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Officer Scott Matthew Greenly

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, January 7, 1998

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Reflections for Officer Scott Matthew Greenly

To Whom It May Concern;


On September 6, 2017 the second parole hearing was held for Peter Weiland, who was sentenced to 15 years to life for the second degree murder of Office Scott M Greenly of the California Highway Patrol (EOW January 6, 1998). Peter Weiland is serving his time in Solano State Prison in Vacaville, CA. He was denied parole at this time because he still has not admitted his culpability and ability to have any support if he was released. He will serve five more years but at that time will probably be released because he will be seventy and his age will be a factor in his release due to the laws of the state.

My family and I would like to express our deepest gratitude and thanks to retired District Attorney Ron Rico who tried the original case and was responsible for the guilty verdict as well as his continued diligence and support to our family throughout these last 19 years in ensuring that parole would not be granted. Without his dedication I don’t know what would have happened.

We would also like to thank the California Highway Patrol who has never wavered in their support of my family and attended all the hearings and were available to us whenever there was a need. We certainly couldn’t have made it through this without them.

The Vicims Services Team were invaluable in their kindness, understanding and help during each parole hearing. They made the long hours survivable. Their expertise in the myriad rules and regulations of a parole hearing made it easier to get through the process.

We are so very grateful to the guards at the prison who remembered us and greeted us kindly and got us through the screening and into the prison. Everyone we came in contact with were kind, thoughtful and supportive.

Our journey has come to an end and we are so grateful for all the kindness and support we’ve received. Thank you so very much from all of us.

Respectfully,

Denyse Herzberg
(Scott’s sister)

Denyse Herzberg
Sister

October 5, 2017

On your Birthday was pretty rough for me. It's been 18 years and it never get easier. There's not a week of my life that goes by that I don't think of your smile or your laugh . I miss you I miss how we would talk all hours into the night . I am so thankful I was able to spend so much time with you before the accident . I feel I was so blessed to have had all those special moments with you. You left such a huge impression in my heart. Till we meet again ..

Donna Nunes

December 1, 2016

Scott,
I knew you through your sweet sister Karen. Her and I worked together and before CHP you worked with my ex- husband Bob Hay...God rest his soul. He loved you and thought the world of you. He is now at rest as well. Such a sad day to others when God takes one of his children back home. It leaves such an emptiness in our hearts that can never be filled and we push on because we have to. The day you left this earth was a day filled with such unforgettable sadness. I will never forget the awesome paint job you gave my Monte Carlo. Your works and kind heart will never be forgotten by those who loved you. One day we will all be together again. You are truly missed by many and a true blessing to all!

Monica Maraspini (Hay)
Friend

August 3, 2016

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

It is extremely unbelievable that it has been 15 years since you were taken from us. And also amazing how we keep going on. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you, Mark and Dad...not a day. I miss you so very much. There was a poem that dad wrote. I keep it in a keepsake jar I have. It goes like this:

March 10, 1971
Happiness is-
1. Loving Phyllis as much as I do - her happiness
2. My kinds living healthy and cared for
3. Good health for our families
4. Respect for all people
5. Respect from all people
6. A comfortable life
7. Growing
8. Denise, Mark, Karen and Scott
9. A smile
10. Sparky's obvious love for the kids
11. Most of all, my happiness is that my wife is Phyllis Ann Greenly. She is my live. I am complete only with her.

It think that sums up just about everything. I love you and I miss you.

Karen

Sister
Sister

January 7, 2015

On this Memorial Day, as with every day of the year, I remember you, Scott. It's hard to believe 16 years have passed since your End of Watch. Our family has not been the same since we lost you, but our memories are strong and our love for you hasn't diminished.

Denyse
Sister

May 26, 2014

Nina, call my parents. They live in Roseville, CA and their phone number is in the phone book. We really have no way to contact you. Please call. Thank you for your lovely note to Scott. We think of you often.

Denyse
Sister

January 21, 2014

Life is not the same without you, even just as friends. I miss you more each year. Thanksgiving is still my favorite holiday. Your birthday, Clearlake, and our jet skies.
Ron, Phyllis, Denyse, Karen, or Cassie please contact me.

