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Officer Charles Armstrong Henry

Shelbyville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, October 31, 1911

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Reflections for Officer Charles Armstrong Henry

No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

October 31, 2020

Within three months between October 1911 and February 1912 Bedford County, Tennessee experienced the deaths of three law enforcement officers. Officers Redin G. Purdie and Charles A. Henry were murdered in cold blood by a drunk, good for nothing, seeking revenge for an earlier arrest. Additionally, in February 1912 three other drunken assailants threw railroad Detective Squire W. Everson off a moving train near Bellbuckle Tn. over an argument over a whiskey bottle. As of this writing, (July 2019) I am writing a book (yet to be titled) encompassing the deaths of these three brave men. It truly was a sad time for the county and especially for the families of these three brave men.

Terry L Coats- Officer
Metr Nashville PD

July 24, 2019

I believe that this is my Great Great Grandfather Henry Armstrong's cousin.

Lt. C. Armstrong
Aberdeen Police Department

June 28, 2013

Officer Charles Armstrong Henry was my Grandfather and I have always remembered his ultimate sacrifice which will never be forgotten. I am so proud to call you my Grandfather.

My father was Charles Sutton Henry, his oldest son, whom related the story of his death to me.

Charlcie Henry Click

January 20, 2012

You will never be forgotten!! I promise! Proud to be FAMILY!!

Jody Henry

April 8, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 98th 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

November 8, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

October 29, 2007

I pray that you are still resting peacefully and hope that you are watching down over us.

Cpl. Egendoerfer
Mishawaka PD

October 31, 2006


You died a hero. Rest in peace, sir.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

February 25, 2004

Officer Henry was my Great-Grandfather. His sacrifice will never be forgotten.

J. Henry


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