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Correctional Officer

Joe William Heddy, Jr.

Escambia County Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, June 17, 2017
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Reflections for Correctional Officer Joe William Heddy, Jr.


Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero

Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania county sheriffs office
July 21, 2017

For CO Joe William Heddy:

The corrections officer has the immense task of keeping order and keeping others safe in an environment almost totally among convicts, many who often show disrespect for authority in-general.

We regret that Joe was the victim of physical problems resulting in his demise apparently due to stress and strain while saving the life of one of his charges. He lived-up to his mission, performed as well as can be expected, and he stands a hero among his peers.

We proudly render CO Joe William Heddy, a dedicated and double-duty professional, a final salute.

Cpl./DetSgt. Ralph D. Fiorenza, (Ret.)
PA State Police/Lake County (FL) SO
July 16, 2017

Your efforts and contributions will not be forgotten.
Rest well Brother Joe...

Officer (former)
Gregory M Mackay
Waldo County S.O. Maine
July 13, 2017

God bless you Joe, we will see you on the other side.

Marsha Fuller
July 12, 2017

On behalf of the Zone 5 Law Enforcement Training Academy, our condolences are with you and your family. RIP Officer Heddy.

Recruit Lyons Matthew Lyons
Zone 5 Law Enforcement Training Academy
July 12, 2017

God needed another soldier, so he chose you. You are honored by all who loved you, and all who worked with you, including officers retired and active duty from many different states. May God be with your family to give them love, and strength. Rest in peace brother.

(Retired)PO Cathy Williams
July 12, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police
July 11, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department
July 10, 2017

My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and department of our fallen HERO. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Thank you for your lifetime of dedicated, loyal and selfless service to your community.

God Bless you and RIP...

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012
July 10, 2017

It was my honor to ride with the PGR for our brother's funeral. We worked together and all of these years I never saw him in a bad mood or unkind. Rest High on that mountain brother!!

Detention Assistant
Escambia County Corrections
July 10, 2017

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired
July 10, 2017

Rest with God Officer Heddy. Your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

retired police officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department
July 10, 2017

Rest in peace brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.

July 10, 2017

RIP Officer Heddy.

Police Officer
New York State Park Police
July 10, 2017

My condolences to the family and friends of Correctional Officer Joe William Heddy, Jr. Losing a loved one is always difficult. Please take comfort in Jesus words found at John 5:28,29 where he said that there would be a resurrection. Just think of the time when you will see your loved ones again, in paradise conditions, here on earth. I am sorry for your lost.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police
July 10, 2017

RIP brother, you will never be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.
July 8, 2017

I didn't get to know you for very long Officer Heddy, but I did know that you were a no--nonsense CO who always was there for your fellow workmates. RIP CO Heddy you are truly missed. My sincere condolences go out to the Heddy family and to my fellow officers on "A" shift where CO Heddy was assigned.

Master CO Ed Green #2114
Escambia County Corrections
July 8, 2017

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace, brother.

Detention Officer Gary Jones
Tarrant County Sheriffs Office
July 8, 2017

My heart and prayers are with the family, friends and coworkers of this hero, may God be with all of you and guide you through these difficult times. Heroes live forever, and CO Heddy you are a hero. Thank you for your service.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure, EOW 08/6/02, Union County, SO
July 8, 2017

Dearest Heddy,
You were one of the first officers I met my first day almost 12 years ago. You were always kind and cheerful. You always said hello at the beginning of our shift and goodbye at the end. I'm so glad I got to see and talk with you just a few days before God called you home. You always greeted me with a smile and a friendly embrace. Rest in peace old friend. You will be missed.

1st Class Taunya M. White
Escambia County Jail C shift
July 8, 2017

My prayers are with Officer Heddy and his wife, children, and grandchildren. Officer Heddy is fine he is with our Heavenly Father, his family is the ones who need our prayers now. I pray that buddy's at work will follow the family & keep them all close. Be helpful to his widow, there are all kinds of forms, his estate to settle. I pray that his friends will help her with all of that. Officer Heddy thank you for your service. My nephew is a Corrections Officer I know it's not an easy job.

Cheryl Roe
Mom of Deptuy
July 8, 2017

Officer Heddy was a very kind and compassionate person. He was always the same when he came to work. He was always ready to work when he got there. He was always fair but firm with the inmates and he treated his fellow officers with much respect. I've never seen him angry and always kept a smile on his face. I will miss you Heddy. Rest in Peace until we meet again.

Armesia Harris #2155
Escambia County Jail
July 8, 2017

A true friend to of mine. Ran a good unit, firm and fair. One of the most subject matter knowledgeable officers I've ever met. Just a great person to sit down and have a great conversation with. Would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. He is truly missed and the profession and world lost a good one. My prayers and thoughts go out to Joe and his family. Rest In Peace brother. We'll take it from here.

Detention Deputy J.Slusser #2281
Escambia County Corrections
July 7, 2017

Rest in peace Correctional Officer Joe William Heddy, Jr.

Condolences to family & friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
City of Alameda, CA Police Deptartment
July 7, 2017


July 7, 2017


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