Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Phillip Arthur Heimbecker, Sr.

Woodbury County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

End of Watch Friday, June 11, 1993

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Reflections for Captain Phillip Arthur Heimbecker, Sr.

Hi Daddy, Today is Your Birthday, and I Miss You. I Live where you can see Aircraft both Commercial and Military Fly Over my Home. I Believe You and God did that. I try not to miss an opportunity to see them..Your Grandaughters are in College now. Im sure you are Proud of all 4 of us, Our Families and Your Grandchildren. All of us are Blessed with Your Honorable Example of Love, Laughter, and Integrity. We All know You are with us in the same way God is, and we are grateful for the Love Drops..Those unexpected nudges when we are having a difficult time and we think what words of Wisdom would You say? NASA Celebrated 50 yrs of Stepping on the Moon last Month 1 Day before You Flew Higher Into Heaven. Happy Birthday Daddy From All Of Us. Thank You for the Example You Set For Us Here. The first thing I remember saying is " I Love You Daddy ". That Will Never Change. We Are The Lucky One's To Have You In Our Lives.

Woodburry County Sheriffs Department
All of Us Touched by His Soul

August 20, 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
Texas

June 15, 2015

Dad, there are no words to describe the loss I am feeling...I miss you so terribly!!! I long for your hugs, kisses and wonderful words of advice. My ears yearn to hear you sing again. My feet wishes they could be dancing with you again. I know you are with me every day. For that I find some sense of comfort. I love you and miss you so much!!! I am so very proud of you. You are MY HERO!!!

Penny Rosson
Daughter

May 16, 2015

Hi Dad, I want You to Know how Proud I am to be Your Daughter. I Cherish Our Time Together. I Know You Are Still With Me. I Feel You Everyday. I am grateful for That. Because of You, I Sleep In Heavenly Peace at Night. I Thought You Should Know That. When I am Afraid or Worried, I Just Look at Your Pictures and Feel The Love and Integrity You Left for Us. I Hope You're Singing and Playing Guitar With God's Angel Choir. I Love You Forever and Always...Love Your Baby Girl..LeAnn Grace Heimbecker

Captain Phillip Arthur Heimbecker, Sr.
Daughter

May 15, 2015

I miss you Dad

LeAnn Grace Heimbecker
Daughter

August 9, 2014

Rest in Peace, Captain Heimbecker. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 3, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th 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

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 11, 2012

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

June 11, 2008

"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
Sergeant
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

January 17, 2008

Your service to the people of Iowa will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace, and know one day you will be with the ones who love you. Take care of heavens roads, and be there for others who have given their life, as you did serving others.

Trooper
Iowa State Patrol

February 14, 2007

Phil, you were my friend and I miss you. My first day on the job, September 2, 1978 you bought me my first cup of coffee. Take care my friend till I see you again.

Dale R. Todd
Owner Phoenix Counseling

February 3, 2006

God Bless Capt. Heimbecker and his family, for their sacrifice. God holds a special place for those who give their lives in service of others. Keep an eye on us, brother.

Sgt. Bill Richardson
Anchorage, Alaska PD

August 26, 2004

Phil,
Thank you, for all you taught me about the job, and especially about integrity. Well done good and faithful one.

Tom Van De Berg, Deputy Medical Examiner
Greene County Medical Examiners Office

June 14, 2004

God bless..

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