Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Nicholas D. Weist

Knox County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, April 29, 2022

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Nicholas D. Weist

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Weist. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Deputy Weist will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

May 12, 2022

Rest in Peace Deputy Weist. 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

May 12, 2022

Hero's Live Forever Deputy Sheriff Nicholas D. Weist. I personally believe this to be true. May God watch over you, your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Thank you for your service!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

May 10, 2022

I hope this individual spends the rest of his brief life behind bars and NEVER knows freedom again. Deputy Weist, thank you for all of your service and may your eternal rest be ever Peaceful. God Bless you, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

May 10, 2022

Rest in Peace brother

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

May 9, 2022

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY. ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON. REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM

May 9, 2022

Sheriff Weist, our world is full of evil people, and yet, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your parents are experiencing over the loss of their son. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

May 8, 2022

Rest In Peace Hero
Sending my deepest and most heartfelt condolences for your tragic loss. My sincere sympathy to your friends and family.
Rest In Peace.!

Enid Rodríguez

May 8, 2022

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY. ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON. REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM

May 7, 2022

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

May 5, 2022

You will be sorely missed my friend and always remembered as a true hero.

"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." John 15:13

Captain Jason Landers (Ret.)
Knox County Sheriff's Office (IL)

May 5, 2022

RIP OFFICER AND GOD BLESS YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SERVICE

Brett Allen

May 5, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Weist. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

May 5, 2022

My deepest condolences to the entire Weist and to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

First Sergeant Thomas M. Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

May 5, 2022

RIP Deputy Sheriff Weist. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Knox County, Mercer County and Aledo

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

May 5, 2022

Nick,

You didn't have to. You did anyway. Your actions were the epitome of selfless service and they exemplify your ethos.
We grieve as one but will continue the watch. So much to say... no words to say it. Rest in peace.

Sgt. Carl Kraemer, #840
Knox County Sheriff's Department

May 4, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Nicholas D. Weist and the extended law enforcement family of the Knox County Sheriff's Office, Illinois.



End of Watch Friday, April 29, 2022.



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

May 4, 2022

I had only been a police officer about 8 years and had just got home from working a 3p to 11 p shift when one of my fellow officers arrived at my house to deliver the news that my mother, age 58, had died suddenly and unexpectedly in my hometown, about 45 miles away, and my dad had been trying to contact me. I drove to be with him. We met with the medical examiner who explained what he believed to be the cause of death. I stayed overnight with my dad, and around 1 A.M., I sat in my father's living room alone after he had gone to bed. I felt somewhat numb, seeking comfort from the Lord, whom I had really come to know early in my career as a police officer. I opened by Bible intending to turn to the Psalms which are very comforting to me during sad times and when I need to be encouraged. Instead, my Bible flipped open to a very small book called Lamentations and my eyes fell on the following verses of Lamentations 3:20-26 "....and my soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore, I will wait for him. " The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him, to the one who seeks Him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
It is my prayer that these words are a comfort to you as they were to me. Today was my mother's birthday, she would have been 92.

Retired police officer Paul S. Barnes
Centerville Police Department, Centerville, Iowa

May 4, 2022

So sad to hear the news.

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 G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

May 3, 2022

Rest easy, brother.

Patrolman Michael Hepner
Lakeville Police Department (Indiana)

May 3, 2022

On behalf of Session 73 from the Zone Five Academy in New York State, We send out our condolences to the friends and family of Deputy Sheriff Nicholas Weist and Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Recruit, M. Gootz
Zone Five

May 3, 2022

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR COMMUNITY. ANOTHER OFFICER TAKEN TO SOON
REST IN GODS ARMS

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM

May 2, 2022

OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF DEPUTY SHERIFF NICHOLAS WEIST, AND ALL THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF DEPUTY SHERIFF NICHOLAS WEIST. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. HIS SERVICE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND HIS DEEDS NEVER FORGOTTEN.
GOD BLESS

Retired Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service

May 2, 2022

Rest In Peace Deputy Sheriff Nicholas D. Weist! Thank you for your 4 years of service with the Knox County Sheriff's Office, in Illinois. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your family during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

May 2, 2022

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and vigilant watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

May 2, 2022

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