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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

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

May you rest in peace brave Hero. Your dedication to serve and protect will never be forgotten and forever honored. Thoughts and prayers to your family both blood and blue.

Mother of Officer Craig Birkholz G. Birk
Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011

March 5, 2019

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept.of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

March 5, 2019

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

March 5, 2019

So sorry to hear of this. Rest in Peace Brother Officer.

Joseph Hart-Bowley

March 5, 2019

Rest in peace Brother.....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the MPD during this most difficult and tragic time....

LT. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

March 5, 2019

The Final Inspection

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his boots were shining.
Just as mighty as his brass.
“Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you 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 on Sundays,
And sometimes 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 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 judgement 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

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
Matthew 5:9
⚫️

Grandson of fallen officer Richard F. Gi
Civilian Supporter

March 5, 2019

Praying for your law enforcement family and all his love ones.

Deputy VERONICA CUEVAS
Riverside county sheriff's

March 5, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer Heidelberg. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Heidelberg Family and the Midland Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office
Wayne, New Jersey

March 5, 2019

Rest In Peace My Brother

Lieutenant Shannon Yates
University of Southern Mississippi Police Dept

March 5, 2019

Thank you so much for keeping the City or Midland, TX and it’s residents safe. My family and I will forever be thankful!

Police Recruit Isaiah Terrell
Midland Police Department

March 5, 2019

RIP, Officer Heidelberg. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

March 5, 2019

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

March 5, 2019

Rest in Peace.
Prayers and condolences for the family.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Police

March 5, 2019

God bless your family with His peace. RIP good and faithful servant.

Chaplain Bill Roscoe
Canyon County Idaho Sheriffs Office

March 5, 2019

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

March 5, 2019

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

March 5, 2019

RIP MY BROTHER

Stephen Bruet PPO
NCDPS

March 5, 2019

You served our community with honor, bravery, and professionalism, and for that I thank you brother. My family and I live in the city that you safeguarded. We slept soundly at night under the blanket of protection that you provided. You will be honored and remembered, always.

To MPD, we mourn with you. MCSO will be there for you. You were there for us when we lost Mike and we could not have gotten through it without you. Having been in your shoes I can tell you that you have some rough days and weeks ahead of you. I can also tell you, that this will make you stronger. I promise. Hang in there, look sharp, stand tall, be proud. You have an agency full of amazing officers, top to bottom, and I'm proud to stand with you. All of you will be in my family's thoughts and prayers. Honored Semper.

Herb Fernandez
Lt. Commander MCSO Honor Guard
Midland County Sheriff's Office TX

March 5, 2019

Hayden,

I'm going to miss our game nights were we sucked at syncing up our LEO brains with our game night nerd crew. You were a good man, great cop, and mediocre board game player...lol

I know we will all miss you and do our best to honor you. Walk peacefully now brother for it's our turn to carry the burden.

Craig .A. Chacon
Federal Police Officer

March 5, 2019

R.I.P. my brother in blue

Chief DeMarius Thomas
E. St. Louis Park Dist

March 5, 2019

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