Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Scott Arner

Jasper County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, January 4, 2002

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Reflections for Sergeant Scott Arner

Sarge....there hasn't been a day since you passed away that I haven't regretted arresting that woman that gave that BS info that got you into the water.

Thanks for the qualification tips.... I'll never shoot above 95% and it's ok.

Ptl Sgt Wayne Smith
Former Co-worker,/ Diamond Police

February 28, 2021

Rest in peace Sergeant Arner.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 9, 2019

After fifteen years you are still remembered my friend! The stories of you and Dunja are still being passed on. You will always be remembered as: Dedicated to Duty. Eager to help. Devoted to family. A Husband, Father, Friend, and Fellow Law Enforcement Officer that is missed greatly. Godspeed Scott.

Lieutenant W.,D. Barksdale (Retired)
Carthage Missouri Police Department

January 6, 2017

It's been ten years buddy and you are still being talked about. Hard to believe the amount of time that has passed. You are still remembered as: Dedicated to Duty. Eager to help. Devoted to family. A Husband, Father, Friend, and Fellow Law Enforcement Officer that is missed greatly. Godspeed Scott.

Lieutenant W.D. Barksdale
Carthage Missouri Police Department

January 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 10th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 4, 2012

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 23, 2009

7 years ago today. Time has not diminished your service nor your sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


January 4, 2009

Thankyou sir for your service and sacrifice. You are a true hero who will never be forgotten


February 7, 2008



December 31, 2007

"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 6, 2007

I worked with Scott athe the Jasper County Sheriff's Dept for 5 years and he was a very trusted friend. I have missed him greatly over the years and now that I am back in Law enforcement he is on my mind alot. I learned what it takes to be a great person and a great friend from him.

I cane remember working with Scott one night and getting a call to go to the hospital because one of us was about to becomae a father. He was so excited but it turned out that I was the one that night. We often talked about that.

You will always be in my heart and your family will always be in my prayers

Sam Brakebill
Republic PD

October 9, 2007

May Our Lord bless you and your loved ones.

January 4, 2007

My fiancé, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in SE Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Scott did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Scott be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Sergeant Arner's family, friends, and co-workers must have gone through in losing him. My heart goes out to you all,especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. Please know that my thoughts are with you and that you are not alone in your "journey". Should you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact me. (Dennis' department will also always know how to reach me.)

As a fallen officer "survivor" and a friend, please accept my condolences on behalf of myself and the McElderry family. I never got the opportunity to know Scott but from reading these reflections I am certain Scott was well respected and well loved. Scott will live on in the hearts of all the lives he touched. You were all lucky to have had him be a part of your lives, even continues to watch over us all as only he can.

Thank you Sergeant Arner for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiancé Dennis for me.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

July 10, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

May God rest your soul.

January 4, 2005

We are approaching the third anniversary of Scott's death. I have not forgotten you, Scott. I think of you almost each and every day. You did everything "all-out". I will always admire that about you. I pray for Marinda and Shannah often. We love you and miss you terribly.

December 14, 2004

On behalf of the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association, I would like to express our deepest regards and sympathy to the family, friends and fellow officers of Sgt. Scott Arner. You gave the ultimate sacrifice. Scott, you may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten. Rest in peace blue angel and thank you for your service.

James A. Cortina

Connecticut Police Work Dog Association

February 12, 2004

Jan. 3, 2004

What sweet rememberances of YOU! I know the pain is still so fresh
and getting over this tragedy will take a long, long time. May God
comfort all those who are grieving your passing. Life is difficult at times
and the Lord Jesus wants to help carry our burdens. He gives us many
beautiful promises in His Word to help us through our valleys. I pray you
will feel His presence and know His peace.

Lynn Kole
Washington State

January 2, 2004

I met Sgt. Arner one night while working midnights at the jail.
Sgt. Arner asked me if i was new, i said yes i was, with a smile and a handshake he welcomed me to the sheriff's dept.
I had heard Sgt. Arner was a person to know and learn from.
I will never forget him and mourn the loss.
My thoughts and prayers for his family.

Thank you Sgt. Scott Arner, you will be missed.

charles Guevara
former deputy JCSO

October 23, 2003

Family of Sgt. Arner
Our hearts and thoughts are will you.

Det. Pam Zorsky
Hialeah PD

Wow! No wonder no one will ever be able to fill your shoes. You did
well, Sgt. May God comfort those still missing you and may your sweet
memories last forever. We need more like you and realize the
tremendous void you have left. March 21.2003

Lynn Kole
Washington State

Scott was a good freind and a honest man that could always be counted on. I will always remember the things you taught me as a freind , dive parntner , brother in-law and christian. you were always a great example to follow. we all miss you

David Garman

Rest in peace blue angel. Thank you for your service.

S. Yates
Concerned citizen



I remember calling on Scott one cold night about 4:00 in the morning for a vehicle search. Dispatch advised Scott was at the Sheriff's Office doing reports. I learned a lot about Scott that night as I would have griped and complained about having to come out in that kind of weather to do a search that maybe would reveal something and maybe not. I told dispatch to have him disreguard. Five minutes later Sgt. Arner was there with Magnum ready to go with a smile on his face. I apologized for having him get out this early for this when he was busy. Scott told me never to apologize for doing my job and explained his view of team work and anytime he was asked for he would be there. Scott made life look easy. I never heard a negative word come out of his mouth about anyone even when others were voicing opinions. I met Scott's daughter shortly after his death and I know now why you could never spend more than 20 minutes with him without him mentioning her or his wife. My heart goes out to his family and his exteneded family in law enforcment. I miss you and I know from first hand experience, your presence is still felt in Jasper County.

Webb City P.D.

You gave the ultimate sacrifice. Scott, you may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten. We are all family in this job, sometimes we are the only family each other has. In pace requiescat, Rest in peace! Keep a watch on the rest of us as we go on shift each day.

"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die, the world will cry and you will rejoice." (American Indian Prayer)

Isaiah 40:31

Ptl. Kimberly Moses
MTSU Campus PD, TN

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