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Trooper Jason Eric Beal

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, January 15, 2000

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Reflections for Trooper Jason Eric Beal

To Gaston, Cory, and Jason-



You will always be with us and you will be sadly missed by all of us.  Take care, Brothers.



Indiana State Police

56th Recruit Class

Anonymous

Hi Daddy!  Your son was born on June 14, 2000 at 12:55pm.  I know that you would be so proud.  I can just see you now as you watch over us with your chest sticking out and a huge grin on your face as you tell everyone look at my son!



I want you to know that even though it pains me that you were taken from us I know that God did not leave me empty handed.  He gave me our son.  I will forever cherish him.  I know that we agreed that his name would be Cody Michael Beal, but under the circumstances I only thought it appropriate that he have two namesakes so his name is Cody Jason Michael Beal, after both his Daddy and his Grandpa.



We love and miss you Jason.  Your forever in our hearts and in our lives.

Em

Jason,



CONGRATUALTIONS!!  You've got a beautiful son and he looks just you when you were born; but, of course, you already know all of that!  We know that you were there with Emily through the whole thing giving her the strength and encouragement she needed.  Be assured that he will receive all the love and attention a child could ever want or need, but we'll not spoil him (ha! ha!).  He's a very special little boy for he's something of you that we can hold and love and cherish.  Please have comfort in the thought that Cody will know of you and your love for him.  We will all see that he learns everything there is to know about his Daddy; we just wish you were here to hold him and enjoy him as he grows up for there are things that cannot be taught him by any one other than his father but we will all try.



Marquis and Dalton miss you, too.  When they see your picture, they say, "That's Uncle Jason. He's with the angels."  It really brings tears to our eyes to hear it.  You are indeed with the angels and we all know that you are watching over us, protecting us until we meet again.  We love you so much, son, and we will forever miss you.  We hope you know that we will help Emily whenever she needs us.  We will be there for her and Cody as we were for you for as long as she desires.



Love,

Mom & Dad
Parents

Jason,


Just wanted you to know that you are missed so very much! You are in my thoughts all the time. I miss the way you used to play with the boys, you all looked so happy together. I know you would have been a super father to your son. You were a great brother and I enjoyed our talks when you came home late at night not so very long ago. I love you and miss you very much. I will always remember the good times we had as children!!!


Love Always

Tracy

Dear Jason:


Your father and I want you to know that we miss you so very much and will for the rest of our lives.  You were a very precious part of our lives and your memory will remain with us until it is our time to be with you and the good Lord.  It is our belief that you were part of a greater plan and that He felt our job was complete so he decided to call you home.  For whatever reason which is known only by you and the Lord, He decided to take you much sooner in life than what any of us were, or could ever be, prepared for. Our whole family will forever miss the bright smile, the cheery disposition, the overall good feelings you gave us when we were together. There will forever be an absence felt at any family dinner or holiday forevermore.


We are so proud of you and what you accomplished is the short time you had.  If only you had been able to stay here on earth longer, you would have accomplished so much, much more.  Our pride in you and your accomplishments is so great and our love for you so deep.  We know you are in a better place now. One that is beautiful, peaceful, and quiet; one where there is no pain, only bliss.  One day not so long from now we will both see you again and that is the strongest part of our drive to survive this and learn how to cope with what God has given us.  Until then, know this:  You will be forever missed, loved, and remembered by all of your family and by all who knew you.



* * * * *
                                         

THE PLAN OF THE MASTER WEAVER



  Our lives are but fine weavings that God and we prepare,

  Each life becomes a fabric planned and fashioned in his care.

  We may not always see just how the weavings intertwine, but we must trust the Master's hand and follow His design, for He can view the pattern upon the upper side, while we must look from underneath and trust in Him to guide...

  Sometimes a strand of sorrow is added to His plan, and though it's difficult for us, we still must understand that it's He who fills the shuttle, it's He who knows what's best, so we must weave in patience and leave to Him the rest...

  Not till the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly shall God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why-- the dark threads are as needed in the Weaver's skillful hand as the threads of gold and silver in the pattern He has planned.

