Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Dennis Darrell Cagle

Henderson Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, December 13, 2009

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Reflections for Captain Dennis Darrell Cagle

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

January 7, 2024

Rest in peace Captain Cagle.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 27, 2023

I worked with Dennis when we were both young back in the late 70's with the Henderson County Sherriff's dept. He was a dedicated and hard working officer. RIP Dennis old friend.

SGT Ronald Webb
Henderson County Sheriff's Dept. 1979 - 1982

March 24, 2021

Rest in Peace Captain. Cagle. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Cagle Family and the Henderson Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

September 18, 2020

Dennis was a good friend and
my training officer when I began my career.

Special Agent
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

April 20, 2020

Capt. Cagle,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Henderson. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 13, 2019

RIP Captain Cagle. Your long community service is not forgotten. Thank you.

V.K.Mary, 911 Communications Officer, Harris County Sheriffs Office, Houston, in the Great State of Texas

December 9, 2019

you were one of my very few true friends

brody beecham
friends forever

July 21, 2018

Rest well my brother. .you are a hero.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

December 13, 2017

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

December 13, 2012

You are not forgotten. I was just getting into law enforcement around the time this happened and it showed me the ugly and tragic side of things though we like to highlight the helping and serving, the positive side. I am sober and vigilant in part because of the sacrifice you made. Thank you.

Decatur County Sheriff's Office

November 26, 2012

Just saw that your killer was sentenced yesterday to life plus 10 years without the chance of parole. While it can not bring you back it gives me hope to see that this scum bag will not be out on the streets again. RIP Captain Cagle.

Deputy Brant Pewitt
Williamson County Sheriff's Dept., TN.

October 5, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second 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.
Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 14, 2011

he was a true friend he help me alot i new hime for many years he was alwys very good friend. i miss him alot i really miss him alot brody

broderick beecham
close friend

November 8, 2011

I know it's been over a year since my brother was shot in the line of duty but theres not a day goes by that he cross my mind. Either with sadness or funny childhood memories. I expect this will go on for the rest of my natural life. Dennis Cagle was not only a upstanding police officer who tried to help his community he was a son, brother,husband, father, grandfather,he wore many shoes and never failed to do his very best,most times than not very well. I know when I get to see Dennis again it will be a wonderful day,untill then I love you bubba. For all the familes who have lost a loved one serving his coner of the world this isn't an easy journey may God bless and keep you...............

Paulette Cagle Franks

January 11, 2011

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Wrap your wings around all of your loved ones and protect them from harm. Help them with their grief as I know they miss you beyond words. I wish you could have experienced retirement as you deserved it after the long career in law enforcement serving others. It takes a very special person to do this job and you are one of those individuals. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement and others. You will never be forgotten.

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

December 13, 2010

To Cpt. Dennis Darrell Cagle, his family and his fellow officers with the Henderson Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Cpt. Cagle’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Cpt. Cagle and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Memebers and Staff

December 13, 2010

With one year coming up, just wanted to let family, friends and co-workers know I've been thinking about all of you. You lost Cagle about a week after we lost one. Myself and another officer attended Cagle's funeral. For some of us, it hasn't been too tough a year. For some of us it has. A lot of thoughts have returned this past week on our man Philip's anniversary. Thoughts about you guys have also arisen. I've got all of you in my many prayers. Take good care of yourselves.

Officer A. Schniper
Pelham Police Department

December 10, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Captain Dennis Darrell Cagle,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Captian Dennis Darrell Cagle. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Captain Dennis Darrell Cagle is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


March 25, 2010

Capt. Cagle,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Henderson. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 9, 2010

My sincere condolences to the family, friends & police dept. of Capt. Cagle. His ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. May the Lord comfort all who mourn his tragic loss.

Mother daughter sister & granddau. of LEO's

February 13, 2010

I know this ia late, but I'm just back from having a car accident the day of the big snow and wanted to send my condolences anyway. God bless you all and keep you.

Rusty Cox,Information Clerka
Asheville Police Dept., Asheville, NC

February 8, 2010

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones during this very trying time. I know the daily struggle they face without you being here with them for I walk in their shoes. I have no magical words to help them with their grief except that they talk about you to anyone who will listen and ask others that may have known and worked with you to share their stories of you with them. By doing this, it will keep your memory alive. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement. I only wish you could have retired and enjoyed the time off that you earned after your many years of dedicated service to law enforcement. You will never be forgotten.

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

January 29, 2010

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

January 7, 2010

To the family and friends of Captain Dennis Cagle and his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Dennis was tragically killed.

To Officer Cagle's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of dedicated service Dennis gave to his community and the citizens of Tennessee, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 13, 2009.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05


December 30, 2009

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