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

Well brother, I heard the awful news of your death just a few days after our department buried a hereo of our own. (Owen Fisher) He too had just a short time on the department. Thank you for paying the ultimate price, doing a thankless yet necessary job that many people would not have the guts to do. Rest in peace brother!

Officer T. Pillsbury
Flint, MI Police Department

August 23, 2005

In the two weeks that you were with us you made a positive impact on the rest of us...more than you will ever know. Hearing of your strong faith has served as an inspiration to those of us you left behind. I feel comfortable saying this, because I know you are in heaven...pray for us.
God bless you and may He be with your family in their time of grief.

Officer Brian Matyas
Mattawan Police Department

August 23, 2005

The men and women of the Mahomet Police Department extend our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Ofc. Beyerstedt.

Thank you for your service. God bless you.

Rest in peace Sir!


Mahomet, IL Police Dept.

August 19, 2005

For you will never be forgotten, you are a brother in blue!!! Rest in peace knowing you are a part of a brotherhood worldwide!

Officer J. Dixon
Brownstown Police Dept., MI.

August 19, 2005

You will always be remembered, our thoughts will always be with your family.

TD
MFR/MFD

August 17, 2005

god bless you rook you did a fine job here let us handle the rest.

Officer William Waldrep

August 15, 2005

god bless you rook you did a fine job here let us handle the rest.

Officer William Waldrep

August 15, 2005

My fiancé, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis was a Deputy Sheriff with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in SE Iowa. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Scot did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Scot be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Officer Beyerstedt's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through these tough times, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you and that you are not alone in your "journey". Should you ever need anything please do not hesitate to contact me. (Dennis' department will also always know how to reach me.)

As a fallen officer "survivor" and a friend, please accept my condolences on behalf of myself and the McElderry family. I never got the opportunity to know Scot but, I am certain he was well respected and well loved. Scot will live on in the hearts of all the lives he touched. You were all lucky to have had him be a part of your lives, even for a short time. I pray that Scot will continue to watch over us all as only he can.

Thank you Officer Beyerstedt for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiancé Dennis for me.

Wishing you and all those who loved you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Sheriff Dennis Ray McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

August 14, 2005

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOUR SACRIFICE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. WATCH OVER US FROM ABOVE. GOD SPEED BLUE ANGEL.

PTM
MURPHY,TX POLICE DEPT.

August 12, 2005

MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY OF SCOT.

SCOT, MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

A MOM

August 12, 2005

It is a horrible tragedy that an Officer so young has died in the line of duty.May God Bless You. My prayers are with your Family, Friends ,and fellow Officers. EVERY TIME AN OFFICER DIES A PART OF EACH ONE OF US ALSO DIES.REST IN PEACE BROTHER.

RetPaState Narcotics Agent II DiMiceli
Pa Office Of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigations

August 11, 2005

My sympathies to Officer Beyerstedt's family. Too young at nay age. Bless him and his family.

SFC William L. Farrell, Ret
US Army Military Police

August 10, 2005

To Officer Beyerstedt's family, friend and Co-workers, my heart and prayers go out to you during this most difficult time. Another Officer has died to young, and too soon. I know that pain that you feel during this time, as I too have lost a good friend in the line of duty, Deputy Shane Britton, EOW July 19, 2000. This is a poem that I think is fitting for all Officer and dispatchers as we share a special bond that many do not understand.

From Those of Behind the Mic...

