Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer II William Andrew "Drew" Henley

Suffolk Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, March 19, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer II William Andrew "Drew" Henley

Rest easy brother, you will never be forgotten, god bless you, your family and friends

Officer Steve Saucier
Searsport Police Dept., ME

March 22, 2005

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

concerned citizen

March 22, 2005



March 22, 2005

Rest in peace Brother

Senior Criminal Investigator
U.S. Marshal's Service (Retired)

March 22, 2005

Henley, I was only allowed the pleasure to work beside you for 4 weeks while I was in training, but in those 4 weeks I saw the type of Police Officer you were. You are a great friend and an oustanding Officer, and I know I will see you at heavens gates one day. We all will truly miss you. We lost an Officer, but we gained a Guardian Angel. Rest In Peace Brother.

Patrolman J.B. Butts

Patrolman J.B. Butts
Suffolk P.D.

March 22, 2005

My fiancé, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in southeast Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Drew did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Drew be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Patrolman Henley's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all, especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through this tough time, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and remember that Drew is part of huge law enforcement family. If you ever need anything any number of them will be there for you (as I've quickly found out!) From reading the many reflections posted here, I am certain Drew was well respected and well loved. You were blessed to have had him in your life, even for a short time.

Thank you Patrolman Henley for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiancé Dennis for me.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry - EOW (01/03/03)

March 22, 2005

God bless you Drew and your family. You were a hero that night...just like you were everyday during "your watch." I know you will always be with us, each day we are out on Patrol. It was an honor and privilege to work with you. My heart and prayers go out to your family.

Officer D. C. Wellford
Suffolk Police Department

March 22, 2005

May God be you and your family.

Detective Lionel Garrett
Inglewood Police Department

March 22, 2005

Rest in peace, brother.

Virginia Beach Police Department

March 22, 2005

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003 and Buncombe Sheriff Sergeant Jeff Hewitt E.O.W. April 4, 2004).

Everyday that there is a new name added to this page, my heart breaks. But when I open the link and find that the new name added is that of an old friend, the world crumbles around you.

Drew and I have been friends since Junior High School. I am very saddened to learn of his death.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his Law Enforcement Family in Virginia. I am sure that you to learned what a caring man Drew was. He has the ability to touch every person in a very endearing way.

Thank you for taking care of Drew and accepting him into your brotherhood.

God Bless and Keep you.

Gone, but Never Forgotten.

Marti A. Ingle, EMT-Paramedic
Haywood County, NC

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co. EMS (NC)

March 22, 2005

Thank you for your faithful service. I lost my brother in the line of duty late last year and it helps to think that he is watching out for everyone now not just those he was assigned to. May your family find peace and strenght.


March 22, 2005


Cops are human ( believe it or not) just like the rest of us. They come in both sexes but mostly male. They also come in various sizes. This sometimes depends on whether you are looking for one or trying to hide something. However, they are mostly big.

Cops are found everywhere-on land, on the sea, in the air, on horses, in cars, sometimes in your hair. In spite of the fact that "you can't find one when you want one", they are usually there when it counts most. The best way to get one is to pick up the phone.

Cops deliver lectures, babies, and bad news. They are required to have the wisdom of Solomon, the disposition of a lamb and muscles of steel and are often accused of having a heart to match. He's the one who rings the door-bell, swallows hard and announces the passing of a loved one; then spends the rest of the day wondering why he ever took such a "crummy" job.

On TV, a cop is an oaf who couldn't find a bull fiddle in a telephone booth. In real life he's expected to find a little blond boy "about so high" in a crowd of a half million people. In fiction, he gets help from private eyes, reporters, and who-dun-it fans." In real life, mostly all he gets from the public is "I didn't see nuttin'."

When he serves a summons, he's a monster. If he lets you go, he's a doll. To little kids, he's either a friend or a bogeyman, depending on how the parents feel about it. He works "around the clock", split shifts, Sundays and holidays, and it always kills him when a joker says. "Hey tomorrow is Election Day, I'm off, let's go fishing" (that's the day he works 20 hours).

