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Police Officer Henry T. Minard

Hollywood Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, November 18, 1972

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Reflections for Police Officer Henry T. Minard

Officer Minard,
Please excuse to my previous reflection for you where I got your EOW anniversary date wrong. On today, the 51st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

November 18, 2023

Officer Minard,
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 Hollywood. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 18, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Minard.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 18, 2019

I'm so much older now. You were my brother. xo Chip


November 6, 2018

Hi Hank.

Chip Hwass

November 23, 2016

To idolise gangsters, thugs, and criminals over hard work, dedication, and achievement. To argue that getting stoned should be a right, yet getting a job or an education is a hassle. To steal versus earn. To hate versus help. Yes, I stopped caring today. But tomorrow, I will put my uniform back on and I will care again.
This is my brother Hank.

Chip Hwass

December 31, 2014

He was my cousin and i miss him

Family (Charles C. Minard
He was my cousin

May 15, 2014

Continue to rest in peace Officer Minard, we will never forget. HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero....

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

November 18, 2012

Rest in peace Officer Minard. Each Friday afternoon I pass you sign by the Hollywood Police Department. Your bravery will never be forgotten. I conduct Sabbath services at Presidential Place on South Circle Drive nearby. I wish your colleagues, Officers Yourman and Riley and families could have closure on their tragic car crash while chasing purse snatchers nearby that took their lives on duty. This happened in August, 1973, nine months after your tragic death in the line of duty.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 31, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Minard. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 13, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 18, 2011

Continue to rest in npeace Officer Minard, we will never forget the sacrifice that you made for us. HEROES live forever, and you are a hero....

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


November 18, 2011

Heroes do live forever... You sir are not forgotten.

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


November 18, 2010

The last assailant died in prison Easter Sunday April 4 2010. Three days after what would have been Officer Minard's 68th birthday. Happy birthday Hank.

"PERMISSION TO STAND DOWN GRANTED." ....for all of us now.

xo =c=

Chip Hwass
Brother to Officer Hank Minard

April 30, 2010


Your second and final murderer died last night in prison on Easter weekend. His death is permanent though. How ironic. The final chapter in this sad story is now written.

It is the "try" that is the more often counted as righteousness, and not the success or failure. Failure to anyone should be as a stepping-stone and not as a millstone.

Edgar Cayce Reading 931-1

You tried to help people in trouble. The people held at gunpoint in the jewelery store. I am proud, as always, to call you my brother.

You may rest a little easier now. Please keep an eye out for us though as I know you always have.

This is the season of renewal. We renew the memories of your life this day and I speak your name out loud so that others may renew its memory too.

You are not forgotten. Happy Birthday Hank Minard, my brother.

With Love,


Chip Hwass

April 5, 2010

To all of you who have "reflected" on this page, I cannot thank you enough for your thoughtful words and remembrance.It means more than you could ever know.


December 12, 2009

Parole denied again today, April 8, 2009 for another 5 years for the offender. I will not type nor will I speak his name.

Thank you Hollywood Police Chief Chad Wagner and all others in attendance at the hearing for your participation and kindness to my sister Suellen. This has made all the difference.

What one thinks continually, they become; what one cherishes in their heart and mind they make a part of the pulsation of their heart, through their own blood cells, and build in their own physical, that which its spirit and soul must feed upon, and that with which it will be possessed, when it passes into the realm for which the other experiences of what it has gained here in the physical plane, must be used.

Edgar Cayce Reading 3744-5



Chip Hwass

April 8, 2009

To the cousin (and his daughters, one of whom is the same age as me) I never met.

Your family hasn't forgotten you, and love you still.

With your mom's passing on 1/30/09, now both parents are with you.

Sending much love and admiration from afar.


February 1, 2009

Officer Minard,
On today, the 36th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hollywood. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



November 18, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service, this writer is pleased that parole was not granted to your murderer

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

November 29, 2007

"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

October 2, 2007

Officer Minard, gone but not forgotten on the anniversary of your death. Thank you for your brave service to the citizens of Hollywood. May you rest in peace.

November 18, 2006

Dear Hank,

I'll never forget the things you did for me when I was young. Taking me fishing for the first time in N.J. at South Mountain Reservation (I brought my daughters there last month) and then in Pittsburg. Bow and arrow target practice. Buying me presents from Two Guys, and sharing movies from your helicopter trip to South America when you worked for U.S. Steel. Teaching me how to properly clean a .357 after shooting at the Hollywood Police Range and letting me have your motorcycle when you finally had to leave us. I know that you still watch out for me. Thanks for being my brother.

I miss you still.


Chip Hwass

August 21, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies.....

Rest in peace, hero.

November 18, 2004

My brother, you gave your all for America. Thank you so very much. I doubt that you will soon be forgotten.

Senior Investigator

October 3, 2004

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