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

Luke and I were classmates with the 162nd basic at the KLETC. Even though your watch has ended here you can now help patrol the heavens with all of the other fallen officers. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends. Your fellow officers will take over now for you and you will be missed by all of us. Thank you for your service. RIP my brother.

Officer Scott Davies

June 30, 2010

A tragic end to another brother in blue. You will be truely missed.

Anonymous

June 30, 2010

Thank you for your service. May God Bless you and your family. May he grant you eternal peace. May he also grant your family, friends, and co-workers the strength they will need during the rough times ahead.

PO James McPartland Jr
Mount Vernon PD NY

June 30, 2010

REST IN PEACE.

DEPUTY CHIEF JOHN MORRIS
ROELAND PARK KANSAS P.D.

June 30, 2010

Thank you for your many years of service.

Adrian Murphy
n/a

June 30, 2010

rest in peace

lt b cole (ret)
lake charles pd (louisiana)

June 30, 2010

RIP brother Luke.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Ptlm D. Bevenour
Gettysburg PD

June 30, 2010

The 1199 Inc. families want to express our saddness to hear Officer Luke Nihart has lost his life in the line of duty. Law enforcement comes in many forms that we do not often think about. We will never forget what you Officer Nihart have given. We will remember your family, friends, and fellow officers in our thoughts and prayers. God bless

Sgt. Jeff Caudill
1199 Inc. for fallen officers

June 30, 2010

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Officer Nihart as well as the brotherhood at Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Law Enforcement Division. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

June 30, 2010

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

June 30, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

K-9 Officer Tom Summerville Jr
Eutaw Police Department

June 30, 2010

Rest in Peace Officer Nihart

State Game Warden David Pellizzari
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

June 29, 2010

One of the greatest dangers in Law Enforcement is motor vehicle accidents. Be careful . My condolences to Officer NiHart's wife and children. Rest in Peace. You will never be forgotten.

RETIRED DETECTIVE FRANK DEMARCO
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

June 29, 2010

Luke,

You were a classmate in the 162nd Basic. You will always be remembered.

Bradley Hall
Former Safety Officer - Augusta Dept. of Safety

June 29, 2010

An accident like this may have taken his life but it did not take the pride of wearing his badge. May God Bless his wife and children.

Dep. Edwards
Albany County Sheriff's Office

June 29, 2010

Rest in peace Officer Nihart. M sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Terry F. Zech

OFC TERRY F. ZECH(RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT, MICH

June 29, 2010

Brother you will be deeply missed. God speed my friend. We'll take the watch from here.

Mst. Trp. Jeremy Harwood
KHP/ Friend

June 29, 2010

My heart goes out to the family, friends, and colleagues of Natural Resources Officer Nihart. I know he will never truly be far from any of you.

Forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 29, 2010

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

June 29, 2010

Rest In Peace

ACRES
SCOTT COUNTY TN

June 29, 2010

Rest in Peace...

Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

June 29, 2010

Thank you for your service. God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa
GEORGIA CIVILIAN

June 29, 2010

On behalf of all Missouri officers, dispatchers and the like, I extend our sincere sympathies to the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Nihart. Rest in peace our fallen hero.

Scott Barthelmass, Founder/President
Missouri Law Enforcement Funeral Assistance Team

June 29, 2010

Officer Nihart, Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.

Deputy
Geary County Sheriff

June 29, 2010

Off Nihart, may you rest in peace. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Department

June 29, 2010

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