Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Gregg Anthony "Nigel" Benner

Rio Rancho Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, May 25, 2015

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Reflections for Police Officer Gregg Anthony "Nigel" Benner

my name is james i have had my run in with rrpd but trhere ted me with respect and are officers like benner who are good and decent i met him and he treared me well im sorry for his loss

citizen friend

November 9, 2015

My deepest condolences to your family, friends, and fellow LEO's. Thank you for your service to Our Country, and to the city of Rio Rancho. Another cowardly act took the life of a good man, and officer who went out everyday to make his community safer.

C. Ford
Wife of retired BCSO Deputy

October 30, 2015

Hey brother,
It's been a whirlwind of a summer, yet it seems like yesterday when we were talking about me leaving. I see your face all over social media and it makes me smile knowing you've not been forgotten. I think about you every day. I see your lovely bride has taken up the fight to make sure the state of New Mexico doesn't let anyone else who should be incarcerated out to victimize more people. She always was a fighter, wasn't she? I still can't believe you're gone! I miss you brother! It seems like you're getting more and more company up there...a sad reflection of the state of our country. Welcome them with open arms like you did to any new officer on the department. Continue to watch over us and protect us. I can still hear you singing You'll Never Walk Alone and I know with you watching over is that we will never walk the beat alone again.


August 27, 2015

God Bless you and thank you for the Ultimate Sacrifice. TRUE HERO. #THINBLUELINE

Angie Farris
Former Indianapolis Police Officer

August 24, 2015

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

To the Benner family, fellow officers, and all who call Nigel beloved, 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 our 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. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Benner gave to his country through his military service and to his community and the citizens of New Mexico as a police officer, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 25, 2015

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 9, 2015

Nigel was a good man. I met him in Kabul when he was in the Air Force. He truly cared about the future of the Afghans, and worked hard to improve their fledgling air force. He was smart, funny and a joy to be around.

Mark Young
Defense Technology Inc.

August 3, 2015

"Blue Spirited Watch"

Even though the many Law Enforcement Officers from all of our Neighboring Countries around this world have Fallen and Ended their Watch.

Their Devoted Spirits have Risen and are now carrying on their destinies up above in Heaven while awaiting to be rejoined in the distant future by the ones they love.

Richard "Jafa" Oddy ©

Richard "Jafa" Oddy

August 2, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co workers. Rest in peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

June 21, 2015

Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and fellow officers.

Ret. Deputy Sheriff Diana Strickland
Clayton County Sheriff Office Jonesboro Ga

June 21, 2015

Rest in Peace my Brother. We'll continue the journey in your name.

Deputy - R Les Wallace
Union Parish Sheriff's Office

June 20, 2015

Nigel, rest in peace brother. May God bless you and your family.

John Calhoun

June 19, 2015

My heart breaks to hear of the tragic loso of your beloved husband and father. Our prayers go out to you and your law enforcement family. May you find some peace in knowing that he is a hero and will live on through his kids. Much love is sent your way.

Amy Smith
wife of fallen Reserve Deputy Sonny Smith e.o.w 5/15/15

June 13, 2015

And if according to your plan I am to lose my life,Please bless with your protecting hand my family

Patrolman Lee Leggety

June 11, 2015

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten......

Det. Sgt. Edward Carlile
Northfield Village PD (OH)

June 10, 2015

Rest in peace brother now you patrol the gates of heaven !

New Mexico State Police Patrolman Jerry
New Mexico State Police

June 7, 2015

Rest in peace brother! Now you patrol the gates of heaven

New Mexico State Police Patrolman Jerry
New Mexico State Police

June 7, 2015

Rest in peace Hero, it is not how you died, it is how you lived. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Prayers for your family during this time in their lives.

Retired Police Offier Bob Lester
Midland, Texas Police Department

June 7, 2015

Nigel, it still doesn't seem real. Please look over us while we honor your legacy by serving the City as you had. I miss you.

Officer W. Burnor
Rio Rancho Police Department

June 7, 2015

Nigel, we will never forget your service and ultimate sacrifice. You were a true American hero who represented everything that is good about our country. It was my honor and privilege to have served with you. Farewell, my brother, until we meet again.

Chief Mike Geier
Rio Rancho Police Department

June 5, 2015

Rest in peace brother... until Valhalla....

Former RRPD

June 4, 2015

Nigel I'm going to miss you bro, may your sacrifice and memory NEVER fade!!! RIP my brother!

Deputy Ron Buchholz
Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office

June 4, 2015

RIP brother Nigel.

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

Inv. Bevenour, USAF Ret
Gettysburg Police Department

June 4, 2015

just so sad it breaks my heart thank you Officer Benner you truly gave the ultimate sacrifice
prayers for the family and during this hard time that may may find peace somehow RIP


traci alb,nm
fellow police family

June 4, 2015

I was honored to attend Officer Benner's service today, which was very moving. I have visited the memorial site twice now, once a week ago and again today after the service. Really took me back that it had more than doubled in just a week. Thank you Officer Benner for your service, and thank all law enforcement for putting your life on the line for us each and every day! God bless Julie, his children and his brothers and sisters!!

Kayle Moore, citizen

June 4, 2015

I have, in my various stages of life, had encounters with LEOs...mostly speeding or traffic tickets, a few resulting in a night or two as a guest of the city. However, I have the deepest respect for LEOs...their job is dangerous, but when a citizen needs assistance, be that directions, a call for a friend to come help or to a towing company, the LEOs have always been there. They also respo0nd quickly to those "bump in the night" fears we sometimes encounter.

Officer Benner not only was such an officer, he also served the nation in a career with the US Air Force.

Doing his duty, alone, and with a known career criminal, he was mortally wounded. Renumber this warrior and patriot, nit just today,but every time you see a patrol car or motorcop...and salute them talk to them, pick up the tab for their meal or coffee. We owe these men and women...God bless them and keep them safe.

Retired USAF

June 4, 2015

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