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

Another example of the hyper-vigilance that we must be burdened with in our chosen profession. The job is not always "over" after retirement. God Bless this soul and all the souls of our Brothers and Sisters who serve. Rest In Peace Chief, we have the watch...

Sgt. Greg Pohlman
Erlanger, Ky. PD

August 30, 2012

No way for a man of this standing to meet his end. Sincere condolences

Constable Chris Grundy (ret 32 yr vet)
Lancashire Constabulary, UK.

August 30, 2012

Brother your dedicated service to both your nation and your community are well recorded in Gods journal of heros and men of honor, integrity and love. You are now serving alongside all of our loving and honorable brothers and sisters who have also paid the ultimate in service. Know your family will b cared for and your name will be kept alive for years to come. Rest in peace honorable brother, In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired Det.
Phoenix PD, AZ State Chaplain FOP

August 30, 2012

May this Wonderful,and Honorable Officer/Chief of Police,and Man,Forever be rembered for all of the Wonderful things he has done for this community,and all the hard work he did to keep us safe!I Thankyou Chief,and I will Miss you,God Bless you and your Family,and may you walk with God in Heaven,and help God and be his Police Chief! Well miss you!!! :-(

SFC R.Binkley (Ret)
US Army

August 30, 2012

RIP Chief. Thank you for a long and illustrious career, serving your country and serving the people of Kentucky. Rest well my brother.

Walt kaiser, Special Agt Sup. ret
California Dept of Justice, Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement

August 30, 2012

Rest in Peace Chief. We'll take it from here.

PO Scott Fetter
Woodlawn PD, OH

August 30, 2012

Such a tragic, senseless loss. My heart goes out to his family, his friends and the community he loved.

God bless you all.


Michelle W., Police 911 Dispatcher
San Diego Police Department

August 30, 2012

Thank you Chief for your sacrifice. God speed on your journey.

Frank Clay - Thankful Citizen

August 30, 2012

Be at peace Chief and watch over us down here.

Officer J. Craven
Silver Spring Township (PA) Police Dept.

August 30, 2012

I am so sorry for the family and community You will all be in my prayers RIP My Brother I know you are in a better place than all of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sherry Myers 911 Operator
Madison County 911 (RETIRED)

August 30, 2012

God bless you Chief. Thoughts and prayers.....

Virginia State Police

August 30, 2012

Absolutely unacceptable! Rest in Peace Sir!! You are a true hero, retiring at 79 years with 55 years on the force and a veteran!! A hero indeed!!

My prayers to Chief of Police Proffitt's family, friends, department and all of the many lives he surely has impacted!! May your mind and feet never tire walking Heaven's beat with our Lord. I pray for peace and loving comfort for all!

Police Officer Tiffany McLean
Creighton NE PD

August 30, 2012

God bless you, Chief.

D/S John Dolan
Gadsden County Sheriff's Office (Fl)

August 30, 2012

Blue Knights of Indiana share the grief of Herbert's family, friends and fellow officers.
This should have never happen.
Rest in Peace Chief Proffitt.

Glen Wheat, Indiana State Rep.
Blue Knights LE MC International

August 30, 2012

Chief of Police (Ret) Herbert Proffitt rest in peace you are
now a member of an elite group The Thin Blue Line
of Heroes. There is no greater sacrifice that one can give
for his fellow man. To the Family I salute your
lost loved one, and pray for you during the days
to come. Herbert will be in the company of
Heroes forevermore.

The Thin Blue Line of the Fallen are Standing at
attention in their class “A“ uniforms,
badges gleaming and shoes like glass, They are your brothers
and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have
previously paid the ultimate price. Today, like many others,
they welcome you to this hallowed place. As you march
down the Thin Blue Line of the Fallen, all eyes are focused
on you as if to say it will be ok you’re with your eternal
partners. A salute follows and a tear can be seen
on so many faces. Welcome, you served well. Now come join
the ranks, another member of The Thin Blue Line has come home.

Your Brother in Law Enforcement

Dr. Stan Phillips Retired
Retired, Walnut Grove Police Department, Walnut Grove. Mississippi

August 30, 2012

May God Bless your family and your community for all the selfless sacrifices you have given for many, many years to our entire world.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God" Matthew 5:9

Cpl. Travis Bowles, K9 (ret)
Richmond Police Dept. KY

August 30, 2012

God bless this brave Centurian, and welcome him into St Michael's heavenly force.

Chief Patrick A. Murphy (ret)
Berywn Heights MD Police Dept

August 30, 2012

My God what a true hero Chief Proffitt was. St. Michael will take him in.

P.O. Mike Robertson
St. Louis Mo Metro

August 30, 2012

May the god lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well

Reserve Deputy Douglas J. Maykowski
Macomb County Sheriff,s Office Mt. Clemens Mich.

August 30, 2012

That is unbelievable story. My heart goes out Chief Proffitt, You did your job to the fullest. May you rest in peace. God bless all connected to you.

Retired New York State Correction Office

August 30, 2012

Thank you for all the years of service. Rest in peace brother.

Deputy E. Zargo #7027
Clay County Sheriff's Office (Florida)

August 30, 2012

RIP Chief. Your job here is done.

Lt. Robert M.Petty (Ret)
North Bergen N.J.P.D.

August 30, 2012

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

August 30, 2012

It is with great sorrow, that we render this reflection, for the loss of a great member of the Law Enforcement community. Your years of service reflect you dedication to serving the community and your fellow man. It is a special person that has the ability to attain your positions as Chief and as Sheriff. You will be missed. To the family of Chief Proffitt, please accept our most deepest heartfelt condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Proffitt family during this most difficult time.

Richard Gonzales, Chief of Police
LaCoste Police Department, LaCoste, Texas 78039

August 30, 2012

I'm Free:

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God has laid you see.
I took His hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief
Don't lengthen it now undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee
God wanted me now; He set me free.

Unknown Author

Former Volunteer Chaplain David Duffany
Private Citizen and Police Supporter

August 30, 2012

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