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Deputy Sheriff Christopher John Hensley

Lewis County Sheriff's Office, Idaho

End of Watch Sunday, November 30, 2003

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Christopher John Hensley

Deputy Sheriff Hensley,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lewis County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 30, 2023

Just thinking about you today Chris.... RIP Brother.

Marcus Fowler

June 9, 2014

Chris it's been just over ten years since you passed. I got you into this line of work. As my cousin, my friend, and my law enforcement brother I miss you. Speaking at your funeral was tough. Things didn't go as planned. You were suppose to be working with me in Pocatello. Well watch over us - we love and miss you!

Sergeant Trent Whitney
Pocatello Police Department

January 6, 2014

My last memory was of you walking in Center...Summer of silk dress with a teal came to me and left let immediatly...and it was passionate...but I left you..and said...'I was a girlg you would never have'...and that was true...because 4 months later you would RIP..and I always remember you...

Just me

November 10, 2012

Well Chris, I know it has been almost 9 years since you left us but it still seems like yesterday. I came across our little league football picture and made me laugh. I want to tell you I miss you, and have not forgotten everything you did for me.

Love you my friend, my partner, my brother!!

My fellow law enforcement brothers and sister, "We miss the fallen, but we will never forget them"

September 30, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Hensley. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 7, 2012

Miss you Chris. Even today.....especially today.

Chief Deputy Mike Quintal
Lewis County Sheriff's Office

March 2, 2012

Thank-you for all that you have done when you were here on earth. your spirit still remains with your loved ones as you will continue to watch over them. may you rest in peace.


February 11, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you. Both the pain and pride are forever.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 30, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends at the end of the fifth year of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

December 1, 2008

RIP You will never be forgotten by the ones who knew and loved you.Your legacy will live on.


October 11, 2008

Hey partner and best friend! wow... has been lil over 4 yrs. now, but just feels like yesterday when you lance and me held down the long nights in the jungles of hollywood! lol i know i miss the times we had working together! your memories are with me forever! and i know ya looking down on your loved ones and keeping them safe! i will see you again brother! god bless your family and friends!

patrol officer
ponca city, ok

April 29, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 29, 2007

Rest in peace hero

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 30, 2007

Holy smokes ANGRY, here it is June 06, 2007 and I still boob when I think about you. Kyson is a big boy, he's got his daddy's ears'. Keep watchin over the crew here in Fort Hallywood, you know we love you and miss you terribly.

FHPD Dispatch

June 6, 2007

Chris was always willing to help and was a integral part of our team. I think about him often and the time we spent hanging out - hunting and playing basketball or even working together on the same shift. Thanks for being a good friend - you are missed!

Deputy M. Fowler
Lewis County Sheriff' Office

May 25, 2007

Well Chris, it's been almost three years now. It still seems so surreal when I visit your memorial page hear. It feels like yesterday we were in the academy together with all the other hopefuls. I will always remember no matter what was going on or how bad the day might be you could always count on Chris to be smiling. The pain of your passing is still fresh in my mind and I can only offer my deepest sympathy to your loved ones. I know you are watching over them and I hope the memories of the happy times you shared with each other will carry them through when the darkness seems to be winning. You will never be forgotten. Blessed are the peacemakers. I will always remember you. God bless you brother, I will see you again someday.

Deputy Sheriff
Attended the academy together

September 27, 2006

To the family of Deputy Hensley. I went to the BIA Police Academy with Chris Hensley. Chris was born to be a police officer and will be missed. Rest in peace brother, I will always think of you.

Deputy Marshal Jerald Harris
Seneca Nation Marshal Department

March 1, 2006

Chris, Last night I couldn't sleep and found my thoughts drifting to the memory of you and still I find it hard to accept that your really gone. You lived a good life and I miss you much. Though it has been almost two years I always hold your beloved memory in my heart always. My prayers are with your family and your imprint is forever on my heart. Love, Carmen

Carmilita Yupe
ISU Student

June 6, 2005

1 corintians 13:4-8

4 Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; 5 it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends

Sheriff Hensley, thank you for your service and dedication. You will be missed and never forgotten. May your family, girlfriend, and everyone who loves you stay strong in the memories and love you shared with them.

I lost my fiancée, Scott Stewart, in August of 2002. There not a day that goes by without him in my heart and mind. I understand the pain your girlfriend must feel from being ripped from you to soon. The support and love from others who know my pain have helped tremendously.

To Chris’s girlfriend, if you ever feel the need to reach out to others who know your pain, please contact me and other s/o’s. A search on yah groups will bring you to us. Just enter the below as it is.

Always remember as long as your heart beats Chris will be with you. He’s there everyday in your heart.

Fiancee Scott Stewart EOW 8-11-02 Detroit


February 16, 2005

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Hensley

SC Brad Taylor
Metropolitan Police (London)

January 17, 2005

Although it has been a year, you are missed a great deal and our hearts are still heavy with loss and grief. I know you are in a better place and can watch over your beautiful son, who looks more and more like you with each passing day.

Miss you and love you, your sister Polly

Sister, Polly Simpson

December 7, 2004

Deputy Hensley,

Rest in Peace.....


April 5, 2004

most people would tell you that law enforcement is a dangerous job. i never listened. I was always afriad when there was a domestic call or when i heard dispatch say use caution with someone. My husband was a little man but his size never mattered to him. He wanted to be a policeman, he wanted to make the small town we lived in a safe place for everyone. i never thought that directing traffic would be the worst thing that he could do. I just want to say to all the officers that read this "To be careful out there and watch out for other drivers and be careful so you can go home to your family" GOD BLESS

Wife of Officer Toby Dirickson
EOW 11-2-03

January 2, 2004

My thoughts and prayers go out to Chris's family. Let there be no doubt, the world and law enforcement has suffered a great loss. There are no words....
Rest in Peace Brother...
IPA 203-093

Conservation Officer Roger Willis
Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indian, Petoskey Michigan

December 16, 2003

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