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

Good Morning Sir just wanted to let you know I was taking a
few moments to let you and your family know that My wife
and I are still keeping you and LT.Dahlem, and both families
In prayer, I often stop by and take a moment of silence for
You and Deputy Brian Litz, just Before going to the Police
Dept. well tell Spooner I Said hello, Never good bye, just
so long for now my Brother in blue.
M.Miller OPD-City Watch

Ocala Police /City Watch Officer

April 25, 2008

Scott was a good friend from highschool. I only found out recently of his passing, and in searching for more info I discovered this page. I lost touch after highschool, but the few years I knew you, I knew you were destined for something wonderful. You were the kind of person we should all strive to be. Your humor and kindheartedness touched me very personally. I remember the artwork you would share with me. One of the pictures inspired me to write poetry about it. You were such a spirit lifting individual, but also showed your sensitive side as well. Even though we lost touch so many years ago, my heart broke to hear of your passing. To Scott's mom, your son was an angel here on earth, my prayers are with you and your family.


Friend from highschool

March 11, 2008


Your loved ones are in my thoughts today, as they remember the day; seven long years ago, when their lives were forever changed.

Norie Haas
Mom of Deputy Brian Haas
E.O.W. 4/24/04

Norie Haas

February 12, 2008

Dear Scott,

Once again I went out to the road named after you and left a wreath of flowers and lit a candle for you. I imagine your friends that worked with you will be out there again at 4:00 a.m. to honor you. We will gather at 7:00 p.m. to remember and honor you. I promise you Scott, as long as I live,you will always be remembered, you will never be forgotten. I cannot believe it has been seven years. Trust me the pain is as real as yesterday and probably always will be. I miss you so much...



February 11, 2008



February 9, 2008

The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 13, 2007

Well Scott the clock continues to click down here on earth. Your Mom is doing a great job as a PST and is taking another shot at being a POlice Officer. It will be great to see her in uniform this yearin Washington DC. I know that you are as proud of her as she is of you. Hope you are getting to spend plenty of time with Corey. It is good to know that I will have a couple of good FTO's when I get to heaven. We will continue to make you proud down here. Take care and watch over us down hear. 0028

GPD Officer

November 30, 2007

I logged onto ODMP and you were the featured officer so I thought I would come to your page and leave a reflection. I know the daily struggle your Mother faces as she starts each day. Her first thought as she awakes in the morning is of you and you are the last thought she has at night before she drifts off to sleep. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones. Come to them in their dreams in vivid color so they can feel your presence and know you are protecting them. You are a true hero and heroes never die. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 13, 2007

Rest in peace blue angel! God bless you and your family.

Mother of UF Student.

September 22, 2007


I just wanted to say we still remember you and we still miss you. You are our HERO! Scott Baird Boulevard is a constant memory every time I drive by there. I continue to lift your family up in my prayers-- because I know they miss you so very much. Your light still shines here!

Cpl. L Satcher
Gainesville Police Dept

July 16, 2007


I just returned from Washington today for National Police Week. I stil find it incredibly amazing the honor and respect that is bestowed to you and the other fallen officers. Every year at the candlelight it is confirmed that you will not be forgotten. And that is the most important message I can receive. Although I do my best here to keep your memory alive, we need the local and national memorials to do it for you and the others. Even though this is my fifth time going to Washington, I can still vividly remember the first year. I feel the pain every year for those first year survivors. But as I told someone there the other day, I go on because I know you walk beside me. I could not go on if you were not with me. I miss you every day Scott and love you even more.
I'll see you in my dreams.



May 17, 2007

You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your service and dedication to our town. Continue to watch over your fellow officers. Rest in peace Sir. God Bless.

Deputy's Wife

April 15, 2007

On Monday April 9th 2007,Mom and I went to Lt.Dahlem's service. Your mom read a poem, she did real good. I know you know that, because you were looking over all of us. Scott sometimes I sit and think of what you would be doing right now. Would you be someones husband , would you be someones DADDY? One thing I do know, you are Kelly's son, you are Buddy and Krista's brother. Most of all you are a HERO. Scott, We love and miss you every second of the day. Keep watching over us and protecting your Brothers and Sisters in BLUE...See how big Julieann and Logan have gotten!!!

