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

My heartfelt condolences go out to Trooper Patrick's family and friends. Your loss is our loss. May he now rest is peace.

Lt. Pat Rice
Elwood Police Dept. Elwood, IN

December 30, 2003

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Trooper Patrick I extend deep, heartfelt condolences on behalf of myself and Region 6 of The International Association of Women Police. Every law enforcement officer knows that every contact made has the potential for danger. Merely stopping to help a motorist has turned into a tragedy too terrible and far-reaching to measure. We know that Trooper Patrick touched countless lives; however, the coward that mercilessly shot Trooper Patrick changed the ability for him to do that in this life ever again. We will never know what could have been. With this one act of cowardice, a husband, father, son, brother, grandson, great-grandson, son-in-law, and brother-in-law is gone from the lives of those he loved. The thin blue line is stretched a little thinner with his passing. Godspeed, Patrick, may God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

Officer Donna C. Wright
Purdue University Calumet Police Department-Hammond, IN

December 29, 2003

Scott thought enough about this Bon Jovi song that it was played at his funeral. I have heard the song several times and never really listened to all the words. Since it was a little hard to actually hear allthe lyrics, as it was being played over a high school gymnasium loud speaker system I thought that I would post the words here, as a tribute to Scott.

It's My Life

This ain't a song for the broken-hearted
No silent prayer for the faith-departed
I ain't gonna be just a face in the crowd
You're gonna hear my voice
When I shout it out loud

Chorus:
It's my life
It's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just wanna live while I'm alive
It's my life

This is for the ones who stood their ground
For Tommy and Gina who never backed down
Tomorrow's getting harder make no mistake
Luck ain't even lucky
Got to make your own breaks

Chorus:
It's my life
And it's now or never
I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life

Better stand tall when they're calling you out
Don't bend, don't break, baby, don't back down

Chorus:
It's my life
And it's now or never
'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive

Chorus:
It's my life
And it's now or never
'Cause I ain't gonna live forever
I just want to live while I'm alive
(It's my life)
My heart is like an open highway
Like Frankie said
I did it my way
I just want to live while I'm alive
'Cause it's my life!



Put in the context of a Law Enforcement funeral for a 27 year old officer with 3 years on the department, they take on a whole new meaning.

Master Trooper Dave Miller
Indiana State Police

December 29, 2003

Our thoughts and prayers are with Scott's family and ISP.

Trooper Jeff Goens U/609
Kentucky State Police

December 29, 2003

Rest in peace Brother Scott, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten.

Son opf G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs PD OK

December 29, 2003

I wish to take this opportunity to send my deepest condolences to the Patrick family and the Indiana State Police.
As a former member of ISP, I am proud to have served with Scott in Lake County, Zone 1. Although I only knew him for a short time, he represented everything the State Police is about. Now that he has given the ultimate sacrifice, he will be eternalized as another hero of the Indiana State Police...
May God bless my brothers and sisters of the Indiana State Police.

Trooper Nicholas J. Holden
Massachusetts State Police

December 29, 2003

Trooper Patrick, my heart grieves for you and your family. As a fellow officer, I know you wouldn't have done any other job and I honor you for your work. May God always watch over you and your loved ones. You are now at peace. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you, Trooper Patrick.

Officer Kim Seiss
Fort Wayne (IN)

December 28, 2003

To Trooper Patrick, his family & the family of the Indiana State Police, my heartfelt prayers and condolences to all of you. On Decemeber 26th, four days after your loss, we suffered one in the death of Trooper Nikky Green of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. There is no doubt in my mind that these two brave souls have already met & are walking the beat together.
Troopers Patrick and Green, please take care of everyone up there until the rest of us arrive in the near future.
Proverbs 3:5

Eddie
Citizen
Oklahoma City
12-28-03

Eddie Schantz
Citizen

December 28, 2003

God Speed Trooper Patrick.

Officer Adam Borkowski
Detroit Police Dept.

