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 husband was a classmate of Scott's in the academy and also a friend. I know that he thinks of him and his family when he's on the road. We are now expecting our first child and thoughts of Scott's son come to my mind. It's not fair that he will never have the chance to do things with his father. But, he will know that his father was a hero to his community and dedicated to his family. Our thoughts are with Scott's wife, son, and family. Rest in Peace Trooper Patrick.

Christina Egbert
IPFW Dispatcher

March 3, 2007



February 22, 2007

I am a truck driver myself and I would have stopped and helped Scott if I was the truck driver who approached the scene where Scott made his last 10-41, but there was one thing I would have done, I would put my truck in gear myself when he was under my tandems and ran over the no good criminal and held him under my tires till the other troopers arrived, No death sentence is good enough for a killer, he should be placed in the roughest part of the prison and abused by the other prisoners, give him pain like he gave Trooper Scott Patricks family pain.
I did however ride by the scene after my deliveries in Illinois and didn't know what was going on till I read the paper, everyday since then I go by the scene and think about it, why this crime has to happen in the first place.
I don't know Scott personally, but I am sure he was a good man, a good Trooper, and I feel terrible for his family and his son he never met, my brother was a Michigan City Police Officer, and when he first started he had a machine gun pointed in his face, and ever since then I feared for his life, but he is retired now and I no longer have to be concerned for him.
I myself wanted to be in law enforcement but never made it that far, I tried, but failed all written tests, I applied to MCPD, but not to the state or my county, cause I hate failure, so I gave up, I go by other police cars all the time and I always say to myself I wish that were me in that car.
In closing I would like to say Godspeed Scott's family, God Bless & Take Care!!!

John Gazarkiewicz
Citizen Of The State Of Indiana

February 20, 2007



February 16, 2007

We miss you and think of you and your family daily.

January 9, 2007

HAPPY NEW YEAR SCOTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 1, 2007


It's been threee years now and it feels like just yesterday. Bro, you have not been forgotten and never will be.

Rest easy. My thoughts and prayers are never far from your family.

Indiana State Police

December 24, 2006


December 24, 2006

never forgotten

December 22, 2006

It's been three years today that you were taken from us. You are sorely missed. Know that you will always stay in our hearts. Rest in peace, my friend.

December 22, 2006

To the family and loved ones of Trooper Scott Alan Patrick and his fellow officers with the Indiana State Police:

On behalf of our family, on this the third anniversary of your beloved Scott's death, I want to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Trooper Patrick died in the line of duty. His valor and courage will never be forgotten.

In reading the loving reflections left by family and friends, it is obvious that Scott was an amazing young man who touched many lives in a positive way. I can see that he is so loved and so missed by so many.

I regret that the jurors did not give Scott's family the full measure of justice that he and his family deserved.

The circumstances of his death were heart breaking and I know caused much anquish for all those affected. I am so sorry that Scott did not get to hold his son and be here to guide him into manhood, but I am sure he is watching over him and Melissa. My son was also murdered a few months before his first child was born, and I sorely grieve that my son did not get to hold his son and everytime I embrace my grandson, I silently weep that he will only know his wonderful father through memories. My heart breaks for your family in the same way.

May Scott's spirit continue to soar and his memory continue to inspire. May God hold Scott and his family in the warmest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Scott gave to his community and the citizens of Indiana, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 22, 2003.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater of the Pittsburg, Ca PD eow 4/24/05

December 22, 2006

Scott's brothers in blue, brothers in arms, and his family members, and friends, were all at his graveside on 12-21-06 at 10pm, when he started his final shift in 2003. As we've done every year since his death, and will do every year, at the same time, to honor his courage, and to keep his memory alive. The faces that show up may change, and there will always be new generations of troopers that will be tought by their field training officers about Scott's sacrifice, bravery, and honor. We miss Scott, and we show up for duty every day knowing that it could be our last shift as well. And we hope that we will see Scott, if and when our final call comes.

Indiana State Police

December 22, 2006

God bless you, and your family Scott Patrick.

