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.