Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Michael Scott Neal

Mexia Independent School District Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, November 22, 2005

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Reflections for Sergeant Michael Scott Neal

Scotty, I can not believe it has almost been 1 year that I lost you. Trey ask about you all the time. You would not believe it just a few days after we lost you Trey finally said your name. If you only knew how I would give anything to hear your laugh just one more time. Many people have said in time it gets easier, it's only gotten harder! There is such an empty hole in my heart since you are gone. I know one day I will see you again and will put my arms around you and tell how much I miss you and love you.
until we meet again.

Love & miss you
Billye AKA (weasel)

Billye Neal Holloway
sister

November 6, 2006

Soon it will be the first anniversary of your end of watch. I know your loved ones have thought of you every hour of every day and there have been enough tears shed from their broken hearts that they would fill a pond that they could sit near and think of the many happy memories they have of you. You are a true hero and heroes never die. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You will never be forgotten.

Poem by Richard Fife:

No person is ever truly alone.
Those who live no more,
Whom we loved,
Echo still within our thoughts,
Our words, our hearts.
And what they did,
And who they were,
Becomes a part of all that we are,
Forever.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

October 13, 2006

sweetheart,

today is my birthday its a really hard day for me. you always made sure we had fun on my b-day no matter how broke we were. i miss you more everyday. tracy does too.
he talks about his daddy all the time. ill never let him forget you. we still have to go through the bath rital you and him made up but he always tells me that i dont do it right that daddy did it alittle different. im learning the right way. ha. i love you and miss you with all my soul. my b-days will never be the same without you.

cindy

cindy neall
loving wife

September 15, 2006

Scotty I just wanted you to know I was very proud of you when you told me you were going to be a Police Officer, I was even more prouder to have been one of your training officers, the best time we had was the night we got in pusuit with CPD and you ended up catching the guy after I got covered in mud.I am also proud to call you my friend and brother,we had such a great time in Corpus and then they told me you were gone.Cindy and Tracy will always be in my prayers.You will be missed but we will met again, and then you can be the FTO and show me aroud the golden streets,god bless.

Chief Scott Dyson
Rice ISD Police Department

August 17, 2006

Scott was one of the few people in this world that could call me Boy. I miss the jokes that he would say out loud in the station. Scott I will miss you and the good that you did for the community of Mexia. Until we meet again watch over the ones who serve.

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Dallas ISD Police

August 1, 2006

Scotty,
It has been a long 8 months and without you here a very boaring 8 months. I look at your pictures everyday before I leave the house and just think back to each of them. The 4th of July wasn't the same without you on the 4 wheeler with Lee running around the park harassing the fine citizens of Mexia. And Lee isn't the same either. I lost apart of him when I lost you. I feel that I have lost so many people you, Cindy, Tracy, and part of Lee. I worry about Cindy and Tracy and I hope that you are trying to put her back to the places she knows she should be. I miss her just as much as I miss you. I wanted her to allow us to help her greive and to fall to us when she was not able to carry herself and she shut herself off from us. Please help Cindy to find herslef again and to find herself back into the arms of those who really love her and need her. I wish so much for one of your BIG hugs and to hear your voice just one more time. Watch over us, and know that you will forever by in my heart. I love you.

Autumn

July 24, 2006

Scotty,
It has taken me this long to even be able to read the reflectons still I almost didnt make it through all of them. People tell me with time thing get better for me they have only got worse. I have tried to fill the void in my life so many ways...some wrong some right. Nothing I do seems to help. I hide my feelings from family and I have lost touch with our friends. I need you now more then ever. I miss you so much. I love you! You would be so proud of our son. Tracy has learned to ride his bike without training wheels. He was yelling momma look at me and asked me if his daddy could see him I said yes and he is so proud of you. Tracy and I talk about you everyday. I will never let him forget you. Dont worry about us its hard but Tracy and I will make it through this with Gods help. We love you and miss you forever.

your loving wife,
Cindy Neal

Cindy Neal
loving wife

July 10, 2006

I only knew you for a few years but I can say I had the pleasure of knowing you. I was on duty when the call came in over the radio and I did not have a clue as to the extent of the actual call. When I found out, I was truly at a loss for thoughts.Scotty, you will be missed and I know loved by many. Rest easy brother.

Trooper II
Texas Highway Patrol

July 9, 2006

I remember directing traffic in a low flood area of town on a rainy day. A pickup drove past and soaked me from head to toe. As I looked up to figure out who was driving the pickup it was you. I remember you laughing at me and how mad I was. I would stand in the pouring rain every day of my life to know that you could be back on earth with us. You had a wonderfull sense of humor and a beautiful spirit in life. You will never be forgotten.

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Deputy William H. Tankersley
Limestone County S.O.

