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

You are still remembered.

April 23, 2005

I won't ever forget that day, hearing the dispatcher crying as she dispatched the call to my Precinct. I remember responding CODE 3 and yelling at my car to go faster. I was so far away, but kept thinking he's just hurt, he'll be O.K. I think about you often, you will not be forgotten.

January 22, 2005

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

I'm glad justice was done.

A grateful citizen.

September 22, 2004

Update! News flash! Justice was done today.

Your killer was convicted today of
aggravated first degree murder. The trial began July 15th and the jurors
took less than 4 hours to deliberate.
He will be sentenced in Sept. to life
in prison. The death penalty was not
sought as it was determined the
killer was insane. He is mentally ill
because of brain damage, but chose
to smoke crack cocaine which led to
the violence. I am so happy that justice was served as Washington is
a very liberal state and it could easily
have gone the other way. After over
2 years I'm sure your family and
colleagues are happy to have this behind them.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, Washington

August 19, 2004

It's been two years since that day. The anger over such a senseless action remains. I never knew Deputy Herzog, however from watching his memorial service I wish I did. He sounded like the true american hero. May god bless Deputy Herzog, his family and America.


Vancouver, B.C.

June 23, 2004

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Tonight, June 22, 2004 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Deputy Sheriff Richard Anthony Herzog who died in the line of duty on this date two years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Deputy Herzog's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

June 22, 2004

Although I am not familiar with the incident, but I would like to take this moment to express my emotions. What happened is a horrendous and more importantly it happened to many officers. They have spend a great deal of time on providing us with security, and I believe they will always remain a part of our lives.

Anonymous

March 11, 2004

March 2, 2003
I just reviewed Deputy Herzog's memorial that I had taped last year. It is still very sad and I'd like to let the family, friends and co-workers know that he hasn't been forgotten and our hearts still continue to go out to you. It was a relief to hear his pastor say that he is in Heaven with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. That means I will meet him some day, as well as our own Deputy Herzog from Whatcom County. Until
then, may God continue to comfort you in your sorrow as you trust in Him.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

What a sad day, may god bless you and your family, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace Brother.

Officer Don Hurley
Eloy Az. Police Department

REST IN PEACE BROTHER,SEE/YA ON THE FLIP/FLOP.MAY GOD TRULY BLESS THE FAMILY AN FRIENDS, OF DEPUTY RICHARD HERZOG.

DEPUTY RON BUCHHOLZ
SANDOVAL COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE NM.

It pains me to see another true hero go down in the line of duty. I feel for the friends and family and my thoughts go out to you. This crime will not go unpunished.

Cassandra

FEAR NOT I'M WITH YOU; BE NOT DISMAYED; I AM YOUR GOD. I WILL STRENGTHEN YOU,AND HELP YOU,AND UPHOLD YOU WITH MY RIGHT HAND OF JUSTICE. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.

ISAIAH 41:10

DET. WILLIAM J. LEASH
GREENWICH TWP POLICE DEPT.

Please rest in peace Richard, God will deal with your murderer.

Patrolman Terrence Stewart
Dept. Veterans Affairs Police Topeka, KS

Once again we have lost a brother. The loss of one is too many, yet another has fallen. My heart goes out to my brothers and sisters on the Sheriffs office. Your loss is our loss, as for Deputy Herzog's family I wish I could make your pain go away. God bless.

Sgt. Mike Myers
King County Jail, RJC

Sgt. Mike Myers
King County Jail, RJC

Deputy Herzog:

May God bless you and your family as they mourn your loss. A loss of a loved one that, in my eyes, is a true hero giving the most incredible sacrifice, LIFE, to protect and serve. I send you and your family the most sincere prayers and praise from my department and the Racine, Wisconsin county law enforcement agencies. May you rest in peace.

IN VALOR THERE IS HOPE.

Police Recruit Farrell
Mount Pleasant Police

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
May God be with you.


Uncle of Mississippi State Trooper
Paul Denham
E.O.W.
12-27-99

Danny Gibson

I am saddened to hear that another one of America's finest has been taken away. My heart goes out to the family, friends, and the King County Department. God bless!

~Friend of Stark County Deputy Adam Streicher~
~March 7, 1979 - March 22, 2002~

Ashley

To the Family and Friends of Officer Herzog;

May The Road Rise To Meet You,
May The Wind Be Always At Your Back,
May The Sun Shine Warm Upon Your Face,
The Rain Fall Soft Upon Your Fields,
And Until We Meet Again,
May God Hold You In The Palm Of His Hand.

May You Find Comfort With One Another. God Bless America's Heroes

Richard G. Desmond,President
National Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies

To Deputy Sheriff Richard Herzog's Wife and daughters:

I am the sister of Fremont County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Schwartz, He gave the supreme sacrafice of his life last year. His life was ended in the same traumatic way as your husband/fathers. He was shot 12 times in the head and 4 in the body.

Please know your husband/father is a hero, not only in your community, but in the rest of the nation as well. His sacrifice will not go unnoticed, and his life, will continue to touch other from this moment on. He is not just your hero, but mine as well.

You are now a part of a brotherhood. A family of officers and survivors. I offer my deepest condolances to his family, his department and his community. May you rest in peace officer Herzog.

Bobbie
Survivor

May your soul find peace brother. And may we lose not one more.

Daniel C. Dalley
EOW 06-04-02

Officer John T. Coughran
Fruita Police Department

I guess you're with the True Patrol Sup now.

1st Military Police Brigade
Fort Lewis Washington

Corbin
Fort Lewis Military Police

My thoghts and prayers go to Deputy Herzog's Family. May his memory last forever.

James Burns
Safety Services Officer

Taps

"Day is done, Gone the sun,
From the lakes From the hills, From the sky.
All is well, safely rest.
God is nigh.

"Fading light, Dims the sight,
And a star Gems the sky, Gleaning bright.
From afar, Drawing nigh,
Falls the night.

"Thanks and praise, For our days,
'Neath the sun, 'Neath the stars, 'Neath the sky,
As we go, This we know,
God is nigh."

Anonymous

Deputy Herzog now patrols the golden streets of Heaven along with many other Great Cops (including my husband).
My heart goes out to his wife and children, as I know the pain they are feeling is harsh, and sometimes unbearable. I know sometimes you will wonder how you will be able to go on without him. The answer is in God! Trust that God will lead you through every door he takes you to, and He will cary you through all the tough times, just place it in His hands. My prayers and the prayers of my little ones are with you and your family.

Rene' Dennis
Deputy with Harris County Sheriff's Dpt. &
Surviving Wife of Deputy Joseph N. Dennis EOW 05-22-01

Deputy Rene' Dennis
Harris County Sheriff's Dept.

Deputy Herzog you sacrificed your life doing what citizens take for granted. Your community should be proud of you. May god bless you and your family during this tragic time. Watch over us from the heavens above.

Deputy Doug Sullivan
Fresno County Sheriff's Dept.

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