Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Frederick Freeman Guthrie, Jr.

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, August 1, 2011

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Reflections for Trooper Frederick Freeman Guthrie, Jr.

Trooper Guthrie,
On today, the 10th anniversary of of your death I would just like to say thank you to your K-9 Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Missouri. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 1, 2021

Rest in peace knowing that your sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 1, 2020

Rest in peace Trooper Guthrie.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 7, 2019

Walk well, my Brother. (Inuit Prayer)

Donnie Bowerman
Retired LEO

June 24, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 18, 2018

I'll be there tomorrow at the memorial unveiling my friend.
I miss you still....5 years later. Your goofy laugh. Your super loud voice. LOL

Highway run....into the midnight sun
Wheels go round and round
You're on my mind.....


July 31, 2016

Tpr Guthrie crossed my mind this morning on my way to work. Hard to believe it has been a bit more than a year since he went missing. Praying that as the month of August closes this year, his family has found peace. Continued prayers for the safety of all our MSHP officers as they serve and protect.

MSHP Civilian

August 29, 2012

Frederick F. Fred Guthrie, Jr. - you are a great American! Thank you for your service! My condolences to the Guthrie family and to all of the families of loved ones who have served.

Specialist (E-4)York Lord
Army National Gaurd

March 6, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir & Reed's service, may the two of you RIP.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 23, 2012

Rest in Peace

My heart goes out to the family, friends & fellow officers, Make these officers be safe each year.

Samantha from Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada

January 18, 2012

R I P my brothers !!!

(Ret).Police Sergeant 25 years
Massena PD Massena,New York 13662

January 15, 2012

May you and Reed RIP Trooper Guthrie. I do hope you cross paths with Deputy William Coleman (EOW 1-8-12). He also did a few years Water Patrol and he loves dogs.

A citizen that says "Thank You Sir"

January 15, 2012

May you always rest in peace.

Trooper Clayton Hardaway
Kansas Highway Patrol

January 13, 2012

A dear friend offered this poem to me when my father died. I'm sorry for your loss and offer sincere sympathy from both myself and Reidsville Police Department, Reidsville, GA. To lose one officer is tragic, losing two is doubly so. Your family and coworkers remain on our mind and in our hearts.


Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie.
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me;
"Here he lies where he longed to be,
Home is the sailor, home from sea,
And the hunter home from the hill."

Robert Louis Stevenson

Reika Strickland, Director of Probation
Reidsville Police Department

January 13, 2012

God Bless Trooper Guthrie and K-9 Reed, their family, friends and coworkers. "I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.
I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom." Abraham lincoln

Officer Jeffrey Blose
Lake Alfred Police Department FL

January 13, 2012

RIP Trooper Guthrie. You was a great Officer.

Sgt. Dennis Mull
Buchanan County Shreiff's Dept. Retired 2007

January 13, 2012

Prayers going up for Trooper Guthrie's family. I am so grateful for all those heroes who start each watch not knowing whether it will be their last.

Kathryn Green - civilian
Sibling of Cobb County GA Sheriff Captain, Dale Bolenbaugh

January 13, 2012

Trooper Guthrie, Jr. May you now rest in peace after such a long and extensive search for you. We never leave a fallen brother or sister behind. My condolences to your family and fellow troopers and all who knew you, though i personally did not. 10-42

Former Police Officer Michael Jacobs

January 12, 2012

Rest In Peace Brother....

Tpr. J. Gilliland
Missouri State Highway Patrol

January 12, 2012

May all those touched by the life and/or death be blessed with all the love and comfort that God can give.
We all need to be thankful for the devotion and bravery of our officers.

Kay Lauber civilian
In-law of law enforcement

January 12, 2012

"IT’S HARD TO BE in a place of sadness during Advent and Christmas. The culture proclaims cheerfulness and happiness. Others expect us to participate in the joy of the season and feel uncomfortable with brokenheartedness and grieving.

But our sadness and mourning, especially in the midst of Advent and Christmas, positions us right where we are supposed to be — in the present moment, feeling whatever feelings reside in us right now. Even in the instance of long-ago loss, we naturally bring to mind the sadness of remembering, the mourning of lost loved ones, lost hopes or dreams at this time of year.

There is room for all at the manger. The good news of Christ’s birth comes to the oppressed, bent over by grief; the brokenhearted, full of tears; those imprisoned by depression and despair. Christ comes to comfort all who mourn, trusting that in God’s time joy will replace sadness.

God of the brokenhearted, it is hard to be in mourning during this joyous time of year. But I know that you come to all of us, especially those filled with tears as captives to grief. Wrap them in your comforting spirit. Amen.

Carry these words in your heart today:
God comforts all who mourn.

-Beth A. Richardson
The Uncluttered Heart

Melissa Cook- Deputy's wife/MOCOPS
Sister in law to Deputy Charlie Cook EOW 6/28/07

December 21, 2011

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Trooper Guthrie. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Fred he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Fred's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Fred's life was about so much more than the way he died. Fred will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Trooper Guthrie, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been eight & a half years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 14, 2011

I was in the Marine Corps and considered the Highway Patrol after my tour. Since then, I have had many friends who are troopers and have great respect for them and what they do. To fly solo out there when your back up is miles, sometimes many miles, away is real courage in my book! I will say a special prayer for him and his dog and give special thanks for men and women like him that keep the rest of us safe.

Thom Van Vleck

December 14, 2011

No words I could come up with will ever ease the pain of losing such a brave man and his partner. Always remember your Husband and Daddy watches over you as your guardian angel. He and his K-9 partner are at home with God. They simply and patiently wait for the rest of us. Your Husband and Daddy are American Heroes as well as his partner. They did a thankless job that most don't want and the rest are scared to do. My respect and support always.

K-9 Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

December 13, 2011

I worked with Teresa while Fred was going thru his training. I am truely sorry for this to happen to him and his family. My prayers go out to his family for thier loss. I am sure Teresa remembers those snicker bars she had to resist so she could fit into her bathing suit in order to pass her swimming test. Charlie

Charlie Wolfenbarger

December 13, 2011

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