April 25, 2006

To the family and friends of Officer Neal,
I was very sad to hear of the death of Scott from my family in Waco. There are so many people who are praying for your family. I hope to meet you in DC.
God Bless You,
Carol Lane
Sister of Sgt. Mike Lane of the Beaumont Police Dept.
E.O.W. 9-16-04

Carol Lane - sister of Sgt. Mike Lane
Greater Houston COPS

April 22, 2006

my uncle was a good man just like my second father. iloved him very much.and i miss him very much i am ouly in the 7th grade and was heart broken when i found out and i still am but i know he is in abetter place now he is with GOD

sara thompson
neice

April 20, 2006

Scott,like most Americans will never forget where they were on November 22 at 1pm in 1963(JFK), I will never forget where I was at the same date and time on Nov 22, 2005. I will always remember the friendship we had, and the great times we had rockin those bad guys world. I know that God has said unto you "Well done thy Good and Faithful Servant" Sarge I love ya always. HOTROD 316

Sergeant Rodney Irvin
Mexia Police Department

April 10, 2006

Scotty, Today is April 3, 2006. It is the day before your birthday. Of all times the days fall the same time as when you were born. It is a very sad day for me and your Daddy. It will be a hard day to get through. But then every day is hard. I know the Lord has his reasons for every thing that happens and we are not to question why. But it seems so unfair. The pain is so great at times it hurts. It seems like our whole world has been turned upside down. I long just to hear your voice asking me " what I am doing ". Or asking what is for supper? I just wanted to wish you "A HAPPY BIRTHDAY" and say this one is sure not the same as last year. I miss you and love you Love you, Momma

Nancy Neal Mother
None

April 3, 2006

Scotty,
It's taken me 4 months to write this, but I am finally ready to write this. You were the first person to befriend me when I started at Mexia PD. I remember that when I didn't have any duty gear, you gave your old rig to my dad to give to me to use. I really appreciated that. I also remember you givng me a veteran's tip on responding to calls in my patrol car, in reference to me running code to a 10/90. I never told you but I have alot of respect for you as an officer and a person as well. I've wished so many times that I would wake up only to realize that this is just a bad dream. November 22, 2005 will be a date etched in my mind for a lifetime. I pray for your family every day and hope that they can somehow find peace. Thank you for everything you taught me about how to be a good police officer. You will never be forgotten.


# 1235 Freestone Co. Sheriff's Office

# 1235
Freestone Co. Sheriff's Office

March 29, 2006

SCOTTY,You may be gone from our lives but not from our heart.THE last CHRISTMAS we had together we had so much fun,I told your MOM,that we need more times like that.You know SCOTTY,you were more then a nephew to me and Winston, you was like a son to us.Because our family's are very close,when one hurts we all do.Scotty,it touch my heart to see all the KIDS life's and impression that you left on them.They miss you a lot as we do.The memory will be forever in their HEARTS AND OURS.It's not fair for something so senseless to happen the way it did. But GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF IT ,That the one thing I PRAY FOR THE MOST.SCOTTY, I remeber the time I took you over to WACO to enlist in the AIR FORCE stay there all day,testing and then they said you was 30pd over ,lose it and come back .YOU said for get that Let's go to WHATABURGER so we did.I LOVE YOU .

BARBARA RANEY
AUNT OF SCOTTY

March 8, 2006

Scotty, It has been three months and one day since my heart broke half into. Scotty, I have been so proud of you from the time I was told I had a son. I loved you then and I love you now. I miss you so much some times it is hard to even think about it. I remeber the first time I took you hunting and you saw that deer and shot at it and fell out backard from the stand we were in. There are so many things I think of when you were a little boy. There is an emptyness inside me that will always be there. Your sister, gave me two grandsons and then you gave me a grandson and the Neal name will go on a little while longer. I am so proud of all three of my grandsons. I will do my very best to help Cindy and Tracy. Tracy will know what a great man his daddy is and how much you loved him and Cindy. I love you Scotty and will miss you every day of the rest of my life. Your Very Proud Daddy

February 23, 2006

Scotty, Where do I even start? It's been three months since you left us and now as I sat here and write this I think to myself how unfair this really is but I know you was taken away from us doing what you loved the most and I respect that. Scotty I don't think I ever told you but you were like my second brother and you will always be that way in my heart. I think of all the things that you ,me ,Mitchell used to do and the one thing that sticks in my mind is our first concert (Hank Williams) we had a blast. I know we were close growing up heck who could forget the "Raney Trio" even though we grew up and our lives had different paths we always met back in the middle no matter what. I think a piece of my heart left when you left us but I know we will be togather again just like I said different paths but we will meet in the middle again. I know you left impressions on alot of people and three being my kids I never knew how much until Felicia said she missed you Christmas playing crazy8 and hiding your cards under you to win. Paige well she wrote you a letter and told you how much she missed you I'm going to take it to Mexia and lay it on your headstone she said you will get it when you check on Tracy at night. As for Hoss well you are with him everyday. He has taken your #919 and made it his new racing number he is riding for you so with every win and holeshot made he said you and him did that he knows you watch he says you have the best seat in the house. Scotty not a day goes by I don't think of you.I miss you and will always love you. I know your in heaven and your kinda busy fishing w/uncle ed and kermit or taking a long walk with maw maw and jojo but if you find the time just make the wind howl or the trees blow and I'll know your there. LOVE YOU CUZ #919 WILL RIDE ON STACY RANEY LITTLE

STACY RANEY LITTLE

February 22, 2006

Sgt. Neal, the comments left by the employees and most especially the students of Mexia High School say so much about you. You were obviously a roll model and a friend as well as a protector to those kids. Sure your job entailed getting tough from time to time, but that was apparently out weighed or better yet, perfectly balanced by your compassion and decency, and I would guess, your sense of humor.

