Henderson County -- Henderson County Sheriff's Office -- July 19, 2021
Henderson County Sheriff's Office Facebook Post:
"What an honor is was to see the End of Watch ride come to Henderson County to honor our very own Ryan Hendrix. Today was day 53 of their 83 day ride across American to honor all fallen officers of 2020. (Beyond the Call of Duty is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of first responders lost in the line of duty and to support the families and communities of the fallen.) #blessed #neverforget #ryanhendrix #somegaveall Beyond the Call of Duty #eowride"
Deputy Hendrix died in the line of duty September 10, 2020. The following Facebook post by the Sheriff's office announced his passing:
It is with a very heavy heart the family of Henderson County Deputy Ryan Hendrix and Sheriff Lowell Griffin announce Ryan’s passing.
September 10, 2020
Early this morning while the world slept, Ryan responded to assist a family needing help when they became innocent victims of a violent encounter. We all know the tragic outcome, but Ryan refuses to let the story end there.
Even in passing Ryan continues to exemplify a servant’s heart. You see, Ryan was also an organ donor. He will continue to help strangers for a lifetime, even after making the ultimate sacrifice.
Ryan’s family wants everyone to know that “Ryan was doing the job he was born to do and he died doing the job he loved”.
Information found on Henderson County Sheriff's Office Facebook
wnctimes Marjorie Farrington