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Trooper Scott Edward Phillips

New Hampshire State Police, New Hampshire

End of Watch Tuesday, August 19, 1997

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Reflections for Trooper Scott Edward Phillips

Dear Scott:
Though you are no longer here where you can be seen and heard, you are STILL with us, now and forever. Your service and your sacrifice has immortalized you, and you will NEVER be forgotten.
Each time I read about a brother officer who has given his all, having recently been involved in a gun battle myself, I thank our Heavenly Father for keeping me safe, yet I find myself asking Him when will the carnage to my brother officers cease?
May God keep you in His arms, in His heart, and ease your family's sorrow and pain. Rest easy brother, until we meet in a better place. I am certain you are in did your time in hell. We have the watch. "In valor, there is hope." Amen.

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

October 10, 2006


I came up to see you a month ago, to pay my respects. I cleaned all the dust and leaves off your bench I can't believe it's already been 9 years. I remember the day it happend just like it was yesterday. Watch over us brother, until we meet again.

New Hampshire

September 16, 2006

Thankyou for your dedicated service to law enforcement and to your country. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten as hereos never die. Keep watch over your loved ones as you have doing and also those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

August 24, 2006

To the family and loved ones of Trooper Scott Edward Phillips and his fellow officers with the New Hampshire State Police:

On this the first anniversary of Scott's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember him today. Scott's professionalism and dedication will never be forgotten, nor will his valor and courage. I also salute his patriotism to our country through his military service.

In reading the loving reflections left by his friends and co-workers I can see that he was very well respected and is sorely missed. I hope that God is holding him in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

I am so sorry that Scott was robbed of his life so tragically, but through his heroism and the profound sense of duty with which he lived his life, he made an immeasurable difference. May his spirit continue to soar and may his memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Scott gave to his community and the citizens of New Hampshire, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 19, 1997.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
eow 4/24/05

August 21, 2006

Thank you for your service to your fellowman. Rest in peace my brother. May God bless you.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

March 17, 2006

Rest in peace Trooper Phillips, you will never be forgotten. May God be with your family, friends, and brothers during their time of need.

Cpl Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

March 12, 2006


I only met you once, and it was when I was about 13 years old. Someone had broken into my parents camp and you were the officer who was handling the investigation.

I'll never forget the awful day that you made the ultimate sacrafice.

Now it's 8 years later and I'm a Police Officer myself. The other day I went to the cemetary with my parents and looked at your stone.

I think about you and Les often, even though I never really knew you. Watch over all of us. God Bless!


July 9, 2005

I thank you for your service and salute you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace, hero.

A grateful citizen.

September 23, 2004

Rest in peace, I am grateful for the sacrifice that you made 6 years ago. May God bless his family and friends. I hope to make a difference in this country as a police officer soon, the way that Trooper Phillips did. His name and story will live on forever for others to hear.

"For those who choose to uphold it, freedom requires a sacrifice that the protected will never know" ~unknown

Baltimore, MD

December 30, 2003

Dear Troopers Lord and Phillips,

I attended your funeral just a few months ago. It was a very difficult and eye opening
experience for me. I have since had time to reflect upon it. Ever since I was young I have
wanted to be a Trooper and follow in your foot steps to serve and protect. I have always known
of the danger of the job and the chance my life could be taken in the line of duty, however
never before did it hit home the way it did with you two. As I stood in ranks watching your
caskets being moved into the gym and saluting the two men I didn't know, I was heart broken to
think of your families and what you left, to put this, your life, on the line and to lose. I
know now more then ever I want to stand there where you once stood. I want to stand tall, and
proud as a New Hampshire State Police Trooper and do the job the way you both did it every day
of your lives with grace and perfection. Thank you for the inspiration, and know I will always
remember and keep with me the thought and remberance of you both as I work in law enforcment
and carry on all the days of my life.

Sincerely with great appreciation,

Cadet Henry E. Gerbreth, III
Norwich University - Corps of Cadets


In the short time that I have been with the Division I have been introduced to many brother Troopers. You were one of only two standouts that just left a huge impression on me. Even though we never worked the same shift together or spent any great lengths of time talking, you came across as one of most sensible and sincere people I have ever met. I remember after you and Les were murdered watching Division members being interviewed on television, about the type of Trooper you were. They all said you were a professional. You were so much more than that. That was too generic a term to describe you. Remember that night you came up to Wentworth's Location to relieve me at that crime scene? Twelve hours later I come back to relieve you and instead of sitting in the cruiser being a cop, you were across the street, in uniform, helping that guy weld the muffler back on his skitter. In just those few short hours you left lifeling impressions on me about what it really means to be a North Country Trooper.

Your death has left so many people with a pain that could not have been imagined. You would be so proud to see how Troop F and Colebrook has rallied around Christine and the kids, helping them through this. Forgive me for not coming to your funeral, but I was the one of the "chosen few" that had to stay out and cover the road. You know how that works sometimes.

I miss you like a brother, Scott. There is a hole in my heart that is going to hurt for a long time. I wish that you were still with your family and with us. You will always be in my prayers. God Bless.



      I just wanted to let you know that everyone here is thinking of you
and Les. The holes left by your absence are much too vast to fill. I saw your father at
Officer Charron's funeral, only a little over a week after yours, and he is doing well. Having
the support of your brother Troopers has meant a great deal to him and I wanted to let you know
we will always be there for him and the rest of your family.

      Those who knew you will remember you for how you lived. Those who
didn't know you will remember you for how you died. All of us will remember the sacrifice you
and Les made so that others might live. Thankyou...

Trooper Chuck Hanson
New Hampshire State Police

Rest easy, Troop. You are not forgotten. A hero forever.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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