Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Nicholas J. Ethen

Devils Lake Police Department, North Dakota

End of Watch Saturday, August 15, 1953

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Reflections for Patrolman Nicholas J. Ethen

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 15, 2020

I remember the day you passed because I couldn't understand why a police car was driving into our yard. Two officers got out and helped my Grandma out of the car. I remember there was wash hanging on the clothesline, and my Mom was standing in the doorway holding my sister.
I am proud to be your granddaughter and to be able to say you served as a veteran of the military and the police force.
Granddaughter Nancy

Nancy Van Steenvoort Hoffer

May 12, 2016

Great Grampa,
I never had a chance to know you, but I am proud of you and your military and police service. . I am happy you are being honored and remembered after all these years, and how I wish I could have known you. Thank you for your service.

Capt. Jeff Hoffer
North Dakota Army National Guard

May 10, 2016

Patrolman Ethen,
Sir, it has taken over 62 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army during WW I. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 23, 2015

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 10, 2015

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