Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Mark Alan Hecker

Butler County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

End of Watch Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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Reflections for Sheriff Mark Alan Hecker

Rest in peace, Sheriff Hecker. Thank you for your service.


August 18, 2014

His Mission on Earth was complete.. Each time you look at the Sky and see a shining Star, He is smiling down on you.. Prayers go out to the family and friends for.

E. Symonds
LA County Probation Dept

August 18, 2014

God's peace and speed Sheriff Hecker. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

August 18, 2014

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

August 18, 2014

Such a waste of a good life, R I P Bro

Herbie Buck Ret.Officer NYSDOCS

August 18, 2014

So very sorry for your loss. RIP Sheriff Mark Hecker

Debbie Peek

August 18, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with your family and friends. Another Hero, gone too soon.

Stephanie Harris, LEOW - Spouse of Sgt, LAPD

August 18, 2014

As it has been said so Elegantly,Heroes NEVER Die! And I Truly Believe in this,because my Daddy just Passed away recently,and HE was my HERO! So I believe there is a special place in Heaven were they go to do Heroic things,and look down on us and smile,and always give us Love when we need it the most!

Ronald Binkley SFC U.S.Army (ret)

August 18, 2014

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you for your service, we'll take the watch from here.

Sgt. David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Ks.

August 18, 2014

Rest in peace Sheriff.

Condolences to family & friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
City of Alameda CA PD

August 18, 2014



August 18, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your families both blood and blue. Rest in Peace Sir.

Members Law Enforcement United LawEnforc

August 18, 2014

Thoughts and prayers for Sheriff Hecker's family, friends, and colleagues with the Butler County Sheriff's Office.

..............Heroes never die


August 18, 2014

Dearest family, know you are surrounded with the love and support of so many, some you may not even know. Our hearts and prayers open to your loss. Be comforted as you rest in the arms of God. Much love to you all.

Rev. Zoli Althea Browne

August 18, 2014


To the family, friends, and colleagues of Sheriff Mark A. Hecker:

From the beginning of time after Cain killed his brother, Abel, there has been a need for law enforcement officers to protect the weak and to bring evildoers to justice. This work is necessary in a sinful world and is dangerous. In modern times, some one hundred and seven law enforcement officers have sacrificed their lives to protect the citizens of the State of Nebraska. Today, we honor the sacrifice of Sheriff Mark A. Hecker, of the Butler County, Nebraska Sheriff's Office; who died in the line-of-duty when he suffered a heart attack on Friday, August 8, 2014 while struggling with a mentally ill subject he was attempting to take into emergency protective custody. His 'End of Watch' occurred on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.

Lord God, we are grateful for the life of Sheriff Mark A. Hecker. He died serving us. Help us never to forget. Help us celebrate the life of Sheriff Mark A. Hecker and honor his sacrifice. Be with the family, friends, and colleagues of this fallen hero. Comfort them and give them your strength. Guide those who seek to take care of the family of this hero. May those empowered to do so, care for them with integrity. In commemorating the death of this hero, help those who mourn to remember that death is not the end. Death does not have the final say, but is simply the transition to the glorious life to come. They should look forward to that life to come with joy and thanksgiving.

As for the citizens of Butler County, Nebraska, help them to faithfully equip their law enforcement officers with the best tools to protect their county. May their training be adequate to the task. Help the citizens of Butler County, Nebraska, to remember to pay their law enforcement officers fairly and treat them with respect. Help the citizens of Butler County, Nebraska, to obey the law and treat each other with dignity so as not to add to the burden of crime and pain to their county.

The time for mourning will soon pass. We have now remembered and celebrated the life lost in this great tragedy. As the family, friends, and colleagues of Sheriff Mark A. Hecker go forward, they must celebrate the good things in their lives; and to celebrate life itself!

Finally, Lord God, we pray for the families, friends, and colleagues of all the law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line-of-duty and we thank you for their sacrifices. Bless the lives of their families, friends, and colleagues so they might find healing. Help their law enforcement organizations support the families of these fallen heroes. Even though their deaths might have been senseless, make something good come out of these situations so that their law enforcement organizations and the communities in which they lived and served might be stronger because of their lives and their deaths.


Lord God, hear our prayers.

Now, may the Lord bless you, and keep you: the Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace. Amen.

In His Service,

Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Retired Captain of Police, Nashua NH Police Department

August 18, 2014

Thank you Officer Hecker for your many years of serving and protecting your community. My thoughts are with your family.

Grateful citizen

August 18, 2014

To the family of Sheriff Mark Hecker, friends, Deputy Sheriff Marcus Siebken and the Butler County Sheriff's Office.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you close now and always. Thank you for your service.

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry Police Department, NC

August 18, 2014

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

August 18, 2014

Sheriff Hecker was a relatively young man at 53, yet he passed away due to a heart attack. I would like to ask all of my brothers and sisters out there wearing badges to pay attention to any potential warning sign and get assistance as soon as you think somewthing might be amiss. The stress of this job is what is so potentially dangerous, not the age of the officer involved. Let's use Sheriff Hecker's LODD as a constant reminder to us all that there are more than just the 2-legged threats out there. God Bless guys-stay safe and my most heartfelt condolences to Mark Hecker's family and fellow officers.

Inspector James Rice
Amtrak PD Intelligence and CT Unit

August 18, 2014

Thank you Deputy Hecker for your years of hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Nebraska. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. I'm sure retirement was probably near...

May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

August 18, 2014

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Retired)
Jerome County Sheriff's Office, Jerome County, Idaho

August 18, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with Sheriff Hecker's family and his Brothers and Sisters in Blue. Rest in peace.

Deputy Johanna Polo
Monroe County Sheriffs Dept Rochester NY

August 18, 2014

Rest in Peace Sheriff Hecker. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, co-workers, and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

August 18, 2014

R.I.P. Brother, our sorrow we share with your loving family and friends.

Det. Joseph D. Sprowls
NYPD Retired

August 18, 2014

Rest in Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

August 18, 2014

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