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

Words can not express our sorrow for your families loss.

Lt.Ret. Wm.D Cain & Family

August 31, 2012

When a law enforcement officer gets killed, a little bit of us dies with him or her.

This tragic death leaves us with the thought that once you carry the badge, you will always have it until you die.

I hope that his community remembers all the good things that he has done over those many years of service.

Captain Richard A. Ferreira EPPD (ret)
East Providence Police Department

August 31, 2012

So sad that a man like this falls victim to someone who couldn't let go of a grudge. Rest in peace, and God bless you for your service, Sprockett.

Matt Collins
Former Deputy in Ohio

August 31, 2012

Rest in peace brother Herbert, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage,

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Spring OK PD

August 31, 2012

Sincere condolences to the family of this true public servant & his lifetime commitment.

Mother, dau. sister, & granddau. of LEOs

August 31, 2012

Rest in peace Chief Proffitt, your dedication and service to us all will never be forgotten.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

August 31, 2012

RIP Herbert. You will be missed.

Greg Hutchinson

August 31, 2012

Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted.

O' Lord have mercy on me in my anguish. My eyes are red from weeping;
my health is broken from sorrow...


Although only a short time on this Earth Christ did dwell
The impact He had on us only time will tell.
What Christ did was to liberate us from sin
He showed us how to let a new life begin.
He told us we are to forgive and forget
He lived the example we are to set.
He gave all honor and glory to God’s Holy Name
He taught us we are to do the exact same.
What Christ brought into this world was change
He showed us our priorities we need to rearrange.
He told us God is to be first in our life
To put aside all foolishness and Earthly strife.
He foretold how we are to serve the Lord
To think of God as life’s ultimate reward.
And in this our lifetime only Christ will tell
If it be Heaven or hell in Eternity we dwell.

~ Robert Breaux
To The Family and Friends Of Chief of Police Herbert Proffitt ... May friends comfort you,
Faith uphold you,
Loving memories heal your heart,
With heartfelt sympath..and..
... May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who has loved us
and given us everlasting comfort and hope which we don't deserve, comfort your hearts with all
comfort, and help you in every good thing you say and do....In Jesus Name ..amen..

Someone who cares

August 31, 2012

RIP. My prayers go out to the family of this brave man.

stacy winscott

August 31, 2012

Rest in peace Chief. Evil will never prosper as long as brave men such as yourself stand for good.

I hope in time your family and agency find peace in your passing.

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

August 31, 2012

Beyond tragic. Thank you, Chief Proffitt for protecting not just your community but, in the end, the entire world for all of those decades. You lived your life as a hero and will forever be remembered as one.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections

August 31, 2012

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization.
As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
I have given my life so that others may live in peace.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.
You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.


Doug Gist, Captain (retired) Washoe S.O.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

August 31, 2012

RIP Chief Proffitt. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and all the officers you served with during your long career in law enforcement during this sad time.

P. O. Michael J. Kranyak, Retired
Bridgeport CT Police Department

August 31, 2012

May God put his loving arms around your family and fellow members of your department giving them strenght, courage and wisdom to get through this terrible ordeal.

Major Walter R. Landrum (Retired 2012)
Bainbridge Public Safety Department

August 30, 2012

May God put his loving arms around your family and fellow members of your department giving them the strength, wisdom and courage to endure this terrible incident.

"Blessed are the Peace Keepers for they shall inherit the Kingdom of Heaven".

Major Walter R. Landrum (Retired 2012)
Bainbridge Public Safety Department

August 30, 2012

Rest in Peace Brother.

Sgt. Jon Le Royer
Office of Judicial Marshals

August 30, 2012

Sir, your service will not be forgotten.

Ofc Moser
Phoenix Police Department

August 30, 2012

Wow. 82 years old and still walking the Thin Blue in an official capacity. Requiem in pacem, brother, you've done your time in Hell.

Virginia Beach Police Department

August 30, 2012

What an incredibly giving hero. You are an inspiration to law enforcement officers everywhere. Rest in peace.

Sergeant Tim Bedwell
North Las Vegas Police

August 30, 2012

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of
Chief of Police Herbert Proffitt as well as to the Tompkinsville Police Department. Rest in peace Chief Proffitt, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

August 30, 2012

To the wife and children of this wonderful man. I pray that your hearts do not hold onto anger and hatered. Because if they do then this coward who took your loved one and our brother will have truly one the fight this time. He will never win the battle or the war. Because we all know that the Police Officer's who are active/inactive are #1 in GOD's eyes. GOD bless you and your loved ones and please know that we grieve for you, with you, and long after we leave your side we still grief for the loss we were handed.

Babara O'briant
Wife of Detective City of Lancaster TX

August 30, 2012

You not only served your country, you served the citizens of Kentucky. I am deeply saddened that you met your fate at the hands of someone you worked so dilligently to protect others from. May the Good Lord cradle you in his arms as you take you final journey. May he watch over and protect those you leave behind, and may he dole out the appropriate sentence to the man who took your life as you entered the twilight years of your life. Godspeed sir. I thank you for your dedicated service.

San Antonio Park Police - Night Shift Supervisor

August 30, 2012

Thank you for your many years of service. I salute you.

Randalyn Benson
Survivor of Chief James Leonard Speer

August 30, 2012

What a man! Thanks for all your service and dedication! RIP

Adam Alcon/ Patrol Sergeant
Montezuma County Sheriff's Office

August 30, 2012

RIP Brother and thank you for your service. may God watch over your family, keep them safe and protect them from any further harm.

Sgt Thomas Meaney - Retired
Scarsdale Police Department

August 30, 2012

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