“Our world will never be the same without him. Heaven has another angel to look over us …” — Audrey Murphy Henne
— Photos/Elaine Van Develde
With the news of the untimely death on Monday of 23-year-old Fair Haven Police Special Officer Class II Robert Henne, the community continues to mourn.
Police Chief Darryl Breckenridge issued the following statement on Tuesday:
The Fair Haven Police Department deeply regrets to announce the untimely death of Class II Officer Robert Henne.
Officer Henne served the Borough since 2011. He was a graduate of the 39th Basic Course for Class II Special Law Enforcement Officers of Monmouth County.
Officer Henne was a squad leader while attending the Monmouth County Police Academy and he graduated in the top of his class.
Officer Henne received a life saving award from both the Borough of Fair Haven and the 200 club. He also had received letters of commendation while serving the Borough.
Officer Henne was 23 years old. He served our community with great pride and dedication, both as a Class II Officer and a volunteer firefighter.
The loss of Officer Henne is a tragedy to his family, the residents of Fair Haven, and to the entire Law Enforcement community.
Officer Henne will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Wake will be held at the Church of Nativity (340 Hance R.d Fair Haven) on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Police service will be held 6:30 p.m.
Funeral will be held at the Church of Nativity on Saturday March 28th at 10 a.m. in Fair Haven.
With few words, Fair Haven police have announced that they are in mourning over the death of Special Officer Class II Robert Henne.
The announcement came over the Facebook page of fellow officer Jeff Jarvis on Monday night, whose cover page told of the retirement of badge number 216 — Henne’s.
“Rest in Peace Officer Robert Henne,” Jarvis’ Facebook post said. “End of watch, March 23, 2015.” He had died unexpectedly at his Fair Haven family home earlier in the day on Monday.
Henne was a 2010 Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School graduate. He was a high school athlete and police explorer as a teen. He rose up in the ranks of the Fair Haven Police Department from explorer to Class I officer and then Class II.
Henne received his promotion to Class II distinction in December of 2012 and was lauded by officials and colleagues for his professionalism and camaraderie. He was also a Fair Haven fireman.
The flag at Fair Haven Police Department headquarters, and throughout town, is at half staff.
RIP, Officer Henne.
A tribute to Officer Henne will follow.
— Elaine Van Develde