December 28, 2003

Our thoughts and hearts go out to the family of Trp. Patrick.
Trp. Anhtony LoMonaco & Family
Indiana State Police #11

Trooper Anthony LoMonaco
Indiana State Police #11

December 28, 2003

My heart grieves with you. May the Lord Jesus Christ be an ever present comfort to you.
Debbie Clapp wife of New Richmond Town Marshal Mark Clapp EOW 12-5-03

Debbie Clapp

December 28, 2003

I am honored to say that I worked with Trooper Patrick. On 12/27/2003 we layed Trooper Patrick to rest. All of our prayers are with the expecting wife and family members. You should be proud to know that Trooper Patrick was a tremendous man and one that will never be forgotten.

Trooper James J. Soper
Indiana State Police - Dist. 13

December 28, 2003

Rest in peace, Brother. I'm sorry I never got to meet you.

May God hold your wife and child in the palm of His hand.

Anonymous

December 28, 2003

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:26,27

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phillipians 4:7

I wish to extend my condolences and deepest sympathy to the family, friends, co-workers, and anyone who knew Trooper Patrick. I hope these few words will bring you the peace that only God can give you as you go through this difficult time.

Deputy Paul M. Plaugher
Preble County Sheriff's Office - Eaton, OH

December 28, 2003

Trooper Patrick you are a true warrior and will be never forgotten. To the wife and family of Trooper Patrick, may GOD bless all of you in this time of need. Know that Trooper Patrick will always be with you looking down from the promise land. May the fellow brothers and sisters in blue pick up where Trooper Patrick left off and help bring his unborn child into this world knowing what a true warrior Trooper Patrick was and still is.


Fellow Brother in Blue to Deputy Kevin Sherwood EOW 09-Oct-03

Officer John S. Wilson
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police

December 28, 2003

To the family and friends of Trooper Patrick and the brothers and sisters of the ISP he leaves behind. May God comfort your heavy hearts and bring you peace in this time of loss. My prayers are with each and every one of you.

Trooper
South Dakota Highway Patrol

December 27, 2003

Godspeed Trooper Patrick! Sounds like you did everything you were trained to do. We will take the streets from here.

Deputy Holthaus
Kootenai County Sheriff's Dept, CDA, ID.

December 27, 2003

May Trooper Patrick Rest In Peace. Our sympathies to his family and all members of the Indiana State Police.

Investigator
New York State Police

December 27, 2003

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm: 23:44


Fellow Troopers
Georgia State Patrol Post 47

S/TPR's
GEORGIA STATE PATROL

December 27, 2003

To Trooper Patrick's family, I send my deepest sympathy. God has taken another fine trooper home.

Trooper Rogers
Massachusetts State Police

December 27, 2003

Thank You Trooper Patrick for your service, though your tour has ended I know you will be watching over us.

They are not lost who find the light of sun and stars and God, RIP my brother in blue.

SAA
La Porte City PD IN

December 27, 2003

May God forever bless you and your family.
Rest in peace, brother.

Trooper
New Jersey State Police

December 27, 2003

To die doing what you love to do is not tragic, its heroic! Trooper Scott Patric you will for ever and always be rememberd as HERO. I will never forget you. Godspeed Scott.
To trooper Partic's family i am truely sorry for your loss. he will be missed.

patrolman R. Scott
Gary PD

December 26, 2003

Your tour of duty has ended by having given the supreme sacrifice,
Thank you for your service in the career you chose to do
in the spirit of the ISP motto 'Integrity, Service & Professionalism',
You will not be forgotten as your watch continues from the heavens,
With thoughts and prayers for your wife, family and friends
As well as to your fellow brother and sister troopers.

Rest in Peace, Trooper Patrick. May God Bless You.

† 'Lowell 13-143, 10-42' †

Jeffrey Williams
Highland, Indiana

December 26, 2003

My deepest sorrow to Trooper Patricks wife and child for their loss. Please know that he watches above you, still loving you and protecting you. To Trooper Patrick's Fellow Brothers and Sisters, our prayers are with each of you. Please be careful, for we all do the job that others fear. May God watch over each of his Warriors of Justice, their families, and friends. God Bless you Trooper Patrick, for you have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Chief Aaron Spalding
Silex Police Department - Missouri

December 26, 2003

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