Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Scott Matthew Baird

Gainesville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, February 12, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Scott Matthew Baird

I was in the Smoothie King today and the sweet girl behind the counter bought my smoothie. When I asked her why, she said her father was Fallen Officer Scott Baird and she sometimes does this for other officers. Her name was Juliann Baird.
I didn't know you Officer Baird, but if your still reading these posts from above, RIP you left a wonderful legacy in that daughter of yours.

Meyer Carter
Marion County Sheriff's Office

January 16, 2019

Some prank! A hero forever Officer Baird. Rest in peace. A two to three-hundred pound batting cage in the road. Ladders on the highway are not uncommon.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 28, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

February 13, 2018

17 years today Scott. It was a Monday morning when I got the knock on the door that changed my life forever. The candlelight tonight was beautiful. You are loved and missed by so many. My heart is forever broken until we meet again.

Mom

February 12, 2018

Scott, my heart and prayers are with your family as they have been without you for 15 years, it is hard to believe that so much time has gone by since that terrible night. I know that the pain in your mom's heart is still as strong as the day she received the news. Your mom is such a strong person, I know that you are with her all the time.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure, EOW 08/6/02, Union County, SO

February 13, 2017

Scott it is 16 years today since you have been gone. My heart aches every day and life has never been the same. It is not just your family who misses you, your friends miss you too. You truly left your mark on so many people. You really were unique and special. I will miss you till the day I die. Please watch over us Scott.

Mom

February 12, 2017

Scott it is 15 years today. My heart is just as heavy and broken as it was then. I think about you every single day, I long for the days gone by, I miss you so much. You were only in our lives for such a short time but I treasure all the memories you gave us. Tonight we will gather on Scott Baird Blvd to honor and remember you. I hope you are smiling down on us, happy to see all your family, friends and people who never were fortunate enough to meet you paying their respects. Continue to watch over us Scott.

Mother of Fallen Officer
Mom

February 12, 2016

Scott, You would be so proud of your mom. I know that through her experience she is helping others who have also lost loved ones. You are not forgotten. RIP

Cpl. Renee Guyan
Gainesville Police Dept, Fl

May 4, 2015

Where did the time go, it seems like just yesterday when I met your mom. My heart and prayers are with your family today and always. Scott you are a hero who will never be forgotten and may you continue to rest in peace and patrol the streets above. Continue to watch over those left behind.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure, EOW 08/06/02

February 12, 2015

I didn't know Scott but I have been able to get to know his family and little brother Ian. I am lucky that I get to see Ian every summer during our Police Camp program and remind him that he will always be part of our family. Scott will always have brothers in law enforcement and we will forever be here for your family. God Bless you.

Sgt. Robie D. Bonner
Ocala Police Department

April 9, 2014

Scott,

Another year has gone by, the pain of losing you will never go away. I miss you so much, I think of you everyday. The wreath is on the road, the candle is lit. Tomorrow we will gather again to honor and remember you, I am always amazed at how many people come, some people who have never even met you, its heartwarming.

I love you,
Mom

Mom

February 11, 2014

Scott,

I can hardly believe it has been 12 years. I just wanted to tell you I really miss your friendship. We had many great times, and lots of laughs, together. You're one-in-a-million, and I wish I had those times back. You will never be forgotten.

Lt. Jeff Blundell
Gainesville Police Department

February 12, 2013

12 years today....the pain never goes away...the hurt is down so deep inside. I miss you so much. Tonight is the candlelight, your friends, family and people who never had the great opportunity to meet you will be there tonight. It is all for you Scott, I hope you are shining down from heaven on us as we gather. This is the poem I will read tonight for you:

Until We Meet Again

Each morning when we awake
we know that you are gone.
And no one knows the heartache
As we try to carry on.

Our hearts still ache with sadness
and many tears still flow.
What it meant to lose you, No one will ever know.

Our thoughts are always with you,
your place no one can fill.
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we love you still.

There will always be a heartache,
and often a silent tear,
But always a precious memory
Of the days when you were here.

If tears could make a staircase,
And heartaches make a lane,
We'd walk the path to heaven
And bring you home again.

We hold you close within our hearts,
And there you will remain,
To walk with us throughout our lives
Until we meet again.

Our family chain is broken now,
And nothing will be the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

Mom

February 12, 2013

I want to wish you a Happy New Year and let you know that you are not forgotten. I will do my best to stop by and write to you every chance I get. HEROES live forever, and you Officer Baird are a hero... Your mom is such an inspiration to me and I thank God for her all the time. She is there for everyone even as her heart breaks and the pain is strong. Continue to rest rest in peace and again, I will never forget.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

January 6, 2013

I am sorry I am a day late, but wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and to let you know that I am thinking of you and your family today and always.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

December 26, 2012

I want to wish my heroes a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope that you all enjoy sitting around your table in heaven and enjoying each other, may you all know that we will never forget and we miss you all so very much.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

November 21, 2012

I don't think of you once a day, I think of you many times a day. Words cannot express how much I miss you.

Kelly Gaudet
Mom

October 24, 2012

I'm thinking of you, and I miss you.

Lt. Jeff Blundell
Gainesville Police Department

June 5, 2012

As I sat at the wall in DC on Mother's Day I thought about your mom, and knew how much she misses you and that the pain in her heart is so strong and unbearable at times, but I also knew I was there with the most special heroes in the world. As I held my candle high I thought of all of you, I promise to never forget the sacrifice that you all made for all of us. Continue to rest in peace Scott.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

May 22, 2012

I am sitting here tonight just thinking of all of you, my heroes who I have on my home page of ODMP. As we get closer to NPW my heart gets heavier and heavier as I know your mom's does as well. As I go to DC again this year and light my candle for all of you, I will again cry and look towards heaven where I will see all the shinning stars and know that you are all standing right beside us all and walking step by step with us down the pathway of hereos.. Rest in peace tonight and always Officer Baird. I will never forget...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

April 7, 2012

My heart and prayers are with Scott's mom and family today as they face this dreadful day, no matter how many years have passed the pain in their hearts is still so very strong. Scott your mom is an inspiration to all us mother's left behind to cherish our kids memories. Continue to rest in peace Scott, you young man are a true hero who I will never forget.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

February 12, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Baird. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 10, 2012

Merry Christmas Scott, may you continue to rest in peace young man, we will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us. HEROES live forever, and you are a hero. Watch over your mom and family today and always.


Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Deb

December 25, 2011

I was a student at Gainesville High school at the time of your passing. During one of our softball games we stopped the entire game and held a candle light vigil for you. Your death made a huge impression on me. I can't drive past those fields without thinking of you.

Rachel

December 23, 2011

Scott,
When people ask me if it feels like ten years my answer is when I think of the knock on my door the ride to the hospital the horrendous days after nope that seems like yesterday. When I think of how long it has been since I heard your laugh saw your beautiful smile I feel everyday of the ten years. You changed my life the day you came in it and you changed it again the day you left. My heart will never heal. I can only pray that we will be together again some day. I love you more and more each day.

Mom

February 12, 2011

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