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Enforcement Officer Roderick Henry

Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Wednesday, September 14, 1988

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Reflections for Enforcement Officer Roderick Henry

I could not pass this remembrance without commenting on the post of Officer Roderick Henry's sister. You will see your brother again. Guaranteed by Jesus himself. Sept 14, 1988 was a sad day for your family, but not for Roderick Henry. He found himself in the presence of God.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

September 14, 2018

My brother you have been gone 28 years tomorrow. I miss you but know you have always said "I am going to heaven, I believe in Jesus Christ. That's what is says in the bible. Waiting the days until we see you in heaven! 9/14/1988 was a very sad day for us all!

Martha A. Winishut

September 14, 2016

I worked at the Warm Springs Police Department 08/01/1987 to August of 1988. During that time I met and got to know Officer Henry only for a brief period of time.

He was passionate about his dedication to the profession of law enforcement. Any time in passing, his spirit, his smile and his humor could brighten anyone's day.

There were no smiles on his final passing day.

I know, understand and believe in the custom of "no talk" but to those who may read my words this man's sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest in peace my brother.


Mark Fowler
Former Warm Springs Police Department Coworker and friend.

March 28, 2013


God bless you and your family, both personal and proffessional. I too hope to hope to one day work for the Warm Springs Police Department as a Police Officer. God Bless you Roderick

josh holcomb

November 2, 2012

To the family and friends of Officer Roderick Henry and his fellow officers:

On behalf enrof our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Roderick's memory on the twenty-first anniversary of the day he so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Officer Henry gave to his community and the citizens of our nation, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on September 14, 1988.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05


September 17, 2009

"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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 6, 2008

The day we lost you was a terrible shock. We lost our sense of humor and joy that day. We remembered you, all of us in uniform, with a beautiful memorial rock and cross at the intersection of the rivers. Every day we drive by and remember your beaming smile, standing by the river with your infamous Pepsi in hand! Brother, you are not forgotten!

Sgt. Dena-Rae Martin (ret.)
Former co-worker at CRITFE

May 15, 2006

Your sacrafice will never be forgotten.

April 10, 2006

your sacrifice has not gone without reflection…….

April 28, 2004

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