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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

Rest in Peace. I attended your funeral Officer Hege and as your friend (LT) said, "the world came to say Goddbye, John." You were not only loved, but honored and respected. Even in death you still thought of others. You are a hero!

Supervisor C. Notaro
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Dept. (CA)

April 19, 2009

I watched your funeral on television. It was so tremendously sad and your peer and friend who spoke of you did so very tenderly. I feel so terrible this happened to you and I am so sorry.

Anonymous

April 13, 2009

On behalf of everyone at Metropolitan Public Safety -
San Diego, California.
I, would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Police Officer John Hege.
Thank you for your service to the Community of Oakland, and our country.

Corporal Mangano I.D. # 1107
Metropolitan Public Safety - San Diego
Field Training Officer / Patrol Division

CORPORAL MANGANO
M.P.S. - SAN DIEGO

April 10, 2009

I have been an officer for 2 years and two months and 3 days. I know that you went to those in need and you did your best. I can not even express how wonderful a person he must of been. To come to those under fire is one of the bravest things that can be done. This man along with his brothers is a hero, not just to your local community to the nation and the world. He did his job and he did it right, I wish to God none of us had to die to protect those we love and those who need our help in times of distress, but that is what we do. And that is what makes us who we are. i pray your family finds peace in the coming years

phoenix Police
officer

April 9, 2009

You are missed, Brother. Rest in Peace.

F. Officer Winslow
Federal Police

April 8, 2009

Even in death this officer saved lives. What an embodiment of the word "hero".

Deputy Mari Alvarez

April 8, 2009

God's peace John. Thank you for your brave service. Fallen hero's are never forgotten.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago PD

April 7, 2009

My heart aches for you all. Another Hero taken too soon. God Bless you all.

911 Dispatcher
Virginia

April 6, 2009

May God continue to bless this Officer, his family, and the Oakland Police Department.

K9 Officer Paul Werth
US Customs and Border Protection Blaine, WA

April 6, 2009

May God continue to bless this Officer, his family, and the Oakland Police Department.

K9 Officer Paul Werth
US Customs and Border Protection Blaine, WA

April 6, 2009

Officer Hege,
I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officers for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Oakland. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

April 6, 2009

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents & our comfort is the assurance that He will judge the guilty.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
As we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

April 6, 2009

Four very brave and courageous men who entered the unknown have given their lives for their community. They are true heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. I hope the community will show its outrage, as well as appreciation for the sacrifice Officer Hege and fellow officers made. My deepest sympathies and prayers to the family, friends and brother/sister officers of Officers Dunakin, Romans and Sakai . May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. May God bless you and your family. AC

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

April 6, 2009

Thank you for everything you gave in an effort to make our world a better place. May the Lord be with you and your family always.

SA
USSS-NYFO

April 6, 2009

On behalf of Chief Dean Strzelecki and the entire Niles Police Department, our thoughts and prayers are with the officer, his family and friends and the entire Oakland Police Department. We stand with you in your time of need and sorrow. Godspeed.

Anonymous

April 6, 2009

IT REALLY SADDENS ME TO HEAR THAT WE HAVE LOST ANOTHER BROTHER IN BLUE. TO THE FAMILY OF OFFICER HEGE, TRUST IN THE LORD FOR HE MAKE NO MISTAKES. STAY STRONG IN PRAYER AND EVERYTHING WILL BE OK.

OFC. K. BENNETT
DETROIT POLCE DEPARTMENT

April 5, 2009

God bless the family, department and friends of Officer John Hege. I know that you were were dedicated to your service. You will be missed. Rest in Peace. Mark Peterson and family.

Chief Inveatigator Mark Peterson
Wise Co.Texas District Attorney's office

April 5, 2009

Officer Hege your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you now rest in peace and may God look out for your family and friends during their time of need.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

April 5, 2009

Rest in Peace.

Ptl.Fidoe
Twinsburg, Ohio Police Department

April 5, 2009

Rest Peacefully my brother.

NBPD Det
New Braunfels P.D.

April 4, 2009

My heart and prayers go out to your family.
Semper Fi.

Katy

April 4, 2009

Pittsburgh lost 3 officers today

:(

I'm sure you and your brothers welcomed them into Heaven

Anonymous

April 4, 2009

To the family and friends of Officer Hege I offer you my thoughts and prayers for your loss. May the good memories of him stay with you as you go through this difficult time. I thank God for people like Officer Hege who choose to serve and protect no matter what the cost. Remember his spirit remains with you always.

Michelle Rogers
Sister of Sgt. J. Dragus EOW 10/20/05

April 4, 2009

Officer Hege,

Thank you for your service and dedication protecting the citizens and visitors of Oakland California. You are a HERO and will NEVER be forgotten for the sacrifice you made making the world a much better place to live.

My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy go out to the Hege family, friends and the Oakland Police Department.

"Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthews 5:9

The thin blue line keeps getting thinner.

Corporal D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly, Va. Police Department

April 3, 2009

My prayers are with your friends and family. This is a huge tragedy for all of law enforcement. Ride In Peace.

Ofc. M. Gregory
Coppell PD

April 3, 2009

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