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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, Myself and 3 other Troopers have just returned from a Louisville Metro Officer's funeral. We were confronted and informed that your wife has played an instrumental role in helping the widow grieve as Ofc Grignon joins you ever so suddenly. Rest easy Scott, we have the watch and you will never be forgotten.

Indiana State Police D-45

March 29, 2005


March 27, 2005

Trooper Patrick is on eternal patrol. He still serves in the memory of officers everywhere.
J.D. Peppmeier
former Trooper - Iowa State Patrol

Chief J.D. Peppmeier
Marion PD - South Dakota

March 3, 2005

Thank You, I know you were with me Tuesday. I was shot in the chest during a gunfight and I know you were right there. The 9mm round first came through my windshield before finally being stopped by my vest. I think of you daily and those thoughts help to remind me to vest up and keep sharp.
Thanks again.

Trooper Jason Allen
Indiana State Police

March 3, 2005

i never met mr. patrick but our church family remembered him as well as our own trooper who passed away 4 days after trp patrick. 1 years' worth of tears for missed birthdays, anniversaries and holidays only tells me that the words spoken in the book of Matthew 5 v4 could not be more true. i see where a baby boys arrival can be a blessing and another year of life granted to all those survived by trp patrick. may God bless you all.

fbc devol, ok

December 30, 2004

Scott it is Christmas Eve and my heart is heavy thinking of you and your family. It has been a year since you entered into heaven. I have thought about you every day this past year. I am happy that Melissa has been left with a big piece of you (Isaac Scott). I think back to when you and I were roommates in the 59th recruit academy. We spent a lot of time together there and I remember clearly a lot of the things that we talked about. I was blessed to have met you there. The people of Indiana truly lost a great one. May God bless you and your family

Trooper Brian Pennock
Indiana State Police

December 24, 2004

God bless you and your family at this difficult time. May God bless your child. My prayers are with your entire family. Rest in peace. You are a true hero

Riverdale PD

December 23, 2004

Its been a year, and I often reflect back to that tragic morning when I assisted your district. It was a situation that will forever stay with me as a police officer. Like one of the previous reflections stated, we staggered, we stumbled, yet we must still carry on. Rest Easy Scott, we have the watch.

Trooper Nathan Abbott
Indiana State Police D-11

December 23, 2004

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Tonight, December 22, 2004 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Trooper Scott A. Patrick who died in the line of duty on this date one year ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Trooper Patrick's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

December 22, 2004

I was fortunate to attend a graveside ceremony in tribute to Trooper Patrick last night to mark the one year anniversary of his last 10-41. Many braved the bitter cold in an effort to honor this true hero. I never knew Trooper Patrick, however, I am humbled to know that I work the same streets as this fine young policeman. May the blessings of the Lord comfort his wife and child during this anniversary.

Sergeant Mike Kellems
La Porte County Sheriff's Office

December 22, 2004

Scott, it has been a year today, Everybody misses you terribly. I think about you daily and know that you are up there protecting each and every one of us. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, God Bless.

Trooper J. Perrine
Indiana State Police

December 22, 2004

On the one year anniversary of that tragic day, your memory is as strong as have not been forgotten!! Keep watching over us!! God bless you and your family!

Justin W Yohe, Dispatcher
Indiana State Police Ft Wayne

December 22, 2004

Dear Scott,
It's been a very hard year without you. We miss you so much. We remember all of the good times with you. You worked night shift and didn't sleep a lot on weekends because you were afraid you would miss out on something with your family. Your brother Sean insisted that we have the annual Patrick family Thanksgiving football game that you started.
You would be so proud of Melissa and Isaac Scott. You were so happy to hear his heartbeat. Melissa told us you talked to him and told him you loved him already. Melissa and I believe that when he smiles in his sleep, you are talking to him now.
You loved your job as a Trooper and we are so proud of you.
We love you and miss you.


