Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Scott Alan Patrick

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, December 22, 2003

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Reflections for Trooper Scott Alan Patrick

Scott, I never knew you but I remember the day I heard of the tragedy. I was in the process of becoming a Trooper myself, when your death occurred. You gave me strength to do what was necessary and continue to do so today. May God bless you and your family.

Trooper
Illinois State Police

May 15, 2006

The trial is well underway now. It is our hope that the hard work and dedication of all those involved with the case will result in justice. Thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and fellow officers as go through this difficult time remembering the day you were taken from us.


Wife of LEO

May 15, 2006

As the trial is about to start we pray that justice will be served and your family and friends find the strength to relive that horrible day we lost you. We all miss you a great deal and continue your fight each day.

Trooper M. Jones
Indiana State Police

April 26, 2006

As we come so close to it being a year since we lost Pete, I think of your wife and child... she carries on your memory in her work with Supporting Heroes here in Kentucky and Indiana. I admire her strength so much and so glad she is in reach of Rebecca to offer comfort and a shoulder that truly understands.

you are and always will be a hero. I made a vow to never let anyone forget you or anyone else on this site. I think of you and Melissa everyday I kiss the love of my life goodbye... when he puts on that uniform, I say a prayer with thoughts of you so very present. I've done this for 3 years now but everyday it feels new...

thank you for your sacrifice and bravery. send melissa and your little one extra hugs from Heaven.

God bless you all.

LEO Girlfriend
LMPD, Kentucky

March 1, 2006

Your the reason why I want to be a Indiana State Trooper!

January 27, 2006

HAPPY NEW YEAR SCOTT

January 1, 2006

Scott,

It's been two years today and we miss you so much. You touched so many lives throughout the course of yours and I don't know that you even knew it. We traded stories about you at our ten year HS reunion this fall. Every story was a testament to your considerate nature and how you always genuinely cared for others. We talked about how you were always quick with a smile and a kind word. In those teenage years where so many of us were too caught up in things that didn't really matter, you always seemed to focus on that which did...truly caring for those around you. You were such a stand-up guy, a true inspiration to all around you.

I wish you had been at the reunion this past fall. I wish you were still here with us. I wish I had told you all of this when I had the chance.

Know that your legacy lives on in all that were lucky enough to know you. You will never be forgotten.

Rest in peace, my friend.

Classmate, KVHS Class of '95

December 22, 2005

Scott,
Last night while all your friends and loved ones gathered at your gave site to remember your life we talked of stories of your life and the life of your wife and son. It reminded me of those we spent together. Golfing, hanging out, backing each other up on calls. I wish it didnt have to be this way, nobody does. But rest easy friend, we continue to fight your fight each and every day. Each new Trooper that is sent to District 13 feels like they know you personally through the stories that never get too old to tell. From the Pig wrangling day to the countless others we will never forget you. Merry Christmas Scott, we all miss you.

Trooper M.W. Jones
Indiana State Police

December 22, 2005

In the darkness of night two years ago, you changed a flat tire for an appreciative elderly woman.
That's what troopers do everyday ... assist motorists, make traffic stops and investigate accidents.
Having cleared that assignment, you were dispatched to your next call, another stranded motorist.
This individual didn't want any of the assistance you were there to offer, but had different plans and
Like thirty-nine other troopers before you in our state, you had answered your final call for service.

Days later, your ultimate sacrifice was honored by the agency you were so proud to have served.
Mourners paid their respects during your wake and the public stood at attention along your procession
That led to Graceland Cemetery where, with dignity and the exacting precision of your honor guard
You were at your final resting place, your tour of duty had ended and Lowell 13-143 was now 10-42.
Through the misguided actions of one, the lives of so many other individuals were forever changed.

Justice will someday be served, hopefully bringing an amount of closure to those affected by your loss.
You will never be forgotten by those whose lives you touched, even if in some unsuspecting way.
My prayers continue to be with your wife, the son you never met, your parents, sister and brothers
As well as for Trooper Gruber who, with restraint, apprehended the suspect that killed his comrade
And all the troopers, especially from District 13, who serve with Integrity, Service & Professionalism.

† Rest In Peace, Trooper Patrick, May God Bless You †

Jeffrey Williams
Highland, Indiana

December 22, 2005

On the two year anniversary of the tragic day, your memory is just as strong as before. Keep watching over us. God bless you and your family and as always, you will never be forgotten!!

Justin W Yohe
Indiana State Police District 22 Fort Wayne

December 21, 2005

Let your honor heal all wounds.... Let your son shine as you did of this sad day.. Let your wife watch you grow again as your son gets older..

1st Class Patrolman, Robby Jones

December 18, 2005

Scott,

We are a few short days from your two year anniversary at God's side. Time has helped us cope with you being gone, and your legacy has motivated us as we continue God's work on Earth.

I think about you every night I hit the streets. I know you hear my thoughts and prayers daily. You have not been and never will be forgotten.

Your human spirit and grace shines through your son's life. He will know his father, we will make sure of that.

I'm stronger today and contiue to be because of the way you lived and taught me to live. You are and will continue to be my inspiration and motivation to continue on.

Rest in peace brother, see you again some day......

