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Trooper Harry Lee Henderson

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, March 17, 1987

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Reflections for Trooper Harry Lee Henderson

You were remembered today-32 years after your death. May God continue to bless and comfort your family!

Major Mike Smathers
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

March 17, 2019

Trooper Henderson,
On today, the 26th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Virginia. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

March 17, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th 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 who was murdered in the 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 17, 2012

You were there when I needed you the most. To a man that never judged. To a man that was a great scoutmaster. To a man that served his community with respect. To a man I will honor for the rest of my life.
Mr. Henderson, you will be in my memory until the day I die.

Eric Burr

March 18, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 17, 2010



April 9, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 8, 2008

It's been twenty years.
We have not forgotten.

Master Trooper
Virginia State Police

March 17, 2007

May you continue to rest in eternal peace and walk the heaven's beat. You will never be forgotten.

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly, Va. PD

March 17, 2007



February 20, 2006

Lee was a great person and a super policeman, He was a great friend of my family and came to my house when i was young many times. He and my father were good friends and he will never be forgotten. As i reflect back i can still see him sitting on our front porch talking with dad and drinking cold ice tea. I grew up in Front Royal and as a longtime resident of Warren County he was and always will be my favorite policeman. I miss you Lee!!


January 29, 2006

Sir: Your life and death will never be forgotten.

June 29, 2005

To the children of Trooper Henderson, your father was a hero. Rest in peace brother in blue.

December 26, 2004

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