December 22, 2004

Hey dork. Well right now we should be doing last minute shopping. Trying to figure out what to get mom and dad and me helping you with shopping for Melissa. I'm sure you would have been fine with shopping for Isaac Scott. I can just picture you in the toy aisle. But instead we are here without you just trying to make it through another day. Today is a very hard day, but every day for the last year has been hard. Not a day goes by that we don't think about and miss you. I even miss your afternoon phone calls when Melissa was at work. You would call because you were bored, we would have our hello's and then sit in silence until I asked why you didn't just come over to our house, and of course you would. Not all girls have an older brother who asks for the full name and social security number of the guy she's dating, so he can run his information. We were truly blessed to have you in our lives. We are also blessed to have our angel here on Earth, Isaac Scott. All of his little facial expressions remind me so much of you! We are so grateful that you were able to hear his heartbeat. You were a 24/7 Trooper and I'm sure you're looking down on all of us 24/7. Through all of our memories Isaac Scott will know you and how much you loved him without even meeting him. Melissa is doing great with him-she's a wonderful mother. She will always be my sister in my heart. Nobody will ever forget you. I love you and miss you.

P.S. We kept our football picks going and the Packers have clenched a playoff spot.

Until we're all together again.

Dawn Patrick (sister)

December 22, 2004

We gathered at your Grave last night to remember your precious life and how you were taken from us so quickly. The Zone 1 guys are holding up fairly well. Even now, a year after you were taken from us, you are still teaching. Some of the Rookies from the last recruit class, that have been sent to District 13, were at the service we held on the anniversary of your last 10-41. You will never be forgotten and sorely missed.

ISP #13

December 22, 2004

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

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

December 22, 2004

Thanks for serving the citizens of Indiana and our nation. God Bless You!

Chesterfield County Police Dept., VA.

December 22, 2004

Tomorrow will be one year to the day. A day I will never forget. Scott, we all still miss you and you are not forgotten. Melissa and your baby boy are doing great, he is growing up fast and looking more and more like his dad, if he grows up to be half the man you were, I know he will do great things.
Miss ya brother,

Trooper M.W. Jones
Indiana State Police

December 21, 2004


wife of det rolniak eow2-4-04

September 9, 2004

I just returned from a function that honored your life and I met your wonderful wife and new son. I'm sorry Scott but I couldn't help but break down.

I just want you to know that your fellow brothers and sisters in blue will never allow your family to be in need.

God Bless.

P.O. David Bonenberger
St. Louis Metropolitain Police Department

September 9, 2004

I never had the oppurtunity to meet you, however I have heard nothing except wonderful things about you from the troopers in your recruit class. Just last night they were telling stories about their experiences with you in the academy. It has been 8 months since we lost you and the memory of you is still as strong as ever. I pray to GOD daily to keep our police officers safe. You are loved and you will never be forgotten. Thank you and God Bless You.

Telecommunications Operator
Indiana State Police

August 24, 2004

rest in peace my brother..

skip roberson

August 18, 2004


You and Melissa were good friends, neighbors, and co-workers in college. I am saddened by the reality of what has transpired, but comforted by the Compassionate One. Please know that many from USI mourned and grieved with you. May the peace of Christ which transcends all understanding be with you, Melissa. Sincerely and Respectvully in Christ, Jared Linn

Jared Linn

August 13, 2004

Although I had the opportunity to be a part of the Indiana State Police I did not stay, but to all of those who did I honor the 63rd class.

I did not know Trooper Patrick, but as many troopers, police officers, and emergency personnel felt a sad, hopeless feeling to hear one of our own had fallen makes us all come together. My prayers have been with your family since the time of paying the ultimate sacrifice, but I honor not only your ultimate sacrifice, but the others before you as well.

I give my prayers and thoughts to the 63rd as well, be safe, and see you down the road.

T. Cutrell

July 3, 2004

trooper patrick, i didnt know you personally, but i have heard several great stories from your classmates that i work with everyday. it would have been an honor to know you and work with you. congrats on the birth of your son. i was there for your funeral, probably one of the hardest things in my life i have attended. that is my worst fear of being a dispatcher is to hear of one of my officers getting injured. god bless your family and keep watching over us. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!

Justin W Yohe, T/Comm Oper II
Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne

June 26, 2004

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