* * * * *


  May God hold you in his hands as we hold in our hearts.

May He forever love and protect you as you watch over and protect us from above.  We will see you again, Jason, when it becomes our time to take that final step and cross that river to the other side of eternity.  Please be there waiting for us with that big, beautiful smile that we love and miss so much.



With All Our Love,

Mom & Dad

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

It is lonely here without you,

Knowing that it will be a long time before I see you again.

The world is full of heroes,

But the world cannot replace a friend.

I find myself calling for you,

I think about you all the time.

I remember the times we shared,

As your face is dancing in my mind.

The picture of you beside my bed,

Is there to start my day off with a smile.

For I will never forget the times we shared,

Both good and bad, not for a long while.

You walk among the living,

But I know you are in the heavens above.

One day in time we will be together,

On one of those cloudy beds.

I never got to tell you,

How much you really meant to me.

Now that you are gone,

I must let my heart be free.

There are so many things,

That I would like to say.

I don't know where to begin,

Or is it better to leave it that way?

I know that you are in a better place,

And may you always rest in peace.

Love always,

A family member

Anonymous

Jason,



I want you to know that I am and always have been very proud of you.  You never stopped until you reached your goals.  You were a man of your word; you never broke a promise.  You were a man that I am proud to say was my husband and you still are in my heart.



Our life together of 7.5 years, although too short, was very precious.  I enjoyed every minute, second that I was able to spend with you.  You promised me that you would always come home to me no matter what the circumstances.  You came through with your promise by surviving the accident for 3 days even though the doctors all told me that they were all amazed that you made it the hospital - not me.  I know that you are still with me and with our unborn child.  You are going to have the son that you always wanted!  One day our souls will be reunited, and when that day comes I will be back in your arms where I belong.



I believe that this was our destiny - as tragic as it is.  You always told me that if you were to go you wanted it to be during that happiest time of your life.  We owned our own home.  We were soon moving to be closer to our family; you were going to work in your home district.  We were married and had already celebrated our first wedding anniversary, even though in our hearts we were married long before.  Your dream of becoming an officer of the law had come true and you were finally off your probationary period.  Your son, althought you didn't know for sure we were having a boy, was on the way.  I believe that this was one of the happiest times of your life.  I wish we could have seen more, but this must have been the "happiest" time of your life.  I always told you that if anything happened to you that I wanted atleast to have your child.  I have him.  He has been so strong to survive through the most trying time of my life.



We both love you and miss you very much.  I look forward to the day that we are reunited 'til then watch over me and our son.



Love,

Em

Emily Beal
Wife

FROM ALL OF THE OFFICERS AT THE KY STATE DEPT OF CORRECTIONS, GOD BLESS YOU AND COMFORT YOU THROUGH YOUR TIME OF LOSS.TROOPER BEAL WILL ALWAYS BE IN THE HEARTS OF HIS LAW ENFORCEMENT BROTHERS, REGARDLESS OF WHAT BRANCH WE REPRESENT! WE ALL SHARE A COMMON BOND! GOD BLESS YOU.

Anonymous
Kentucky Department of Corrections

I write this with deep saddness in my heart. I was Jason's supervisor and was with him when he died. It hurts to see a young man taken so early in his life. His love for life and his wife was very deep. He was an avid deer and turkey hunter and expectant father. He was looking so forward to becoming a father and teaching his son about life and hunting. Now his wife will bring their child into this world and teach him about his father and the love that was between them. For the officer's that were close to Jason, time will heal their pain and loss.


Jason E. Beal will never be forgotten. His name will forever be etched on the minds of all law enforcement officers. He will be greatly missed by his fellow officers and especially his wife, son and family.

Sergeant Louis W. Brown
Indiana State Police

As a member of the Michigan State Police, may I offer my sincere sorrow for the loss of your loved one.  May God hold a special place for him and watch over you and your family.

Trooper Alan Renz
Michigan State Police

Immortality



Do not stand by my grave and weep

I am not there, I do not sleep

I am a thousand winds that blow

I am a diamond glint on snow

I am the sunlight on unripened grain

I am the gentle Autumn rain



When you awake in the morning, hush

I am the swift, uplifting rush

Of quiet birds in circled flight

I am the soft stars that shine at night

Do not stand at my grave and cry;

I am not there

I did not die

Anonymous

To the family and the friends of Trooper Beal.



