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

So sorry for your loss. I wanted you to know, this not only hurts locally, but is felt accross the nation. My deepest condolences to the family and my highst respect for all of you in blue. J.Pulliam-Arvada CO

Jonathan Pulliam- Civilian
Civilian

April 3, 2009

Rest In peace officer, Thank you for your service.

Jayson Mills

April 3, 2009

Your sarifice and last full measure of devotion will not be forgotton. RIP Brother

"Never forget what they did here. It is rather for us, the living, to be dedicated here to the great task remaining before us - that, from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they here, gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain."
President Lincoln

Sergeant
Clearwater PD, Fl.

April 3, 2009

My heart aches for your family. Thank you for the Ultimate Sacrifice. Rest in peace my fellow brother.

Sgt. Dan Cheadle
Oblong Il. Police Dept

April 3, 2009

We lost a HERO today... Today, God welcomed one home.

Deputy S. Williams
Salt Lake County Sheriff, UT

April 3, 2009

Thank you for your service, sir. My thoughts are with you, your family, and the Oakland PD.

Trooper
Minnesota State Patrol

April 3, 2009

Thank you for your beautiful act in being a hero in life and after death. You have inspired me to become a donor. God bless and you may rest in peace. I hope I get the pleasure in meeting in the next life when I die.

susan

April 2, 2009

The City of Oakland has lost a true hero! How kind of you to think of others and give to others even in death. Numerous people will have a second chance at a normal life because of your organ and tissue donations. God bless you!! Again, giving to the citizens you protected!! A true hero, indeed!!

Your legacy will truly live on!! Keep the troops down here safe and send my love to my beloved CHPs up there who probably welcomed you with open arms and wings.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice, Motorman!! You overcame a lot to become one of Oakland's finest and you achieved that goal nicely!

Love, Your new "aunt" in SoCal
Aunt LoVae

LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enf. Liaison
MADD, San Bernardino County, CA

April 2, 2009

Rest in peace. Thank you for your service.

Anonymous

April 2, 2009

Our fallen heroes......

May God comfort your families through this tremendous loss. Thank you, HEROES, for your ultimate sacrifice.

I am so very sorry this happened. My prayers are with your loved ones and commrades.

Anonymous

April 2, 2009

What a tragic loss for the Oakland Police Department and the families and friends of these four officers!!! What a terrible blow to the Department to lose four dutiful men at one time and at the hands of a cold-blooded murderer! My condolences and prayers go to all of you and to the families and friends of these men. God bless all of you.

P.O. Kathleen Swanson, Ret.
Chicago Police Department

April 1, 2009

This is almost too much sadness to think about at one time. Thinking of these four fallen officers has given me a splitting headache. Though I have never met them, they were my brothers. Their deaths must not be in vain. We must carry the torch onward and never give an inch to the criminals we're dealing with these days. God bless you, Officer Hege and thank you for your service. We have the watch, sir.

Deputy
CCSO / NC

April 1, 2009

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.

Virginia Prosecutor
Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney

April 1, 2009

Familly and Friends of this brave Officer.....you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless Him for his ultimate sacrafice. Pray for our Peacemakers......

A. Maier
LEO wife

April 1, 2009

You all worked a really tough beat, and loved it. Oakland just lost four really great officers. For the rest of you in OPD, live up to their standards, and be safe out there.

Darrell Stump Lt. Retired
Sacramento County, Welfare Fraud

April 1, 2009

May You And Your Brothers Rest In Peace You All Shall Forever Live Within Our Hearts. Our Thoughts And Prayers Go Out To Your Families And To The Oakland Police Department.

Anonymous

March 31, 2009

How are the mighty fallen
Fallen prey to the brutal street
And the skies wept over those heroes
Where the hills and the flatlands meet

They kept the watch of the city
In service, unabashed
And how we rue the hail that flew
When good and evil clashed

How are the mighty fallen
And the tears of Oakland spilled
For the future that they’ll never know
For their dreams yet unfulfilled

There’s a special place of beauty
Across the horizon’s span
For those slain in the line of duty
Protecting their fellow man

Original poem contributed by JoAnne Johnson

Officer O. Johnson
California Highway Patrol

March 31, 2009

PO Hege,
Your dedication and sacrifice for the people of California will be remembered always. Rest in peace.

Your Brother in Blue,
PO MK, St. Louis City Police

PO MK
St Louis City Police

March 31, 2009

RIP

My prayers go out to you, your family, friends and other officers of the Oakland PD.

Officer Mahar
Watervliet, NY PD

March 31, 2009

Rest in peace brother, the watch is ours!!!! May God Bless you and your family!!!!

Officer E.A. Quevedo
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

March 31, 2009

I have mixed emotions, I hate hearing or seeing anything having to do with our fallen man and woman. But I am happy they are proud of what they do for us on a daily basis. I have so much sadness for their families and loved ones. My heart hurts for them. Officer John Hege saved lives on the day he was called up, and is probably still saving lives. He has inspired me to do the same, I didn't even know you could donate your tissue... I have him to thank for being a hero and giving me the knowledge of this small act of heroism that I can do too, So thank you...

Emily Causey
No Relation

March 31, 2009

My fallen brother in blue....

May you rest easy knowing that your last hour was your finest. Your watch is done and we (your fellow brothers in blue) will take it from here.

My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, and your department as they struggle to find a way to move on.

You paid the ultimate price and will never forget you!!!

Officer
San Mateo PD

March 31, 2009

You died doing what you loved to do.
GOD rest your soul.

Z. Butler
Walden Security

March 31, 2009

I juest wanted to take the time to write you all including family,friends and coworkers of Officer. Hege and let you know i am very sorry to hear about this sad story. God only takes heros and everybody knows without police officers in this world it would be a bad place.this fine Officer is a hero and will always be a hero

citizin Darren Aspelund
ALASKA RESIDENT

March 31, 2009

Rest In Peace Brother

MAA
U.S. Navy Law Enforcement

March 30, 2009

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