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

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

I am a missionary to Ouanaminthe, Haiti. About a year or so ago I was leading a trip and 500.00 in funds were given to me from the Scott Baird foundation. Right before I left, I recieved an email from a Haitian pastor/ orphanage director that they had taken in 11 children from the earthquake who had brought lice to the orphanage and now they had 46 kids with lice! So I went to walmart and bought all the lice shampoo you could find and some clippers. While on mission, I was working in a clinic on the second floor doing dental hygiene. The pastor came by to pick up the huge duffel bag of supplies. He told me "Liza, we have one child and her head is very sick, I don't think she has lice." So I told him that my mother-in-law, who is an RN, would be meeting me at 4:00 to walk me back and could he arrange the child to be brought to the clinic so we could take a look at her. He agreed. About 4:00, a cook for the orphanage showed up with two children, Mae-lyn and Maison. Mae-lyn was 2 years old and was the child with a very sick head. Literally, I thought she might die in my arms. Her limbs were totally limp. Her eyelids came open and I saw her eyeballs roll straight into the back of her head. Her scalp and chest were oozing and had pustules everywhere, all of her hair had been lost. I had never seen anything resembling this, nor had my mother-in-law who has been an RN for 48 years. I thought she probably had AIDS. In any case, a horrible infection. The generator for the clinic turns off at 3:30, so there were no lights and everyone was gone. We had steped out onto the balcony to look at Mae-lyn in the sunlight. I then noticed the little boy sitting in a chair that had come with them he was 6. (Coincidentally or not, the same ages as my own children at the time). I noticed that something wasn't right with his eyes. I asked the cook about him and she replied "He only sees shadows". She told me that these children were brother and sister and that their mom had severe mental illness and they had been wandering the streets for a long time when the mayor asked the orphanage to take them in about 2 months prior. (there were actually 4 sibblings, but the orphanage could only take two). A few months before my arrival at this clinic in Haiti they had added an optometrist to the staff (to serve the town population of 140,000). The optometrist had left for the day, but our interpreter noticed him in the crowd on the street from the balcony and shouted to him. He came up and examined Maison and determined he had congenital cateracts and surgery now, plus a complete lens replacement later in life would restore most of his vision! So I promised Maison this would happen. The next day (not knowing if Mae-lyn would survive the night), we had her seen at the clinic using the funds from Scott Baird. Her IV was 17.00, 4.00 to be seen, 20.00 for meds, her blood work showed the infection, but she has no HIV, Hep B or C, or TB. She was completely cured. Maison is currently awaiting a medical visa for a children's hospital in Jacksonville and we have a family to adopt them both in North Carolina. It has been almost a year of efforts involving multiple churches and missionaries. The remainder of the fund was set up with the clinic administrator so that all children from this particular orphanage could come in a recieve, medical, dental, optical emergency care and medicines. It ran out after about 6 months and I recieved some donations to refill it and it is almost out again. I plan to do whatever I can to keep it going. We made laminated ID card for the orphans that have their names, picture and birthdate on them. I know that this fund has saved Mae-lin's life which was in immediate danger and many others. I would love to send the family some pictures of her. This whole situation is a testiment of God's Love and Faithfulness. He is involved in every detail. As a result of this fateful encounter, I have become heavily involved in this orphanage. God bless Scott Bairds family which has saved lives around the globe!
In Christ, Liza

Liza Case
Trinity United Methodist Church Missionary

February 12, 2011

Remembering the true heroes who gave their all for us. Scott you are a true hero to all of us. I know that the pain in the hearts of your family is as strong today as it was on that dreaded day in 2001. Your mom is so strong and I am sure that you are just like her... Continue to rest in peace, you will never be forgotten.

Kelly and family, we are thinking of you today, it is hard to believe that it has been 10 years. My heart and prayers are with you all.

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

Anonymous

February 12, 2011

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

October 20, 2010

Scott,

Today I attented the State Law Enforcement Memorial in Tallahassee, on your birthday. I always thought from the day you were born that I would be with you on your birthdays, instead I am wishing that we still had those and other days together. I miss you so very much. The Memorials are a wonderful tribute to you and all the other fallen officers and I am proud to be there to honor your name and memory.
Happy Birthday in Heaven..

