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

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

James Burns
Safety Services Officer


"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."


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.

We here in Winchester, Virginia feel for you. We lost a brother a few years ago. God is with you. Semper Fidelis.

Sgt. Mike Ritchie
Winchester Police Department

To Deputy Herzog family and friends my hearts and prayers goes out to you. May God bless you and may your love one rest in peace.
Mother of Officer Ron Jones
EOW 12/26/01

PPD, Prentiss Ms.

What can be said about this man that hasn't been said a thousand times already. Thank you Deputy Richard Herzog for leaving us all genuine memories of yourself. Thank you for your sacrifice to your country, community, and your family. We all fear the day that we lose a loved one and you were truly a loved one for many. God bless you and may he comfort your family for all the days ahead.


Another hero is taken from us.May God Bless Richard his wife and children.He will be missed but not forgotten. Goodby my brother.

Detective John Johnson
Danville Police Dept. Danville Va.

Family and Friends,
We are saddened to learn of your loss. Our hearts are grieving with you as you go through this storm.

Cathy Hill
Deputy Barrett Hill
e.o.w. 12/4/00

Phil 4:13

Greater Houston COPS

The Badge

It is polished and shiny and looks so fine.
Once you earn it you have to tow the line.
The minute you wear it upon your chest
it becomes a symbol that you are the best.
It means honesty, integrity, and fairness to all.
Your life is never your own, but at the publics call.
Night or day, any hour, it makes you a mark.
It doesn't protect you from a shot in the dark.
Over the years the shine starts to fade,
but brighter still is the man its made.
It is often what seperates you from the crowd.
It is a second family of which you are proud.
So now comes your time, you can't be denied.
When you pin on your badge, wear it with pride
The minute you wear it upon your chest
it becomes a symbol that you are the best.

Perris Citizens Patrol

Perris Police Volunteers
Perris Citizens Patrol

Our prayers to the family and department. "Greater Love hath no man than this......."

Chaplain/Officer Rev. Donald E. Karnes
Chesapeake (VA) Police Department

Deputy Herzog,

God bless you and your family, youre in my family's thoughts and prayers. Rest in peace, Brother.

Officer Don Hurley
Eloy, Az. Police Dept.

Romans 8:38-39

I am persuaded that neither death nor life shall be able to separate us from the love of God.

Rich's Pastor of his church did a beautiful job of sharing Rich's life today at his memorial.

Patrol Officer Pamela Garland
Evergreen Police

My heart goes out to the suvivor's of Deputy Sheriff Herzog and the member's of the King's County Sheriff's Department. May you all be blessed during this time of sorrow.

Candace O. Dixon
Relative of Officer Roy G. Turner, Jr.
Fayetteville Police Department, NC
E.O.W. 11-30-01

Deputy Sherrif Herzog

It was last week that my brother called me from Washington to say an officer lost his life. To the family and friends of Deputy Herzog I know he must have died doing what he loved to do but I know that doesnt dull the pain you must be feeling. Know that he was a true warrior and still is, looking over us from up on high. My thoughts and prayer go out to his family and co-workers, someday we will all meet again and rejoice together.

Senior Patrol Ofc. Kevin Armstrong
Anchorage Police Dept.

My thoughts and prayers go out to yet another great man lost, a man who protected not just his city but our country. I have become to have greater respect for officers after about a year ago a good friend and brother to me was killed- Corporal Joey Cushman. My prayers are with all of you who suffer the loss of Sheriff Herzog.
Caring thoughts are with you. Love to all


It is clear from this incident that there is good and evil in the world. It is also very clear that this officer represents what is good and right and just. I live thousands of miles away from where this happened but I wish to thank this policeman for standing up in the face of evil and making the ultimate sacrifice, so that the streets and neighborhoods of America can be safer. Although I did not know him, I am very saddened that he had to leave us this way. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

Concerned citizen from Gainesville, FL.


Rest in peace brother and may the ruthless thug who did this to you get what he deserves. My prayers will be with your family and friends.

Brookhaven Police Department PA

Rest in Peace my friend. God Bless you all

S. Yates

Everyday I can come to this site and not see another name, it's a great day, for 10 days, but not today. My prayers to the family of Deputy Herzog, especially his teenagers. You will hopefully find comfort in the fact that your Dad died saving God only knows how many other lives. He is, and will always be, a TRUE HERO. Deputy Herzog, thank you for your selfless heroism, your brothers and sisters in law enforcement will always be there for your family, rest in peace...

Isaiah 40:31

Officer JV Jackson
FCPS Division of Law Enforcement Lexington, KY

To the family of Deputy Richard Herzog may God give you comfort during this tragic time. My prayers are with you.


As the family of a King County Deputy and resident's of Newcastle, WA, we knew Deputy Rich Herzog to be a hard working and kind man. He worked traffic on our streets daily, always waving a friendly hello. My children often offered him sodas when he wrote tickets near the end of our driveway. My husband worked many hours with Rich at Safeco Field and truly enjoyed the time spent together.

The senseless act of hatred that took his life will never be forgotten, just as we will never forget his friendly smile and the tireless hours he worked for our community.

Our family will remember him always.

Jennifer, wife of KCSO Officer

Another tragic death! God bless the family, friends, and coworker of this fallen hero. He made the ultimate sacrifice, and for that is a true testiment of what it means to stand behind the badge. Rest in peace, brother.

Baltimore City Police

Blessed are the peacemakers,For they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9


To the family of Deputy Herzog,
May the love and grace of God surround you at this tragic time in your lives. I feel the same tragic loss that another Brother has left this place with unfinished business left to take care of. I have several friends that work for King Co S.O. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Deputy Herzog paid the ultimate price for the community for which he proudly served. None of us that wear the uniform and walk the thin blue line ever get used to the fact the bad guy sometimes wins the fight........but in the end we always win the battle. Sometimes as in this case, the price comes very dear. Thank you Brother for your service. May God and the rest of us look after your loved ones. Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue.

Inspector Tim Huff
US Customs

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