and strength to help them through the rest of their lives and the will to carry on. The pain, grief and loneliness doesn't go away quickly even though the rest of the world moves on. It is so hard to keep your faith when day after day more officers are being killed. May God forgive me for saying that I hope the coward that killed you will rot in hell since he may not get what he deserves here on earth. If the people who sit on a jury and those who hand down the sentences could visit this site everyday, there would certainly be much harsher sentences given and actually served. Deputy Herzog, you have now joined the most elite force ever...those patrolling the golden streets of heaven. May God bless you, your family, friends and co-workers.

Survivor of Calvin E. Taylor E.O.W. 10-3-01

NC Highway Patrol



Rest in peace, Deputy Herzog. May you fly high with your new set of wings. You are truly a hero and my prayers will be with your family, friends and department

To the family of Deputy Herzog, there are no words to say to help with your shock, pain, and later anger. We really do know what you are going through and what you will endure. This is happening too often and into the justice system these cowards run. Our family will keep you in our prayers.

Janice M.Starnes Wife of
Sgt.Dan R. Starnes INDIANA
Killed In The Line Of Duty
July 10, 2001


It hurts to know that another one of Gods Warriors has left us here, we as law enforcement officers know that we have our hands full with the evil that lurks in our country. You as a brother in blue are a true hero to us all. I will see you again one day, in our true home. My family and I will keep the family and fellow warriors in our prayers. May the Prince of Peace comfort you all...

Investigator Chad Rowe
Chattanooga Police Department Crimw Scene Unit

My heart is with you my brothers and sisters in your time of grief. We lost a warrior in a similar incident just last month. I am praying for you all. The members of the Chattanooga Police Department send our deepest sympathies.

Inv. B. Russell #926
Chattanooga Police Dept.
Chattanooga, TN

Inv. Brian Russell #926
Chattanooga Police Department

It's always sad to hear about an officer being killed in the line of duty. I will hope and pray for this fallen officers family & co-workers. God Bless this fallen officer and his family.

Tonya M. Stephenson
Law Enforcement History

My heart goes out to the family and friends of Deputy Herzog. He made the supreme sacrifice for his country and for that he will never be forgotten. Rest in peace for you are now in God's army.

Dana Perot
Fiance' of Deputy Joseph C. Rodgers e-o-w 4-9-97

Everyday since my son was killed while on Duty,I read the Officers Down Page. Deputy Herzog Died Doing is sworn Duty ,To protect and serve. Every one should Pray for the Family ,That they get thru this terrible ordeal. Ken

Kenny Hetrick
Ottawa county Sheriffs Dept

Deputy Herzog,
As the news came through of your death some of us relived another brother Herzog that was killed in the line of duty in September, in Whatcom County... Knowing how hard this is for those of us that never met you, my heart goes out to your friends and family.. Thank you for your years of service. Now be with God and your other brothers.. We will never forget you...


To the family and friends of Richard Herzog,

I am so sorry for your loss. I don't understand. I am so mad! No person should ever have to loose their life while doing their job. Especially someone who is protecting the lives and well-being of others. It seems at times being a law enforcement officer is a thankless job. Deputy Herzog will always be a hero in the eyes and hearts of many admiring citizens. I cannot imagine what his family, friends and department is going through. I am a wife of a Police Sergeant and I cried when I saw the news. I will keep his family and friends in my prayers. God be with you. He is now patrolling the streets of heaven and watching over you.

God Bless.

Policeman's Wife

Deputy Herzog,
Your actions on that faitful evening should and never will be forgotten. The citizens of King County are forever grateful to you, as well as the nation for your service in the military. Rest assured the members of your dept will drive on and take care of your family.

Deputy Holthaus
Kootenai County Sheriff's Dept & Fort Lewis Military Police

I was saddened to hear of Deputy Herzog's death. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the department. I didn't know this deputy personally, but the chaplain for King County Sheriff's Office is a family friend and I also have several friends that are police officers. Having seen what a friend went through last year after loosing a fellow officer, I have all the more respect for the men and women who continually put their lives on the line everyday to protect us.


It pains me to read about another Law Enforcement Officer being killed in the line of duty. My heart goes out to Deputy Herzog's wife and children. I pray that God will comfort you and give you the strength you need to overcome this tragedy. I would also like to pray for the same for the rest of Deputy Herzog's family, friends, and co-workers. Deputy Herzog you paid the ultimate price to try to make this world a better place. May you rest in peace.

Investigator Tom Faircloth
Laurens County DA's Office

You are not forgotten! We will continue to do the job in your honor and in memory of you and all of the men and women who laid down their lives so that we could live in a civilized society. We are stronger because of you. Rest in peace.


God saves a special place for those who die in the service of others. May God bless and keep Deputy Herzog, and may his family take some solace in the knowledge that he served and protected others. Our prayers are with you.

Sgt. Bill Richardson
Anchorage Police Dept., Alaska

I was on duty that day and heard the call over the radio of the shots fired,and the officer down. I just wanted to thank Deputy Herzog for his sacrifice, and to offer my prayers to his family.

Eric Moore
Bellevue PD Park Patrol

Godspeed, angel in blue. My condolences to your family.


A true hero has been lost. My sincere condolences for Deputy Herzog's friends, colleagues and especially his family. God Bless. Rest assure, Dep. Herzog will patrol the heavens above making them safe for all of our loved ones lost. Keep your chins up.

Ofc. Eric A. Platt
NH Hospital Campus Police

My prayers are with your family. I pray for God's peace and grace to be with you. I know you will need God's presence for every day to come.

Denise Nichols
Wife of Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols
EOW 02/17/2002

Denise Nichols

We Will pray for all the family and friends of Deputy Sherriff Richard Herzog. May GOD be with you to ease your pain. Deputy Richard Herzog is a HERO to us all for his service.

PFO T Gibson

To the friends and family of Deputy Herzog my prayers are with you. The only thing that will help is time. I am so sorry.

Priscilla Walls
Billy Walls EOW 11-13-01
Jessamine Co. Sheriff Department, Ky

My heart goes out to the men and women of the King County Sheriff's Office, my neighboring agency, due to the tragic murder of Rich Herzog. I knew Rich, and worked many events at the Kingdome and Safeco Field with him. He will be missed by the close crew who provides police work/security for the Seattle Mariners. Rich was a warrior, serving his country in the U.S. Army, and for the past seven years as a Deputy. I know I will miss his insight. May he rest in Peace! John 16:33

Police Officer R. Smith
Seattle Police Dept.

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