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Trooper Hurfu L. Duckworth

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, August 19, 1959

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Reflections for Trooper Hurfu L. Duckworth

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your heroic actions and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 19, 2020

Trooper Duckworth,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the USAAF during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 19, 2019

He was my my only uncle. I always think of him on April 19th as I was born on his birthday. He survived 64 missions as a tail-gunner on a Flying Fortress during WWII. The memorial is nice but the age of death (32) is incorrect as he was age 42 when he was killed.

Calvin Gray
His nephew.

April 19, 2018

Trooper Duckworth, your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The Great State of Mississippi and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow "RedLeg"!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD

August 19, 2016

You were my father's friend. I was 9 years old when the news of your death came over the TV. I went and got my father and told him about it. 11 years later I joined the Police Department. I don't recall meeting you, but you must have been a good man if you were my father's friend.

Nelvil Hollingsworth
Hattiesburg Police Department Badge 27

May 10, 2015

Trooper Duckworth you will never be forgotten! Thank you for your service to the Great State of Mississippi! Rest in Peace fellow "RedLeg".

TFC Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol

May 28, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 54th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 27, 2013

48 years have passed since your brutal murder. May your family be comforted by the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten! Until one day in Heaven we meet, keep walking your beat on the Golden Street keeping an eye on the thin blue line.

DET SGT, Retired

August 19, 2007

God bless you and you family at your tragic loss. You are a true hero to us all.

St. Louis City Police

May 29, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Hurfu, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

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

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

February 19, 2004

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