Lindsey Fritz
Munster PD Explorer

December 22, 2006

It was three years ago today when you paid the ultimate sacrifice by answering your final call.
In May, the jury found the young man guilty of taking your life and although asked to recommend
The death penalty, instead chose a term of life in prison without parole as the penalty for his crimes.
He will have the rest of his life to think about his actions that morning, your family only has memories.

In June, your son, Isaac, celebrated his second birthday with you always there with him in spirit.
A month later, Lieutenant Gary E. Dudley, who trained you at the Indiana State Police Academy
And former Lake County Police Chief Gary L. Martin ironically became fallen officers themselves when,
In a tragic accident, they were killed while riding in a charity bicycle ride for their fallen comrades.

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, 2006

As the three year anniversary of that fateful day approaches, you memory is still as strong as ever! May God continue blessing your family and keep watching over us, we still have the watch from here...

Justin W Yohe, Dispatcher
Indiana State Police Ft Wayne

December 21, 2006

Fallen but NEVER forgotten.

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEOs

December 13, 2006

I wanted to leave a little message for you.
My son toured your station the other day with his fellow cub scouts. We were in the room with all the news paper articles about your passing. The boys asked who you were. Officer McCall told them you were his shift partner and they asked what happened to you. He told them a bad guy shot and killed you. They wanted to know if they "caught the bad guy" He told the boys yes and he would be in jail for a long long time. It just gave me chills to see all the reminders of you in the station.You are truly missed by all you touched. I feel for your famliy and your son who will never know of you, only in pictures. Keep watch over them.
I read these reflections and only wish that we could turn back time and bring back all these officers. God Bless!

RPd 101 family friend

October 6, 2006

Thank you for your dedicated service and sacrifice. May you never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother.

CSO Rich Stygar
Joliet Junior College Police

September 28, 2006

I work at the prison where you killer is serving his sentence. I saw him the other day when he was on his way to chow and it made me think of you and how your little son will never have his daddy around to hold him, to toss the ball around in the yard, to teach him how to drive, and to kick him in the seat of the pants when he needs it. Thank you for your service to the State of Indiana. May you rest in peace and know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

August 18, 2006

I wish your attacker had been given the death penalty but I just read that he was sentenced to life. I Hope you can rest easier now, you deserve it.

Deputy Sheriff (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff's Department

July 16, 2006

It was Christmas break when this occurred. I heard about it on the news. I am in the same class as his younger brother and younger cousin. I watched his younger brother and two cousins run down state road 10 to 49. We were let outside to cheer them on. Our little community can pull together when necessary and everyone is still here for you today!!!! Keep rockin' on!!! You guys have always been awesome!!!

family friend

June 29, 2006

On December 23, 2003, I was on my way back to Michigan from visiting some relatives in a central state. While traveling through Indiana, I made a stop at a gas station and while walking out I observed on the front page of a local newspaper that a Trooper had been killed. Being a Trooper myself, I quickly grabbed the paper and read the article before I even bought it. While reading, it dawned on me that where Trooper Patrick gave his life, I would be traveling right by that location. Unfortunately we cannot predict the things that will happen to us when we go to work each day however, I will always think that if I had left to come home one day earlier could things be different? Whether you are a Trooper from Indiana or a Trooper from Michigan, we are all brothers and we will all fight for each other as I would have done for Trooper Patrick early that morning. I hope that you saw me pass by the location where you gave your life and observed the stiff salute that I gave in your honor. Remember that your brothers in blue in Michigan honor your sacrifice. Rest in peace Troop..

Michigan State Police

June 27, 2006

Rest in peace my will never be forgotten

PN and FF

June 18, 2006

I'm glad yuor family got justice, but I'm saddened that the jury did not give them the kind of justice they deserved... you deserved...

I have faith that Melissa is raising your son so well. She's so strong. I'm sorry the jury never got to hear that she was pregnant when you were taken from her... I'm sorry she has to go on without you.

Thank you for loving what you do... thank you for writing that letter to Melissa in the event of you being killed in the line of duty... I know that comforted her heart a little. I'm sure Heaven is a blast.

May 29, 2006

My heart goes out to your family at this very difficult time as they deal with the decision the jury has made regarding the man who took you from us. Watch over and give them the strength and peace they will need to continue on with their lives.

May 25, 2006

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