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

Rest in peace Brother Scot, you are a true hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham Retired
Sand Springs Okla Police Department

July 26, 2005

Scott,
You'll always be remembered as the officer who wanted to make a difference. You made a difference in my life and you will truly be missed. Now you will be protecting us from above sitting at the right hand of god. My God be with you and your family at this tragic time.

Ofc. Erickson Patrolman
Pokagon Tribal Police

July 26, 2005

To the family and friends of Officer Beyerstedt:

We will not forget your sacrifice.

Cpl. Rich Hopkins
Sutherlin (OR) Police Department

July 26, 2005

To Officer Beyerstedt family, friends, and the Mattawan Police Department. I would like to extend my condolences and deepest sympathy to you all. My thoughts and prays are with you. Thanks Officer Beyerstedt for your years of service. Your brothers and sisters in blue salute you. May your soul rest in peace.

Patrol Officer
Prince George's County, Maryland

July 26, 2005

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

July 26, 2005

"Just a Cop"

The funeral line was long,
There's an awful lot of cars,
Folks came out of the restaurants,
They came out of the bars.

The workers at the construction sites
All let their hammers drop.
Someone asked."What is this all for?"
And they said,"Aw, just a cop."

Some chuckled at the passing cars.
Some shed a silent tear
Some people said,"It's stupid.
all these dumb policemen here."

"How come they're not out fightn' crime?
Or in a doughnut shop?
Sure is a lot of trouble,
For someone who's just a cop."

They blocked the intersections,
They blocked the interstate.
People yelled and cursed,
"Damn, it's gonna make me late!"

"This is really ridiculous!"
"They're makin' us all stop!"
"It seems they're sure wastin' time,
On someone who's just a cop."

Into the cemetery now,
The slow procession comes,
The woeful Taps are slowly played.
There's loud salutes from guns.

The graveyard workers shake their heads
"This service is a flop."
"There's lots of good words wasted,
On someone who's just a cop."

Yeah, just a cop to most folks.
Did his duty every day.
Tryin' to protect us,
Till they took his life away.

And when he got to heaven,
St. Peter put him at the top.
An angel asked him, "Who was that?"
And he said, "Aw, just a cop."

Author Unknown

Rest in peace Officer Beyerstedt.

Fellow BLUEDOG, Officer Justin Weber
Bangor PD

July 26, 2005

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Officer Beyerstedt as well as to the Mattawan Police Department. Rest in peace Officer Beyerstedt, you are gone but will never be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

July 26, 2005

Rest in peace, my brother

PJN
Cook County IL Sheriff's

July 26, 2005

From a department that has also suffered a loss this year, we offer our condolences to Officer Beyerstedt's family and his fellow officers. Whether an officer serves two weeks or twenty years, his loss will be felt and his service must be honored. Peace be with you.

Detective Scott Eager
Battle Creek Police Department

July 26, 2005

I had the pleasure of training with Officer Beyerstedt in the 64th academy at Kalamazoo Valley Community college. Beyerstedt is a great man who will sorely be missed by myself and all others who truly knew him. I could only hope I have half the Charisma and passion for life as Scot. Forever in my memory you will remain as a great friend, may God enjoy your company as much as I have.

Respectfully,
Phillip Crill

Officer Phillip Crill
formerly of Fruitport police

July 26, 2005

My condolences to the family and friends of Ofc. Beyerstedt and the entire Mattawan Police Dept. Rest In Peace

Ofc. Eric Chiang
San Francisco Police Department

July 26, 2005

to the family of officer beyerstedt

you are in our prayers. another young hero joins the angels in heaven. you are not alone and scot is in wonderful company. having lost our son, brother and finace in a vehicle pursuit at the age of 21, we truly do understand the pain and heartache you are feeling now and will be feeling for a long time. we are here for now and anytime in the future. we will be contacting your agency and if you would like to contact us please do.

to the mattawan police dept.

you have lost a hero. our prayers are with you.

to officer scot

you lived the life you loved and now join the angels in blue. guard your family well and give our love to our angels in heaven.

kathe, jerry, andrew and ben starks and jessica rulh
the family and fiance of
officer daniel starks
eow 10/25/03

July 26, 2005

Among us, sent down from Heaven,
Are those that walk a Thin Blue Line, that's a given.
Like Guardian Angels to watch over me and you,
Are those that wear the uniform of blue.

