Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Scot Andrew Beyerstedt

Mattawan Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, July 26, 2005

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Reflections for Police Officer Scot Andrew Beyerstedt

May you rest in peace Officer Beyerstedt, and God bless you and your family. Thank you for your service and rest assure that your fellow brothers will capture the individual responsible for your tragic passing.

Engineer Dave Zimmermann
Ventura County Fire Dept. (Calif)

August 6, 2005

I just saw your incident on AMW. Rest in peace brother, we'll get him.

Federal Officer

August 6, 2005

I just saw this story on America's Most Wanted and thought what a touching, tragic, terribly sad story, and absolutely senseless this would have to happen to such an incredibly handsome, strikingly beautiful man. My heart and deepest condolences go out to his family and his friends and their terrible loss and hope you will see him again in Heaven. The criminal Scot was chasing who caused this to happen needs to be caught _yesterday_ and sentenced to everything the law will possibly allow.

Preston W.

Preston W.

August 6, 2005

My thoughts, prayers and sincerest sympathy goes out to the family, friends of Officer Beyerstedt,and to the Mattawan Police Department. I have never met Officer Beyerstedt but I can only imagine what kind of person he is. I lost a very respected and loved friend, Cpl. Mark Jones on February 27, 2005. Mark was killed in an automobile accident also while on duty responding to another officers call for help. Mark is an honorable man and and his character is above comprehendsion. It takes a special person to become an Officer and with me knowing Mark and what a wonderful person he is, I am postive that Officer Scot Beyerstedt is the same. I found a quote and I would like to share it because I know Mark must have read it before because of the meaning and he like so many other officers lived by.
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Frank Outlaw
Again my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
God Speed Officer Beyerstedt
Forever gone but forever in many hearts.

Wanda Martin

wanda martin
friend of Cpl. Mark Jones E.O.W 2/27/05

August 6, 2005

I just saw the tragic story on AMW and wanted to say that as a fellow 21 year old officer, I respect your ultimate sacrafice to keep our country a safe place. Your work will never be forgotten!

Trooper Dubinsky
Florida Highway Patrol

August 6, 2005

God bless you. I'm sure your Mom greeted you with open arms in Heaven, but alas, too soon.

August 6, 2005

After reading the article on AMW, I just wanted to send my condolences to the Beyerstedt family. R.I.P Scot, there will be justice for you and your family.

US Citizen

August 6, 2005

A short service but still a true shame.

Indianapolis park rangers

August 6, 2005

Rest in peace brother.

Deputy Gail Naramore
Sacramento County Sheriff, Sacramento California

August 5, 2005

Rest in Peace Officer Beyerstedt. My prayers and thoughts are with your family. No words could ever take the pain they are feeling. May God guide them and comfort them.

Wife Of a Chicago Police Officer

August 4, 2005

May you rest in peace and may your family be comforted by their memories of you. May your FTO find some peace and remember that it was someone else's actions who caused this great loss, not his.

Special Agent
FBI Chicago

August 4, 2005

Another hero departs. RIP. TO the family may god be with you through this time. He will never be forgotten.

Police Officer --- Eric Mischel
Fairburn police Department

August 4, 2005

On behalf of the young men and women of Philadelphia Police Academy, Philadelphia Police Explorers Post 991, our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Beyerstedt. Take comfort from knowing your extended law enforcement family grieves with you.

Philadelphia Police Explorers Post 991

August 3, 2005

5 months or 20 years, your career touched so many lives. Your life on earth was an inspiration, and a testimony to your Lord and Savior. there is no greater accomplishment. I look foward to seeing Gods face standing by your side.


August 3, 2005

Officer Beyerstedt,
I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Mattawan.


August 3, 2005

Scot, you'll truly be missed. Words can't describe how much respect i have for you. Knowing you and growing up with you was truly a pleasure. You will be dearly missed by all.

Rest in piece buddy.

Cody Klebs
Classmate in Markesan

August 3, 2005

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Mattawan Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Officer Beyerstedt deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Beyerstedt is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, NC

August 3, 2005

God bless you Scott. It was an honor to serve with you, and know you. My prayers go out to your Family and Friends.

Patrolman, Mike Hubbard
Edwardsburg Ontwa Township PD

August 2, 2005

Rest in Peace young Brother. You served well and faithfully in your short time as one of the Elite. We thank you for your sacrifice above and beyond the call. Rest assured your loved ones are not alone for we are but a phone call away.

Bob Johnson VA-VI

Bob Johnson U.S. Marshals (Ret'd)
Blue Knights International Police Assn.

August 2, 2005

On behalf of the men and women of Industry Sheriff's Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Beyerstedt. Having lost Deputy Michael Arruda last year (EOW 06-15-04) and more recently Deputy Jerry Ortiz (EOW 06-24-05), we know all too well the pain and reality of losing one of our own. Take comfort from knowing your extended law enforcement family grieves with you.

Industry Sheriff's Station
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

August 2, 2005

This is so sad, he was so young. God Bless you Andrew. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and friends and co-workers.


August 2, 2005

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
~Winston Churchill

We'll never forget.
KVCC 63rd

Ofc. Michael Jain
Green Oak Township Police Dept.

August 2, 2005

Again we mourn as another hero is taken from us. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Beyerstedt. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.

Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us to protect and serve others safely.

Police Officer O. Dennard
Newark Police Department (NJ)

August 2, 2005

Your dedication will not be forgotten. Hang in there VanBuren County. He's still with you!


August 2, 2005

One of the best times that I had with Scot was when he, Linda, and I went coon bashing. It is a little known sport that I think Scot just made up. We drove around looking for coons with a flashlight and apparently when you found one you blinded it with the light and, I quote, "kick it til it dies!" I am still glad that we never actually saw a coon that night. Scot and I were only good friends for one summer, in 2003, but I will always remember how much fun we had and how much respect I had for the leaps of faith he made. No matter how much I miss him and wish the pain would go away, I don't wish him back here. He is in a place where there is no more suffering, and I know he would rather be in heavan anyway, praising God. Riding in the car, sitting at the beach, singing to the radio, saving the lawn mower, teaching my sister how to eat corn on the cob, getting lost on the way home, sharing each others secrets, I cherished Scot's company, even for the short time I was what I considered a friend.

Brittany Crofoot

August 2, 2005

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