From those of us behind the mic
who never really see the sights
We give to you the honor
and respect you so deserve,
With hope of being comrads
and seen for what we're worth.
I'm not on the accident scene
to see the blood and gore,
I see the answers in your eyes
when you walk in the door.
I need not ask you questions,
the answers matter not.
All I can do is offer coffee,
yes, it's fresh and hot.
I'll talk with you and keep it light
and laugh at your bad jokes.
Don't think for a minute
that I don't really know the battle raging in your mind that humor covers . . . but your face belies. I cannot stop the bullet
from the loaded gun
Nor light the darkened alley
through which you must run.
I cannot ward off the blows
you may suffer in a fight Nor give you back the rest
you lose on sleepless nights.
I can make sure you have the facts
and face your call prepared.
I can make sure you're not alone
and get your backup there.
I can keep for you an efficient log
to make your report complete.
Most of all, I can pray for you
each night before I sleep.
Dear God . . . Please keep my guys safe
and lead them through the night.
Don't let them fall from snipers bullets nor bleed from stabbing knives.
Save them from the drunk that drives as they patrol our roads.
Return them safely to their wives
and let them always know . . .
those of us behind the mic
worry night and day.
They are the reason
that I kneel to pray

Author Unknown

Rest In Peace Officer Beyerstedt, you will never be forgotten!

Melissa/Federal Police Dispatcher

August 10, 2005

Your sacrafice will never be forgoten. Rest easy brother.

Ofc Michael Wilhelm
The George Washington University Police Dept

August 10, 2005

Thank you for your service.

Ofc. S.L. Coffman #15174
California Highway Patrol

August 9, 2005

Couarge is the thing. All goes if courage goes.

Be at peace Brother.

Heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Beyerstedt.

Ofc. Scott Bachman
Baltimore County (MD) PD

August 9, 2005

The man responsible for Scot's death was captured on 8-7-05. Hopefully, justice will be served swiftly.

Kalamazoo LEO

August 9, 2005

TO THE BEYERSTEDT FAMILY MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU. SCOT IS A VERY SPECIAL YOUNG MAN.
HIS DESIRE TO BE AN OFFICER IS A GIFT.
THINKING OF YOU AS YOU COPE WITH ALL THE EMOTIONS AND GRIEF AT THIS TIME.
MOTHER OF DEPUTY JOSH BLYLER EOW050204

JEAN BLYLER
MOM

August 8, 2005

It was my pleasure and an honor to work with you. I feel blessed to have worked with such a wonderful person that I can call my friend. God Bless you and your family.

Dispatcher-Michell Hartsell
Cass Co Sheriff's Dept

August 8, 2005

IT IS A SHAME THAT THE TOWN OF MATTAWAN LOST A POLICE OFFICER AS DEDICATED AS YOU. MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR ALL ETERNITY.

jennifer watts
us citizen

August 7, 2005

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE
OFFICERS SEND OUR CONDOLENCES. OUR
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH OFFICER
BEYERSTEDT, HIS FAMILY AND CO-WORKERS.

GOD BLESS...

PO ERNEST G. PENN
DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS POLICE BUFFALO, NEW YORK

August 7, 2005

I KNOW THAT EVERY FEW DAY'S THERE WILL BE ANOTHER POSTING ABOUT AN OFFICER THAT HAS GIVEN HIS LIFE FOR THE SERVICE OF OTHERS.WE ARE THE PEACEKEEPERS, IT'S SOMETHING THAT IS INSIDE US. MAY GOD BLESS OFFICER BEYERSTEDT AND HIS FAMILY. "ALL GIVE SOME BUT SOME GIVE ALL"

DETECTIVE MICKEY ELROD
METRO NASHVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT

August 7, 2005

Officer Beyerstedt, you have served your community with honor and dignity. We will carry on from here. To the family of Officer Beyerstedt, you all are in our thoughts and prayers. To the men and women of the Mattawan Police Department hold your heads high as you carry on. Be careful and watch each others backs. Rest in Peace..BRO..

Detective First Grade Robert F. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department Washington D.C./Homicide Branch

August 7, 2005

Rest in peace brother. You will be remembered as a hero.

My deepest condolences to the family of Ofc Scot Beyerstedt and the Mattawan Police Department.

Ofc Steven Smith
CPD

August 7, 2005

rest in peace...god bless you

skip roberson

August 7, 2005

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