Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Petty Officer Scott Chism

United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, March 24, 2001

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Reflections for Petty Officer Scott Chism



February 27, 2008

Scott. I met your parents today and all I can say is, they love you. I wish I could have met you, so I could have my own personal opinion of you. "I know it would be great"
As your parents spoke about you today, I feel like I know you. All I ask is that you bless them and look over them because they truely love you. I can say I am here to help them. THEY LEFT AN IMPRESSION ON ME.

Ty Jackson
Friend of parents

February 17, 2008

It has been almost seven years and I did not forget. I regret leaving the service but I do not regret meeting. It was like yesterday that I saw you. You were passionate in your work and the Buffalo Sabers. Yes, I was young and immature at the time but that did not stop me from noticing why you wanted me to succeed in life. I am married now and have three children. I noticed that Kelsey added a reflection, wow, I remember you as well. You were four years old at the time. And your little brother who was merely a baby. Thank you Scott for believing in and helping me realize how important the Coast Guard really was. I kept your flag on the 22 footer that capsized. I have it framed on my wall just to remind me of that day. It has inspired me to join a law enforcement career maybe even consider joining the Border Patrol. Semper Paratus.


Reinaldo Jose Torna
Former Shipmate

February 14, 2008

My dad was a very important person and was very strong. He was always there for me, my brother, and my mom. We all miss him dearly and pray for him every day. I am Eleven years old now and will never forget him.


January 14, 2008

Scott, Its coming up on 6 years. I still think about you everyday. I ended up joining the Coast Guard, you played a big role in that. You were a huge role model for me, I looked up to you, and learned so much from you. Keep an eye on me, i need it sometimes. Fair winds, and following seas my friend.

MK3 Adam Hayes
U.S. Coast Guard

August 27, 2007

Your EOW was 6 years ago today, but time has not
diminished your sacrifice. So sad you left us so soon!
Lynn Kole
Washington State

March 24, 2007

Thank you for your service and dedication. May you rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

July 30, 2006

Can't believe it's been 5 years . Your Mom and Dad still suffer everyday. Your beautiful children are a joy to all of us who love them even though we don't see them very often. I hope you are spending time with Granny and Grandpa in heaven.

Aunt Sue

May 13, 2006

Rest in peace, Coastie. On the 5th anniversary of your death, our hearts and prayers are with those you left behind. May God bless them, and all of those serving our country.


March 24, 2006

To Petty Officer Scott Chism and his loved ones:

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

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.
Reading the loving reflections about your beloved Scott gives us some understanding of what a kind and honorable young man he was.

Scott, you rescued us, saved our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

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, Petty Officer Chism. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Scott gave to his community and the citizens of our country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 24, 2001.

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

March 23, 2006

God bless you. Keep a watch over us. We love you.

September 8, 2004

Scott was a great leader and a great friend. He was my mentor and I will carry his memory and friendship with me always. "Your always on our minds and through Gods grace for you I shine"

BM2 Russ Eiser
U.S. Coast Guard

August 17, 2004

I was USNR, but have always respected "my" Coast Guard.
AS you now know, Jesus Loves You, So do we!

Ret Officer RB WAde
Richmond,VA Police

October 6, 2003

To the family of my fallen comrade,

My name is Christopher M. Hess and I am the son of a 24-year veteran of the Easton, Pennsylvania Police Department. It is with great sadness and grief that I learn of the death of your love one. Whenever a brother or sister falls in the line of duty, it always has a profound and lasting effect on me.

Although my father was and “inside” officer for his last 14 years of service, I often feared for not only his safety, but also for the men and women who serve along side of him. Being a police officer in this day and age is the most difficult job out there. Your loved one has paid the ultimate price protecting the citizens of your community as well as the entire country from those who have now regard for humanity. Please know that there are many other people who are sharing in your pain and grief at this very moment, for when one of our own pays the ultimate price, a little bit of us passes with them. Your loved one is a hero who will never be forgotten. I realize that the pain and grief may seem too great to handle, but feel comforted by knowing that is an extended family out here who support you and are praying for your comfort, safety, and well being. Your family will always be in my family’s mind and prayers. We wish you peace in handling the rough times ahead. May God grant you a speedy closure.

Respectfully yours,

The Hess family in Easton, Pennsylvania

P.S. COPS is an outstanding support group for survivors of Law Enforcement Officers who fall in the line of duty.

Christopher M. Hess

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Petty Officer Scott Chism.


It has been 2 years since you were taken from us. You are being
remembered fondly today. Thank you for your service to our country
and may God watch over your family and loved ones and all those who
still miss and love you.

Lynn Kole
Washington State

Farewell fellow coastie!

Trooper Nick Casto
Washington State Patrol

Rest In Peace my fellow Coastie. We have assumed the watch that you left behind. We will not forget you my Brother.
Watch over us as we continue the job that you left behind.

Telecommunication Specialist Second Class (TC2) Robert Crumley
United States Coast Guard

Petty Officer Robert Crumley
United States Coast Guard

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