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

May he Rest In Peace. Another Hero lost, I know he will never be forgotten. His family and the Tompkinsville Police Department will be in our Prayers.

Constable Tony Saucedo
Atascosa Cty Constable Pct.2 Lytle Texas

August 30, 2012

If this man should fall,who will lift the flag and carry on? Thank you for carrying the flag Chief/Sheriff Proffitt. Thank you for your long years of dedicated service to this country and your community.

Deputy Darrin Ellis
Kings County Sheriffs Office(Ca.)

August 30, 2012

What a tragic end to a life of service. The loss is one that affects us all. May God rest his soul and may his reward be great in heaven. Many condolences to hi family and friends.

Chaplain Paul Worley
San Antonio, Texas Police Department

August 30, 2012

Rest In Peace, Chief. I am saddened to hear of such a tragedy of which your family now has to face. It is my prayer that justice will be served, and that your family will find comfort and assurance during this tragic time. May God bless your family.

Reserve Ofc. Travis Allred, #628
LaFayette (AL) Police Department

August 30, 2012

Chief/Sheriff thanks for your many years of service and may you rest in peace. God be with your family and friends.

Sheriff Steve Clark (retired)
Franklin County Sheriff

August 30, 2012

Even though I do not personally know many of the officers who have given their life to serve, and I am Many miles away we are all connected by the badge we wear and to our oath.
When there is a loss such as tragic is this it hurts even more. My condolences to family, extended family, friends and to the city of Tompkinsville and the State of Kentucky for your loss.

V. Alvarez, Investigator
State of CA

August 30, 2012

Thank you for your many years of selfless service to law enforcement. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Capt. Curt Olson
McLean SO, ND

August 30, 2012

RIP brother Herbert.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time. Thank you for your service to our country.

Det. Bevenour, USAF Ret.
Gettysburg Police Department

August 30, 2012

Rest in peace Chief for you are a true hero. Your 55 years in Law Enforcement was not in vain.

Trooper Scott Wernecke #958
Washington State Patrol

August 30, 2012

Rest In Rest Peace Chief. God Bless you and your family.

Officer R.L. VerMaas (ret)
Sidney Nebraska Police Dept.

August 30, 2012

So sorry to hear of this unspeakable tragedy. You will always be remembered and that sacrifice was not in vain. RIP and thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers.

Angela Perentesis SDO
York Regional Police

August 30, 2012

I am sorry Chief Proffitt that there are people out there that can hold a grudge that many years. Thank You for your service to our Country in the Military and for your over half a century service in law enforcement. Rest In Peace Chief Proffitt and God Bless your Family and Friends.

Ed S.
Grateful Citizen

August 30, 2012

Rest in Peace sir. Condolences to your family, friends & fellow officers


August 30, 2012

Chief Proffitt- Thank you for 55 years of dedication, sacrifice, and service to the law enforcement community. You are truly a role model for all police officers. You are a true WARRIOR. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Chief Chad Pusey
Oblong Police Dept, Illinois

August 30, 2012

Our prayers go out to the family and friends. May all the good memories outshadow all the pain experienced now. May God rest his soul and bring to peace to family and friends.

Patrol Officer Layman
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va

August 30, 2012

Thank you for your many years in law enforcement Chief Herbert Proffitt.... 'Blessed Are The Peacemakers'.

Rest in Peace

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
Alameda, CA Police Dept.

August 30, 2012

Thank you Chief for all your many years of service. I can only imagine the number of lives you saved and people you have helped in all that time. Your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by the family and fellow Officers you leave behind. God's speed Chief.

John C. Edwards, Field Officer III
Mississippi Dept. of Corrections

August 30, 2012

Rest well my brother your sacrifice was not in vain. As you take the watch in heaven we'll take care of it down here. May God Bless the family both physical and law enforcement with peace and comfort. God will avenge your pain my brother.

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13
Rev. Carlos Stapleton
JCSO, Chaplain Fairview VFD

August 30, 2012

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ~Thomas Campbell

There is no comprehenson of this type of situation and the hatred behind it.

Valerie Gentry Off Assist II (Ret. P.O.)
Roxboro Police Department, Roxboro, NC

August 30, 2012

My profound condolences to the family of Chief Proffitt, may he rest in peace

Thank you, Sir, for the lifetime of service

Police Officer
Chicago Police Department- 011th District

August 30, 2012

God Speed Chief.

Maureen Hampshire, 911 Police Dispatch
Bucks County Emergecy Communications

August 30, 2012

It Was A Pleasure Always Seeing Your Smiling Face When I Came Down To Monroe County. Blessed That Justice Was Swift And Your Murderer Was Quickly Arrested. Godspeed.

Sgt. David R. Gibbs
Unit 191
Kentucky State Police
Post 15 Columbia

Sergeant David R. Gibbs
Kentucky State Police

August 30, 2012

Oh My!!!! what a world we live in!!

Rest in Peace Chief

Sgt Ted Priest
Dayton International Airpiort, EOD/K9 Unit

August 30, 2012

This is such a tragic tale, a man who has obviously dedicated his life to his community and the people that live there. He earned his retirement and the last place any officer would think they are in harms way is getting their mail in their own driveway, years after retiring.

Rest in peace Chief, God knows you have earned it.

Lt. Russ Fennelly
United States Park Police

August 30, 2012

What a tragic loss to Officer Herbert's family and community. I am heartbroken he has been taken from his family by someone so cowardly. My prayers and thoughts are with his community, his friends, and most importantly, his family as they mourn this hero's life. God bless and RIP, Officer Herbert.

Kimberley Owen, Admin Assistant II
Oklahoma Department of Corrections

August 30, 2012

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