Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Scott Quarles

Laurens County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, June 11, 2003

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Joseph Scott Quarles

I miss you more than anything brother.

Donald Livernois
Greenwood PD

December 8, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

June 11, 2020

Wow. I was looking for something to show a friend about another officer and I decided to see if you were listed here.

2003. It's been so long now...but it didn't feel like it.

I remember when someone we were in Jr. ROTC with at Byrnes called and told me about the accident. I was just in shock. I remember you being so lively, so hilarious...such a good person to know.

The Daytona Beach trip...the other many field trips we were all on...

"Operation Dumbo Drop"
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" sang at that restaurant on the pier...
"Puddin' Legs..." many other little bits that stick out and make me laugh, but make me sad at the same time.

You are a great guy, and you are still missed, Squirrels.

D.B. - no rank
formerly Cadet Senior Master Sergeant, Byrnes Air Force Jr. ROTC

July 12, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

Miss you Scott you were a good deputy.

Lieutenant James hall
Spartanburg county sheriff

March 2, 2013

This past week I had the fortune to teach at SCCJA on the driving range. On Friday I shared Scott's story. 10 years prior this month I sat in the same class with Scott and worried about failing out for not being able to pass driving. 1 year later I heard about his collision. I hope that through this tragedy, I can tell your story and it save a Brother or Sister. RIP Warrior. We have the watch.

Classmate BLE 431

July 15, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 9th 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 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 the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

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

June 11, 2012

I think of you so often and miss you so much. Somtimes it feels like you have been for so long and other times it is like you just left us. Just know you are always in my heart.


January 6, 2012

We had so many good times together and you were at my house so much. We were inseperable for quite awhile. I miss you. I think of you often. I hope you aren't listening to "Break Stuff" up there. You should be calm always there. Always remember our nights out and when you had to bring me home. I miss you brother.
Dawn Butler

Dawn Butler
very good friends

October 14, 2011

It always so comforting to read all of your posts. I thank you for each one. You were Scott's friends and coworkers and an important part of his life. I know and remember some of you. I treasure each of your posts and would love to hear from you.

margaret moore
Scott's Mom

September 13, 2011

miss you still , you were a good officer.

james hall

April 29, 2011

Just thinking of you as I do so often. Miss you......


December 31, 2010


Just thinking of you buddy...I still remember when I handed over the Clinton and Joanna area over to you for the last time....

Your were a great asset to Laurens County.

A.L. Sullivan #35
Snellville Police, GA

December 28, 2010

The Policeman stood and faced his God, which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining, just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman,. How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek? To my church have you been true?
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint."
I've had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent, because the streets are awfully tough,
But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime wheen the bils got just to steep.
And I never passed a cry for help, though at times i shook with fear
And sometimes, God forgive me I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.
They never wanted me around except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much, but if you don't I'll understand.
There was a silence all around the Throne where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly, for the judegement of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman, you've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell."

Fellow Class 431 Member
You are NOT forgoten

July 18, 2009

Scott, I love you like a brother, and I miss you just the same.

You were the best friend to B__ and me - and to my parents - through so much. You encouraged us to hope, and we are so grateful that God let us be a part of your life. I'm quite sure that we could write a book and not run out of fond memories to share. :) You have always held a special place in our hearts and that will never change.

After reading through the reflections, I'm glad to find out I'm not the only one who received your late night phone calls... I, too, miss hearing from you and knowing that I could call you around-the-clock if I needed to laugh or be encouraged or be reminded of what really matters and what is true.

...I think I'll go write my book now. Love, B


June 11, 2009

Patient, peaceable, perceptive
Hilarious, helpful

Caring, compassionate

Loving, loyal

Enough said.


June 11, 2009


Christy Quarles-Jacobs

January 23, 2009

Five years, and it seems like yesterday... I miss you and think for you everyday. Scooter I keep you in my heart & on my wrist just as you did for a fallen hero of yours, you are my hero and I love you!

Christy Quarles-Jacobs

June 11, 2008

I dated Scott When he was a Junior at Byrnes, and I went to the Jr. Sr. Prom with him. He was a great gentleman, and would have made an excellent husband and father to the lucky woman that God had for him. He will always be thought of with fondness in my heart. God has him now, and he is serving with God even though I/we miss him dearly!

Shawna West
old girlfriend

January 30, 2008

Another year has come and gone, today you are 27, I miss you so much, it's only the 23rd of Jan. and it has already been a rough year, I miss you listening to all problems and then fixing them. Scooter I love you, Happy Birthday!
Please keep your hand on my shoulder to guide me, love me, and protecd all of us.
All my love,

Christy Quarles-Jacobs

January 23, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 16, 2007

My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 4th anniversary of you being called away from duty. I know the tears still flow from the many broken hearts that were left behind. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

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

June 11, 2007

Deputy Quarles thank you for your service to the citizens of Laurens County. May the Lord continue to bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

June 11, 2007

Four years and not a day goes by that I don't think of you and miss you like crazy. I love you Scooter.

Christy Quarles-Jacobs

June 11, 2007

G-d Bless you.

June 11, 2007

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