Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer James C. Hesterberg

Alaska Department of Corrections, Alaska

End of Watch Tuesday, November 19, 2002

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Reflections for Correctional Officer James C. Hesterberg

AS a core member of the Alaska prisoner transportation family you will always be remembered as a all around good officer may you rest in peace former Alaska pto officer mager bronson retired PA Correctional officer

Former PTO Mager Bronson
Former PTO in Alaska nor Retired Correctional Officer in pa

May 12, 2023

Rest in peace Correctional Officer Hesterberg.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 25, 2020

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 25, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten.

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

November 19, 2017

I just stumbled across this article while searching for family on Jamie was my younger cousin. The last time I was actually with him, and his older brother Michael must have been around the mid-1960's. When we were young, I remember visiting his dad's walnut farm with my family. I remember catching toads in the summertime, and eating dinner outdoors. I never met his wife as he left home between my few visits, but my heart hurt to hear about his passing. He must have been truly a great man according to the many good things everyone has said.
God's blessings to his wife and children, now grown. 3/6/2016

Michael C. Hesterberg
Cousin--son of Edward F. Hesterberg

March 7, 2016

I went to Upper lake High School with Jamie and later we roomed together at the College of the Redwoods for a year. Unfortunately we didn't keep in touch after he left College of the Redwoods and I heard that he moved to Alaska. I didn't know about his death until I came to this site to check on fellow brothers in law enforcement that have died in the line of duty. Even though we hadn't kept in touch it still came as quite a shock. But typical of Jamie, the people that knew him loved him and thought so highly of him. He was a good friend and roommate and I'm sure a great correctional officer and family man. RIP Jamie.

Dan Paris Sergeant (Retired)
Humboldt County Sheriff's Office

August 26, 2014

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 13, 2012

I remember the shock in hearing of your passing. Though I never knew you well, I do remember you well. Thank you for your service, and thoughts and prayers to your family.

Sgt. Cathy Good
Alaska DOC

May 7, 2012

Well my brother it been over nine years since you left us and I still think about you, the sacrifice you made and the loss your family suffered. You truly were an example to us all and you have taught me to count my blessing and to live each day to its fullest. I love you brother and I will see you when I see you.

Mike Addington
AK DOC Retired

April 19, 2011

After all these years, I still remember you just like it was yesterday. You are one of the few TRULY bright spots of my career so far in corrections. You are forever in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you for the memories and the motavation to continue till the very end. Love and respect you my Brother in Blue!

Ofc. J. Gillispie
Alaska Dept. of Corrections

January 12, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the seventh anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I can see that your family misses you very much. I am sure you continue to watch over your loving family mmbers and friends. I pray for their solace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 19, 2009

By reading the relections you can get an idea of the respect and love your family and co-workers have for you. You're not truly gone as long as the lives you touched are alive. I will not weep for your death Officer Hesterberg, yet I will thank God that a man like you ever existed. Thanks Brother.

Lt Amborn

July 9, 2009

The prayers for our family are appreciated. Everyone who has posted here has shown honor, respect, and reflected the depth of Jamie's affect on our lives. Remember to practice safety and take care in all you do and thanks agian for the prayers.

Debra Hesterberg

June 12, 2009

Stand down C.O. Hesterberg, we have the compound now.

Floyd Mullens, Sr.
FCI El Reno

November 19, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this sixth anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

November 19, 2008

I would like to say thank you for all the messages left on this site b my father's fellow officers, it is nice to know he is still remembered.

Scott Hesterberg

November 18, 2008

Jamie, Next month will be 6 years since that horrible day. I pray for you, your wife and children, and wish everyone well. You're a great Officer, Friend and Partner. I miss ya man, You'll never be forgotten... Rest in Peace

Dennis Nilsen
AK DOC, Prisoner Transport, Retired

October 11, 2008

You are gone but not forgotten and are always in our thoughts and prayers.
We will never forget you and your sacrifice.

Sergeant David Jones
Alaska State Troopers

May 9, 2008

It's been almost 5 1/2 years since that day, that your watch ended. I think of you now and again, and remember the laughter, the smiles, and the other times that we shared. Hope your family is doing well. Prayers are sent for them. A friend and co-worker, since 1985.

James Williams

April 7, 2008



March 18, 2008

Thank you for your service,Officer Hesterberg.You are not forgotten...

CC3 James Stalcup
Tennessee Department of Correction

March 6, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 27, 2007

It's been 5 yrs. since we lost our first brother in the line of duty. You are not forgotten and our work continues. I think of you from time to time and pray for your family, who know doubt misses you more than we do. But there is hope for the future, in a joyous reunion when we meet on the other side! Rest in peace.

Sgt. Roy Smith
Alaska Dept. of Corrections

November 18, 2007

It is hard to believe that it's been almost 5 years since we lost you my friend. You are missed beyond what mere words can convey. You would be proud of all those who still carry on with the thankless jobs corrections presents. I have moved on to North Idaho where I have finally realized my life dreams of teaching and self enrichment. School has been hard but the rewards are beyond the imagination. Please wait for me where ever you are my brother. I love you still. Dale

Sgt. Dale Eberwein Rt.
Best Friend

October 29, 2007

Hi Jamie:
Another year has gone by and I still think about you from time to time. Know that we carry on without you, and someday hope to be with you in heaven.
God bless,

Sgt. Roy Smith
Alaska Dept. of Corrections-Wildwood Pre-Trial Facility

December 11, 2006

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