Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant William F. Herkal

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Monday, May 11, 1959

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Reflections for Sergeant William F. Herkal

In loving memory of my grandfather Sergeant William F. Herkal. I never had the honor of meeting you but nonetheless, you are always in my heart. Thank You for your service not just as a peace officer but also as a veteran of WWII. You are never forgotten. We love and miss you very much.

Donald C. Herkal

May 29, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Herkal.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 1, 2019

Sgt. Herkal,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Minneapolis. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 11, 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

May 11, 2015

Daddy, I was 2 yrs. old when you were taken from me. I never had the chance to enjoy having a father in my life. I look at your pictures and wonder how my life would have been with you in it. I am now 56 yrs. old, and I still think of you so often and always remember the anniversary of your death. I read cards and letters about how wonderful you were to the people of your community, a true public servant. I miss you still dad, and love you every day. Until we meet again, please be my guardian angel.

Your loving daughter

July 3, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 53rd 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. Rest In Peace

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

May 11, 2012

I work for a small municipality and one of my officers told me about this site. My father died when I was 2. I have always been curious about his family members, anyone out there wish to contact me? I am the youngest of his four children.

Susan Herkal Noell
daughter of Bill Herkal

November 4, 2011

It is 51 years this week. You were my father's (George Herkal) favorite nephew. He was so proud of you. My brother Kenneth also became an officer. You gave your life to keep us from harms way. You will never be forgotten. You will always be in our hearts.

Karen L. Herkal Youngren

May 15, 2010

RIP.You will not be forgotten.


October 17, 2008

Rest in peace Sergeant. Your name just came up in some conversation. I remember you as a neighbor, and somewhat of a mentor. I also remember often, you playing the trumpet next door.

My brother Andy and I were altar boys at your funeral. That was hard duty.

Howard J. Brewer

December 4, 2007

I am not sure if we are in fact related, but my Grandfather Kenneth Herkal was also a police officer. Your sacrifice is not without appreciation, admiration, and a sense of loss. Thank-you.

Melissa Antoinette-Herkal Bagley

July 6, 2006

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Minneapolis Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Sergeant Herkal deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. No greater love has a man than the will to give his life for another. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Sergeant Herkal is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

May 24, 2006

It's been 47 years since you left our family, you are still loved and remembered.
Your cousin, Linda.

March 7, 2006

Rest easy, brother. You are not forgotten, nor is your heroism. God speed.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

Your bravery will be remembered. Rest in peace.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

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