Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Natural Resources Officer Luke Douglas Nihart

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism - Law Enforcement Division, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, June 26, 2010

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Reflections for Natural Resources Officer Luke Douglas Nihart

Thank you for your service. God bless you and your family.


July 7, 2010

To the family and friends of Officer Luke Nihart and his fellow officers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Luke was tragically killed.

To Officer Nihart's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in the Bay Area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Luke gave to his community and the citizens of Kansas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 26, 2010.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 7, 2010

Rest In Eternal Peace dear Officer Luke D. Hihart. Thank you for your service. You will be remembered for your honorable service. God bless and keep your famile 'til you are reunited once again.

Margaret Hood
Citizen Watch

July 6, 2010

Rest in Peace. Thanks for your service! Your family is in our Prays


July 6, 2010

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Natural Resources Officer Luke Nihart, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks LE Division. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Officer Nihart, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

July 6, 2010

Where do i start unknown brother. I wish i had gotten the personal opportunity to meet such a superior law enforcement individual. A brother of the Thin Blue Line.
May god watch over you brother, May you rest 10-7 forever.
watch over us brothers. It hurts me to see continues names on the fallen 2010 Police Officers Memorial


July 6, 2010

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 3, 2010

Officer Nihart,

Rest in peace brother.

Detective Dave Howell
Plano,Texas Police Dept-Auto Theft

July 2, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

Thank-you for your brave service. Rest in Peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

July 2, 2010

RIP my Brother.

Deputy S. Yates
Covinton County Sheriff's Dept. (Mississippi)

July 1, 2010

Rest in Peace Officer Luke D. Nihart!


July 1, 2010

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Luke D. Nihart and the Kansas Dept of Wildlife and Parks during this time. Thank you, Officer Nihart, for your service.

national police wives association

July 1, 2010

For NR Officer Luke D. Nihart:

Our duties as a law officer, no matter the assignment, harbor a degree of risk. When something as common as a vehicle accident occurs, and claims the life of a law officer on duty, he or she dies as a hero who was in service to the public. We regret that our brother Luke would have to encounter such a fate to earn this title of honor. It remains a hard-earned recognition, but it is also a reminder that each of us on this planet is given another day only by the grace of our Creator.

We pray for Luke's family, freinds, co-workers and all who care about him. May they be ready to reach-kout to one another in the days ahead.

I am proud to render Officer Luke Nihart a final salute.

Cpl. Ralph D. Fiorenza (Ret.)
Pennylvania State Police

July 1, 2010

On behalf of the 6,183 members of the American Association of State Troopers (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to Officer Nihart’s family as well as the members of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Law Enforcement Division. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken Howes, Executive Director
American Association of State Troopers

July 1, 2010


Provincial Constable Marty Lalonde
Ontario Provincial Police

June 30, 2010

Thank you for your service. My prayers are with your family.

Flagler Beach Police Department Florida

June 30, 2010

Our ranks of law enforcement in God's kingdom has received another loving, honorable and serving brother of integrity in God's kingdom on your arrival. Those brothers and sisters left behind will keep your name and your service alive for years to come and they will tend to your family. Gods children in your community will miss your dedicated service and will also keep your name and your accomplishments on thier behalf alive. Rest in peace brother. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix PD AZ, AZ State Chap. FOP

June 30, 2010

Our deepest sympathy to the family, friends of Officer
Luke D. Nihart and the Kansas dep. of Wildlife and Park Law Enforcment Divison. Rest in Peace SIR!

Sgt Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

June 30, 2010

Thank you for your commitment, service, and sacrifice to the people and resources of Kansas.

Patrol Agent Aaron Henrichs
U.S. Border Patrol

June 30, 2010

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your Family and your Dept.

Officer Bob Swope #5609
Olmsted Falls Police Dept.Ohio

June 30, 2010

Thank-you officer Nihart for your service. Rest peacefully, we will take your watch from here. May God Bless and keep your family. You will not be forgotten.


June 30, 2010

Luke, you and I were classmates at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center 162nd Basic class. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless you and all who have gotten the privledge of knowing you. You will be remembered and missed by many. Rest in peace dear brother.

Kansas Department of Corrections

June 30, 2010

Officer Luke D. Nihart's Family, Friends and the Units that knew him are in my Prayers, thoughts and have my Heartfelt Sympathy. THANK YOU for Your Service. So very Sorry my Brother. God Bless.

Kentucky Retired

June 30, 2010

Luke rest in piece brother. You won't be forgotten.

K9 Officer Jason Harwood
Topeka Police Dept

June 30, 2010

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