Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Officer John David Hetland

Racine Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, June 17, 2019

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Reflections for Patrol Officer John David Hetland

R.I.P. brother. My condolences to your family and colleagues.

Det. Christopher Land
Macomb County Sheriff's Office

June 18, 2019

My prayers go out to your family, rest assured they will be looked after by your family in blue. This is a thankless job but you made the decision to protect and serve . RIP brother

Naval District Washington

June 18, 2019

Officer Shetland your end of watch has come. Your courage and valorous actions are to be commended. Your decision to take immediate action during the armed robbery in progress, while “Off Duty”, speaks to the Warrior that you were. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and with the Racine Police Department. Rest In Peace My Brother

Sergeant (ret.) Ron LeBlanc
Wakefield Massachusetts Police Department

June 18, 2019

All give some, some give all. Rest in Peace!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

June 18, 2019

The thoughts, hearts and prayers of everyone here at CCPD go out to the families, both blood and blue, of Officer Hetland. May the Good Lord give you strength, comfort and peace.
He swore an oath to serve and protect and he made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of that oath.

Go with God.
Lt. Michael V. Caldwell, Chaplain

June 18, 2019

Thoughts and prayers for the family, co-workers, friends and the department. Thank you for your service. God Bless.
A hero is never Forgotten.

Annette Bennett
Surviving Mother of Deputy Shane Bennett EOW 6-12-02

June 18, 2019

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

June 18, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with Brother John Hetland and his family, on the job and personal!! ❤️

David LeClercq Sr
Retired Firefighter Paramedic
Cook County Sheriff

June 18, 2019

Brother we will miss you! Rest easy! Lord be with your son and daughter.

Chad Stillman
Racine PD (Ret)

June 18, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers. Rest In Peace my Brother in BLUE.

D.A. Investigator Esrael Silva
Deaf Smith County District Attorney Office, Hereford, Texas

June 18, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 18, 2019

We will be praying for comfort and peace.

Trooper Jason Scarborough
Oklahoma Highway Patrol retired

June 18, 2019

Thank-you, Officer Hetland, for your heroism and your service. My heart and prayers go out to your children and parents. Greater love has no-one than this than to lay down his life for his friends and community.

Freya Fitzpatrick
Mother of a police officer

June 18, 2019

Condolences and prayers for the family from Blue Knights NC II

Chaplain Frank Spears
Blue Knights NC II

June 18, 2019

The Abilene Police Department acknowledges the service and sacrifices of Patrol Officer John Hetland, and we grieve this loss for his department, family, and community. May peace dwell where there is now a hole of loss.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

June 18, 2019

Rest in peace, John.

Officer Paul ("Paulie") Warick
Burlington (WI) PD

June 18, 2019

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

June 18, 2019

Sorry you made the ultimate mistake. My condolences go out to your family, friends and department. Rest easy now.

Supervisor Joe White
San Diego County Probation

June 18, 2019

Rest in peace.
May the Lord comfort your family at this most difficult time.
Thank you for your service.

Sergeant David Sheetz (retired)
Houston Police Dept.

June 18, 2019

R.I.P thank you for your service. Prayers to your family and friends and Department.

G P P D. C565

June 18, 2019

Officer Hetland, you did what came naturally to you and I am so sorry you paid the ultimate sacrifice for it. Again, there is such evil out there. Thank you, Sir for your long service to your community. I will be praying for your family as they grieve your loss. I will also be praying that the offender is brought to justice.
Rest in Peace now, Brother. You have served all so well!

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Flowery Branch, GA

June 18, 2019

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

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

June 18, 2019

May God Bless your family

Officer Dana Potts
Costa Mesa Police

June 18, 2019

Thank you for your service.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired)

June 18, 2019

Lord God, our hearts and prayers go out to the Racine, Wisconsin Police Department and for the family, friends, and colleagues of Police Officer John D. Hetland, of the Racine Police Department, who was shot and killed in the Line-of-Duty on Monday, June 17, 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 have fought the good fight, you have finished the race, and you have kept the faith” [2Timothy 4:7]. Now rest easy in peace. We will take it from here. 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 [children] 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, NCCA
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chaplain: Merrimack NH Police Department [Since 2014]
Chaplain: Nashua NH Police Department [Since 2018]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, NCCA
Nashua / Merrimack NH Police Departments

June 18, 2019

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