Community gathers to honor the life of Deputy Ryan Hendrix

The Henderson County community is paying its respects to fallen officer, Deputy Ryan Hendrix.

Hendrix was shot and killed early Thursday morning, Sept. 10, while responding to a call of a break-in.

“Tonight we are hurting,” said Henderson County Sheriff Lowell Griffin.

Hundreds of people gathered outside the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office. Organizers say the event was meant to unify community members to come together to honor Ryan’s life alongside his family in blue.

“I get choked up just talking about it, I mean the guy was a young marine, he was, served his community,” said Tom Clarke.

Clark drove from Boone to be at the service.

“Everyone’s condemning these poor guys and it’s all we have between us and total chaos and I just have a tremendous amount of respect for what Ryan did for his community, for his country,” said Clarke.

Many people had tears in their eyes as they listened to the memorial service.

The sheriff’s office announced Hendrix’s will lie in state at Mud Creek Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Friday. The funeral service at Mud Creek Church will begin at 2:00 p.m.

00:00 Hendrix Newsdesk Intro
03:01 Raw Memorial Video

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