Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Nathan Hayden Heidelberg

Midland Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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Reflections for Police Officer Nathan Hayden Heidelberg

I pray for God to wrap all the family and friends of Officer Heidelberg in His arms and fill them with comfort, strength, hope and peace. I am so sorry for your loss.

Pam
Wife of Lt. Kevin Clyde Mainhart EOW 5/11/2017

July 22, 2019

Thanks for your service Hayden and for keeping our community safe. Rest in peace sir and fly high.

Oumy Ndiaye
A midlander

May 29, 2019

I miss you so much. I wish I could go back in time and relive our childhood again. Our 3 year age gap made us more brother and sister than uncle and niece. But you’ll always be my “Uncie Hayden”. I love you so much. Please keep watch over Cheyenne.

Danielle Highley
Hayden Heidelberg’s niece
E.O.W. 3/05/2019 Midland Police Department

May 17, 2019

Today, I will not answer the radio call that you boyfriend has come home drunk and is beating you again. Today I will not answer the radio call that your 16 year old daughter, who is very responsible, is four hours late coming home from school. Today I will not answer the radio call that your store has been robbed or your house has been burglarized. Today I will not stop a drunk driver from killing someone. I will not catch a rapist or a murder or a car theft. Today I will not answer the radio call that a man has a gun or tried to abduct a child or that someone has been stabbed or has been in a terrible accident. Today I will not save your child that you locked in the car or the child you were to busy to watch who went outside and fell into swimming pool, but that I revived. No, today I will not do that. Why? Because Today I was killed be a drunk driver while I was helping push a disabled car off the highway. Today I was was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop to simply tell someone that they has taillight out. TodayI was killed in traffic accident rushing to help a citizen. Today I was shot and killed serving a warrant on a know drug dealer. Today I was killed be a man when I came by to do a welfare check because his family was to busy. Today I was killed trying to stop a bank robbery or a grocery store robbery. Today I was killed doing my job.

A chaplain and a officer will go to a house and tell a mom and dad or a wife or husband or mother or father won’t be coming home today. The flags at many police stations were flown at half-mast but most people won’t know why. There will be a funeral and my fellow officers will come, a twenty-one-gun salute will be given, and taps will be played as I am laid to rest my name will be put on a plaque , on a wall , in a building, in a city somewhere. A folded flag will be placed on a mantel or a bookcase in a home somewhere and a family will morn.

There will be no cries for justices. There will be no riots in the streets. There will be no officers marching , screaming “no justice, no peace.” No citizens will scream that something must be done. No windows will be smashed, no cars burned , no stones thrown,no names called. Only someone crying themselves to sleep tonight will be the only sign that I was cared about.
I was a police officer

Kaitlyn Lengel

May 13, 2019

The flag fly not because of the wind it flys because of every last breath of a fallen officer.

Kaitlyn Lengel

April 25, 2019

Rest in Peace Ofc. Heidelberg. Thank you for your service & sacrifice. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and the entire MPD.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

April 12, 2019

R.I.P. BROTHER Heidelberg!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

April 10, 2019

Sorry for the loss of the LEO. We all lose so much when such is taken from us. May God give the family and fellow officers they worked with Peace and Strength to carry on.

B.J.Umbenhower
D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

April 7, 2019

God Speed Brother

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

April 7, 2019

Officer Heidelberg, Thank you for your service dedication and sacrifice to LE. May God be with your Family and all LE.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

March 22, 2019

Thank you Officer Heidelberg for your dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Texas. You are a true American HERO !!!! My thoughts and prayers are for your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

March 20, 2019

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, Officer Heidelberg. Rest in Peace now, Brother. We've got the watch.

Sergeant Louise Schaefer, Milwaukee Police Department, WI

March 20, 2019

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Deputy Jamie Davis Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office, Retired Pittsylvania County Virginia

March 20, 2019

I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice although that doesn't seem to be enough. You will not be forgotten. Deepest sympathy to your friends, family and coworkers. RIP.

Marie C
NJ Citizen

March 19, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Nathan Heidelberg. Losing a loved one is always difficult. Please take comfort in Jesus words found at John 5:28,29 where he said that there would be a resurrection. Just think of the time when you will see your loved ones again, in paradise conditions, here on earth.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

March 19, 2019

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle
Civilian

March 16, 2019

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Nathan Hayden Heidleberg, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

March 14, 2019

RIP Officer Heildelberg. My sympathies are with your family, colleagues and friends.

SFC William L Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret

March 14, 2019

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great. Your family is in our prayers.

Chief Inv. Q. Warren
AK Dept of Law, Special Prosecutions, MFCU

March 13, 2019

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

March 11, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Heidelberg. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Midland Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

March 11, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Officer Nathan Hayden Heidelberg. God Bless!

DeKalb Police Department

March 11, 2019

Rest in peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

LT. A. Orozco
ADOT/ECD

March 11, 2019

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
author unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 11, 2019

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

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

March 11, 2019

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