Nina Bitz
Friend

January 12, 2014

Uncle Scott,

This has been far overdue really. I remember riding around in your truck when I was just a little kid and you taking my brother and I to go see Liar Liar in the theater. The "talks" you gave me when we would come down to visit to keep me on the straight and narrow since I was giving my mom such a hard time at that point. I still remember everything every time we got to hang out. I know the whole family misses you and Mark pretty bad but we remember the good times and that helps get through the bad. Whenever I wear an old acadamy shirt of yours I always end up wearing Marks vest for some reason when I'm out riding! Keep lookin' out for Mom and Grandma and Grandpa and Cassie and Karen I know they need it. Miss you man.

Andrew Herzberg
Nephew

March 12, 2013

Dear Officer Greenly: Time is supposed to make grief easier...I'm not sure it does..it just reinforces what a loss we have suffered.
As your EOW anniversary approaches, just wanted to thank you for your service and sacrifice. Thank you for being Blue and Gold.
Watch over your family and friends and my beloved San Bernardino Squad.

Love,

"Aunt" LoVae

LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enf. Liaison
MADD, San Bernardino County

February 4, 2013

Another year and its suppose to get easier. They were wrong. It doesn't. After 15 years, I still miss you as if it was the first day. And everyday I pick one person to cut a break to for you. I have learned my lessons well from you and I know you are still here teaching me. Thank you for being my friend, I miss you.

Officer, #14585
CHP

January 13, 2013

I am reminded of this particular officer everyday when I drive past his memorial on highway 85 when I take route off of Saratoga ave. My brother is a cop & several of my buddies out there are also cops! I also remember several days after this happened to officer Greenly, I had lost one of my best friends to a jetski accident. I just received the news & had to go to work right after. I had been driving down 280 in San Jose when Hwy patrolman pulled me over. I had a an expired tag,lol. I was really trying to compose myself as he came up to the window & told me why he had pulled me over. As you can guess, I just started balling! He looked at me & said, "Hey buddy everything is gonna be ok". I told hi I was sorry for lossing it like that & told him why. He began to cry & explained to me that he just had a very good friend die a few short days ago! It was officer Scott Greenly he was talking about. Be both cried together for a moment, shook eachothers hand & then he wrote me a ticket!!! lolol. He was a really nice guy! He was only doing his job! Thank You for letting me share this story! God Bless you all!

Bryan T. Hackett
No Relation but my Brother & good friends are cops!

October 8, 2011

I came into town today for work and wanted so badly to take the turn off to go see you! I hate that i am so far away and can not come see you more often. I miss you today as much as i did the day you were taken from us. It does not get any easier as the years go by, just a little easier to hold the tears back. Everything on your tree has faded or fallen off. I will be coming to see you soon and i will re decorate your tree! I miss you, I miss you , I miss you! Thank goodness for the camera in our minds! I can still see those beautiful eyes and that gorgeous smile the day we met! You were so gorgeous! I still remember riding on the back of your motorcycle from my house in Morgan Hill to yours in Newark. You were the only one i trusted to ride with! You always made me feel safe! I miss talking with you and would give anything to just hear your voice one more time! One day we will see each other again and boy i can not wait! I miss you....I love you!

Keli Hemingway
EMT/Realtor

July 29, 2011

Today I got up and I was thinking of you..Than I realized the date. Its been 13 years today. . . I'm thinking of you once again. So much has happened since the last time I came to see you. I got married to a wonderful man on Christmas Eve. He has been wonderful helping me through losing you. We met 27 years ago in high school.I know if you could see me now you would be proud of me. Ive learned to love again and let go all in one breathe. I'm happy. Not a week goes by that I don't close my eyes and remember your smile and contagious laugh...I miss that so much. I also find comfort in knowing your looking down on everyone of us.
Everyday....I'll miss you...Everyday..I can't forget the loss in my heart..Everyday...Im thankful for what we had..
Thirteen years and your still with me..No longer will I cry...I will celebrate you..always

Donna
Friend

January 7, 2011

I just wanted to tell you Happy Birthday Scott...and that I was thinking of you...

Donna Parker
friend

November 28, 2010

I didn't know Scott very well, but he waved hi to me across the street almost every day. I would laugh when he washed his truck, because he washed it so often and my car always looked dirty. He always had a smile on his face, and was such a friendly guy. It has been a number years since we lived across the street, but I wanted your family to know that we still think about you all and keep you in our prayers.

