In Loving Memory
Sheriff Kenneth Hedrick
July 7, 1948 - January 7, 2021
Sheriff Kenneth Hedrick began his law enforcement career with the Ferriday Police Department from 1969 to 1981. He then went to work for the LA Department of Wildlife and fisheries from 1981 until 2008, retiring as Lieutenant. He retired in 2008 only to return later that year as Chief of Police for the Ferriday Police Department until 2012. He then ran for and was elected Sheriff for Concordia Parish where he spent the last eight years. He loved his work families.
Abraham Lincoln once said “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” Sheriff Kenneth Hedrick’s life could most definitely be measured by the love, happiness, respect, and wisdom that he bestowed upon everyone he encountered. It is with great sadness that our time with him has come to an end.
Sheriff Hedrick’s 50 years of service to Concordia Parish has left a lasting impression on us all. We at the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Department will miss his hearty laughs, earnest smiles, witty sense of humor and even those hard-learned lessons we were often taught with a stern look from over his glasses.
We take great comfort in knowing that we can sit back and recall the many memories of his adventurous life and know he is smiling down on us. Our time with Sheriff Hedrick is not over it has only been put on hold. Until we see you again, Sheriff, on that next RIDE.
With Love, Your Devoted Staff,
The Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Department.