Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff John Charles Mecklenburg

Hernando County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, July 3, 2011

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff John Charles Mecklenburg

Deputy Mecklenburg, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

July 10, 2011

For Deputy Sheriff John Mecklenburg:

Our duty as law officers patrolling the highways involves high-speed chases, in addition to all the other hazards that threaten the law officer. The chase is equally as deadly as any other serious threat from law breakers everywhere. We regret learning of John's fate and recognize that it can be any of us on patrol tomorrow.

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

As a retired state trooper, and Lake County (FL) deputy sheriff, I am proud to render Deputy Sheriff John Mecklenburg a final salute.

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

July 10, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family, friends and Officers of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. God Bless Deputy Mecklenburg for his service to our Military and the Sheriff's Department. Rest in Peace Brother, you will not be forgotten.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

July 9, 2011

You will be missed. God knows all and sees all and we'll understand his plan one day!

God bless the Mecklenburg family!

Special Agent
Alcohol & Tobacco

July 8, 2011

Thank you for your service Deputy Mecklenburg.
I hear you always had a smile and always tried to make a bad situation better. May you Rest in Peace.

Cadet E. Doukakis


July 8, 2011

Your service for your country, and later your county will not be forgotten. I offer my deepest condolences to the Mecklenburg family and friends, as well as his coworkers.
Rest in peace officer.

Ofc. Willie Almagro

July 8, 2011

RIP John, thanks for your service. You will be sorely missed by all of your law enforcement brothers and your family.

Detective Frank Trestka
Lee County Sheriff's Office

July 8, 2011

Deputy Mecklenburg thank you for your service. May God bless you and your family. Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten!


July 7, 2011

We will all miss you alot, you were a good friend and a pleasure to work with. Rest in Peace my friend.

Sgt. Bill Grotjahn
Coral Gables, Florida - Retired / District 5 Medical Examiner Investig

July 7, 2011

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

July 7, 2011

This is for you.
"We never can tell when it's our time to leave. But you are a hero so there's even more to grieve. Your life was to protect and serve. But you got something you didn't deserve. And I say to the world that we shouldn't cry. Cuz we all know heroes never die." - Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith
Son of Sgt. George Smith

July 7, 2011

Rest in Peace and my prayers are with your family

Deputy Latour (Retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

July 7, 2011

God Bless and RIP.

Special Agent Mike Sheron

July 6, 2011

The family and Sheriff Department employees are in my prayers. So grateful for men like this who are willing to protect us, even though so many don't deserve to be protected. God Bless the family, co-workers and friends. Rest In Peace~~~~~~~

Barbara Edwards
Grateful Citizen

July 6, 2011

My thoughts and Prayers are with your family,fellow officers and friends. Rest in Peace Brother!

T.R. Piotrowski Patrol Officer
Hellertown Police Dept. Pa

July 6, 2011



July 6, 2011

It is always a sad time when a brother in arms is a casualty to the tragic decisions of a criminal. I lost a cousin, who was a Deputy in California (Joshua Lancaster RIP), in 2001 to a pursuit related death. May God comfort Mecklenburg's family and friends during this time of grieving and loss.

Detective Brian Lancaster
Winter Garden PD

July 6, 2011

Chief Strzelecki and the entire Niles Police Department extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Deputy Mecklenburg. Godspeed.

Niles, Illinois Police Department

July 6, 2011

Always sad to lose yet another fellow law enforcement officer. Thoughts and prayers with all his family and friends.

RIP Deputy John Mecklenburg

Sergeant Alicia Rogers
Florida Highway Patrol

July 6, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Mecklenburg as well as the brotherhood at Hernando County Sheriff's Office. May you rest in God's eternal peace our brother!

Detective Mark Techmanski
City of Syracuse (NY) Police Department

July 5, 2011

On behalf of the 9463 Foundation (BSO Sgt. Chris Reyka 8/10/2007 10-7 ) I just want to offer my condolences to the Mecklenburg family for their loss. We hold a State Ride to Remember Florida's Fallen Officers once a year which last for 8 days and we ride throughout the State Of Florida tracing the exact cities and locations of where these Unsung Heroes and Public Servants lost their lives and we pay tribute and honor to the families and Departments left behind in these tragic losses. You are indeed in our daily prayers and may God Bless each and every one of you.

Best Regards,

William Yakel (Media Director for 9463 Foundation)
Broward County Florida

Media Director William Yakel
9463 Foundation (BSO Sgt. Chris Reyka 8/10/2007 10-7 )

July 5, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of this. My prayers go out to family and friends.

asheboro police

July 5, 2011

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Mecklenburg today and always.. Thank you Deputy Mecklenburg for your service to your community, and our Country! You are a HERO! Rest in Peace Sir..

Sister of OFC. John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

July 5, 2011

My deepest condolences to the Mecklenburg family, friends, & co-workers. Looks like another one left too soon. I know you are all very proud of his dedication to our Country and his County. I have a Son in Law Enforcement, so I feel that you are a part of "our" family. My prayers are with you all. May God Bless each one of you throughout the days to come.

Anita Taylor
Mother of Son in Law Enforcement

Anita G. Taylor
Mother of Son in Law Enforcement

July 5, 2011

Gods police department has received another honorable, devside and loving brother to serve in His kingdom alongside all of our heroic brothers and sisters who have all paid the ultimate in protecting and serving His children in their communities. Your outstanding record of professionalism will not be lost and will be kept alive in memory for years to come by those brothers and sisters left behind. They will also care for your family. Rest in peace, God bless you brother. In Christ.

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

July 5, 2011

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