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Trooper Milan Dexter Hendrix

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, June 1, 1989

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Reflections for Trooper Milan Dexter Hendrix

RIP Brother

Trooper George( Vic) Daunhauer
Florida Highway Patrol

June 1, 2021

Trooper Hendrix,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Florida. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 1, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper Hendrix.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 30, 2019

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 1, 2015

HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero, may you continue to rest in peace Trooper Hendrix.

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

June 1, 2015

We will never forget.. Continue to rest in peace Trooper Hendrix.

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

June 1, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rdh 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 2, 2012

Trooper Hendrix may you continue to rest in peace sir, we will never forget the sacrifice you made for all of us.

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

June 1, 2012

Rest in Peace, Trooper Hendrix. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

I still think about you every day Milan. We love and miss you so very much!! I know you are our Guardian Angel and are watching over us!!

Rocky Varnadore

August 17, 2011

Trooper Hendrix, You are remembered by your brother and sister officers in the north......RIP

Michael Kane, Patrolman
Boston Police

October 2, 2009

Well another year has passed without you in our life and the pain is still as great as it was 19 years ago when we lost you. We think of you often, especially of you in your overalls. If you weren't in your overalls then you were in your FHP uniform. I can close my eyes and see you and it feels as though you are still with us. I know you are still with us in spirit and for that we are so grateful. Rest In Peace Milan. We Love & Miss You!!!!

Rocky Varnadore

July 10, 2008

milan, as i was looking at this site it brought about happy thoughts of when we were in the academy.(59th) you were a cool friend and real country just like me. i look forward to seeing you in Heaven one day. i pray God will bless your family members and fellow troopers.

dwight evans
belleview, Fl.

dwight e. evans(former trooper)

April 24, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 12, 2007

Milan was a fellow classmate in the 59th recuit class, in march of 1980. He was a man of few words, but always had a smile on his face, a fresh-cut of Redman, and drove a cool looking green pickup truck. He was a real nice guy, and a lot of fun to be around.
I was shocked and saddened (as we all were) to hear of his death. I often think of him, and others I've known over the years that are no longer with us.
Milan may not be here in person, but his memory will live on forever. He gave the ultimate sacrifice for the citizens of this great State. Gone but not forgotten.
Rest in peace Brother.

Sgt. Bill Bertrand - FHP Pilot
FHP - Troop K - West Palm Beach

January 25, 2007

I miss you Milan. I remember hanging out at the Waffle House on Davis Highway during midnight shift. Though i now live in Texas, I still think of those good times.

Rick Carvalho (Corporal)
Florida Highway Patrol (Retired)

January 13, 2007

You were a good zone partner Milan. Jo and I think of you often.

Cliff Morgan
Former FHP Trooper

October 2, 2006

Rest In Peace

FHP Trooper (Retired)
Florida Highway Patrol

August 10, 2006

You are missed so very much Milan. Rest in Peace.

Rocky Varnadore

July 22, 2006

You are greatly missed. Rest in peace brother.

Florida Highway Patrol

January 30, 2006

Rest in peace brother you are not forgotten.

Florida Highway Patrol

January 5, 2006

Just wanted to let you know that you are always in our hearts and on our minds Milan. We will always miss you so very much. You were so much a part of our lives.

Rocky Varnadore

April 15, 2005

Just wanted you to know that you have not been forgotten. May you Rest in Peace.

Immigration Officer Bill Flinchum
Department of Homeland Security

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