God Bless and Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

February 21, 2006

To the family and friends of Sgt. Scott Neal and his fellow officers at Mexia Independent School District Police Dept:

I was so saddened to learn of the tragic training accident that took the life of this fine young officer. I know that everyone involved is hurting and in anquish.

In reading the reflections about Scott, it is clear that he was loved and respected my many people whose lives he touched. That is a wonderful legacy to leave.

May you all be comforted by your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. May God watch over and protect his wife and daughter and other loved ones.

When I read his mother's reflection, tears streamed down my face because I also share that particular agony of losing your child. Even knowing how much my son accomplished in his adult life, he remains my baby. I know that is what I kept calling my son as I was by his side after he was mortally wounded. So I understand that Scott will always be your little Scotty.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Sgt. Scott Neal gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 22, 2005.

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

February 21, 2006

Scotty,
I know I've already left a reflection, but I'm having a hard time dealing with this. I don't know what to do. Growing up, although we were cousins, we were like brothers. Then I enlisted in the military and moved away. Although we stayed in touch with each other, I somehow feel that we lost some of what we had when we were younger. There are so many memories of the crazy things we did and the things we found out as we grew older. There is such a hole in my life that I don't know how to fill. So many times I just want to hear you walk up to me and say, "Damn Boy." You always said that to me. You were always the one person that I could talk to and you never passed judgement on it until you heard it all. So many times I just talked to you while I'm driving to and from work. I wish that I could just dial your cell number and talk to you again. Its hard not having you call me while I'm at work. At first you always wanted to come into the military, but I'm glad you didn't. You found EXACTLY what the good Lord put you on earth to do. And you did it so well. I cried joyful tears for you also, because after seeing the numerous people that you touched I could help it. Scotty, you will always be the brother that I never had. So many people tell me that it was funny to watch us together. We would be fighting then five minutes later we were best buds. To me thats what brothers do. I don't know how I'm going to handle you not being here, but rest assure that I will do anything for your son. He will know what a GREAT dad he has. Stevie, still says that she misses you aggrevating her. She just loved it the day you peeled, what ever fruit that was growing on a tree, and gave it to her. You really made an impression on her and I really glad she got to know you. Its been almost three months now since you left us and I still can't come to the reality of it. Don't think I ever will. I guess I'm just pissed off at the world. The biggest problem I have is that you were younger than me. I know that I haven't lived yet and I can't understand why you weren't given the chance. I guess the Lord needed another damn good angel. Scotty always know that I love you man. Your memory will never die. You will ALWAYS be remembered.

Love ya man,
Your Cuz

SSgt Mitchell J. Raney
US Air Force

February 13, 2006

Scotty,it has taken me two months to write this. I cry every day because me and your daddy miss you so very much. I know that one day we will see you again.It honored us very much to know how many lives you touched. We know you loved being a police officer. Your daddy was very PROUD of you and allways will be. Me I allways worried about you.But I did that all the time about you and your sister from the time you were both borned. Evev though you were a grown married man, you will allways be my little boy Scotty. I am sorry that you only got to spend a short time with your son Tracy, but I see a lot of you in him. We love him so much. I know he misses you. He talks about you all the time. He talks about how his daddy would stop the bad guys. Cindy misses you very much also. It has been hard on her. I know how much you love each other. Scotty, I want you to know that me and your daddy will allways hold you in our hearts. Sometimes I want to hear your laugh,hear your voice, or just to talk to you like we just like we used to do. We love you, Scotty. And wish you were here with us. But I know that each time the wind blows, the sky is bright blue, and spring time comes around, I know it is you talking to me. Momma and Daddy 1-29-06

Nancy Neal

January 29, 2006

Scotty, I wanted you to know how proud of you I am. You were a fine officer, husband, father, son, and most of all BROTHER. I love you so much and will always. I know that some day we will see each other again and you will wrap your bigs arms around me with a big hug and say," hi weasel". I love more than you will ever know, I would not be who I am today if I did not have a Big Brother like you. Love always your lil' sister.

Billye Neal Holloway
sister

December 29, 2005

SCOTT....MY WIFE AND I SEND OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, AND TO ALL THE OFFICERS AT THE MEXIA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICE DEPARTMENT.

OFFICER MICHAEL ROSE (RETIRED)
SAN LEANDRO POLICE DEPARTMENT

December 22, 2005

Scotty, I really don't know what to say other than for the short amount of time I got to know you I truely enjoyed every minute. You were the first person to befriend me when I came to Mexia. You are a great man. I will never forget how lucky I was to have been a part of you and your family's life. You will always be in my prays. I will always be there for Cindy and Tracy. Much love my friend!

#320
Mexia PD

December 20, 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.

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

December 13, 2005

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