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Sergeant Henry Prendes

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Wednesday, February 1, 2006

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Reflections for Sergeant Henry Prendes

I was with the Henderson Police Department, and was working as a TAC officer at the regional police academy when we got word of the shooting. It was devastating news. I also attended his funeral. There were hundreds of mourners at the church, law enforcement officers, firefighters, and citizens. The church was overflowing. Sgt. Parendes was, and still is a true hero. I will always remember him, and his sacrifice. Bless you Sgt Parendes, and save a place for me in Heaven.

Police Officer Brent Wagner
Henderson Police Dept. San Diego County Sheriff’s Dept.

June 13, 2023

Rest in peace Sergeant Paredes.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 17, 2019

I'm thankful to know you're resting the in presence of God, brother. I'm thankful that your life and death was not in vain but led so many others to eternal life in Jesus.

Officer Ethan Vaillancourt
Hillsboro Police Department (NH)

May 10, 2019

Rest in peace brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores

February 1, 2019

We always remember. We are always thankful for your daily sacrifices.
May God continue to bless and protect your loved ones and family.

Brandon H.
Community Citizen

April 2, 2018

Never Forgotten!!

Tom Smith

April 8, 2016

Another loss that absolutely pissed me off. You were there to save this young lady and this total animal took you away from your loved ones, LVMPD, and the rest of the valley. You went in without waiver and made the ultimate sacrifice. I salute you and offer my condolences to your loved ones who received the call none of us want our families to receive. My heart hurts for your family. I remember seeing your story on the news 9 years ago but it lives fresh within me each day as I perform my duties. You continue to save lives through your story. It reminds us that none of us are invincible and that we should cherrish every waking moment with our families. God bless you. You truly are a child of God.

Correctional Officer Joel Tyning 24228
Nevada Department of Corrections

July 15, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 9, 2014

It's been 8 years since the tragic day that LVMPD lost one of its own. I still think of you often. You will never be forgotten.

Capt. Patti Oakshott
fellow officer

May 19, 2014

By example, shall we lead
Gone, but not forgotten.
May he rest in peace

Company Sergeant (Retired)
Military Police Company. Defence Force Training Center. Ireland

February 17, 2014

Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

February 1, 2014

Melissa Close Hardy, years later I see your message and must respond. From the bottom of my heart I thank you for your words. As difficult as it was losing Henry and induring the treatment that was given to my girls and myself was truly heartless. Thankfully, because of the love of many people like you and my beautiful bond with my daughters it is coming to 8 years and I am thankful for the blessings that we have. Henry is so very much missed as if it was yesterday, but I have his amazing daughters to remind me everyday what he and I had for over 20 years. Again, thank you for your message it touched my heart. I hope you find my message.

Myrna Prendes

September 28, 2013

Henry, I know for a fact you have been with me at least two times in my career and both times I have come away unharmed. May you rest in piece my friend.

Deputy A. Bowcutt
Box Elder County Sheriff

January 24, 2013

This man for some reason has touch my life in a way I can't explain. I never knew him I did stand on a bridge when his funeral procession went by and so I was very touch by that with tears in my eye's.
Every since then when I would go by palm's I would think of him and tought one day I would go to his grave and pay my repects..I always past b they palm's on my way to work and one day I did stop but never really knew where to look so I never found him.
Yesterday October 2, 2012 the sprit was so strong I stop by palm and went inside and said I was looking for Office Prendes grave. I wasn't even saying his name right and a women was asking me his frist name and I said I don't know. A nice women by the name of Linda said I know who you are talking about and I will take you to his we were walking I told her I have been thinking and wanted to stop and pay my repests to this young man for 6 years. I said the sprit was so strong today I had to do it. She told me about how wonderful of a young man he was and how beautiful his family was and his wife and children.
As we got to his grave site I couldn't help myself I just started crying like a baby she then left me to my thoughts!
it took me 6 years to do this and on my way to work this morning as I pass the Palm's I was so at peace! I'm so gald I was able to do this and for what reason I felt the need since I didn't even know this young man! Maybe when I pass I will find the answer. May Officer Prendes rest in peace! God Bless his Family!

Christie Jensen of Las Vegas

Christie Jensen
Just a person that didn't even know him

October 3, 2012

Henry was a great guy and funny as heck. He trained me in 97 and I considered him a friend. We weren't really close, but when we'd run into each other at work it was always a warm reunion full of laughs. What a great guy.

The depth of the faith in Christ Henry and his family have was demonstrated in the strength displayed at his funeral. While his loss is a tragedy, our Lord has used the example of his life for so much good. I am one small person and Henry's faith continues to inspire me to walk close to Jesus and let Him guide me to serve the public by serving God first. Thank you for helping me to keep my focus on the Lord, Henry. May God continually keep your family close and bless them. Miss you bro.

Sgt. Matt Wilson

February 2, 2012

I attended your funeral Sergeant. It was the first one since I became a police officer. The honor and ceremony of the day was emotionally overwhelming and I cried standing in front of the church and through the prcession to the cemetary.

Even through I never met you, know that you showed me what paying the ultimate price is and that I am firm in my beleif in myself in doing the same if needed. I honor you in this small way.

Officer F. Bradley
FMPD Arizona

February 2, 2012

No amount of words can ever help your families sorrow and the ultimate sacrifice that you have made... Our hearts and prayers go out to your family and loved ones.

Joseph Schmitt 3411.. Suzi Owens

February 1, 2012

We will never forget. Thank you for your sacrifice. We continually pray for all officers and their family's everywhere. May beautiful memories of your life fill the hearts of those you love today.

Jonelle H.

February 1, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and close friends. Continue to keep watch over all of them. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

February 1, 2012

5 years have gone by too fast. LVMPD continues to miss you and honor you, Henry


February 2, 2011

I read this story, and wanted to pay respects to Officer Prendes and family. Jeff Jaynes Arizona Highway Patrol near Grand Canyon.

Officer Jeff Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

July 14, 2010


In just a few days your baby girl graduates from high school. I can’t believe how fast time flies. She has grown up to be such a lovely young lady. You did a great job raising Kylee and boy would you be so proud of her accomplishments.

God bless


May 29, 2010

On the 4th anniversary of Sergeant Prendes' death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Sergeant Prendes is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

February 1, 2010

I learned of your story by reading of it in the book "True Blue". My heart goes out to you, your family, and your department. The story of your heroism will live on long after we leave this earth. God bless you for the sacrifices you have made.

SSA Hernandez
NYPD School Safety Division

SSA Hernandez

May 18, 2009

Hello Henry. Its been a little over 3 yrs since you God decided to take you home. I just wanted to let you and your family know that i will always remember are like a "big" brother to gave me good advice,always busting jokes,full of life..and you were devoted to your girls,and a great father! i know that we had our differences at times,but i dont think i ever told you that ive always looked up to you as a "big" brother..and you will always be in my heart. when i learned of your passing,my heart just sank to the bottom of the sea...all i could think about was how Bobby would react or do...tears ran down my cheeks,and i wondered how in the world can we live without you?? but i know now that your in God's precious hands,and your resting in peace..and i hope that "Dad" is with you in Heaven as well..if you see him,tell him i said hi.I visit your gravesite every year on the day you passed..and it makes me feel good knowing your final resting place,is WHERE YOU BELONG,IN HEAVEN. I love you big Bro...

gina ozuna
family friend

March 26, 2009

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