Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant E. Ernest Hartmann

Satellite Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, May 31, 1992

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Reflections for Sergeant E. Ernest Hartmann

Thank you for your service and please know that your memory and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

May 31, 2021

Rest in peace Sergeant Hartmann.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 13, 2019

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 31, 2015

HEROES live forever, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Sergeant Hartmann.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

May 31, 2013

Thank you for your service and helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 24, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Sgt. Hartmann, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

May 31, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Hartmann. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

Sergeant Hartmann issued me my first citation in 1989 when I was 17. He was a true professional. I remember seeing the story of his death on the news and recognizing him. I have never forgotten it since that day. I will always remember him in a positive way. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family left behind.

John Thayer

November 25, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


May 31, 2009

Eddie, my dear brother,

You are always in my thoughts and heart. Daddy was telling one of my best friends about you just the other day--over 16 years after losing you--and he said it all: "He was one of the best, a really, really good guy who everyone loved." And then, the tears flowed . . .

We wish we could have you back even if it were for just one minute more.

With love forever,


Donna Hartmann Davenport

July 22, 2008

I was stationed at Patrick AFB in Florida for 5 years and lived in Satellite Beach. I knew a few of the officers with the department and even though Sergeant Ernest Hartmann died 10 years before I lived there, may he rest in peace forever. Also for the fellow officer who passed with him that fatefull day.

Staff Sergeant Boyd L. Neckerman
U.S. Air Force/ military police

December 18, 2007

"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 whos 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 16, 2007

Fifteen years have passed since your tour of duty ended and you have not been forgotten by those that love you or were close to you. Continue to watch over all of them and protect them. You are a true hero. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 31, 2007

Thank you for your service; I still remember you.
May 31, 2007 ~ Holly Followell

May 31, 2007

G-d bless.

May 31, 2007

Sergeant E. Ernest Hartmann Thank you for your dedication to Duty, you will always be remembered.

Detective Thomas Tully
Southampton Town Police Dept., Long Island, New York

May 16, 2006

Always in our hearts, our minds, our thoughts, and our prayers.

Lt. Berrios
Satellite Beach Police Department

April 13, 2006


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Sgt. Hartmann.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 15, 2004

Rest in peace my brother.

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD NJ

May 12, 2004

To Sergeant Hartmann family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you...Remember you are not alone.

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio F. Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL, EOW 11/6/86

Rest in peace Sgt. You served us well.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

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