Deputy Sheriff Ryan Hendrix
Henderson County (NC) Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: September 10, 2020
Deputy Sheriff Ryan Hendrix was shot and killed as he and other deputies responded to a vehicle break-in. A citizen confronted the suspect and the two exchanged gunshots. Once deputies arrived on scene, the suspect appeared to comply, but then opened fire on deputies striking Deputy Hendrix. The other deputies returned fire killing the suspect. The second suspect was apprehended. Deputy Hendrix is the 37th law enforcement officer to be shot and killed this year and the fourth officer fatality from the state of North Carolina in 2020.
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