Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Ryan Nimtz

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, July 21, 2019

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Ryan Nimtz

Rest in peace Deputy Nimitz, my sincere condolences to your family and to you department. God Speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.


July 22, 2019

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

Lt. A. Orozco

July 22, 2019

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer Gary Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

July 22, 2019

The thoughts, hearts and prayers of everyone here at CCPD go out to the families, both blood and blue, of Deputy Nimitz. 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

July 22, 2019

Deepest sympathies to the Nimtz and Broward County Sheriff's Office families. May GOD comfort you all during this very trying and difficult time.

Florida Highway Patrol

July 22, 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

July 22, 2019

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Nimtz. Please know we are eternally grateful for Benjamin’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Deputy Nimtz, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Broward County Sheriff’s Department for Benjamin’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent s Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Deputy’s Nimtz’s family.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired

Jerry M. Rhodes
Detective, Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
Law Enforcement Outreach
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department
POINT 27- a Law Enforcement Liaison

July 22, 2019

I am sad to learn of the passing of a brother and hero in Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Nimtz. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and all members of the Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

July 22, 2019

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

July 22, 2019

God bless you and thank you Benjamin Nimitz, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

July 22, 2019

Semper Fi Brother in Blue. Your shift was ended early by a careless driver who wasn’t paying attention. I just want you and your family to know that you will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service and God bless you And your family.

State Traffic Officer 7185 and United St
California Highway Patrol/SLA Area 530

July 22, 2019

Prayers and thoughts for the immediate family and fellow officers. Rest in peace Sir. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless all our first responders.

Former Reserve Deputy Sheriff, Osceola C
Osceola County Sheriff Office, Florida.

July 22, 2019

Rest in peace Brother.

Lieutenant A. B. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

July 22, 2019

RIP, Deputy Nimtz. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

July 22, 2019

Thank you Deputy Nimtz for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Florida. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.


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

July 22, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

July 22, 2019

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

James Waggle

July 22, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family of Deputy Benjamin Nimtz. May his soul rest in peace, and may God bless his children and wife.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

July 22, 2019

The Lord ‘God with Us’, our hearts and prayers go out to the Broward County, Florida Sheriff’s Office and for the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Sheriff Benjamin Nimtz, of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, who was killed in the Line-of-Duty on Sunday, July 21, 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 [Inspired by 2Timothy 4:7]. Now rest easy in peace. We will take it from here. Amen.

Jesus teaches us the following:
1. God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God [Matthew 5:9]
2. God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted [Matthew 5:4]
3. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends [John 15:13]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS, NCCA, NACM
Ordained & Licensed Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
A Christian Global Outreach Ministry [Since 2018]
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers [Since 2015]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS, NCCA
Nashua / Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 22, 2019

R I P Brother

Herbie Buck Ret. Officer

July 22, 2019

On behalf of Moms Back the Blue of the St. Louis County Police Family Association, we offer
our heartfelt condolences to the family (blood and blue) and friends of Deputy Sheriff Nimtz.
We will be forever indebted to you for your selfless service and sacrifice.
Always Honored; Never Forgotten

Proud Moms from
Moms Back the Blue of the
St. Louis County Police Family Association

July 22, 2019

Rest In Peace my Brother

Lieutenant Shannon Yates
University of Southern Mississippi Police Dept

July 22, 2019

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office, Ret.

July 22, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Nimtz.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 22, 2019

Thank you for your service Brother! My God look over you and your family. My deepest sympathies go out to your wife and children.

Chief of Police El Paso, TX. ISD Poli
El Paso ISD Police

July 22, 2019

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.