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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

Rest in peace Officer Heidelberg!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

March 6, 2019

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

March 6, 2019

Final Salute Officer Heidelberg. Thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

March 6, 2019

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Investigation & our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Nathan Hayden Heidelberg and the extended law enforcement family of the Midland Police Department, Texas.

End of Watch Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

March 6, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with your department, family, and friends. Please accept our sincere condolences during this difficult time.

Albany Police Academy Session 3
Albany Police Department, Albany NY

March 6, 2019

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service. May your sacrifice and memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

March 6, 2019

On behalf of my family, sending our condolences and prayers to *all* of Officer Heidelberg's family, "both blood and blue". Memories are "God's way saying something had happened, and it mattered a great deal... " Officer Heidelberg mattered.

Karen Knepp-mother of a police officer When someone we love
becomes a *memory* the memory becomes a treasure.

March 6, 2019

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Police Officer Nathan Hayden Heidelberg during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Police Officer Nathan Hayden Heidelberg.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer T. Fettig eow 2/16/04

March 6, 2019

God Bless you Officer Hayden Heidelberg ❤️, Rest In Peace. We are so thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifice. We are so saddened by this terrible news!! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!!

Kelly & Eddie King

March 6, 2019

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Officer Heidelberg and to the Brothers and Sisters of the Midland Police Department,Texas.May God welcome Him and keep Him safe.

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre (Ret.Manor Tw
Red RoseLodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County Pennsylvania

March 5, 2019

Rest easy sir. May God comfort your family and friends. Thank you for your service.

Andy Sedlock
Chief Deputy Retired
Marshall County Sheriff's Department
Benton KY

March 5, 2019

Salute good sir, this is almost too much to bare. So sad.... May the Peace of Jesus be with you and your family now and forever. Thank you for your service ti a grateful state and grateful nation. Rest in Peace brave officer..

Father of Sgt. Robert Goodwin MNPD

March 5, 2019

Rest in Peace, my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

March 5, 2019

Sorry for the loss R.I.P

G P P D. C565

March 5, 2019

Godspeed Brother.

Patrolman Robert Vojtko
Kingston Township Police Department 5111

March 5, 2019

God speed......

Police Officer Suzy Regan (retired) LAPD-Modesto PD

March 5, 2019

Lord God, our hearts and prayers go out to the Midland, Texas Police Department and for the family, friends, and colleagues of Police Officer Nathan H. Heidelberg, of the Midland Police Department, who was shot and killed in the Line-of-Duty on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Depart, dear brother-in-blue, out of this world into the arms of the Father who created you, into the arms of the Son who redeemed you, and into the arms of the Spirit who made you whole. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Scripture teaches us that:
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4]
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” [Matthew 5:9]
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div
Ordained / Licensed as an Independent Christian Minister
Member of the National Association of Christian Ministers
The Peacemakers Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D. Div.
Nashua Police Department
Panther Drive
Nashua, NH 03061

March 5, 2019

Your service is appreciated. May God bless your family and the Department with which you served! Thank you.

F.T.O. Michael St.Clair II
Chicago Police Department

March 5, 2019

Rest easy Brother. Prayers for family, friends and coworkers.

Career Officer (Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police (Va.)

March 5, 2019

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Heidelberg and the Midland Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Heidelberg, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

March 5, 2019

Officer Heidelberg,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Midland. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 5, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Lieutenant Vic Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

March 5, 2019

Thank you for your service brother, we’ll take it from here.

Constable Jordi Vilneff
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

March 5, 2019

Rest in Peace my beloved brother...you are loved...

Tom Hanna

March 5, 2019

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

March 5, 2019

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