Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Herbert D. Proffitt

Tompkinsville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Chief of Police Herbert D. Proffitt

I am speechless that such a tragedy occurred due to the anger and revenge of a selfless criminal.
You will be honored Chief, I pray for your loved ones.

Officer C Porter
DART Police

August 30, 2012

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Retired Chief Herbert Proffitt, and the Tompkinsville Police Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Chief Proffitt, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

August 30, 2012

Thank you Chief Proffitt for your 55 years of service to your community. Thank you for your years of service to this country. No words can describe how much thanks there is, in what you have done, accomplished, overseen, and most importantly the life that you gave, defending the badger. We go out every day and night, putting our lives on the line for strangers. You are a true american hero, and more importantly, a true idol. You are the badger, and have represented it with honor, courage, loyalty, giving your life in defense of anothers. A job well done sir, we have the watch from here. Please look over us as you protect the streets of heaven, and we protect the same streets we lost you on. Rest in Peace sir.

Police Officer
Darien Police Department, Wisconsin

August 30, 2012

A true hero to both his country and the community he served.

This just proves that the dangers of law enforcement don't stop with retirement.

Rest In Peace Sir.

Corporal Phillip White
Trident Technical College DPS

August 30, 2012

Thank you for your many years of dedication and service. Your family, friends, and former co-workers are in my prayers.

Deputy Jayne Lytle/1131
Brevard County Sheriff's Office

August 30, 2012

Another hero taken by a coward.

Sir, You will not be forgotten.

Since the day my son made the ultimate sacrifice, I have been on my knees daily in prayer for all law enforcement officers. You were prayed for that very morning.

To your family,

Know that your loved one is not dead, but alive and well in the presence of God.

Many share your pain, feel it easing so that you might mourn well.

With Much Faith,

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

August 30, 2012

Heroes live forever,prayers to family and friends

Team Texas

August 30, 2012

Rest in peace blue brother.

Deputy T. Luttrell

August 30, 2012

Rest in Peace Chief.... you have served your Community, State and Country to the Highest Degree!!! We all thank you for your extremely dedicated service. My comdolences to the Proffitt family as well the brave men and women of the Tompkinsville Police Dept.

Bob Moore (Sgt., Retired)
Toronto Police Service (Ontario, Canada)

August 30, 2012

God Bless Chief Proffitt!

Fellow Officer in PA

August 30, 2012


M Brewer (Retired)
Hampton PD, Ha,pton, VA

August 30, 2012

It is with heartfelt sympathies to hear of the tragic/senseless killing/execution of Chief Herbert Proffitt. Our thoughts/prayers/ and condolences go out to family/friends and fellow LEO's who know/loved and worked with him. Rest in peace, you have earn it.

President, Ed gaibl
Blue Knights, MA-1

August 30, 2012

Chief Proffitt, thank you for your dual service to your country and the town in which you lived and worked. RIP Brother!

MPO Richard Costello
Purcellville Police Department

August 30, 2012

Rest in peace Chief Proffitt!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

August 30, 2012

rest in peace and may god bless you

Pfc jon pease
CMPD-Retired B.P.D.

August 30, 2012

What a lagacy! Thank-you for your years of service to our country and your comminity, may you rest in peace. My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Classification Specialist

August 30, 2012

RIP Sir..Thank you for the many years that you served..

Police Constable
Met Police,London

August 30, 2012

Godspeed my brother in blue. My thoughts are with your family and Im so sorry for their clearly huge loss. Thank you for your continued service and bravery.May you finally retire into eternal peace.

P.O. Susan Barry(retired)

August 30, 2012

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and theTompkinsville Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother Chief.

Chief Steven Marshall
Washington, NH Police Dept.

August 30, 2012


I thank you for your dedicated service to the United States of America. I thank you for continued service in the United States Police Department. I'm sorry for your family's loss; I'm sorry a man had to hold a grudge during which you were doing your duty, your job.

God Bless you and I offer your family my deepest condolences.

I'm writing this from Afghnistan to say that you are my hero. When I return from my deployment and separate from my career in the military, I am hoping to apply for the PD and be accepted into the Academy.

Sean R Noble, Rank Excluded
Parwan Province, Afghanistan

August 30, 2012

Integrity, character, and honor never die by the hands of cowards. Your service to your community will live on forever in the hearts and minds of your family, friends, and the community you served.

God bless the family during this terrible time. I know God's grace is sufficient to hold you up during this trial. Cling to the fact that Chief Proffitt's life of service will be honored and held in high esteem by his peers and generations of law enforcement officers who will follow him.

God bless you all. You will be in our prayers

R. A. "Chuck" Adams; Captain (Retired)
Kannapolis Police Department, NC

August 30, 2012

A true champion of justice, we can only hope to live by his example.

Our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

Immigration & Coustoms Enforcement

August 30, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Your a true American Hero Chief. Here is my hand salute to you sir. Rest in Peace.

Police Officer J.M. Hlebinsky
Norfolk Police Department

August 30, 2012

So sorry to hear about this. What a sad story and a moving one. RIP.

Sgt. M. Weissberg
south miami police

August 30, 2012

My condolences to the family and friends of Chief Proffitt. He was a great man who lived a life of public service from being a veteran to living a life in law enforcement.

I am sure that he touched and influenced countless lives. The lives that he changed and the memories he instilled in people are his legacy.

Godspeed, Chief.

Deputy Jay Ward
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, Maine

August 30, 2012

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.