Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Edward R. Hoffman

Marinette County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch Friday, May 26, 2000

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Edward R. Hoffman

On behalf of the acting U.S. Attorney, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and support staff for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, we honor law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. During National Police Week the focus is even greater that we never forget the deputies and their families. Today, May 14th, 2021, we honor and remember you Deputy Hoffman. Rest in Peace.

United States Attorney's Office

May 14, 2021

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Hoffman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 4, 2020

God bless you

Mark Mottola

May 27, 2020

I am reflecting on my life as I grow older these days. Ed and I were on the dive team for the Marinette County Sheriff Department. He also dove on the "Mystery Ship" for those of you old enough to remember.
I thought I was a well trained diver but when I met Ed, I was just a rookie. He taught me so much that even the PADI instructors don't know.
I miss his wisdom. I miss his camaraderie, I miss his him.

Jim Allard - Deputy Sheriff - 1975-1989
Marinette County Sheriff Department

December 3, 2018

I miss you brother..... I love you and hope you know I did my best that day...I still think of you often and at times I wish it was me..... gone but never forgotten...

Deputy Evancheck
MRSO he was my FTO

September 5, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 26, 2015

Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

February 27, 2014

Thank you for your service and dedication Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 12, 2012

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 22, 2008

I just happened upon this website and I wanted to say that it is very heart-warming to know that there are others out there that are still thinking of my father. I think about him every day, and it was touching to read the thoughts from people that had known him and were still thinking of him. He is greatly missed by his entire family and there are now 2 little grand-daughters that are learning about their grandfather through pictures and stories. His memory lives on in all of us that were lucky enough to know him. Miss you, Dad!

M. Ripley

April 19, 2007

You had the time and the age to retire yet you continued on with your career, probably because you loved your job. I salute you for your dedicated service. You have not been forgotten nor will your loved ones or the Blue Family ever let you be forgotten. Keep watch over all your loved ones.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, retired Asst. Chief

July 20, 2006




March 13, 2004


It hardly seems like it's been a year and a half. I only got to know you for a short time, but our Sunday afternoon chats by Pump #2 I will long remember. You always had the best sense of humor and the best perspective on the job of anyone I knew. Strangely, I think our senses of humor (dry as they are) matched. I ran across one of your old "Guido-Grams" the other day in some files I was cleaning out, and it brought back a lot of memories of your daily briefing sheets. I miss you Ed, and think of you often! I know St. Peter has a great new perspective up there, and that you'll keep his gates safe!


C Nehring

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