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Patrolman Joseph J. Heffernan

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, August 12, 1898

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Reflections for Patrolman Joseph J. Heffernan

Patrolman Heffernan,
On today, the 113th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Louisville. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



August 12, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 112th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

You must be so proud that your family has continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 12, 2010

Dear Joe,
I hope this note finds you. I read the reflection that your grandson wrote and it moved me to send you this letter. I recently lost a friend in the line of duty under similar circumstances. One never thinks it can happen to them, but the relaity that it can happen sometimes sneaks up on you - like when you see your own name on the list of fallen heroes. It sounds like you left a fine family tradition, one I'm sure your proud of. I'm from a family of cops too so I can relate to your grandson Joseph and the pride he feels about you. Rest in peace my brother. Your sacrifice has not gone unappreciated even 109 years after you gave all. God bless you and your family.

Sgt. Joseph Heffernan
Toledo Police Department

March 23, 2007

Joe, I am your great great grandson and I am also a policeman the fifth genaration in our family. I want to thank you for the sacrifice you paid and, tell you I am proud to be your grandson and I know that you are watching over me as you did your son, your grandson, and my dad. I want you to know that I hope I never have to pay the ultimate price as you did but, if that price comes before me I am prepared to do so as you did.

Joseph Waters/Patrolman
Clark County Sheriff's Office

September 27, 2005



September 7, 2005

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