Tpr. Jerry Michalak
Indiana State Police District 13 Lowell

December 17, 2005

DEAR PATRICK FAMILY I THINK ABOUT YOU OFTEN BUT THIS TIME OF YEAR EVEN MORE.I REMEMBER THAT DAY LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY.JUST TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOUR IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS EVERYDAY. GOD BLESS
THE ROLNIAK FAMILY
EOW 2-4-04 DET WALLY ROLNIAK

December 12, 2005

"The path of the Warrior is lifelong, and mastery is often simply staying on the path."

Thank you for helping us stay on the path. You shall not be forgotten.

65th Indiana State Police Recruit
Indiana State Police

December 3, 2005


I just wanted to let you and your family know that you are not forgotten. I drive by Graceland Cemetery just about every day and each time I go by, I glance at the flag poles near your grave. I can't help but to think back on all of the times my Trooper spoke of you and the conversations you guys had. You made a great impression on him and we are so grateful to you for the sacrifice you made to keep us all safe. As we approach the second anniversary of your EOW, please know that you are just as much in our hearts and minds now as you were two years ago. God bless Melissa and Isaac as they continue in their daily journeys. We miss you and will never forget!

ISP Wife
Indiana State Police

December 2, 2005

I know you were protecting my man in blue that night, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

November 6, 2005

Your partners have not forgotten you brother.We think of you everyday as we go about our duties. Duties that we once shared with you. The Troopers of ISP District 13, your district, miss you. It was a true honor to serve with you.

Senior Trooper
Indiana State Police

October 9, 2005

It saddens me to read about what happened to you,Sir.I hope that pretty soon,when I am out there patrolling the streets,I will be half the man that I know you were.Rest easy,Trooper.

Soon-To-Be Deputy Hector Rivera ,Jr
Geneva Police Department

October 4, 2005

May you forever rest in peace.


Greater Manchester Police, UK

September 28, 2005

R I P HERO

MASS STATE POLICE, TROOP E WESTON

September 11, 2005

I just wanted to say that I'm truly touch by all the remarks written, I could really feel the brotherhood that every policeman deserves. I had to fight off my tears and remember to stay strong. Just reading this help him to remember the cause. Thank you Scott your are helping poeple in the after life now that truly shows how special you must have been.

The new kid on the block
isp

July 22, 2005

Melissa,
I just found this website when I was looking for updates/stories about my best friend that was killed in the line of duty here in Indianapolis last August. My heart goes out to you! It takes a special person to be a police officer, it also takes a special person to be the WIFE of a police officer! I am blessed that I have the opportunity to see my husband get dressed everyday (even though he has to put a bullet proof vest on the go to work), but my best friend is with your husband (A Blue Angel). Honey, it has been 312 days since Jake's death...I still cry myself to sleep at night sometimes. It doesn't get easier, it gets different. Know that you are not alone. Your family stretches throughout the nation. When my husband joined the Department I never knew the fear and the anxiety I would have everyday he goes to work. I weep for you bc I have that and you don't anymore. Jake's name was just added to the Wall of Fallen Officer's in DC last month. I remember visiting that wall when I was 18 years old and being so proud of those men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Your husband will never be forgotten. You and your precious son are in my thoughts and my prayers.

Wife of an Indianapolis Police Officer

June 29, 2005

Scott: I stopped by your grave this past Saturday (April 30). This is the first time I have seen your bronze marker. The badge, name plate, and the image of of you sitting in your patrol car will serve as a reminder to all who pass by your resting place of your courage and your sacrifice. I plan to stand outside the prison the night they execute your killer-only then will it be over. Rest in peace Scott.

M/Trp. Marshall D. Talbert (retired) PE
Indiana State Police

May 3, 2005

As I often do, I was thinking about you, Melissa, and your baby today. I found this site while searching for information on how things are going now. By reading some of the messages, I was pleased to hear about your baby boy! Although we hadn't seen each other in a few years, it seems like yesterday when we were at USI together. It is great to visit with my photos of our times. I miss you dearly and I keep Melissa and your son in my prayers daily.

Audra (Bruner) Hack
USI

Audra (Bruner) Hack

April 16, 2005

Melissa -

You don't know me but I lost my fiancee in 2003. He was 21 years and was killed in a car accident while pursuing a suspect.

The reason I am posting is because I was watching a DVD of Police Week and saw you put your flower in the wreath for Scott at Police Week. My heart broke and I started crying when I saw you. I felt so sad for you and for the fact that Scott never got to meet his son. All I could do was weep because I felt that it just wasn't fair. LIFE is not fair. I looked at my own situation and just stopped feeling sorry for myself. After I watched that DVD, I remembered seeing you at the Memorial Service and thinking how strong you must be considering the heat was unbearable, and the amount of sadness you must have been feeling was probably unmeasureable that day. I wanted to let you know that I think you were very strong, and I pray that I will be able to have that kind of strength to continue on. It is so hard without my fiancee here. He was only 21 when he died and didn't have much of a chance to live the life I know he wanted to live. But he was a Police Officer and answered the call that any other officer would have done as well.

I hope you are well and that you are enjoying your new baby.

You will never know how much you're strength has blessed me.

Love,
Jessica Ruhl
Fiancee of Police Officer Daniel Starks
Ft Myers PD, Ft Myers FL
EOW 10.25.03

April 14, 2005

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