Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Joe William Heddy, Jr.

Escambia County Department of Corrections, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, June 17, 2017

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Joe William Heddy, Jr.

Hey Mr Heddy,
You are in our hearts and minds. You will be forever a part of our group. B Shift strong.

Lt Ron Hankinson (retired)
Escambia County Corrections

June 17, 2023

I miss you pops.....

Jeffrey Joe Heddy, your son

June 17, 2020

Miss you like it was yesterday. Still hear your voice....Hey, Boss and then present what we were dealing with. Your family is strong because of you. Keep up the watch in heaven your presence is forever felt.

Lt. Ron Hankinson 2016
Escambia County Corrections.

June 17, 2019

Rest in peace Correctional Officer Heddy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 17, 2019

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Joe died in the line of duty.

To the Heddy family, fellow correctional officers, and all who call Joe 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 Joe gave to his community and the citizens of Florida and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 17, 2017

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

September 3, 2018

I hope everyone will find comfort in Acts 24:15 - "And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous." Until we see our loved ones again on an earthly Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 24, 2018

We remember Officer Heddy and reflect on his positive nature and humor often. He will be forever remembered in our hearts and minds.

Lt. Ron Hankinson #2018
Escambia County Corrections, His shift supervisor.

June 17, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of Officer Heddy, Jr. It is my honor that I am representing my agency this year at the Law Enforcement Memorial as one of the name readers for those fallen Law Enforcement brothers in arms from this past year. I wanted to take the time to reach out to those that I am recognizing on this somber occasion. Again, I am sorry for your loss, to the family, the community, and your department.

Lt. Gary Simacek
St. Croix County Sheriff's Office - Hudson, Wisconsin

May 11, 2018

Riding bicycles 270+ miles in your honor April 9th-13th, 2018. Rest in Peace. You will never be forgotten!

FLTDF Volunteer Staff
Florida Tour De Force

March 27, 2018

To all family and friends I pray the memories of your loved one will bring you comfort and peace. So sorry for your loss.

wife of fallen officer

February 11, 2018

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Officer Joe Heddy Jr during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May their times spent together bring forth happy memories to last a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace Officer Heddy Jr.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004

August 19, 2017

May you rest in peace as a hero who saved a life.

Law Enforcement chaplain Sandro Anaya
Mass state police

August 11, 2017

Rest in Peace Brother. We have the watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.


July 31, 2017

You tried to save life but yours taken instead, the mind of a hero. RIP, brother.

CO Boye Clarence Farley
North Dakota State Penn

July 30, 2017

A real "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County, PD. NY.

July 28, 2017

Very Sad. Rest in Peace Brother.

Corporal B.P. Sullivan (Ret)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

July 27, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

July 26, 2017

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero

Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania county sheriffs office

July 21, 2017

For CO Joe William Heddy:

The corrections officer has the immense task of keeping order and keeping others safe in an environment almost totally among convicts, many who often show disrespect for authority in-general.

We regret that Joe was the victim of physical problems resulting in his demise apparently due to stress and strain while saving the life of one of his charges. He lived-up to his mission, performed as well as can be expected, and he stands a hero among his peers.

We proudly render CO Joe William Heddy, a dedicated and double-duty professional, a final salute.

Cpl./DetSgt. Ralph D. Fiorenza, (Ret.)
PA State Police/Lake County (FL) SO

July 16, 2017

Your efforts and contributions will not be forgotten.
Rest well Brother Joe...

Officer (former)
Gregory M Mackay
Waldo County S.O. Maine

July 13, 2017

God bless you Joe, we will see you on the other side.

Marsha Fuller

July 12, 2017

On behalf of the Zone 5 Law Enforcement Training Academy, our condolences are with you and your family. RIP Officer Heddy.

Recruit Lyons Matthew Lyons
Zone 5 Law Enforcement Training Academy

July 12, 2017

God needed another soldier, so he chose you. You are honored by all who loved you, and all who worked with you, including officers retired and active duty from many different states. May God be with your family to give them love, and strength. Rest in peace brother.

(Retired)PO Cathy Williams

July 12, 2017

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

July 11, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

July 10, 2017

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