Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Erin Marie Hehl

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, October 30, 1997

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Sergeant Erin Marie Hehl

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 30, 2020

Erin, we never met but one of your best friends was an FTO of mine. She was always talking about you. You had a great sense of humor. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. We will never forget you.

Trooper A.M. Unal
Illinois State Police

April 19, 2020

Erin, I still miss you and think of you almost daily. You'd be laughing with me now... I'm coordinating training for Law Enforcement and Private Security. You'd have made a fabulous instructor. I can picture you at ISP headquarters training the new recruits and having a blast. Love you and miss you always.

Karen Gutenkauf

March 3, 2020

I'm a couple of days late but still wanted to wish you a happy heavenly birthday. It's been a rough time. My sister Karen has now joined you in heaven. Gone...Never Forgotten.

Master Sergeant Retired Jane Tipsword
Illinois State Police

February 4, 2019

Erin, I think of you Bob and the kids often. You were taken far too soon. RIP my friend

Bill Kushner
Chgo PD (Rey)

October 31, 2018

Continue to RIP Sister and continue to look down and pray for those who continue to serve.

Robert Mau Sr Sgt- Retired
PD Joliet Il

October 30, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 30, 2018

The heart warming speech given by your husband left so many of us without words, but great gratitude for the work he does for our men and women. He is in the prayers of many, as are your son and step son.

Lauri Gesner

May 4, 2018

Happy 55th birthday Erin. You are forever in my heart!

M/Sgt Jane Tipsword (ret)
Illinois State Police

February 4, 2018

Erin, it has been 20 years since your EOW. It's still as painful as it was 20 years ago. You made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the citizens of Illinois. May you rest in peace. We lost an excellent Trooper, friend and mentor that day.

Msgt Jane Tipsword (retired)
Illinois State Police

November 1, 2017

Erin - 20 years ago today - I remember you and your smile. RIP

Art Therios

October 30, 2017

19 years Erin, you will never be forgotten. It is still so hard for me to believe that you are gone. You are never far away from my thoughts. Love you girl!

M/Sgt JaneTipsword (retired)
Illinois State Police

October 30, 2016

Happy Birthday Erin! Thank you for watching over us♡

M/Sgt JaneTipsword Tipsword (retired)
Illinois State Police

February 9, 2016

18 years Erin. You have been gone from our earthly lives. I know you watch over us daily. Today will be my mother's wake and her funeral tomorrow. I'm sure you have already welcomed her to heaven and are showing her the ropes because that is just the kind of soul you are. I miss you. You were a very good friend.

MSgt. Jane Tipsword (retired)
Illinois State Police

October 30, 2015

On October 30, 2014, the Illinois State Police dedicated the Trooper Erin Hehl Memorial Overpass. The overpass is located at I-55 and IL83 (Kingery Highway). Tpr Hehl is still remembered by her family, friends and members of the Illinois State Police, we will never forget.


November 3, 2014

Erin and family, you're still in my thoughts and prayers. Erin Flying with you was a pleasure and privilege. You sure could use that FLIR and find the bad guys! 16 years later and still flying, knowing you're watching over me is comforting. I saw your photo at Cook County Sheriff office yesterday, all that knew you will never forget you.

Daniel Bitton, Commander
Cook County Sheriff/DHSEM

December 12, 2013

16 years you have spent watching over us all as we continue to miss your awesome smile and infectious laugh. Your family and friends continue to grieve your death. You were such a great friend to me. Thank you Erin.

Master Sergeant Jane Hosteny
Illinois State Police Retired

November 1, 2013

Sgt Hehl, you were and are a shinning example of all that is good about Law Enforcement. Rest in Peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

April 1, 2013

It is your 50th Birthday Erin. You would be retired at the end of this month. Brendon is in his first year of college at your alma mater. What a time we would have! I miss you now as always. I will see you on the other side, until then please watch over us. Happy Birthday.

Msgt Jane Hosteny (Ret)
Illinois State Police

February 3, 2013

Erin- it is almost your birthday and this year as every year I find myself thinking of what I would have gotten for you. It never changes... I still wish for that lifetime of happiness and laughfter, friendship and fun that we always had.

You are forever in my thoughts, and are dearly missed. Over 36 years have passed and I still remember the day we met. You were my sister from another mother.

Karen Gutenkauf
Your "sister" in OK

January 28, 2013

Erin, on Oct 30 2012, the end of this month will be fifteen years from your departure. You are never far from my thoughts. It will be so grand when we see each other again. Thank you for watching over me. <3

Jane Hosteny Msgt. Retired

October 6, 2012

Rest in Peace, Trooper Hehl. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

June 3, 2012

I'm a Midway Resident and think of you everytime I go by the old Air One HQ.

Sgt. Kim A. Castro
IL State Police Ret

March 15, 2012

You and George are never forgotten.

Tpr. Frank Ochoa Jr. Ret

February 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Erin. I miss you.

Msg Jane Hosteny Ret,

February 4, 2012

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.