Christina Baird
Sister-n- law

April 11, 2007

I miss and think of you everyday


April 10, 2007


I attended Lt. Dahlem's service today - it was an amazing tribute. Somehow, I could feel your presence. I agree that this is odd because, as I have mentioned before, I don't recall having ever met you. But there was just something all too familiar. Perhaps is was the feeling of great loss, or perhaps it was the look of heartache on the faces of family, friends, and co-workers. Or, perhaps it was the feeling of utter helplessness that follows such a horrible loss. And you know that law enforcement officers do not cope well with the inability to control a situation...

At any rate, I thought I'd leave you a quick note while leaving one for Corey. I wanted you to know I was thinking about you and your family today.

All my best,

Dep. Greg Lyons

Dep. Greg Lyons #763
Alachua County Sheriff's Office

April 9, 2007

Dearest Scott, I wrote to Corey yesterday on this all too familiar site; and as I was writing it occurred to me that it had been a while since I said "hello" to you. As you watch over us from above I can't help but feel our streets are a little safer...and from having known you our lives a little brighter. I miss your beautiful smile and your never ending laughter...that must be what the angels up above needed as God took you from us to give to them. Your memory lives on and you are not forgotten!!

A friend in Records,

Marcilee Ergen
Gainesville PD

April 6, 2007

Dear Mom of Scott, I read all of the messages to Scott and yours were the most inspiring to me. Although I did not know him, it sounds as if he were a wonderful man from a most loving family and also full of friends he knew or did not know. God Bless You and all that have written here. Autie


April 5, 2007

It has been over six years since you were taken from us so senselessly. You have been on my mind and in my heart since then. I passed your memorial on Scott Baird Blvd. the other day and spent some time with you. Thank you for being such a shining moment in my life. You were such a sweet person and a great officer. We are all hurting again, Lt. Corey Dahlem died yesterday. Please be with him and comfort him so he knows that we are all here for his family as we have been for yours. Your mom is so strong. I spoke with her this morning. I know where you got it from.
God Speed my Friend!
Love to you.


April 5, 2007

You will never be forgotten, in Gainesville or anywhere else.

Gainesville resident

February 27, 2007


I'm sure you're aware, but I couldn't make it this year to your memorial. I was taking care of my wife and son, they were both sick. I still think of you and miss you continuously! Thank you for sharing your friendship and allowing me to become so close to your wonderful family.

Cpl. John E. Franklin

February 15, 2007

Scott, I wanted to let you know that your mother and the entire community in Gainesvilles held a beautiful memorial for you last night. They all love and miss you so very much. You are truly a hero that will NOT be forgotten.

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

February 13, 2007

I was browsing thru "today in history" and clicked on
your reflection page. I remember you from seeing your
photo. It has been 6 years ago today that you were
taken from this earth. It's easy to see from all these
reflections that you were well respected and highly
cherished. I pray that you heard Jesus say, "Well done,
good and faithful servant." If you did, I'll meet you some
day and we will worship the Lord together. God bless
your parents, friends and co-workers. John 3:16
Lynn Kole
Washington State

February 12, 2007

Six years ago today since that fateful day you were taken from us. You are missed so very much. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. I try to think of the good times but there are very painful memories that creep in. It seems like forever that you've been gone, but this anniversary feels like yesterday. Scott, you were a wonderful person and you touched so many lives and I will keep your memory alive. I love you and miss you Scott..

Love, Mom


February 12, 2007

May you sleep in peace and may His Angels give your Mom a special hug today.

February 12, 2007

I was in the Military with your Father and got to know Sonny and Kelly very well. Trying to contact them 27 years later..I found your Mom thru a Police memorial site. Not the way I wanted to find them.
You were a little baby then and I could see how crazy they were over you.
In your short twenty three years you seemingly touched many lives and became an outstanding young man. You will be missed.
Mike Blust

Lt. Mike Blust
Cincinnati Fire Dept.

January 15, 2007

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