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Special Policeman Henry William Kaepernick

Faribault Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Tuesday, October 3, 1876

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Reflections for Special Policeman Henry William Kaepernick

Officer Kaepernick,
On today, the 134th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Faribault.


United States Border Patrol

October 3, 2020

Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 3, 2020

REST IN PEACE..You were a Great Man.doing your job.

Barry Kaiser

March 11, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 3, 2018

As a student aspiring in a career in law enforcement in Minnesota, I admire your sacrifice. I hope that one day I am able to stand strong in the face of death as you did long ago. Thank you for your service, you are a role model for me in my life.

Police Explorer

October 3, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 134th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 3, 2010

This story is so sad, two officers trying their best to do the right thing.

You are not forgotten Sir, thank you for your service

manchester, NH

October 14, 2007

Thank you for your sacrifice so long ago. Continue to rest in peace, knowing that people like you paved the way for future generations of Police & Corrections professionals in Minnesota and across the US. Your sacrifice was not in vein. Thanks Brother.

Sgt. Michael Kunze
MN Dept. of Corrections

November 23, 2006

Officer kaepernick, I am sorry it took so long to recognize your death..

Officer Lance Beardsley
Wyoming, MN Police Department

October 17, 2006

It is 130 years today, but you are still remembered by your department and by the citizens of Faribault. I am glad the community is working to honor its fallen.


October 3, 2006

you will never be forgotten.r.i.p.


October 3, 2006

Tomorrow will be the 130th anniversary of Policeman Kaepernick’s death. It’s so sad that a simple lack of communication brought about the death of this young man so long ago. Miscommunication has caused many tragedies and this one is immortalized here.

God Bless you Policeman Kaepernick and all your descendants. May you Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 2, 2006

Officer Kaepernick,

As the 130th anniversary of your death nears, I would like to thank you for your service to the citizens of Faribault and assure you that your sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Michael Lewis
Chief of Police

Chief Michael Lewis
Faribault Police Department

August 14, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

August 3, 2006

Special Policeman Kaepernick,
It has taken almost 130 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Faribault.



August 1, 2006



August 1, 2006

It is a shame that your life ended because of a simple communication failure, but, rest assured, heroes live forever. It is almost 130 years since your death, but you are not forgotten.

Grateful Citizen

August 1, 2006

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