Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Nathan John Van Oort, Sr.

Ohio University Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, November 7, 2015

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Reflections for Police Officer Nathan John Van Oort, Sr.

Any Brother or Sister who gives their life in the line of duty is a hero. There is a special bond among those of us who protect the academic community and you, sir, are a true hero to all of us. As bizarre as your death was, it was still in the line of duty and still as a protector of those who strive to learn. I hope they learned from your example, Brother.

Officer Van Oort, may you forever Rest In Peace and God Bless you. It's now been 6 years.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

November 7, 2021

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Nathan John Van Oort, Sr. of the Ohio University Police Department, Ohio and the additional 75 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

November 7, 2021

Rest in peace Officer VanOort.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 6, 2021

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Nathan John Van Oort, Sr. of the Ohio University Police Department, Ohio and the additional 73 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

November 7, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Nathan John Van Oort, Sr. of the Ohio University Police Department, Ohio and the additional 72 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

November 7, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 7, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Nathan John Van Oort, Sr. of the Ohio University Police Department, Ohio and the additional 67 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

November 7, 2017

Officer Van Oort,
On today, the 2nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the OHARNG and U.S. Army-especially in Iraq during OIF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 7, 2017

Officer Van Oort, you gave of yourself in more ways than most of us ever will. Your commitment to your profession and your dedication to serving others, is a tremendous legacy we will respect and remember forever.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

March 17, 2017

I extend my sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Nathan died.

To the Van Oort family, fellow officers, and all who call Nathan 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.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Van Oort gave to her community and the citizens of Ohio , and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on November 7, 2015.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 24, 2016

It is my honor to carry your name this year as we journey from Chesapeake VA to Washington D.C on Law Enforcement United's 2016 Road To Hope Memorial Bicycle Ride!! Your sacrifice will never be forgotten!!! R.I.P. Brother!!!

Police Officer James Rich
Chesapeake Police Dept

May 10, 2016

Officer Van Oort, you died while doing something selfless for those who are disadvantaged. Special Olympics are one of those amazing annual events that can touch the soul. It's support from people like you that make them EXTRA Special. You represented your Police Department with pride and I admire that greatly.

I also admire your dedication to your job and this nation and I thank you for your service in the National Guard. The Ohio University is no doubt proud to have had you as a member of their department.

Your family is in my prayers and I know that they will forever keep you in their hearts and minds and never truly let you go.

God Bless you and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

March 7, 2016

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