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Trooper Harry L. Henderson to be Honored at Virginia State Police Law Enforcement Memorial Service

9 May 2017 News


On May 9, 2017, the men and women of the Virginia State Police and their families will gather in North Chesterfield County to honor those public safety professionals who have given the ultimate sacrifice in their service to the Commonwealth of Virginia. The 2017 Virginia State Police Law Enforcement Memorial Service will include a special tribute to eight troopers killed in the line of duty in which 2017 marks a significant milestone. Included in those eight officers will be former Warren County Trooper Harry L. Henderson. The Honorable John W. Marshall, former Secretary of Public Safety, will provide the ceremony’s keynote address.

On March 17, 1987, Trooper Harry L. Henderson was killed in the line of duty. During patrol, he conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 66 Westbound in Warren County. While sitting in his car, writing a citation, Henderson’s patrol car was struck in the rear by a tractor-trailer. It was determined the driver of the tractor-trailer had fallen asleep at the wheel.

In 2016, The Interstate 66 bridge in Warren County over Route 624 was dedicated to Henderson and named, “Trooper Harry Lee Henderson Memorial Bridge.


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