Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Herbert D. Proffitt

Tompkinsville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, August 28, 2012

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Reflections for Chief of Police Herbert D. Proffitt

Absolutely senseless. Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten.

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

August 28, 2020

Wow fifty-years of heroic service! Rest in peace Chief of Police Proffitt.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 27, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

July 30, 2016

I am a High school student at Mission Hills High School, San Marcos, Ca. I am doing a research project on Mr. Proffitt and found out how tragic his death was. He will be in my prayers.

Joshua Prosser

May 16, 2013

I offer my condolences for your loss. I am a Police Officer in Tallahassee Florida and myself and my wife (a Deputy) will be riding in the Police Unity Tour in rememberance of Chief Proffitt. I would like the oppurtunity to meet any representatives of the Chief in Washington D.C. at the Memorial Wall. You may contact me at or (850) 445-0213.
Thank you-

Officer Dave Northway
Tallahassee Police Department

May 3, 2013

Rest in peace brother; thank you for serving our beautiful Country as well as your community. God bless your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. My prayers are with you and the family you left behind. Again, thank you for your service. We will continue the watch from here.

Officer Luis Sarmiento
El Paso Police Department

January 6, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

You have clearly done your duty in serving your country and community and have clearly devoted your life to it.


December 21, 2012

Chief Proffitt,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your years of dedicated service and sacrifice-first for our Country when you served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and secondly for the citizens of the state of Kentucky as an LEO. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 10, 2012

Thank you for your service and helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 5, 2012

After leaving a reflection for you, I felt compelled to learn more about you and in reading recent news article, I was stunned and saddened to learn that your wife of 50 years died a few days after you were murdered. How awful this must have been for your other family members. I suspect that your mutual love and affection meant that you two had to be together in heaven. God bless you both and your family.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 15, 2012

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. You truly led a life of service and I am sure that you were univerally respected for your dedication to law enforcement born out in your lengthy career. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Chief Proffitt was killed. May his loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To his family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinguished service retired Chief Herbert Proffitt gave to his community and the citizens of Kentucky , and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 28, 2012.


Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 15, 2012

God Bless you Chief Proffitt. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

September 13, 2012

Thank you for your dedication to your community and to your profession. Your killer is a coward. At least he will never see the light of day again and your community will be safe from him long after you are gone. My sincere condolences to your family and department.

Officer Jeff Hall
Dublin (OH) Police Department

September 10, 2012

Rest In Peace Chief Proffitt. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Tompkinsville Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service, Miami Division

September 10, 2012

A final salute to a courageous military veteran and lifelong police officer. To lose a brother officer in this way was a true tragedy. The gutless coward who did this despicable deed should get the ultimate punishment. God keep you in his care brother and we here at the LAPD salute you for a lifetime of service to the country and your community. God bless your family and your fellow officers.

Sgt D. Bowler
Los Angeles Police Department

September 10, 2012

Cheif, you are a true hero. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. GODSPEED chief, and thank you for always being there to protect your citizens. R.I.P. Chief.

Reserve Deputy-Mike B
WCDSA-Worcester County MA Reserve Sherriff

September 9, 2012

A great loss to the country and the communities he served.

Lt. Doug Conner (Ret.)
City of Grand Prairie, Texas

September 9, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with Chief Proffitt's family and his Brothers and Sisters in Blue. Rest in peace.

Deputy Johanna Polo
Monroe County Sheriffs Dept Rochester NY

September 7, 2012

My family and I want you to know that our deepest thoughts and prayers are with Chief Proffitt's family, friends, co-workers, and agency. Rest In Peace Chied Proffitt for you were taken from us far too soon but we will carry on for you…

Sergeant Mike Allen (Retired)
California Highway Patrol

September 6, 2012

God's peace and speed Chief Proffitt. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

September 6, 2012

Chief Herbert "Sprockett" Proffitt was the Chief in my hometown of Tompkinsville KY. His service and dedication will always be remembered. Sadly, his wife Bernice collapsed from stroke at his initial viewing and died several days later. God Bless this family.

Laura J. Hodge Special Agent
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

September 6, 2012

His wife Bernice was classmate of mine,habitual criminals like this should be locked forever!!!

James D Buffalo
Class 0f 1953 Karns High School,Knoxville,Tenn

September 6, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with Chief Proffitt's family and friends during this terrible time.

Only a coward does what this murderer did! It is my sincere hope that he never sees natural sunlight again.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

September 6, 2012

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