We see them only as traffic stops,
We do not call them friends, just cops.
We pray we never have a chance meeting,
We never pass along a greeting.

But they are so much more than this,
They simply do not see the world as bliss.
But they look into the corners of our deepest fear,
They walk the beat, they dry a tear.

They bring a message to our home,
When all is not well, and we are alone.
They come to us, no matter the need,
Handle the problem, complete the deed.

They lay their personal feelings aside,
They do their job, they have great pride.
And if one should fall among life's thing,
The badge they wear, turns into wings.

Katherine Raborn


Reserve Officer Jamil Elwaer
Decatur Police Department

July 26, 2005

To Officer Beyerstedt's family, friends and coworkers my heart and prayers are with you all in this terrible loss of a fine Officer and the injury of another. God bless you all.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02

July 26, 2005

Rest in Peace Ofc. Beyerstedt.

My deepest condolences to the family of Ofc. Beyerstedt, the Mattawan Police Department, and the Cass County SO. May the memory of Ofc. Beyerstedt be eternal

Res. Ofc. I. Dukic
CA Reserve

July 26, 2005

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God". Matthew 5:9. Thank you Officer Beyerstedt for your dedicated service. Though your career was short obviously your work here was done. You will forever be remembered as a true hero. May God bless you and your family.

Officer Steven Gau
Miamisburg, OH. Police Dept.

July 26, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers go out to officer Beyerstedt, his family and the Mattawan Police Dept. God bless you.
Ours is not a chosen profession but a calling.
Matthew 5:9

Patrolman E. Kraft
Grove Police Department

July 26, 2005

Rest in peace. Thank you for you service and dedication to protecting your fellow citizens. May God Bless you and your family.

Sgt. L. Phillips

July 26, 2005

JUST BEGINNING A PROMISING CAREER AS ONE OF OUR HEROES. REST IN PEACE, MY FRIEND. MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND THE MEMBERS OF YOUR DEPARTMENT. I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, HOWEVER SHORT. A TRUE HERO INDEED.

James Sweeney
A FRIEND TO ALL POLICE OFFICERS

July 26, 2005

On behalf of the men and women who serve with the Georgia Perimeter College Police Department, our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Scott Beyerstedt's family, friends, and co-workers with the Mattawan Police Department.

Rest in peace our brother in blue. Now you can walk Heaven's beat.

Officer Johns
Georgia Perimeter College Police Department

July 26, 2005

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9
Thank you for your service to your community, Officer Beyerstedt, and may the Lord comfort your family at this difficult time.


Wife of a Deputy
San Bernardino County, CA

July 26, 2005

This is such a tragic story and I can only hope that the family, friends and co-workers will find some sense of peace during this difficult time.
Just know that there are folks all across this country that will lift you up in prayer before the Almighty. May God's eternal love and endless blessings be upon each of you.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, retired.

July 26, 2005

Thank you for your service to your community. I know that you will be greatly missed. To the family, I will be praying for you and may God bless you and give you comfort in your time of need.

Patrolman Jason Bowman
Winnsboro Police Department
Winnsboro, Louisiana

Patrolman Jason Bowman
Winnsboro Police Department

July 26, 2005

TO THE FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF SCOT,
WE AT THE FLINT POLICE DEPT FEEL YOUR PAIN AND SUFFERING IN THE LOSS OF ANOTHER FINE YOUNG OFFICER. NOT A DAY GOES BY WHEN I WONDER WHY SO MANY SO YOUNG? I WILL NEVER KNOW BUT WHAT I DO KNOW IS TO PUT THE UNIFORM BACK ON AND PATROL THE STREETS ALOT HARDER SO MORE CRIMINALS WON'T GET AWAY. REST IN PEACE SCOT.

BROTHER IN BLUE
FLINT POLICE DEPT

July 26, 2005

God bless you Sir. May you rest in peace in the arms of the Lord.

Kevin Cannon
Brother of Keith Cannon EOW 5/4/05

July 26, 2005

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