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December 13, 2017

Beloved local police officer loses his battle with Cancer


Beloved local police officer loses his battle with Cancer

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Beloved local police officer loses his battle with Cancer

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WEBVTT (nats fsm moment of silence)”moment of silence… In honorof vb police officer davidhendrickson also a former officer fsm policedepartment.”THE FORT SMITH BOARD OF DIRECTORS PAUSED FOR THIS MOMENT OF SILENCE LAST NIGHT. AND FLAGS FLY ATHALF- STAFF IN VAN BUREN …AFTER THE PASSING THIS PAST WEEKEND OF 40 YEAR OLD OFFICERDAVID HENDRICKSON. HE JUST GOTMARRIED THIS PAST YEAR …Jessica Hendrickson / David’s Wife: “he was just full oflife. Um, he loved donuts. In fact forour wedding we had a donut cake instead ofnormal cake. He just lovedlife.. Always happy,smile on his face.” AND DAVID HAS BEEN THAT WAY SINCE THE BEGINNING. HE SERVED BOTH INFORTSMITH AND VAN BUREN … BUT WESAW DAVID’S “CAN-DO ATTITUDE” HERE AT 40-29 WHEN HE WAS A VERYYOUNG CAMERAOPERATOR IN THE STUDIO AND IN THE FIELD. WE CALLED HIM “LIL DAVE” … WITH THEBIG HEART.IN FACT, THIS VIDEO WHEN HE LEFTUS TO BECOME A COP … IS SOMEMORABLE.(nats ) “this is dave hendrickson…There heis… Check out those moves…” AND THAT ATTITUDE PAID OFF FORTHE COMMUNITIES HE SERVED AS AN OFFICER. BUT IT ALL CHANGED INTHE SPRING OF THIS YEAR.”in march when he got diagnosed with stage 4lung cancer the community justreallypulled together.. policedepartment pulled together with fsm pd.”LT. STAGGS WITH VAN BUREN POLICESAYSHE REMEMBERS DAVE WHEN HE WAS A PHOTOGRAPHER BEFORE HE BECAME A POLICE OFFICER. Lt. Stephen Staggs / Van BurenPolice Department says: “everytime we’d see each other we’d talk, we’d jab each other,..whatever.”Jessica Hendrickson / David’s Wife: “he just loved servingpeople .. He just had a servant’s heart is what he had.”LT. STAGGS WAS EXCITED YEARSLATER WHEN DAVID APPLIED TO THE FORCE.Lt. Stephen Staggs / Van BurenPolice Department says: “Ijust thought it was a goodmove.” DAVID WAS DOING WHAT HEWAS MEANT TO DO WITH HIS SHORTTIME ON EARTH.”he would be literallyoverwhelmed of how many lives he’s actually touched… He doesn’t have a clue with how many lives he’s touched.” WE WILL MISS YOU DEARLY “LIL DAVE”… CRAIGCANNON, 40/29 NEWS. SERVICES TOMORROW WILL BE ATFIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN VAN BUREN AT 2AND THEN A GRAVESIDE SERVICEFOLLOWING AT GRACELAWN CEMETERY IN VANBUREN.THE FAMILY TELLS US THE SERVICESARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC… AND THEY ARE VERY THANKFUL FOR THETREMENDOUS PUBLIC RESPONSE ANDPRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY TO DAVID’S PASSING.

Beloved local police officer loses his battle with Cancer

Beloved local police officer loses this battle with Cancer

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