A cop is like the little girl, who, when she was good, was very, very good, but, when she was bad, was horrid. When a cop is good, "he's getting paid for it." When he makes a mistake, "he's a grafter, and that goes for the rest of them too." When he shoots a stick-up man he's a hero, except when the stick-up man is "only a kid, anybody coulda seen that."

Lots of them have homes, some of them covered with ivy, but most of them covered with mortgages. If he drives a big car, he's a chiseler; a little car, "who's he kidding?" His credit is good; this is very helpful, because his salary isn't. Cops raise lots of kids; most of them belong to other people.

A cop sees more misery, bloodshed, trouble, and sunrises than the average person. Like the postman, cops must also be out in all kinds of weather. His uniform changes with the climate, but his outlook on life remains about the same: mostly a blank, but hoping for a better world.

Cops like days off, vacations, and coffee. They don't like auto horns, family fights, and anonymous letter writers. They have unions, but they can't strike. They must be impartial, courteous, and always remember the slogan "At your service." This is sometimes hard, especially when a character reminds him, "I'm a taxpayer, I pay your salary."

Cops get medals for saving lives, stopping runaway horses, and shooting it out with the bandits (once in a while his widow gets the medal). But sometimes, the most rewarding moment comes when, after some small kindness to an older person, he feels the warm hand clasp, looks into grateful eyes and hears, "Thank you and God bless you."

Officer David Carroll
Choctaw Oklahoma

March 22, 2005

Rest in peace, brother. You have served your community and your country well. We thank you for your patriotism and all of the sacrifices you have made. We also thank your family for their sacrifices in sharing you with the rest of America. May they find great comfort in knowing that they were instrumental in making you the man you were.
As you begin your eternal beat in Paradise, remember to watch over all of those you leave behind and keep them safe. Stay on the shoulders of your children as they grow and let them always be proud that their father is a hero.
Pass the sword now, Warrior, and we will carry it with pride, honor and integrity until our watch is over.

...they will find the streets are guarded by
United States Marines!

Semper Fi!

A Squad
Woodbridge PD CT

March 22, 2005



March 22, 2005

My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the family of Patrolman William A. Henley in their loss of their loved one.

Gail Thomas

March 22, 2005

Semper Fi Brother,

Another Marine to guard Heaven's gate. You have done your duty and your country and peers are thankful!

D/S James Grindey
Palm Beach Co Fla. S/O USMC Ret.

March 22, 2005

Mr Henley

We pray for you. It is happened to younger officers death of attacked heart. It could be very careful our officers heart.. We bless you too and thank our support.

Trooper Michael S. McCowen
Louisiana State Police "G"

March 22, 2005

Thank you Officer Henley, may god be with you and your family.

Officer A. McClure
Rupert Police Dept. Rupert ID

Officer A. McClure
Rupert police Dept. Rupert Idaho

March 22, 2005

Its our watch now....GOD BLESS

M. Rooney
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 22, 2005

My Condolences and Prayers to the Family and the Officers of the Suffolk Police Dept.
Thank you Officer Henley for your service to the Community and for a job well done.

Cpl Barry W Cannon
Center Hill Police Dept. Center Hill, Fla

March 21, 2005

You will never be forgotten for your sacrifice.

St. Louis City Police

March 21, 2005

Rest in peace my brother


March 21, 2005

Drew, your were a fine Marine and Officer, I always enjoyed your company. Drew, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the hollow of His hand. Rest in peace now my friend.
Simper Fi Bro

Officer Chuck Terrell
Suffolk Police Department

March 21, 2005

Having graduated from the academy with Drew, it was an honor to have known him. He had the best character of anyone I have ever known and was a true inspiration to anyone who crossed his path. We should all strive to live as he did and leave a legacy such as his. We of the 45th are all here for your family eternally.

D.R. Evans

March 21, 2005

Rest in peace Brother William, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

March 21, 2005

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