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Master Public Safety Officer Edward Scott Richardson

Aiken Department of Public Safety, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, December 21, 2011

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Reflections for Master Public Safety Officer Edward Scott Richardson

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

December 22, 2011

Thoughts and prayers are with your family. RIP Brother in Blue.

Officer D. Kirk
Bull Valley (IL) Police Department

December 22, 2011

• A PART OF AMERICA DIED....

Somebody killed a policeman today .... And a part of America died…. A piece of our country he swore to protect .... Will be buried with him at his side.... The beat that he walked was a battlefield too,.... Just as if he had gone off to war, .... Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half-mast .... To his name they will add a gold star.... The suspect that shot him will stand up in court .... With counsel demanding his rights,.... While a young widowed mother must work for her kids .... And spend many long, lonely nights... .. Yes, somebody killed a policeman today…. Maybe in your town or mine,.... While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors.... A cop put his life on the line.... Now his ghost walks the beat on a dark city street, .... And he stands at each new rookie's side; .... He answered the call… of himself gave his all,.... And a part of America died.

Rest in Peace Scotty Richardson.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
City of Alameda CA. Police Department

December 22, 2011

You will be missed my brother. God Bless

Sheriff Special Officer II
Orange County Sheriff

December 22, 2011

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Deputy Christopher R French
Wharton County Sheriff's Office, Wharton Texas

December 22, 2011

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Master Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson. Rest in Peace Brother, We now have the Watch.

PBA
Town of Camillus Police Department, Central New York

December 22, 2011

My heart goes out to Officer Richardson"s family first ,for the lost of a son,husbnd,and father. Secondly, I understand what his lellow officers and friends are going through at this time and I reach out a helping hand to them. I lost my partner Dec.25,1978 in a trailor park in Aiken Co..

Capt. James McIntosh, Chaplain
C.S.R.A. F.O.P. Lg6 Aiken,S.C.

December 22, 2011

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

December 22, 2011

My heart goes out to Officer Richardson"s family first ,for the lost of a son,husbnd,and father. Secondly, I understand what his lellow officers and friends are going through at this time and I reach out a helping hand to them. I lost my partner Dec.25,1978 in a trailor park in Aiken Co..

Capt. James McIntosh, Chaplain
C.S.R.A. F.O.P. Lg6 Aiken,S.C.

December 22, 2011

Rest in Peace Brother. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and department at this time.

Sgt. Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

December 22, 2011

I will pray for your wife and children and fellow officers who are mourning your passing. You are at peace now, they are suffering the greatest heartache they will ever experience. God rest your soul.

Carole Garreau, Ret. Head Clerk Troop K
Connecticut State Police

December 22, 2011

Your sacrifice and years of honorable and dedicated service will be kept alive for years to come. Those brothers and sisters left behind will care for your family and give all honor and glory to your name and your memory. God has a special place for you alongside all of our honorable brothers and sisters who have also given their all in service to His children in their communities. Rest in the peace of Gods love. In Christ.

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix PD, AZ State Chap. FOP

December 22, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with MPSO Richardson's family, friends, colleagues and the entire Aiken community. This is such a horrible tragedy and makes my heart break for this family. God Speed Officer Richardson and my God keep your family and those sweet little boys close under his wings during these dark days ahead. Heroes do truly live forever!

Former Aiken Co Citizen
Tennessee

December 22, 2011

God speed brother

P.O. Gilyon
St. Louis County Police

December 22, 2011

Another senseless killing of a peace officer at Christmas. Thank you Officer Richardson for your dedication, service and sacrifice to us all. May the Good Lord watch over and protect your family as they pass through these dark days ahead.

Karen and Paul Highbarger
Mom- Officer Christopher Nicholson-EOW Dec.19, 2007

December 22, 2011

First my heart and prayers go to the Richardson family and ADPS. Scotty was a true Police Officer. He gave the ultimate sacrifice and kept our mission to serve and protect our citizens. You will be missed Scotty. Rest in peace my brother.

Sgt. Daniel McElmurray
US Department of Veterans Affairs Police Augusta GA /Deputy Sheriff A/

December 22, 2011

May you rest in peace my brother....My prayers go out to your family....

Deputy Sheriff Mary Payne
Columbia County Sheriff's Office

December 22, 2011

RIP Brother.

T. Lintonez

December 22, 2011

My deepest and heart felt condolences to Officer Richardson's wife and children. A cruel tragedy. RIP

Robina Browne, Hawaii
Mother to Dep. Sheriff D Browne Sanchez - EOW 2/10/2011

December 22, 2011

God Speed Brother.
May God watch over your wife and children. Prayers go out to the family at home also the Law Enforcement Family.

Sgt. Tina F. Drawdy
Anderson County Sheriff's Office, S.C.

December 22, 2011

God bless the family of this heroic man. May they find warmth in the fact that they we're loved by a giant, a hero & someone most would be honored to emulate. he gave his best, he gave his all....

Mother of a Sargeant
Colorado Springs PD

December 22, 2011

Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Officer Richardson. He obviously left a great legacy for his children. He takes someone special to want to serve his community in such a positive way. God Bless.

Lt. Kiley Johnson
Valdosta State Prison (Georgia)

December 22, 2011

Deepest sympathy to the family of Officer Richardson, and all those who mourn the loss of Officer Richardson. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
His service will be greatly missed in your community and his Deeds never forgotten.
God Bless.

PO Retired David Herbert
Toronto Police Service,Ont Canada

December 22, 2011

Rest in peace brother

PFC C.A. BUSKIRK
Parkersburg,WV Police Department

December 22, 2011

R.I.P. May God bless your family during these difficult times. You will never be forgotten!!!!!

Patrolman Alfred Herdon
Aldine ISD Police Houston, Tx

December 22, 2011

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