Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Andre H. Van Vegten

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, November 2, 2017

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Police Officer Andre H. Van Vegten

Rest in peace Officer Van Vegten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 12, 2021

Rest in Peace Andre. I had the pleasure of working with you in the 012th District years ago. You were always a gentleman and very knowledgeable with the gangs in Pilsen.

Detective Joe Lestinsky
(former CPD)

March 25, 2021

I hope that everyone will find comfort in the scripture 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 andAnd 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 the unrighteous." Until we see our loved ones again in Paradise on Earth, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 23, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Andre died ten years after he was seriously injured in the line of duty.

To the Van Vegten family, fellow officers, and all who call Andre 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 Van Vegten gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 2, 2017

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

August 20, 2018

May Officer Andre H. Van Vegten's soul rest in Heaven, and may our Lord God bless both his wife and daughter. Officer Van Vegten will never be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 16, 2018

May the sun shine on you forever. Darkness will never prevail. Sleep well my Brother. I will see you in the morning.

Fort Worth Texas Deputy Marshal Jaime Ma
Fort Worth Texas Marshal's Office

February 14, 2018

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.