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

I miss you Scot, thought about you today on a stop :)

Jenny Evans, Patrolman
Ontwa Twp. Edwardsburg Police

January 2, 2007


December 24, 2006

Just thinking about you and your aspiring career. I put a new flag on your tree brother and think of you everyday. My badge is dull because of your absence.

Officer Todd Christensen
Kalamazoo Public Safety

October 10, 2006

Thank you for your service. You will always be remembered. Rest in peace.

Daughter of an officer

July 26, 2006

You are not forgotten Scot. My prayers are with you and your family.

Jenny Evans Patrolman
Ontwa Twp. Edwardsburg Police

July 26, 2006

We will be in Washington with honor and respect to hear your name read.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom
Matthew Rittenhouse EOW 9/16/04

Linda Rittenhouse

May 9, 2006

As we get ready to graduate another class of "Blue Dogs" I can't help to wonder what God has instore for them. I look at the life that you lead and hope that they see the passion like you. Although your life was brief, you had a quality of life that I will pray for every Blue Dog that comes through our door to have!
You & your family are in our thoughts, Scot!

Sue VandenBrink Executive Officer
Kalamazoo Law Enforcement Training Center

May 2, 2006

As we get ready to graduate another class of "Blue Dogs" I can't help to wonder what God has instore for them. I look at the life that you lead and hope that they see the passion like you. Although your life was brief, you had a quality of life that I will pray for every Blue Dog that comes through our door to have!
You & your family are in our thoughts, Scot!

Sue VandenBrink Executive Officer
Kalamazoo Law Enforcement Training Center

May 2, 2006


On the 26th of every month, I can't help but feel a great sadness. I'll never forget that day. You remain in my prayers, I love you buddy.

Officer J. Evans#4012

Officer Jenny Evans #4012
Ontwa Twp. Edwardsburg Police

March 28, 2006


Yesterday was 8 months since you left us....there isn't a month that passes that I don't find myself saddened by the 26th day. I miss you. Please continue you to watch over those of us still pursuing the career you loved so much. I love you buddy :)

Officer J. Evans

Officer Jenny Evans#4012
Ontwa Twp. Edwardsburg Police

March 27, 2006


You were a great friend and a great listener. I always looked forward to seeing you when I was in college. I noticed how excited you were about becoming an officer. You will never be forgotten. Thanks for everything you have done for me and being there.

PFC Stimpson, Rachel

March 15, 2006

I'm not sure what compelled me to think of you and Owen this evening, but I'm glad I did. In reading through these reflections, it is obvious that you two are still in the hearts and minds of so many. I can still remember where you sat in the academy class room, wide eyed and always with that infectious smile. Teaching during this last academy was so different. I found myself glancing to your seat, looking for that "bean pole" of a cadet that seemed so willing and eager. How fortunate we all were to have known you. Although you were only on this earth a short time, you certainly made the most of your life. In attending your funeral, so many of us learned about Scot THE PERSON. What an amazing young man you were. You will always be a source of inspiration, and we will never forget your sacrifice.

Det. Matt Wolfe
Portage Police Department

February 11, 2006

I knew Scott from KVCC and I didnt know a stronger christian man, and more dedicated police officer for his age.

Deputy Christopher Munro
Kent County Sheriffs Dept.

January 25, 2006

My thoughts are with Scot and his family.
Rest in Pace Scot.

SC Brad Taylor
Metropolitan Police (London)

January 12, 2006

Rip you will not be forgotten.

Jason LArson

January 1, 2006

Rest in peace my brother, and may God bless your family.

Police Officer John Pizzi
Calumet Village

December 27, 2005

We think of you and your family during these holidays, and offer thoughts and prayers as you celebrate without your loved one. Cherish the memories of the past and be open to new ones with your loved ones and friends. Your loved one will never be forgotten and always honored for their sacrifice.

Alissa Scott
Widow of Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-03

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

November 29, 2005

Today marks 3 months since Scot went home...3 months that he's been worshiping our Holy Father before his throne in Heaven...He is so missed, but I continue to rejoice in the knowledge that I will see him again.

Courtney Eaton, close friend

October 26, 2005

Officer Beyerstedt: So young, yet so brave. Your brothers have your watch covered. God speed, and may your family be taken care of.

Memphis, MI P.D.

October 12, 2005

To the family and friends of Officer Scott Beyerstedt and his fellow officers with the Mattawan Police Department:

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Officer Beyerstedt was tragically killed. His valor and bravery will not be forgotten.

Our family grieves with you and for you. We share your agony as we lost our beloved Larry Lasater of the Pittsburg Police Dept. when he was fatally shot during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers on April 23rd. I am so sorry that another family has to face this devastating trauma. It is heart wrenching to know that this young officer had only served such a short time before this awful incident, but I am glad that he saw a dream fulfilled.

May you be comforted by the caring and support of your law enforcement community, and other police survivors. There will be many who will be with you each step of this awful journey.

I also pray for the continued recovery of the wounded field training officer that was with Scott.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Scott gave to his community as a police officer, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 26, 2005.

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

October 11, 2005

It is far after the fact but as I sit here miles away and read what has been written about my dear friend I have read over and over the words Rest in Peace. Please know that Scot is now resting in a peace that passes all understanding as he is standing before His Lord and Savior and mine. I find joy knowning that someday I will again stand next to my friend as we together worship our perfect and loving Lord. While losing Scot hurt worse than anything it is only my lose because it is his gain. He is home. We can all know that peace that Scot now knows if we take the time to know the Savior that was Scot's reason for living in the first place. Scot would be grateful to be remembered as a hero and a servant of others, but more than anything Scot would want to be remembered as a servant of Christ. So save a place for me buddy, when I get there just scoot over a little, and we will worship Jesus together. I love you but I will see you again in the blink of an eye.

Linda Koning, A dear Friend
Inez, Ky

October 4, 2005

While it is no consolation for your loss, our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and fellow officers of Officer Beyerstedt.

While no member of our agency had the privilege to have known him personally, we are certain that he has found a place in heaven through his selfless service to those he swore to protect.

Rest in peace officer; those of us who remain will cover your post on the thin blue line.

Medicine Lodge Police Department
Medicine Lodge, KS

September 7, 2005

You are a true hero who made the ultimate sacrifice. May the memory of your service, heroism and sacrifice remain forever. May God bless you, your family and brother/sister officers.

Pennsylvania State Police

September 5, 2005

Anyone who's know a man that wears a star on his chest understands that he's patrolling so all can rest, working during bad weather, holidays, and weekends riding througout the city without commends..long hours, meager pay, he is a person just like you, except for the corageous job he's sworn to do. The things he sees each day, he has a family of his own, more than most he's thankful when he nears home. each day heputs on his uniform, vest and gun all to aware this could be his last one.Its anyones guess, this may be his time to die all of this could happen in a blink of an eye for you he would gladly destined to eternal rest, for you he wears a silver star on his chest he took and oath to serve and protect what he deserves is the peoples respect....

Brittany Peters
New Smyrna Beach Florida

August 27, 2005

My thoughts are with you and your family.

You will not be forgotten
Fellow Blue Dog

Ofc. Angie Lick/Niles City PD
Kalamazoo Valley LEC
62nd Police Academy Graduate

Officer Angela Lick
Niles City Police Department

August 27, 2005

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