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Corporal Jon Eric Hermann

Woodbury County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch Friday, June 11, 1993

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Reflections for Corporal Jon Eric Hermann

Hey Jon, it's me LeAnn, Phil's Daughter. I just wanted to tell you how Blessed we feel about You and Dad being Battle Buddies. No doubt that war rages on, but you have done your part and Given All as a Sacrifice to Keep Us Safe. I wish I could Hear the Jokes and Laughter You and Dad shared Together. Lisa has always been one of my Best Friends and now Our Family and Yours are Always One Together. We are Comforted By What Your Mom Said The Morning After Losing You Both. As She Sat and Drank A Cup Of Coffee She Looked Up At The Sky And Saw The Brightest Star She Ever Saw. She Believed It Was You And My Dad Together. I Thought how Remarkable to Think of Us In Her Own Loss. I Believe It Too. I Look for Their Star Every Night and Early In the Morning. Love to You All

Woodbury County Sheriffs Department
The Family of Phil Heimbecker

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

June 15, 2015

To Jon's Family...Jon will Never be Forgotten. His Memory Lives On in Our Lives..and Through the Generations of Both Our Families. I would have Loved to hear the Jokes and Laughter Jon and My Dad shared while Flying to get that prisoner.

We are forever bonded as One Family..That's How My Dad Would Want It To Be...Sending Love...LeAnn Grace Heimbecker, Captain Phillip Arthur Heimbecker Sr.'s Daughter, New York, USA

Captain Phillip Arthur Heimbecker, Sr.

May 15, 2015

Rest in Peace, Corporal Hermann. 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

Jon, it has been 15 years since we spoke last and only seems like yesterday, a lot has changed in the world my brother and I know you would have made my day a little brighter. "RIP" my friend I got your back.
Love and Miss you

Tim Kimpson

June 19, 2008

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be 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
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.

Iowa State Patrol

February 14, 2007

God Bless Cpl. Hermann and his family for his sacrifice. He 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

My cousin was a wonderful, generous and extremely thoughtful man. We miss Jon and we know he is watching over us even more than he did on this Earth. He was the kind of man you would want your son to turn out like, your daughter to marry, and your grandchildren to have him as a father. He was only with us for a short time, but he lived it well and left a lasting impression on all who knew him.

Tanya Hermann
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