John Andrew Henricksen
1946 - 2021
January 27, 2021
It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the passing of retired LVMPD Officer/Detective, John Andrew Henricksen. He went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 27th at the age of 74 years young. He passed away at home with his family after a long battle with cancer.

John leaves behind his family to include his sons John Andrew ("Andy") Henricksen Jr. (Lori Henricksen), Justin Henricksen, and daughter's Shawntelle Henricksen, Danielle Henricksen and grandchildren Brittany, Breanne and Bryce (Andy and Lori), and Kennedie and Jet (Danielle). He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lisa Marie Henricksen, father John Andrew Henricksen, mother Jean Henricksen, sister Karen Gibson and Eric Henricksen. He also leaves behind a host of extended family to include several nieces and nephews and many, many friends. He will be missed tremendously by all who knew him.

John was born in Washington D.C. on June 5th, 1946. He spent his younger years with his parents and siblings living in the Falls Church, Virginia area as his father was a United States Park Police Officer. His father retired when John was 11 years old and the family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. He attended Western High School and graduated as part of the school's first graduating class in June of 1964. John volunteered for the Armed Services Draft and was inducted into the U.S. Army in July of 1966. He served as a Military Policeman and reached the grade of Specialist 4th Class before receiving an Honorable Discharge in July of 1968. He had married Michele Ann Tucker in September of 1966. Together they had three children to include a daughter, Lisa Marie (10/22/1968 - 10/24/68 ), son John Andrew Henricksen Jr.(1970) and Justin Phillip Henricksen (1973). John married Deborah Kaye Petty in November of 1975. Together they welcomed two daughters, Shawntelle Lee Henricksen (1979), and Danielle Marie Henricksen (1981).

John spent most of his life dedicating his time to law enforcement to ensure we have a better community to live in as he was so proud of his service. He loved to spend time with family and friends and was always cheering on the Washington Redskins. He was very proud of his family and all of the "Henricksen" accomplishments.

Services are pending. Saturday, June 5, 2021, at TBD, Celebration of Life will be held June 5th. Location and time to be determined.
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Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal on Mar. 28, 2021.
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Dad, I still can't believe that you are gone, it's a nightmare I want to wake up from. We may have not always seen eye to eye but I am proud to be a Henricksen, I am glad you are not in pain anymore but I do miss you ..please watch over us Love always Shawntelle
Shawntelle Henricksen
April 5, 2021
Henricksen family, I am deeply saddened by the passing of John. He was a great man, and will be missed. My sincerest condolences to your family in this difficult time.
Beth Montgomery
April 1, 2021
John was an academy classmate and friend for 50 years. My sincere condolences.
Steve Scholl
March 29, 2021
John was like a second father to me growing up. I spent many weekends at the Henricksen household with Danielle and Shawntelle and he was always very welcoming to me. He was always sweet and kind to us girls and I have many warm memories of us hanging out at the Inn Zone and Captain´s Quarters. That was always so much fun! He was a wonderful man and is deeply missed by all who knew him. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. May he Rest In Peace.
Kimberly Macasieb
March 28, 2021
I met John through his lovely daughter, Danielle. John was determined in finding the perfect situation for his daughter and grandchildren. Immediately, it became evident what a wonderful human being with whom I was dealing. We had a great time. When John found out about my husband's love for fish, gator and seafood, he didn't hesitate in hooking us up with his connection. The world will truly miss this honest, forthcoming and generous man. God has great things planned for you, John!
Michele Logan
March 28, 2021
John, just know you are very much loved and missed by all us. To know you are out of pain and not suffering is the ultimate. Jet and Kennedie will always remember as we will keep your memory alive and close to our hearts. Rest now and know we will all be together one day. Love, Debbie
Deborah Henricksen
March 28, 2021
My sincere condolences to the family and friends of John Henricksen. I knew John when he was still in high school, and one of his best buddies was Gary Bohan, who was killed in a motorcycle accident over 50 years ago. John and I had many mutual friends back then, including Ray Brotherson, who also served on L.V.M.P.D. along with a couple of others from Western High School. I had not seen John since maybe 1965, but I can still see him mentally cruising around with Gary Bohan. John was a great guy, and well thought of by that circle of friends from Western. May he rest in peace.
Dennis Kelley
March 28, 2021