Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Curtis H. Hendricks, Jr.

Iberville Parish Sheriff's Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, October 13, 1978

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Curtis H. Hendricks, Jr.

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Hendricks.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 18, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Hendricks,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Iberville Parish. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 13, 2018

This is my uncle that I never had the privlige to meet.His memory lives on in his family.I do belive that someone who takes the life of another should get more than 9MONTHS IN JAIL.His children had to grow up without a father because of drinking and driving.He will always be loved and missed.

Amanda Kline

December 26, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 31rst 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 13, 2010

Hi daddy,

Today is mother's day and the one person I would love to share it with can't be here. I can't even tell you how much I miss you. I have been thinking so much about you and missing you. You should see Darian. She looks so much like you. I've met someone very special. You would have loved him. He asks alot of questions about you but alot of them i can't answer because I don't remember alot about you. It hurts so much when I have to say I don't know because I was only 2 years old. The only things I know about you are things that people tell me. It makes me smile when someone finds out who I am and they start telling me stories about you and they always finish by saying " Gosh you look like your daddy". I love you and miss you always.

Lana Hendricks

May 11, 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

February 2, 2008

On the eve of the anniversary of your passing, we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 12, 2007

Five years for the driver but your family got a life sentence.May Our Lord Bless and keep you and your loved ones.

October 13, 2006

Deputy Sheriff Hendricks,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Iberville Parish.


October 13, 2005

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