Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent Elmer Martin "Bud" Heggen

United States Army Criminal Investigation Division, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, July 23, 1973

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Reflections for Special Agent Elmer Martin "Bud" Heggen

One more year has passed marking another year without you. I know you are always close and watching over us. I love you forever.

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife

July 24, 2021

Today is a special day for us filled with special memories for me. Wish we could share the memories together. Loved you then, love you now, will love you forever.

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife

April 11, 2021

It's almost the 17th and I am remembering our wedding day. The world was good and we had each other. Like you said, it's not every bride who gets the Chicago River dyed green on a wedding day. You gave me so much love and joy and St. Patrick's Day will always be so special. I love and miss you very much but the time we did have together was wonderful. Thank you for the love we shared and for the kids you gave me. Because of them a part of you will always be here with us.
Leanne

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife

March 16, 2021

Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 23, 2020

Another year has passed but no matter how long you've been gone you still hold my heart, soul, and love. Many people never know love in their lives but you gave me the gift of love eternal and for that I am so thankful. Always and forever.

Leanne Heggen-Eckstein,
Surviving wife of SA E.M. Heggen, USACIDC
EOW 7-23-1973

July 23, 2020

Happy St. Patrick's anniversary! Thank you for choosing me to be your wife. I love you forever.
Leanne

Leanne Heggen-Eckstein,
Surviving wife of SA E.M. Heggen, USACIDC
EOW 7-23-1973

March 17, 2020

Happy birthday, Bud. I wish you were here to celebrate. We all love you and miss you so much. You'll always be the love of my life.
Leanne

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife

February 25, 2020

I love you so much and wish you were with us to start this new year. Please watch over our family and be with us in spirit. I miss you more than words can say.

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife

December 31, 2019

Rest in peace Special Agent Heggen.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 12, 2019

Another year has passed, Bud, but you are still loved and missed so much.
Love you forever, Leanne

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife

July 22, 2019

Today marks the day that the world became a better place because you were born. Our time was not long enough but even 100 years would have been too short. I love you with all my heart, Bud. Happy birthday!
With love,
Leanne

Leanne Heggen-Eckstein,
Surviving wife of SA E.M. Heggen, USACIDC
EOW 7-23-1973

February 25, 2019

Merry Christmas with all my love. I wish so much that you could be here with us in person but I know you are always with us in spirit. You would be so happy to see how Rose has grown and to see how excited she is about Santa Claus coming tonight. We all miss, need, and love you. Leanne

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Wife

December 24, 2018

In two days it will be another anniversary of our loss, another reminder that you are gone. As long as we are here you will never be forgotten. Thank you so much for the choice you made. I love you more and more as time passes.

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Wife

July 21, 2018

I miss you, Bud, and I honor your memory during National Police Week.

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife

May 13, 2018

It's your birthday and today, as I do every day, I celebrate that you were part of life for 30 years. You made a difference in so many lives in those years.
I love you,
Leanne

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Wife

February 26, 2018

How I wish you could be here at Christmas and always to be with us. You would be so proud of Debbie and Mike. They are both very much like you and grew to be excellent adults. You are always in my heart and I will always and forever love you.

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Wife

December 24, 2017

This date is here again. How I wish we could turn back time and you'd still be here. This year the anniversary is harder than usual for some reason. Please know that you will always be loved and missed. I love you.

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Wife

July 23, 2017

Happy birthday, Bud. I wish you were here to celebrate your special day.
With love,
Leanne

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Wife

February 26, 2017

Thinking of you with love.
Leanne

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife

January 25, 2017

Happy anniversary, Bud. I do not wish for our young days--instead, I wish that the rest of our days could have been spent together. You will always be the true love of my life. Love you a bunch!

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife

March 17, 2016

Tomorrow is your birthday. I wish you were here to celebrate. Happy birthday, Bud. Love you so much.

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife

February 26, 2016

Missing you more than usual today. Love you so, so much.

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Wife

November 1, 2015

Today is the day of the year I always despise. It's a day where my mind goes over all the "if only" thoughts. If only you hadn't gotten on that plane. If only you & Hank had been authorized to drive to the court martial. If only there hadn't been a storm. There are a million if only scenarios and on this date each year I relive them all. Then tomorrow the date arrives and I realize there were really no if only situations, that you were meant to be taken on that day. By tomorrow every year I get back to the reality of life to know that it couldn't have been changed but for today it is a horrible ache and so many tears because I just want to turn back time and to tell you not to go. I do love and miss you so much.

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Wife

July 22, 2015

Happy anniversary, Bud. St. Patrick's Day will always hold happy memories. I am so thankful for the choices you made. I will love you forever.

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife

March 16, 2015

Happy birthday, Bud. Even though you lived only a few short years the world was truly a much better place because you were here. Love you forever.

Leanne Heggen Eckstein
Surviving wife

February 26, 2015

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