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

Where on Earth has 5 years gone? It doesn't seem possible. Still thinking of you and your family so often.


January 22, 2009

Merry Christmas Scott !!!!!!!!!!!


December 26, 2008

Trooper Patrick served proudly and was deeply loved and respected by those who knew him. It is a tragedy to lose him. We never know when our lives on this earth will end, but we can make a reservation in Heaven now and assure us a place when God calls us to Himself. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6) and He PAID the price for our sins on the Cross so we don't have to pay the penalty for our sins. Yipee! If we accept His payment by faith we can have salvation and spend eternity with Him in Heaven. It is not something we must earn, it is a gift. The most precious one we can ever receive. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith_and this not from yourselves, it is the GIFT of God_not by good deeds, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2: 8,9. For without faith, it is impossible to please God. And our faith must be in God's only Son, Jesus Christ.
You were a credit to the uniform, Trooper Patrick. My heart goes out to your
loved ones left behind and may the Lord comfort them as only He can.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA


December 22, 2008

As we reflect to the day your passing five years ago, rest easy as we have not forgotten you! Your memory lives on in our District now and always! Your ultimate sacrifice will be forever etched in our minds. Rest easy 13-143 until we all meet you on the other side.


December 22, 2008


It was five years ago today. I can't believe it. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. You are not forgotten. For the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rest in peace my friend.

Jen Yankey
KVHS Class of '95


December 22, 2008

In the darkness of night five 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.

The young man guilty of your murder had his sentence of life in prison without parole upheld this year.
He will have the rest of his life to think about his actions that morning, your family only has memories.
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
And all our 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, 2008


Hard to believe it's been nearly 5 years. Know that we will make sure you are never forgotten. For those that never had the privelage of knowing you, they missed out on a geniunely good person.

Although I only had the opportunity to know and work with you for 8 months, I'll carry the memory of the type of person you were with me my entire life.

You were always willing to help and never made any of us new guys feel awkward for not knowing something. For whatever reason, I remember pulling up to you on 80/94 around 0200 one morning and had asked you a question. I don't remember what I asked, but I remember your willingness to answer that question and to help with the concern that I had. I knew that I could turn to you for solid advice. I, now some 5 years later, try to follow the example that you unknowingly instilled in me.

Thank you for being the type of person that you were. The world lost a truly good man that morning and as such has tragically lost countless more contributions that you could have made.

God bless brother and God bless your family.

Indiana State Police

August 15, 2008

I am reading your story for the first time tonite and I have
2 thoughts. First, man's inhumanity toward man. To be
sure, God will avenge your death Himself. How awful
to be robbed of the joy of raising your son. And second,
the purpose of life is to glorify God and you did just that!
Congratulations and I look forward to meeting you one
day. You would have made anyone proud no matter
how you chose to live your life, but because you chose
a life of service, you will be greatly rewarded by the One
you chose to serve. I thank God for you.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

April 3, 2008

What an outstanding person you were! Growing up with you was such a treat. I have some of the best memories of our time together. I think about you and your family so often. I didn't even know you were building a house 2 minutes away from me until after the fact. It makes my heart ache to think about how close we were to raising our children in the same community. I stopped and visited your grave after Christmas and it still doesn't seem real.
Thank you for all that you did!

Katie Michael (Martin)

January 2, 2008

Again we gathered at your grave site to honor you on the anniversary of your passing. I continue to keep you in my mind and heart each day. The thoughts of you and our friendship keep my motivated to continue to fight and never give up. I know you are watching over and guiding us. You are my protector and I will never forget.
I miss you bro. Till we meet again.........Go Pack

Trooper M. W. Jones
Indiana State Police / Dist. 13

January 2, 2008


December 30, 2007

Through the words and reflections of one of your fellow troopers, I've learned of your life and the legacy that you left behind. You made a great impact on so many lives and were a faithful companion to those that had the honor of calling you a friend. Although the pain is still quite evident in the eyes of those who speak your name, their love and admiration for you has carried them through their heartache and feelings of loss. You will be remembered as a man of integrity, who displayed a great eagerness towards his chosen profession. Yet still you displayed great compassion for the community that you served and were eager to provide help for those who were in need. To the family of Trooper Patrick, please know that his legacy has carried on through those who loved him. The stories of this heroes life have continued to be told by those who walked by his side. Let it be known that this troopers sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Olivia Bays
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept.

December 23, 2007

Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Trooper Patrick on the anniversary of his passing. Another Hero that was taken too soon.
My heart aches for his wife and child. Your husband/father paid the ultimate sacrifice trying to make this world a better place for us all. God Bless you.

911 Dispatcher

December 22, 2007

To the Family, Friends and Co-workers of Trooper Patrick, we are are thinking of you on this 4th anniversary of your Troopers EOW. We hope and pray you have peace during the upcoming holiday season.

Trooper Patrick, thank you for your service, you are a true hero and you will not be forgotten.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

December 22, 2007

Our squad took a moment to remember you in our briefing today. Thank you for your service and sacrifice, may you rest in peace.

Charlie Squad
University of Central Florida Police Department

December 22, 2007


It's been four years yet it seems like yesterday. Thanks for being a good friend and brother (in blue). I am glad I had the honor to know and work with you.

Bro, you my be gone but you will NEVER be forgotten. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Your boy looks just like you, especially when he grins! : )

Merry Christmas! -Kat

Trooper Katrina Greenwell
Indiana State Police/Dist 45

December 22, 2007

Trooper Patrick,
Remembering you on this anniversary of your passing.

Deputy Randy Bennett
Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

December 22, 2007

Our brother Scott,

On the four year anniversary of your leaving our earth to enter Heaven's gates, we extend our most sincere appreciation for watching over and protecting those of us that continue your fight. It seems just like yesterday we were swapping commissions to do the Zone 1 battle. Remember, you are not and will not ever be forgotten. While gone in body, we feel your spirit and blessings each and every day. Thank you again for making the ultimate sacrifice.

Sr. Trp. Kevin Murphy 6059
Indiana State Police, Dist. 13/Lowell

December 21, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

manchester, nh

December 21, 2007

It's the day before Thanksgiving and I wanted you and your family to know that you all are in my thoughts. Many people often forget the true meaning of this holiday, but rest assured that my family and I give thanks for your bravery, integrity, and the sacrifice that you made for the safety of all of us. Thank you. Rest in peace my friend.

November 21, 2007

I was just thinking about you today as we are getting close to the holidays...I miss you alot

Richard S. Muchler

November 14, 2007

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 23, 2007


It is the middle of the summer. While it is not your birthday or yet near the 4th anniversary of you patrolling our heavens, I just wanted to send you a reminder that me and your classmate boys (Trps Mike J., Nate S. and Mike B.) have you, Melissa and Little Scott in our thoughts and prayers. Thank you again for leading by example. There is no better way for a police man to live one's life than by speaking softly and carrying a big stick. Rest easy that we are keeping your memorial manicured HIGH SPEED, LOW DRAG AND WEED FREE.

Sr. Trp. Kevin Murphy 6059
Indiana State Police, Dist. 13/Lowell

August 17, 2007

What a shame that the state of Indiana is paying to support this guy in prison. He should be six feet under. It is injustice like this which nearly makes me move from this country to a place where justice can be done apart from attorneys who don't give a rip and callous judges who should have retired long ago.


March 16, 2007

Scott, we miss you, but I know you are having a good time with your Savior discussing the mysteries of life.


March 16, 2007

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