Mom

May 3, 2010

I have lived in Gainesville for a few years now and drive down 16th everyday. I always see the sign stating that the street is named after Officer Baird and often see the memorial. My thoughts and prayers are with you all who have known Officer Baird and I am so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous

April 23, 2010

Scott, You were of the best people I ever knew in this profession; and in life. When we went to academy together I always looked forward to seeing you and going through that expierence together. My thoughts are with you and you will never be forgotten. Peace brother.

ID #1342

February 12, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 12, 2010

Scott,

You have seen so many of your fellow offioers joining you in Heaven as our men and women are gunned down brutally. It is so sad, but we will never forget you and all the fine officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice. You are thought of everyday. Miss you so much.

Mom

December 4, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 25, 2009

Scott..I remember when we first started FTO together and I held a bar-b-que at my house to celebrate. I will never forget how funny it was watching you drive around my back yard in my daughter's toy jeep. I will never forget the sound of your voice calling me "ARG". I'll never forget how proud your mom looked when she rode with you that night. Those are memories that I will cherish. I will never forget you! Rest in peace. 0453

Anonymous

February 19, 2009

Scott,
We remembered you tonight on Scott Baird Blvd where you were tragically killed just eight years ago. Your mom is strong- She spoke at the candle vigil tonight and you would be so proud of her. She wears the same uniform now and I know you are watching over her. Keep looking over your mom and your family. You are sorely missed and we thank you for your sacrifice once again. We also thank your family for their sacrifice as well.

Sgt Lisa Satcher
Gainesville Police Dept

February 13, 2009

My thoughts today and always - you are missed!

Trish Everitt
prior GPD

February 12, 2009

To Officer Scott Matthew Baird, his mother and other loved ones, and his fellow officers with Gainesville Police Department:

On this the eighth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is with all family members and friends who call you beloved. They are all in my thoughts and prayers today. I can see from the loving reflections left by your mother, your sister, and your loyal friends that you were an amazing young man who is loved and missed by all those whose lives you touched. I especially hold your mother in my heart's embrace today as I too share the anquish of losing a beloved child

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Scott. I am so humbled by your valor and service.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Scott gave to his community and the citizens of Florida, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 12, 2001.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 12, 2009

God Speed Brother,

You shall never be forgotten.

Anonymous

February 1, 2009

Your still in our thoughts and prayers, Rest peacefully my
Brother, say hello to our brothers whom accompany you on the watch in heaven, as we continue the watch here,Godbless
you and your family,P.s. your mom's still continuing your
Legacy on the beat, " Never Good Bye, just So Long for Now"

MarkMiller
Ocala Police /City Watch Officer

August 11, 2008

Scott,
Just last night I was looking at the picture Sarah and I keep on the refrigerator of you. It was the day we went to Wild Waters. You have the biggest smile on your face and look so happy. That is exactly how I will always remember you because that was all I ever saw. You were only in my life for such a short period of time yet you will spend a lifetime in my heart. I miss you buddy!
Rebecca
Gainesville, FL

Anonymous

July 31, 2008

I will always remember the day you were called home. Thank you so much for the job you did.

Sgt R. Hill
FL DOC

June 27, 2008

Officer Baird, just wanted to take a second to remember
you and your family, Always in our hearts and prayers.

MarkMiller
Ocala Police /City Watch Officer

June 23, 2008

Scott,

No matter how bad the days may seem, nothing compares to losing you. Words cannot describe the pain that comes from missing you so much. On another note, I just want you to know I respect you so much for the job you did protecting the community and citizens of Gainesville. You are always remembered and will never be forgotten. Love you and miss you.

Mom

June 12, 2008

Scott
Seven years have past, but it seems like just yesterday we were working mids together. I have recently returned to the midnight shift and many nights I have thoughts of the great times I had working with you. See you can some day brother of blue.

ad415
GPD

May 28, 2008

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