Kathryn Scollay-Huffman

October 20, 2010

Though it's been over 12 years, it feels like yesterday sometimes. I miss you so much. At times, like now, my eyes still fill with tears. You would think it would get easier as time passes but that really doesn't happen, does it? I misss you. I miss your funny laugh and the way you could light up a room. I miss dad and Mark and just wish things were the way they used to be. I love you!
Karen

Karen Haley
Sister

August 5, 2010

Scott,

We never met but I feel like I know you well. I reported to San Jose later in 1998 and heard endless stories about you. I had the honor of running out your motor. As nice as it was to trade up to a BMW, I still miss the feeling of cruising that Kawi up Hwy 85. Rest in peace brother.

Officer
CHP

June 29, 2010

Scott,
I found myself for two weeks worrying about the parole hearing and crying with every thought of you. I wanted to be there but didn’t know if it was right to be. I am sad for your family to have had listened to all the details once again. If I could take away there pain I would. They did it because they love you. We all love you. I admire there strength and dedication to you memory. Twelve years have passed by so slowly. I haven’t been able to let you go. I am thinking about seeing someone for grief therapy and hoping it will help. I know you were wondering that day what my answer to the question you asked would have been and I told you I would tell you when I saw you. I won't make you wait 40 more years. I would have said yes.

Donna Parker
friend

January 29, 2010

The parole hearing was very emotional and frustrating. Since it was the initial hearing we had to listen to all the hortible details of what he and his car did to you. We had listen to his poor excuse, "I was sleep deprived" and how he did nothing to improve himself or to make up for what he did. He does not understand or accept his part in what he did. It might as well be 12 years ago. Mom, Karen, Cassie and I had all felt that if he had shown any remorse we would be able to forgive and move on. But, he is a broken human. I don't hate him, I never have, but I don't feel any pity for him, either. I have no feelings towards him at all, except, that he stay in that place forever. He is broken and will get out and drink, take drugs and drive again, and more than likely, kill someone else. His mental state is such that he is incapable of recognizing his responsiblity in all of this. I resent that we have to go back over and over to oppose his parole. I resent that he is a part of our lives forever. I felt so bad for Shannon and all of us. It might as well have been the day it happened. But, he was denied, thankfully and will have to wait 7 more years to try again. We spoke up for you and ourselves. We love you and miss you so much.

Denyse
Sister

January 16, 2010

Scotty...We attended the first parole hearing for Wieland on January 13th. He was denied parole for another seven years. It was evident that he hasn't changed his attitude in all the years he has been in prison. He still showed no remorse and did not take responsibility for what he called an "accident". So many years have gone by but it still seems like yesterday to me. Ron, Denyse, Cassie and Shannon all testified at the hearing. There were many letters of opposition from the public, CHP, and other law enforcement agencies. Not a day goes by that we and your sisters and friends dont remember you. The day of the hearing a woman went out of her way to let us know of an incident when you helped someone. We have heard of this happening many, many times over the years. You have had a great impact on lots of people who will never forget the kind of person you were......And of course Beth's letter was very compelling.....I am glad that hearing is over and now we will be sure to attend the next one in seven years.... Love, Mom

Phyllis Bell......Mother

January 16, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I will be thinking of your family as they speak at the parole hearing and pray that you and they get a just decision.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 7, 2010

officer Greenly,
On today, the 12th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

January 7, 2010

Well, Scotty, on the 13th Pete Weiland will be up for parole. We are going to the prison in Vacaville where he is to make sure he doesn't get out on parole. I cannot believe it has been 12 years. All of us will be there. We're meeting Shannon for breakfast and then going to the hearing. We are all going to make statements, so there will be some highly emotional moments going on. Keep an eye on us, okay? I love you.

Denyse
Sister

January 6, 2010

Happy Birthday! I wish I could make you a cake like I use to on your Birthday. My daughter, Samantha, asks me to tell her stories about you. She knows when I am sad it's usually about you. I think sometimes it really helps to tell her about you, sometimes its hard and I break into tears. I think it helps me in a way celebrate your life. She still thinks my imitation of your laugh is funny. When a song the radio comes on from Garth Brooks the one you use to sing in your Maroon Truck when we would go out. She tell's me "mom turn it up so Scott can hear." She amazes me that she remembered my stories of you. I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you on your Birthday.
Donna

Donna

November 28, 2009

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