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Trooper Pilot Berke M. M. Bates | Virginia State Police, Virginia Virginia State Police, Virginia

Trooper Pilot

Berke M. M. Bates

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Reflections for Trooper Pilot Berke M. M. Bates


My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Trooper Pilot Berke Bates during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May their times spent together bring forth happy memories to last a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and dedication to your community. Rest in peace Trooper Bates.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004
August 19, 2017

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ
August 19, 2017

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Berke's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011
August 18, 2017

Rest In Peace brother. From your BLUE family at Palm Bay Police Department.

Officer Christina Martin
Palm Bay Police Department
August 18, 2017

Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.

Officer A. Sneed
Spring I.S.D police Department
August 18, 2017

RIP Brother, RIP.

Q. Warren, Investigator
Alaska AGO, Special Prosecutions
August 17, 2017

With Deepest Sympathy.

Deputy Sheriff
Orange County Sheriffs Office
August 16, 2017

Rest in Peace Trooper Bates. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Bates Family and the Virginia State Police.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit
August 16, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Patrolman Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Department
August 15, 2017

RIP brother Berke.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Inv. Bevenour
Gettysburg PD
August 15, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY
August 15, 2017

Berke, you will be missed my friend. It is hard to reflect on the times we shared on the Executive Protection Unit. We shared a lot of laughs and that's what I will remember the most about you. You always had a smile and stood ready to share a good laugh. My thoughts and prayers go out to Amanda and your twins. Just know that you will FOREVER be remembered and will remain in our hearts. Until we meet again.....Rest in peace my friend.

Sgt Glenn Armstrong
Virginia State Police
August 15, 2017

God bless Trooper Bates' family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Detective Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York
August 15, 2017

REST-IN-PEACE My My Brother's in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
US Army Military Police
August 15, 2017

RIP and thank you

Court Officer 1080
MA Trial Court
August 15, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department
August 15, 2017

Trooper Bates, your tour is done. You will be making your final flight into the arms of God. Your fellow brothers will mourn your loss, and will do their best to fill your shoes. You've left some pretty big ones to fill. Rest in peace.

Rev Darian A Caplinger
Deputy Sheriff (RET)
Christian County Sheriff's Office (MO)
Certified Emergency Services Chaplain
August 14, 2017

Rest in Eternal Peace Brother. You will not be forgotten.

PO Chip Marcks (Ret), PD Mariemont,Ohio/PD Easton,MD
August 14, 2017

RIP Trooper, you will never be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.
August 14, 2017

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Dept.

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department
August 14, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain S. Yancey
Forest Hill Police, Texas
August 14, 2017

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas
August 14, 2017

Rest in peace Brother Berke.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD
August 14, 2017

RIP Trooper Pilot Berke Bates,

Sincere condolences to family & friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
City of Alameda, CA Police Deptartment
August 14, 2017

Trooper Bates, may you rest in peace our brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Rich Eckert
Town of Chester PD
August 14, 2017


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