I don't recall how many times I've been in the same situation that took Trooper Beal's life, and thanked God for getting me out of it alive.  Hearing of his death in this type of situation was extremly upsetting to me.  The first thought that came to my mind was, it could have been me.  And it just isn't fair.



May God be with you.  My prayers and those of my family will be with you.  I hope you realize that his death is not and will never be in vain.  He was too young to die, but he reminds us "old ones" of why we do, what we feel we have to do, in this life.  He was doing what he held in his heart as the "right thing to do".  You should be very proud of him.  I know in my heart, that he was doing what he felt he had to do, for all of US.



May God Bless.

Sgt. Roger W. Paul
Walton, KY Police Dept.

It pains me to see that another young trooper has lost his life helping others.  My deepest and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of Trooper Beal. Although I didn’t know Trooper Beal, I know that his loss is staggering and very disheartening.  I would like to say thank you to Trooper Beal for touching the lives of those around him and for everything he has done.

Anonymous

My heart goes out to his family. My husband of almost 15 years too was killed being struck by vehicle September 6, 1995. I will be at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in DC this month. If I can be of any help to the family please let me know.



Marilyn Goodheart

Kansas Concerns of Police Survivors

Survivor '95 Mrs. Dean Goodheart
Kansas Highway Patrol

July 22, 2003

Son,

It's been 3.5 long years since you were called home, although at times it seems like only yesterday. It's hard sometimes to realize that you are no longer here with us but then we come to the realization that you are really home with the Father. We still do not understand the rhyme or reason for the way things happened but someday we will. Emily and Cody help us out a lot. Having them helps relieve some of the pain.

Emily is still the sweetest person you'll ever meet and puts up with a lot from us. Hope that she doesn't get too tired of us later on. We couldn't ask for a better daughter-in-law.

Cody is the best little guy and really loves his Daddy! We have him almost every weekend and really enjoy taking him fishing and swimming and all the other things little boys do. He loves to ride the bike we got him for his birthday. Last week he caught his first fish by himself! You should have seen the light in his eyes! It was a nice sized blue gill. He's a "catch & release" man, though, just like Papaw. He'll let you take the fish off the hook and then take it and let it go. Sounds like you and Papaw rubbed off on him. When we pick him up on Saturdays, he wants to either fish or swim. During the ride to our house, he'll start talking about his Daddy. Emily has really done a great job teaching him about you. He acts and looks more like you each day, more than anyone will ever know. This week he started asking us for a peanut butter and bologna sandwich. Grandma Gene (Cody's name for Mom) never knew you ever ate them. Emily and Grandma Barker just assumed we had taught him to eat them so they never really thought anything about it. In the end, though, we all learned that none of us had mentioned them to him before. Cody's always telling Grandma Gene that he has talked to Daddy and now we are beginning to believe him. He's always coming up with something new, something that no one else but you could have taught to him. He's really growing up fast and is smart as a tack! We really love him and Emily! They both bring such joy to our hearts. It would have been so nice to see all of you together as a family. Oh what a gorgeous picture that would have been!

Jason, not a day goes by that you're not on our minds. We think about you all the time. We know that the Good Lord doesn't give us anything more than we can handle so we know that eventually we will come to understand what has happened to you and to our lives. We will see you again, sweetheart, but until then, know that we love you and miss you very much. Till our time comes, may the Lord and you watch over Emily, Cody, and your family and keep us all well and safe.

Love,
Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad
Parent

July 20, 2003

Jason,

Today is my 25th birthday. The birthday you missed by one day. I am older than you. Something I never thought possible. You have been in my thoughts so much today.

The last 3.5 yrs has been very difficult for me to learn to live on without you, but I think that I am finally doing just that now.....living. And sometimes I feel very guilty for doing that, even though I know you want me to. I may have still been alive after you died, but I wasn't living for the longest time. I am finding out who I am, and I believe everyone should find a way to do that. (hopefully it won't take losing a loved one as I did for them)

You are still my strongest supporter and my biggest fan. I will always love you. But I will learn to be in love with another some day. I will make a home for me and for our son. And I hope that in all my actions one thing stays constant......that you will always be proud of me just as you were when you were here.

