Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John Raymond Hege

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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Reflections for Police Officer John Raymond Hege

I knew john in his youth, I was his Merit badge counselor at Camp Marin Sierra Boy Scout Camp. john was a handful at the time and actually threw a hatchet at me because i scolded him. I wanted to send him home but the camp director said to work with him. I came back to the camp when I 21 and fresh out of Marine bootcamp and john,then in high school was working as a councilor and had earned the rank of Eagle. In the Scouting community i have learned two other officers where also Eagle scouts. I share these stores to all of the adults I train as youth leaders. These 4 officers will be missed

scout master Jeffery S Sullivan
troop 931 Livermore California

March 7, 2014

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones and friends today. You have not been forgotten.

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

March 24, 2013

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 21, 2013

I have laid down my life in service to all of you.
I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization.
As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me.
I have given my life so that others may live in peace.
My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them.
You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.

Captain Doug Gist (retired) Washoe S.O.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

August 6, 2012


Thank you brother for what you've done for us all. You've been on our minds lately and we miss you, buddy. Hope you're keeping things safe up by the big man.

Rest in Peace, brother.

M. Joseph
The Warehouse, Oakland

July 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I will always remember hearing the news coverage that day of the tragic news. I was saddened, angry and dismayed that our Bay Area police community had been dealt the blow of four noble men protecting our community being shot.

I am praying for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever, Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace.

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

March 24, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

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

March 21, 2012

Every year since 2009 when we lost you and three of your follow officers, Sergeants Dunakin, Sakai and Romans, I have made the blue ribbons with the 51 names of the Oakland Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. It is my honor to do this for the fallen officers. The ribbons hang on a tree outside the Warehouse Bar and Grill in Oakland, California for all to see the sacrifice they have made to keep us safe. God bless you all and rest in peace.

A grateful citizen

February 24, 2012

I did not know you sir, but thank you for your service and my thoughts go out to your family. May you forever rest in peace.

Myranda Hege
sympathetic citizen

January 30, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Hege. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 16, 2012

Two years have passed since that tragic day. You are always in our thoughts. Rest in peace.


March 22, 2011

Thinking about you John. I remember those weekly lunches at Ploughman Restaurants.

Officer Tai Nguyen (ret.)
San Leandro PD

September 8, 2010

Thank you for your service to your community.Rest in peace brother

Chief John Whiteaker
Panama Police Dept. OK

March 24, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this 1st 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

March 24, 2010

To Officer John Hege, his family and his fellow officers with the Oakland Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Officer John Hege’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Officer Hege and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

March 24, 2010

we are praying for comfort on the first anniversary and are asking the Lord Jesus to stay close to those that know and love Officer John Hege. We know he is missed by many. To Officer Hege Thank you for your sacrifice you will never be forgotten.

The loving family of
Sgt. Howard K. Stevenson EOW 1/9/05

March 21, 2010

Thank you for your service and dedication, you made the ultimate sacrifice serving your community and you will never be forgotten, You brothers and Sisters in the North pay tribute to you.

Police Officer
Toronto Police Service

March 13, 2010

Thank you for your service, the ultimate sacrifice never goes unforgotten. Rest easy Hero... See you on the other side

Deputy and Firefighter
Glades County Florida

September 3, 2009

I want to offer my condolences to this truly dedicated Officer and his family. It's a shame to hear that another officer has paid the ultimate sacrifice. We protect our communities from harm but take the risk of not coming home. I appreciate the service you have given us.

(10-7) Officer John Hege " You Will Deeply Missed And Never Forgotten.

Chief Jack F Harris
Phoenix Police Department

July 30, 2009

Rest in peace my brother in blue. Thank you for your service.

Reserve Deputy K. Edge

July 25, 2009



July 19, 2009

Thank you for your service and the lives you have helped beyond giving up your own. May God Bless.


June 19, 2009

To all four of heroes,
You will not be forgotten


May 10, 2009

My heartfelt sympathy to Police Officer John Hege family and friends and to the Oakland Police Department.

Robert Wigton #9516
San Antonio Park Police,TX.

Patrolman Robert Wigton#9516
San Antonio Park Police

April 30, 2009

Respect from Poland [*]

Europe citizen

April 28, 2009

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