Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Kenneth F. Herriage

Shreveport Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Wednesday, May 25, 1966

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Reflections for Patrolman Kenneth F. Herriage

I did not know Officer Herriage personally. His wife & I worked together at an insurance company in Shreveport. I remember that awful day just like it was yesterday. I have many friends who are in law enforcement, & I have the deepest respect for all of them. God bless Officer Herriage’s precious wife & children.

Helen Lefevers Smith
Co-worker of Officer Herriage’s wife

July 24, 2021

Rest in peace Patrolman Herriage.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 6, 2020

Every time I hear of a policeman being shot brings back memories of the evening news report of Kenneth being shot and killed. He was my cousin, but I liked to think of him as an older brother.

Lester Fife

July 21, 2016

Fifty years, another Wednesday afternoon in May 2016...yet the memories stir, and the tears fall. I miss you. I love you still. I'm an old woman now, but you will recognise the light of love in my old eyes. Your children still miss you, especially the son you never got to hold, or teach, or play ball with, or go fishin' .... or talk about the LORD, way up there among the stars...where you are. I hope Jesus comes back soon, 'cause He'll bring you with Him... I can't wait! Love Always, Judy

Herriage, Judy widow of Kenneth
widow and only love

May 21, 2016

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 25, 2015

I grew up in Shreveport and remember this incident and always had great respect for SPD officers for their professionalism they showed to me as a teenager. I think this positive image played a part in my career choice. I think Officer Herriage had an impact on many of us who went into law enforcement.

Detective William Carmack
Dallas Police Department (ret)

June 27, 2012

Hi Honey, today is May 27, 2012. Friday Susie and I put flowers on your marker out at the cemetary...yes, I know, you're not there, you're with Jesus, but still I wanted to go there, and remember. I'm old now, and your kids are all grown up...I like to think of you watching over us. I like to think of you there at the Throne praying for us, caring, even now. There is such a thin veil between Heaven and earth, and the days are racing by...soon we will all be together, forever, no more parting. No more tears. I am thankful to read these words of comfort and memories from others. It reminds me that this is truly a Brotherhood of Officers. I pray for the "thin Blue Line" that stands between the Light and the darkness...GOD bless and keep them all in the hollow of His Hand. I miss you. I love you now more than ever, signed...Judy.

Judy Smith, widow
loving wife

May 27, 2012

Memorial to Kenneth Franklin Herriage (Dec. 2, 1942 - May 25, 1966): Kenneth, Growing up in your home after you were taken so unexpectedly, I know that the loss of you is precious, never forgotten, and each new life event reminds us of the fact that someone is missing from our story.

Being the younger sibling to your daughter who still misses her Daddy and your son who never got to meet you, I continue to see how God's Grace is all that gets us through it. As the daughter of your widow, I watch my Mom age without you by her side. She still attends your Law Day Memorial every year and misses you (her high school sweetheart and first love).

No you were not my Daddy, I still have my Daddy (a fellow officer and friend to you)...but days like yesterday and this weekend matter to me...because having my Daddy has always reminded me what they didn't have, and made me believe I must be here for a reason. These experiences make me who I am today. They provide a filter and a magnifying glass of what's important. My family, your family, taught me a respect for those who serve and that serving others makes you a better person. That lesson has been priceless and I continue to live by that today. You're still missed, Kenneth, and you have not been forgotten.

Christi Duette
Daughter of Kenneth's widow, sister of his two children

May 26, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. .Your heroism and service is honored today, the 46th 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 wife and frineds 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

May 25, 2012

I started with SPD in 1972. During my career, I often heard your name in talking with other officers. You have not been forgotten, RIP my brother.

Lt. Clent Rambin (Ret.)
Shreveport Police Dept., Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

April 27, 2012

I remember the day that Kenneth was killed. I am one of his cousins, Sandra White (Mollie Herriage White"s daughter). It was such a tragedy. God Bless you and your family.

Sandra White Hallmark

January 25, 2012

My dear cousin, Kenneth, I miss having you in my life. So many times I think of you and your mother, Lucille, & Judy
and your children who never got to know you. I'll always remember our good times as children and when we were in our teen years.

Anna Faye Roberts Smlola

January 24, 2012

Honey, it's been 42 years, and I still miss you. For all the Christmases, all the New Year's Eves, all the joys and even the sorrows, I just miss you. But then you know that from your vantage point in Heaven. I'll wait and remember, until Jesus comes again, and I get to see you...we have a lot of catching up to do. I will go on loving you. Judy.

Judy Smith Herriage
wife and mother of his children

January 11, 2009

RIP.Your tour of duty cut short but you will never be forgotten by all those who love you.


October 4, 2008

As my children continue to grow up they sometimes ask difficult questions to which i do not know the answers. The "whys and why nots of life and its fairness or the lack thereof" are commonly asked. They ask about family members no longer of this earth. I tell them of a TRUE HERO..not make believe or hollywood devised...but one who stood his ground in the face of evil and real danger. I tell them of a STREET WARRIOR they won't get to know and meet until they get to heaven....their GRANDFATHER KENNETH.

Corporal T. Henry
Shreveport Police Department

January 6, 2008

Mrs. Smith:

I apologize to you that there are no other reflections from former SPD officers. I graduated from high school on the day your husband was murdered, and three years later (with some unorthodox arm twisting from Major Tabor), joined the department.
I heard senior officers speak highly of your husband, and on occasion, when patrolling that beat, would sit in the shade of the bridge where it took place. I could feel a peaceful presence when doing so. God bless you, and your family.

Former SPD officer

June 25, 2007

After 41 years, I still miss Kenneth. His place in my heart has grown larger as I have grown older. I know he is with the LORD, and I will see him again, and yet the children that grew up without a Daddy, the son that never met him, the grandchildren he never got to rock, or play ball with...miss him. Yet I know that he watches over us, and still loves and prays for us. The Bible says, "we are surrounded by a great cloud of Witnesses (witnesses in the clouds-) those who have gone on ahead" and that is a constant joy to me in my latter years. He was a good man who loved his family, friends and Police work, and he is still my Sweetheart.

Judy Smith
wife, widow

April 25, 2007

Sometimes I ask myself if it's worth the effort and risks as I walk out the door and leave my family for my shift. But I remind myself that I'm serving not only GOD but your daughter and your grandchildren that you never had a chance to hold and love.

Officer T. Henry
Shreveport P.D.

November 29, 2004

Rest in peace Brother Kenneth, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

February 5, 2004

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