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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

Just thinking of our "rookie days" together. Makes me smile everytime! Miss the late night snackin & chats!!!

Dispatcher-M Hartsell
Cass County Sheriff

January 25, 2009

Another Blue Dog academy will graduate in only a few days, and it has been an honor to salute you each morning as we post the colors. We will keep you in our hearts and minds as we embark on a new adventure. On behalf of the 73rd Blue Dog Academy I would like to thank you for your selfless service and dedication. We are better people and will be better police officers because of you.

73rd Blue Dog Academy

December 3, 2008

Miss you still Brother. Your flag will fly forever!
DS Christensen

Drill Sergeant Christensen
KVCC Police Academy

November 21, 2008

We miss you Scot. I'm coming to see you again soon :)


August 14, 2008

Thankyou for your service and sacrifice. You are not forgotten


March 12, 2008

Well, I was driving through mattawan last friday, and like everytime I am in that area, I began thinking about you. You will never be forgotten my friend.

US Army

February 10, 2008

Merry Christmas Scot, I miss you.


December 22, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 15, 2007

Brother Scot-
I'm back in the Army! I know your saying: "Why does'nt that surprise me." You know your right eye toothe was crooked? I noticed! Its an attention to detail thing of mine. Wanted to say my DS job is a bit stressful. I have 57 "of you" in my platoon and I worry...alot of them. Can't seem to hold back the tears thinking of their future. I'm rambling now.... I tell them of your story as well as Owen's and it hits them right between the eyes! Keep them safe my brother as harms way is calling their names. They are tough, strong, and eager just like you.

Army Strong!

DS Todd Christensen
US ARMY/Kalamazoo PD

October 9, 2007

Our class started EVO training this week, and we watched the tape from your pursuit this morning.
Just know that you are NOT forgotten, nor ever will be. You and our other bluedog brothers look over us every day in class. You are mentioned every day in some way or form. Thank you for your service-

From the newest group of Bluedogs
71st Academy

71st Academy Bluedogs

September 15, 2007

Sitting here at the department waiting for shift change, and you came to mind. I saw your memorial during the academy and it made me realize that no one is invincible. You payed the ultimate sacrifice and for that you are a hero. You were so young, yet so brave. I always think about you when I am on patrol. I wanted you to know that you will always be on my mind while I am on patrol. You keep me grounded in reality and forever knowing that any moment on duty could be my last. You are not forgotten.
Rest in peace fallen hero, you will always be in my prayers.

J. Schlabach #380

PTLM Schlabach
Bronson Police Department

August 13, 2007

Just wanted to let you know I was thinkin about ya and miss ya... I still get a laugh when think about our "rookie" days in Cass. So thankful for those memories, so honored to have you as a friend. Your dispatchers miss you!!

Dispatcher Michell Hartsell
Cass County Sheriff

August 12, 2007

Thought about you the other day and decided I should drop a note to let you know how much of an effect you have had (and will have)on those of us who hear the story of your career. I started off in the car on my own the other day and my first thought was that if this day, or call, was my last would I be remembered like you are. I think about that every time I deal with someone. You are a great example of what a officer should be.
Rest Easy, Allabach

Deputy J. Allabach

August 2, 2007

Your sister spoke at my graduation on May 15th. I was presented with the scholarship that was created in your honor. I'm very thankful for that. I had no idea that today was the 2 year anniversary of your end of watch. Maybe it was some kind of act by God that I stumbled across your page by googling "police badges".
Before we graduated, the 70th took a trip to your memorial, and then to the site of your accident, where D.S. Christensen spoke to us. You can tell that he misses you, and that he is real saddened by your absence. Don't let the tough outer shell fool you, he has a heart just like all of us.
God bless you and your family Scot
A Blue Dog Never Dies

Duryl Cook
Fellow Blue Dog

July 27, 2007

My thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Beyerstedt on the anniversary of his passing. Another Hero taken too soon. May God comfort you all. Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

July 26, 2007

Officer Beyerstedt,
We are thinking of you on the second anniversary of your EOW. May you rest in peace knowing that you did make a difference.

Pennsylvania citizen

July 26, 2007

It's been nearly 2 years. You are still remembered. Rest in peace, Brother.


July 13, 2007

Shifts will come and go throughout this GREAT NATION WE SERVE, but YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. RIP Brother.

Patrolman D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

May 17, 2007


Your sister Ryan spoke today at the KVCC Police Academy graduation ceremony. Not much has changed since you strolled across the stage just a couple years ago to receive your "Top Gun" award. The cadet uniforms are the same, and like yours, most of the faces were young, fresh and proud. I also saw several former cadets, now dressed in their respective uniforms in attendance. What was unique about this graduation however, was it's date. May 15th -. It was so fitting that your sister spoke and presented the scholarship in your name. Her words are always so poignant, eloquent and graceful. Last year I made it a priority to attend the memorial in D.C. This year however, I found myself not giving May 15th much thought, as I was caught up with my "busy" schedule. Thanks to your sister that changed abruptly at about 1545 hrs. Just know that although time passes, you will never be forgotten.

Det. Matt Wolfe
Portage Police

May 15, 2007


Just want you to know you are not forgotten. Every time I drive through Mattawan I think of you. I made it to the memorial service when the community dedicated the Monument to you, you truly had an impact on the community. God Bless you, I know you are with Him today watching over your fellow officers.

Sgt. Brian VandenBrink
Portage Michigan PD

May 13, 2007

Miss you

Jenny Evans Patrolman

March 18, 2007

A note to say that friends and strangers alike continue to honor Scot's memory and his dedication to law enforcement. God bless.

Ranger Stevens
National Park Service

February 24, 2007

Stopped an older couple today that asked about you...they didn't know you were gone. In such a short time with our dept. you made such an impression with people. You lived and breathed what you believed...PRAISE GOD! I Love You, Brother.

F.T.O. Todd Oliver
Mattawan PD

February 10, 2007

I miss you so so so so so much JR Mint. I have so many memories about you! I remember when you would come to Scott Lake with all of us. It was funny when you fell over trying to ski!!! I always felt like you were there for me!!

P.S.I can't wait to see you in Heaven!!!!!


Emily Oliver
JR Mint's Friend

February 8, 2007

Sir, your service will never be forgotten. Rest in easy, Brother.


January 11, 2007

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