Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

I can't believe we are experiencing the loss of you and Sandy in less than two months. I know you welcomed her with open arms Scotty. You two watch over us as we begin to heal in the days to come. You will forever be missed. Rest in peace my friend. We'll take it from here.

Officer Sandy NeSmith
Aiken Public Safety

January 30, 2012

Rest in Peace, MPO Richardson.

Capt. Karen Cordray
North Charleston Police Dept (SC)

January 28, 2012

I had the brief opportunity to have met Scotty one fall day. He came to a hit and run call at a local Kent's Korner Store in Aiken. I spoke to him briefly after he took a report of a friend's problem. He was very professional, nice and comical all at the same time. Although I didn't know him as a friend, he seemed like the type person that would make a great friend. Continued prayer's for the family.

(Ret.Sizemore Supervisor/LT.) H.B.Lowe
A Caring Person/Sizemore Security Int.

January 28, 2012

So So Sad to hear of your passing. Our prayers and condolences to your family. The name of MPSO Scotty Richardson will be remembered always this side of the pond!

Your Brothers and Sisters in Blue across the World Salute You!

God Bless

Sergeant Richard WARREN
Wiltshire Police UK

January 19, 2012

On behalf of Support 1, we are truly saddened by the loss of this officer. We hope that this officer's family, friends, and co-workers are lifted up during this difficult time. Thank you for your service, Master Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson!

SSG Chris Chavous
Aiken County Sheriff's Office (SC)
Founder and Chair of Support1

January 17, 2012

Rest in piece Scotty you will be truely missed and never forgotten! My prayers are with your whole family forever and always you were a great and funny man and we loved and still love you as a part of the family! We will all see each other again one day. You truely are a hero!

The Earhart's

January 15, 2012

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Master Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson and the Aiken Department of Public Safety during this time. Thank you, Officer Richardson, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

January 13, 2012

Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep

As time goes by do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
May these words bring added peace ...deepest sympathy To The Family And Friends Of Master Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson

Someone who cares

January 11, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

January 8, 2012

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

January 6, 2012

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
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 awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just 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 unmanly tears.

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 had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Lauren, Ca
Family of LEO

January 6, 2012

Thank you for your service and my prayers are with your family

John Latour Retired deputy
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

January 2, 2012

Thank you for your service and bravery. God Bless you and your family and friends, as well as the Aiken S.C. Department of Public Safety. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B.

December 30, 2011

Thank you brother. I know you are watching over is from above. It is never easy losing a fellow brother. But I know you will watch over all of us. Love ya brother.

Deputy Chris Davis
Charleston County Sheriff's Office

December 30, 2011

It's never an easy thing saying goodbye to a brother officer And this time, particularly, it is difficult for me because I watched Scotty grow from a Cadet into one of the finest Public Safety Officers I've ever known.
He joined this department because he wanted to help people. Who knows how many lives were saved because of him.
He gave his life for that cause.
We'll never forget you, Scotty and we are better for having known you. But I make you this one promise: Tomorrow, when the call goes out Public Safety will be back on the Street because you were the bravest of the brave.
People are always asking me: How is it that cops run into violent situations when everyone else is running away. Scotty you answered that question. Your courage is the answer. I'll miss you Bro

And today, we will be as brave as you by not mourning you, but by celebrating your life.

You were the best Brother.

Lieutenant Mark L. Farmer
Aiken Department Public Safety (Retired)

December 30, 2011

Rest in peace, Brother.

Police Officer
Chicago P.D.

December 30, 2011

It always saddens me to hear of another tragic death of a fellow law enforcement officer. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace.


December 29, 2011

Rest in peace Brother

Sgt. C. Cain
Town of Islip DPS

December 29, 2011

Life is already to short and to have someone take your life is very hard to understand. You put your life on the line every day for those who can't stand up for themselves. Rest in peace MPSO Richardson. God bless you and your family for their loss.

D/O C.Barnett
Mecklenburg Co. Sheriff Office

December 29, 2011

It broke my heart yesterday to see the pain in your wife and childrens eyes. ADPS put on a great service for you and your family. It was truly an honor to escort your family and as we flanked each corner of the hearse I could not be more proud of the citizens of Aiken. They lined the streets for miles with their hands over their hearts. It was an amazing display of support from your community. I wish I could have helpled you that night. Rest in peace, JOB WELL DONE SIR!

L/Cpl T.L. Cannaday
South Carolina Highway Patrol Motor Unit

December 28, 2011

Thoughts and prayers to the family of fallen hero MPSO Richardson and to his brothers and sisters in blue during the tough days ahead.

Lt. Eric Di Lorenzo
Myrtle Beach SC Police

December 28, 2011

Scotty was as good as gold, only he was priceless. I told him often I wish I had a shift full of Scotts. He was a humble man who rarely said a negative word. You could always tell what he was thinking by the smile on his face. He was always full of energy and ready to help anyone and everyone. His wife Amelyn, boys Zander, Chase and Maddox have lost a dedicated husband and father. The boys will grow up to learn their father was a hero in every meaning of the word, but sadly without him to lead the way. Your shift stood strong yesterday as we carried your body to rest. I hope we did you proud. Rest in peace 304, your tour has ended. We WILL carry on and you will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Craig S. Burgess
ADPS C-Shift Supervisor

December 28, 2011

Be at peace Brother. You will not be forgotten.

Officer J. Craven
Silver Spring Township Police Dept, PA

December 28, 2011

Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Rest easy Officer Richardson, your brothers and sisters have the watch.

Police Officer Specialist
Chesapeake Police Dept Virginia

December 27, 2011

Thank you for your service and my prayers are with your family

John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

December 27, 2011

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