I love you and I hope that you will continue to watch down on us always.

Your best friend and biggest fan,
Emily Beal
surviving spouse 1/15/00

Rest in peace troop. We have the watch now.

Senior Trooper
Virginia State Police

To the wife and family of this fine trooper-
God Bless all of you for your fine remembrances of this outstanding young man, trooper, husband and now father. It is such a tragedy that he was killed when he had so much to live for with all of you. You all have my prayers as you struggle through these difficult days. I know he would be and is proud of you for your strength and character. You have all inspired me to be a better husband and father and Sergeant. I hope you all find some happiness in your memeories of this fine man.

Police Sergeant Charlotte, NC

Anonymous

God Bless you and your family Brother Beal.

Ofc Scott Sparks
Chesterfield Co(Va) PD

Jason,
I can't believe that it's been three years since you were called to a higher duty. I drove by your accident site today while on my way to Whitko High School and it brought some memories back. Even though I didn't get to know you as good as some of the other guys at the department, I will always remember the last words you said a month before you left. I will always do my best to stay safe. I'm glad that Emily and Cody have so many people standing by them. Talk to you later.
2/20/03

Darcy Meade
KCSO Warsaw IN

Rest easy Warrior you have done your time in Hell. I am sorry and visit these sight often wandering why this happens. As your son grows up I am sure he will know what a very brave man you were. I am sure he will read these coments and see that you have made a differance in this world.God Speed we will all meet again in a better place.To the loved ones left behind don't be missing your loved one for he is still with you and is waiting for you to join him forever Prayers to your loved ones Trooper.

STATE TROOPER D OSBORNE K-9
Tennessee Highway Patrol

Jan. 25, 2003

Boy, reading these sites is sometimes pure torture. Wow, Emily, I
think you're the trooper here!! May God continue to strengthen and
heal you and Jason's family, too. My heart breaks with yours.
Persevere you all!

Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Lynn Kole

January 15, 2003

Jason,

It's been 3 years since you left this world for a better one. I cannot begin to describe what the last 3 years has been like for us since you left, but I know that I don't have to because you were watching the whole time.

I am sure that you are very proud of our son! He is a very smart boy (keeps my hands full!). He looks and acts a lot like you (keeping me really, really busy!). He asks about you often. I am doing my best to answer all his questions and all the following "Why Mommy?" questions. He knows that he is special because his Daddy is in Heaven with God.

We love you always.

Emily Beal

Dear Jason,

I never got to meet you. However, I met your wife and she told me about this web site. I had to check it out and read about you. I can't tell you how proud of Emily, and I don't really know her yet. She's told me a lot about you and I'd read a lot about you on here. I grew up always wanting to be a firefighter and follow in my dad's foot steps. My brother on the other hand wanted to be a cop, but got a taste of firefighting from dad and became a full time firefighter. However, he did end up becoming a cop part time. Any how, I know you will keep him safe as all the other officers out there. Anyway, I hope to be able to work with you some day protecting heaven. I will do anything in my powers to help Emily and Cody if they ever need anything. I know we are from two different brotherhoods, but you are still a brother, and from learning what I have about you, I think you'd watch out for my family as I'll try to watch out for yours. May god bless you, and watch over Emily, Cody, and the rest of your loved ones. You'll always be in my heart Jason.

Firefighter- Dennis M. Yost
Pennfield Twp. (Battle Creek), MI

Feb. 5, 2002

It's been a little over two years since we lost you. I can still remember your magic smile. I love you and I miss you every day. Your picture is hanging in the hall and every night Cody walks by it to go to bed he's says, "night dadda." Well it sorta sounds like that. Then he'll kiss the picture or blow you a kiss. I'll make sure that he knows what a great man and father you were. I love you! Someday we'll be together again, until then know that you are always in our hearts.

Love,
M

Emily Beal
Wife

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