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Correctional Officer Scott Edward Bryant

Iowa Department of Corrections, Iowa

End of Watch Monday, May 17, 2004

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Scott Edward Bryant

rest easy

Mark Mottola

May 17, 2020

16 years!! I continue to think of you daily, my love for you will never fade! Thank you again for what you gave to me over the short amount of time that I had with you!
RIP Scotty! Until we meet again!

Scott’s widow

May 17, 2020

Miss you brother. You was a amazing friend and all who know's you will n.v ever forget your heroic Spirit!! We all will ser you 1 day in Heaven!!

Dexter Murphy U.S. Army Sergeant
U.S. Army

May 17, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Love you & miss you always!

Scott's niece

July 17, 2019

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service.
May your sacrifice and memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

May 18, 2019

Today marks the 15th anniversary of your passing. I miss you brother. It’s hard to believe that it has been 15 years. The pain of losing you is still there. We will once again gather up and run our leg of the Special Olympics Law enforcement Torch Run today. As always I will be running in your memory. Till we meet again brother.

Chris McCormick

May 17, 2019

It's hard for me to believe that's it's been 13 years. In those 13 years so much in my life has changed. I have graduated high school and college, gotten married, and had two beautiful little girls that I know would have loved you the way that I did. But even though all of those things have happened I know you are still always with me. I hope that you'll always be proud to call me your niece and know that I'll always love you. I think of you often and still wish every day that you were here with us. We love you!

Megan, Scott's niece

May 16, 2017

Scotty , getting ready for your annual ride. Hard to believe it has been over 12 years since we lost you. It has left a pain in my soul that has never gone away and probably never will until we meet again. You were more than a friend to me , you were my brother. Im looking forward to your poker run again this year because I know you are there riding right beside me. I miss you buddy!

Chris McCormick

July 29, 2016

Here we are again.....

There still are no words for this, except we miss you!


May 17, 2016

Today marks 12 years that you laid your life so unselfishly on the line for a fellow officer and ended your line of duty....So many times I have wished that day had never, ever existed in our lives! However, as we well know, God has a greater plan for all of us!
The Dance by Garth is a perfect reflection of what we had and believe me, Our lives are better left to chance, I could have missed the pain (which never goes away) but then I'd a had to miss The Dance!
Thank you for The Dance of the short life that we shared, it was God's greatest blessing to allow me to be your high school sweetheart, your wife of nearly 16 years and most of all, the mother to two of the most beautiful, loving, caring and wonderful young ladies ever!
Loving you now and always!!

Scott's widow

May 17, 2016

Hi honey! It gets harder and harder for me to read these reflections instead of it getting easier with time....You have been in so many of my dreams lately and you look, sound and smell the same! I open my eyes praying that you will just be standing there! Des Moines PD lost two officers and seeing their funeral procession sure brought back chilling memories for me! Please know that you are brought up in conversation daily, you will never be forgotten! Love and miss you now and always!

Scott's widow

April 1, 2016

Just wanted to drop in and let you know that I'm missing you! I have an ornery 15 month old little girl who would have loved to have met you here on Earth but I'm just sure you snuggled her before I even got to. Maybe that's why she is so ornery! She promises not to do anything naughty at Pizza Hut like someone once did. Just know I still think of you often and look forward to seeing you again someday. Love you!


December 14, 2015

Happy birthday, big guy! Hope the fish are biting and you're enjoying time with your daddy. Miss you big time -- they say the hurt mends, but it's still there.

Sister in law

July 17, 2015

Dear Scotty,
Happy almost birthday to you! I never could seem to get it on the right day! :) You are still thought of often and missed incredibly. You would be so proud, and yet humble, .... the footprint you left on this Earth was an amazing one.
Love from all of us!


July 16, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 17, 2015

Well, ole buddy, 11 years today. They say time heals but I'm not so sure.....It seems just about as difficult to swallow as it did in '04.

Tripp-fellow officer
Iowa DOC-close friend

May 17, 2015

It's been ten years now since we lost you. It has not just been hard and sad, but it's been so emotional.. You cross my mind everyday. I miss you so much Uncle Scott, I love you. I wish you were still around. You always got me to laugh. Rest in Peace Uncle Scott. <3


January 9, 2015

Today you would have turned 47, my friend. 10 years can pass quickly or it can seem like an eternity. We miss you greatly.

ISP Co worker- Tripp
State of Iowa/ Close Friend

July 17, 2014

Ten years have come and gone, the pain hasn't changed, the hole in my heart remains...
I tried to write this reflection on the anniversary of your accident and I had so many tears running down my face that it was impossible...
I know that you are watching over all of us as we carry on with our lives, you are so proud of the beautiful young women that your girls have become!
I had a lady say to me the other day, after ten years, I am sure that this has become so much easier for you...I told her, no, it hasn't become easier, it hasn't gone away, I think about him every single day...I will never, ever forget about him...I still hear your voice, see your smile and pray that those never go away!!
RIP and know that you are forever loved and never to be forgotten!!


May 28, 2014

Scotty, we thought about you all weekend!! These past 10 years have zoomed by and, at the same time, have just drug along. We are all fine and filled with joy and sorrow as this anniversary passed. Know that you are loved and missed!!


May 19, 2014

Even on a random day almost 10 years after you were taken from us I think of you. We all miss you so much and even though so many people said time heals everything, I don't believe it. It's quite possible that I miss you more today than all the days before. Hope you are fishing every morning, golfing every afternoon and enjoying every moment of it! Just never forget how much we miss you!

Scott's niece

January 13, 2014

Rest in Peace, Officer Bryant. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 3, 2014

You've been on my mind a lot lately... must be that it's a great day for a round of golf! Miss you....



October 10, 2013

Happy Birthday to the guy that everyone claimed to be their best friend! I'm proud to be one of those guys.

Iowa DOC-Close Friend

July 17, 2013

Not that long ago I watched your daughter stand where you stood and say the exact same words I heard come out of your mouth while standing in that spot. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, thank goodness! They're good girls Scott! You did a heck of a job! Thank you.


June 25, 2013

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