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

Being a Police man for so many years, that is real blue blood.. My condolences for your loss.

Officer F. Danko
Amsterdam Police, The Netherlands

September 1, 2012

Rest in Peace Chief of Police (Ret) Herbert Proffitt. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family, and your department at this time. Thank you for your service to this country and your community.

Sgt. Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

September 1, 2012

Great service to your state,

Sergeant Norris
Waynesboro Police Dept. Tennessee

September 1, 2012

Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice Chief Proffitt! You may be gone but you will never be forgotten.

Chief Deputy Josh Baker
Pike County Missouri Sheriff's Office

September 1, 2012

The best to the family and friends

Lt. Richard N. Silva, Retired
East Providence Police Dept., R.I.

September 1, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Bryce Stevenson
Son of Fallen Ceres Police Sergeant Howard Stevenson, EOW 010905

September 1, 2012

Chief thank you for your service ,and for the life that you have lead so that we can pay our respects. You have served well your life was not taken in vain by a coward. Chief you have earned your place in heaven. You retired to live your life free of the bad. I am sadden that your fate was so violent when your life should have been full of hobbies .This is why we should never forget the criminals that we put away. Because we are always going to be a target of their hate. Chief you did your best to keep this animal locked up. Now he has returned like the monster he is and shown his true colors of a coward.

Proverbs 28:1-28

The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion. When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and knowledge, its stability will long continue. A poor man who oppresses the poor is a beating rain that leaves no food. Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them. Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely. ...


Deputy Roy G. Squyres
Knox County Sheriff's Office

September 1, 2012

As an officer arrests someone they know multiple times some crooks slowly build tremendous resentment while the officer slowly lets his guard down after a few times because he knows the crook. It's usually small town police agencies that let down their guard easiest. So sad...

Such a sad time for this officer's family and friends. Age 80: 55 years of faithful police service. A national tragedy this loss of a good cop; a Chief who should be recognized by the White House.

Be vigilant ever after, officers who are left.

Chief Bud Biddle, CA-r

Chief Bud Biddle, CA-r
Montague CA PD

September 1, 2012

God bless the Proffitt Family and Department.

Officer J.Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

September 1, 2012

my thoughts and prayers go out to all of the chiefs family and friends.

Port Hope Fire Dept. Ontario, Canada

September 1, 2012

R.I.P. Chief. You have fought the good fight for a loooong time. we will take it from here. Prayers to your family and friends.

Hazel Park Pd Michigan

August 31, 2012

RIP Chief Proffitt, Thank you for your many years of service. May God be with your Family. This is such a loss to loose a real Hero.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

August 31, 2012

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wy Police Dept.

August 31, 2012

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

August 31, 2012

Uncle "sprocket" was probably the nicest person to have ever walked on this earth. I cant't remember him ever raising his voice to any of us and we could really be a rowdy bunch of his dice he Han 22 nieces and nephews just on our side of the family. That is patience personified. You will be missed

Wanda Lavelle

August 31, 2012

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. My condolences to your family, friends and coworkers of the Tompkinsville Police Department. May you rest in peace.

Ptlm. William F. Shields
Federal Reserve Police/Philadelphia - Retired/Haverford Police

August 31, 2012

Thank you for your many years of service. God bless you sir, may you rest in peace.

Ret. Lt. Thomas Drury
Clare City Police Department

August 31, 2012

Our entire Unit sends our prayers to the family of Chief Proffitt and our support to the TPD. Chief, you where a great inspiration to all of your Law Enforcement family. Your service to this Country will always be remembered. RIP my friend.

Commander Griffin
MPS / DOPS Chicago OIG Special Ops

August 31, 2012

A family grieves. A community grieves. God grieves.
May Chief Proffitt's family and friends find holy comfort and peace in this great tragedy.

Chaplain Jerry Steele
Coquille Police Dept., Coquille, Oregon

August 31, 2012

Another "Hero" taken. Your spirit will live on forever. May God grant you eternal peace. Prayers to your department and most of all to your Loved Ones.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret)
Nassau County, NY Police Department

August 31, 2012

Sad ending for a man who served his community for such a long time., R.I.P.

Russell Caudill (Ret)
Prince George's County Police, MD

August 31, 2012

I did know Chief Proffitt, but as a person who honors and respects all members of Law Enforcement, Military, and first responders I want to pay my respects. I pray that Chief Proffitt's family finds comfort and that the suspect finds justice.

Civilian Keith Loines
Respectful American

August 31, 2012

Peace be with you Chief. And may God provide comfort to your family.


August 31, 2012

My thoughts are with you, your family and police family.

Brother of Jeremy Chambers
EOW 04-24-2006

Chris Chambers
Saint Louis County Police Dept

August 31, 2012

My condolences to your family and department, I pray that they may find comfort knowing that you walk with the Lord now. You dedicated your life to public safety and I applaud you for that. Men as brave as you are a rare breed. Rest in peace brother.

Patrol Officer M. Taylor
Wendell PD

August 31, 2012

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