Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Senior Master Trooper Todd A. Hanneken

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, March 25, 2021

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Reflections for Senior Master Trooper Todd A. Hanneken

Senior Master Trooper Hanneken,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

April 11, 2021

RIP, well done thou good & faithful servant. May God bless and comfort your wife and children, as well as your brothers & sisters with ISP.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

April 5, 2021

Jesus Christ, during His Sermon on the Mount, proclaimed, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God” [Matthew 5:9 ESV].

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

April 3, 2021

FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS, Sir! Sincere condolences to your family.

Dr. Pat Knowles
Veteran, U.S. Coast Guard

April 2, 2021

We send our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Senior Master Trooper Todd A. Hanneken. Thank you for your service. God Bless!

DeKalb, IL Police Department

March 30, 2021



March 30, 2021

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.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 30, 2021

I would like to extend my sympathy to the family, friends, and coworkers of Trooper Hanneken. I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for your comfort and strength in the days ahead.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

March 29, 2021

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

March 29, 2021

Rest in Peace Trooper Hanneken. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

March 29, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Trooper Hanneken and the Illinois State Police during this time. Thank you, Trooper Hanneken, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

March 29, 2021

Rest in Peace Senior Master Trooper Hanneken. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers are with your Family and your fellow Troopers at this difficult time.
Gone but Never Forgotten!!!

Cpl. Terri Albright
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

March 29, 2021

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

March 28, 2021

Thank you for your service Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd ~ Retired

March 28, 2021

Rest In Peace and thank you for your service.

Retired Chief Mike Cardoza
California Highway Patrol

March 28, 2021

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 28, 2021

My heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to Trooper Hannekens family and friends. Mt sympathies also to all his brothers and sisters in the ISP. Rest in peace Senior Master Trooper Todd Hanneken.

Sytze T. Nauta
Ride Captain
IL Patriot Guard Riders

March 28, 2021

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

March 28, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother.

Captain Bernard Flint
Department of Defense Police Division

March 27, 2021

I am a retired Corrections Officer. 4 yrs retired . Served 20 yrs in a state Prison. My sympathy and prayers to his Family.


March 27, 2021

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo, (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

March 27, 2021

I am so very sorry to here this. When we put on the badge, we never know/knew if we would come home. My prayers are with you, his family, friends and co-worker.

I am a retired police officer. I am eighty years of age and now reside in Troy, Ohio. I graduated, in North Carolina, February 19, 1984-1994

March 27, 2021

Senior Master Trooper Hanneken, I am sending prayers to you and your family now as they grieve your untimely loss. I thank you for your many years of brave service to all of us. May God continue to watch over your family now from above; along with you. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Gainesville, GA

March 27, 2021

Trooper Hanneken, thank you for your dedicated service that others may live in peace and security. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May our Lord immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. My heart breaks particularly for your parents. It is against the law of nature that parents outlive their children. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

March 27, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Senior Master Trooper Todd A. Hanneken and the extended law enforcement family of the Illinois State Police, Illinois.

End of Watch Thursday, March 25, 2021.

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 Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

March 27, 2021

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