Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Deputy Stephen Joseph Hahn

Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

End of Watch Thursday, February 16, 2006

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Reflections for Special Deputy Stephen Joseph Hahn

Capt Hahn and I worked together at Eau Claire PD 1970 to 1985. We were best friends. He was a good cop, good father, a great grandfather, and best friend that is truly missed by all. It has been a long 10 years.

Vince Wagner
friend

February 16, 2015

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

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.

September 15, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth 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.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace..

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 16, 2012

RIP Sir, thank you for your service.

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

February 15, 2012

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx

July 23, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this 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

February 16, 2010

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

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

February 19, 2009

without you and the terrible pain within their hearts. God, wrap your loving arms around them and help them with their grief and let them feel your presence .
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten.
Brenda Lucas
Mother of Chief Anthony D. Lucas, EOW 2-4-2005

Anonymous

February 16, 2009

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

Wisconsin L.E.O.

January 8, 2009

RIP brother. Thank you for all your years of service. The number of lives you have touched cannot be counted. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Officer Richter
Park Falls PD

August 29, 2008

"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
Sergeant
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

Two years have passed and you have not been forgotten. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. Thank you for such a long and dedicated career in law enforcement. You set an example for all in law enforcement to follow. You have not been forgotten.

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

February 16, 2008

Today on the 2nd anniversary of your death, (and we remember this day hearing about your death) we pause and say a prayer for you and for the loved ones you left behind.
Rest in peace DS you are not forgotten.
Restpectfully submitted
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

February 16, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOU LONG (40 YEARS) DEDICATED YEARS OF SERVICE. YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE. GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THOSE THAT LOVE YOU.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 10, 2008

Deputy Hahn,
I did not know you but we share a name and profession. My condolances to your family and friends. I can see from the other reflections that you were a great man and I hope I can live up to your name. Thank you for all you have done and for the ultimate sacrafice you made.

Sergeant Stephen Hahn
Tiburon Police Department, Ca.

March 1, 2007

God Bless Deputy!!

WH

WH

February 22, 2007

ONE YEAR TODAY. I STILL CANNOT GET OVER YOUR COMMITMENT TO PROTECTING AND SERVING. A LIFETIME. YOUR FAMILY CONTINUES IN MY PRAYERS.

SPECIAL DEPUTY STEPHEN HAHN, NEVER FORGOTTEN.

JIM SWEENEY CIVILIAN NEW JERSEY
A FRIEND TO ALL PEACE OFFICERS

February 16, 2007

G-d Bless.

February 16, 2007

I can remember hearing about your tragic accident like it was yesterday. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as the first anniversary approaches.
Thank you for your many years of dedicated service. Rest in peace, sir.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

February 12, 2007

Rest in peace Brother.

Patrol Officer Craig Faulstich
City of Hayward Police Dept.

January 22, 2007

40 years of service. That says it all. I wish we had more people like Mr. Hahn. My prayers to your entire family.

Patrol Officer
DLA Police

December 23, 2006

Dear Family & Friends, May you find peace in knowing that others are thinking and praying for you today. That our hearts hurt with you. Special Deputy Stephen Hahn was very "SPECIAL" to dedicate his life to law enforcement,and to us.How fortunate we are to have men and women such as Stephen looking out for our welfare. I salute you, sir.May the peace only God can give be with each of you as the holiday's draw near. Just know that Stephen now patrols streets of gold and looks out of Heaven's window and keeps watch over each of you. Stephen will never be forgotten. we will forever keep his memory alive in our hearts. May the Lord bless thee and Keep thee,until we are all reunited with our loved ones. Love&Prayers, Carolyn Moore, mother-in-law of Sgt.Jeffrey T.Hewitt 04-04-04, Asheville,N.C.

Carolyn Moore

November 12, 2006

Sir, I honor your service and your sacrifice. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9.

Daniel
Citizen

August 29, 2006

Peace be with you always...

Mrs. Natalie Jensen
wife of Detective Jared Jensen EOW 2/22/06

July 15, 2006

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Deputy Hahn, especially to his wife. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading all the reflections left for Stephen, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Stephen's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Stephen's life was about so much more than the way he died. Stephen will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Hahn, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been three years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

June 4, 2006

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