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

Having been a part of Scott's training at the academy I knew from a different perspective. Know that Scott was always spit and polished, a gentleman but yet a warrior when necessary.
Melissa; please know that Scott worked extremely hard to provide for you and your unborn child. He will be missed but you can talk to him and see him by just closing your eyes and looking up where he is protecting the Gates of Heaven.
Scott: Tell the Indiana Troops who are up there with you that we miss each of you and continue to uphold your name so that you will never be forgotten.

F/Sgt. Gary E. Dudley
Indiana State Police

January 8, 2004

From the Roberts Family - Survivors. Our brother Corporal Thomas Roberts and Patrolman Bryan Verkler were shot & killed. EOW December 13, 2003. Deepest sympathies to the family & friends of Trooper Scott Patrick. We know the pain and suffering the Patrick family is going through. We will continue to pray for you.

Ann, Larry, Gary, Celia, Peggy, Lisa and Mom.

January 8, 2004

Rest in peace brother Trooper.
The watch is ours now.

God bless your family and your department.
Thanks for your dedication and service.

Pennsylvania State Police

January 7, 2004

Scott you were a great friend. May god guide you through your new home as you rest your wings upon us left here.

Trooper Mike Jones
Indiana State Police

January 6, 2004

To the family of Trooper Scott A. Patrick:
I know that words cannot explain how you feel. Scott is a hero, just like my dad. I am sure you know that. You are in my thoughts everyday.

Lindsay Roberts
Daughter of Corporal Thomas Roberts

January 6, 2004

Rest in peace brave fellow Trooper. God bless you, your family and all of our brothers and sisters of the great Indiana State Police.


January 6, 2004

As we mourn the death of our Oklahoma State Trooper Nikky J. Green we also mourn the senseless murder of Trooper Patrick.

Bless those who mourn, eternal God,
with the comfort of your love
that they may face each new day with hope
and the certainty that nothing can destroy
the good that has been given. May their memories become joyful,
their days enriched with friendship,
and their lives encircled by your love.

Robert Jackson
Midwest City, Ok

January 5, 2004

rest in peace brother.

January 4, 2004

Day is done,
gone the sun.
From the hills,
from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well,
safely rest,
God is nigh.

Godspeed to you and your family


January 4, 2004

We are deeply saddened at Scott's loss.
We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
Your comrades now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) P.D.

January 3, 2004

My prayers and thoughts are with your family. Rest in peace and know you will never be forgotten!


January 3, 2004


I can't put into words what a good man and role model you were to us all. If the phrase "speak softly and carry a big stick" ever applied to anyone, it was you. You were definitely a gentle man when gentleness was needed and a warrior when it was time for business. The greatest honor of my life was escorting you to your final resting place along with the rest of the squad that so greatly misses you. Your legacy will live on in our hearts and actions forever. Your child will know what a great man you were, we will be sure of that.

Everytime I watch the CUBS or PACKERS, I know you will be there with us. Thank you for your freindship and your devotion to job. You will never be forgotten......................

Trooper Jerry Michalak
Indiana State Police -District 13

January 3, 2004

I was on my way home from my tour on New Years Day. I happened to fall in behind a North Carolina State Trooper who had got on to the highway while on my way home. I tried to get close enough to the cruiser to see if it was someone I knew, but I couldn't. As I got off my exit from I-40 in Haywood County, N.C. the Trooper did the same. A vehicle up ahead was pulled off the highway - on the median apparently needing assistance The Trooper lit up his lights and pulled in behind the vehicle. He was doing what he - and what we all - are sworn to do... serve and protect. I read about Trooper Patrick and what had happened a few days before and I slowed to make sure this Trooper would be o.k.. I would have done the same no matter who it would have been. I wish I could have been behind Trooper Patrick. My prayers are with the Indiana State Police and the family of Trooper Patrick. Remember, as police officers "we work for God."

Ofc. G.R. Mullen
Laurel Park Police Department

January 2, 2004

To the Family of Trooper Patrick,

You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God hold you all in the palm of his hand and comfort you.

The Wife of a Deputy Sheriff

January 2, 2004

most people would tell you that law enforcement is a dangerous job. i never listened. I was always afriad when there was a domestic call or when i heard dispatch say use caution with someone. My husband was a little man but his size never mattered to him. He wanted to be a policeman, he wanted to make the small town we lived in a safe place for everyone. i never thought that directing traffic would be the worst thing that he could do. I just want to say to all the officers that read this "To be careful out there and watch out for other drivers and be careful so you can go home to your family" GOD BLESS

Wife of Officer TOby Dirickson
EOW 11-2-03

January 2, 2004

A Reading from The Funeral Sevice

December 27, 2003

"Part Of Indiana Died"

Reader: Trooper Nathan A. Eaton
Indiana State Police

Somebody killed a trooper today,
and a part of Indiana has died.
A piece of our state he swore to protect,
will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demending his right.
While an unborn child's father, now gone,
will spend many long, lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battlefield too,
just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half-mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a trooper today,
it happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark, busy street,
and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call, and gave us his all,
and a part of Indiana has died.

Paramedic Micolette/Sgt. Colin Harms
Lake County Police Department / Indiana

January 2, 2004

Our thoughts and prayers are with Trooper Patrick, his family, and co-workers at the ISP.

God bless.

Officer Aaron Gooch
Neosho Mo Police Department

December 31, 2003

Tropper Scott Patrick, The 15,000 Officers of the Florida Dept. of Corrections send our thoughts and prayers to you, your family, and fellow Troopers with the Indiana State Police.... may God hold you tight forever.

Sgt. Ted Davis
Florida Department Of Corrections

December 31, 2003

Growing up and raised in Merrillville Indiana, I always believed the Indiana State Police embodied proffessional Law enforcement. Trooper Patrick is another example of that proffesionalism, duty and bravery. Me and my collegues in California, mourn the loss of our fallen brother. May you rest in peace and may God watch over your family.

To the family of Trooper Patrick, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

I was once told and will always remember that, "God has a special love for the people that look after the saftey of his children".

Police Officer Harry A. Sims
Los Angels Police Department-Southwest Div.

December 31, 2003

God bless your family and baby patrick. We all will miss you 13-143. To the Family of Scott we send our condolences.

Jasper County Sheriffs Dept. indiana

December 30, 2003

It was my extreme honor to be your midnight shift partner for six months. I looked forward to going to work each night when I knew you were working. If I can be half the person you were I will be a very lucky person. I miss the way you laughed and the many conversations we use to have. You were an incredible person and troop and will be missed by all. Rest in peace Scott. I will always miss you.

Trooper Brian Schnick
Indiana State Police District 13

December 30, 2003

I am deeply saddened by this tragic news. Another of the best people on earth has fallen to an evil murderer. I hope the community will show its outrage, as well as appreciation for this Trooper's sacrifice. My deepest sympathies and prayers to the family, friends and brother/sister Troopers of Trooper PATRICK. Rest in Peace brother. AC

Pennsylvania State Police

December 30, 2003

Rest in peace brother, We will pray for you and your family.


December 30, 2003

To Trooper Patricks Family I send out deepest condolences. No words can help with the pain you are feeling for this senseless loss. May the memories you have of him bring some light to your day. Peace and Comfort to all.

K-9 Sgt.
Kansas PD

December 30, 2003

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, and friends of Officer Patrick. So young to be taken, and I pray that his child knows what a hero he was and will continue to be. God Bless the Patrick Family and all of the officers who protect and serve.


December 30, 2003

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