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

Traveling to Aiken in the morning to pay our respects. RIP Brother Scott. We will keep your family and Aiken DPS in our prayers.

Officer R.C. Medlock
Columbia Police Department

December 26, 2011

Rest in Peace Brother...God bless the Richardson Family and Aiken Department of Public Safety.

Sgt. Joli Gabrielli Tumbleston
Dorchester County Sheriff's Office

December 26, 2011

Rest in Peace, prayers for the family!

911 Comm. Supv. (Ret)
Lewisville Police Dept. Tx.

December 26, 2011

May God bless your soul and and help your family get through this difficult time. Rest in peace my brother.

Lt . Ruben Castro
NYPD 30th Pct Det Squad

December 26, 2011

If this man should fall,who will lift the flag and carry on? Thank you for carrying the flag Officer richardson.

Deputy Darrin Ellis
Kings County Sheriffs Office(Ca.)

December 26, 2011

RIP

Officer F. April 13442
QPP

December 25, 2011

You were not the first only the most recent sadly you will not be th last. Know that the watch is in good hands as about 900,000 of us stand ready and if neccasary willing to be next. To you and your family merry christmas and RIP brother we got it from here.

LEO in training

December 25, 2011

RIP brother....

Deputy Mark R Chrysler
Oneida County Sheriff's Office, NY

December 25, 2011

May God bless the Richardson family.

Master Sergeant Patrick Earp
Florida Highway Patrol

December 24, 2011

Dear Richardson Family,
We are so very sorry to hear about your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family. We pray that God will surround you and your family with His love and strength at this time. You are in our prayers and Officer Richardson will never be forgotten! HE gave his all for us all and even though its hard to understand the why's I have always believed its a special calling by God to be a Police Officer. Not everyone would lay his life down and protect total strangers. Even though we never met we know each other through the loss of our Police Family. He will always be remembered for his sacrifice he made to us all.

Tammy Persin
Mother of Military Police Officer
PFC Brian Thomas Gleason
8 / 9/ 2000

Tammy Persin

December 24, 2011

Scotty, God's grace and observance of your sacrifice has landed you right in his lap for eternity. Your bravery in action for your communities was determined to be heroic. your name will never go away in some minds and hearts..........

Don Sutton(aka Horr)
Son of Fallen Officer David Horr

December 24, 2011

May God keep you in his loving arms out of harms way. Your service, dedication, and sacrifice will never ne forgotten my brother. May your family find peace and comfort in Gods love.

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Dorsey
Pitt County (NC) Sheriffs Office

December 24, 2011

Wow, I was just watching an investigative story on ID television this week about this agency. Very ironic. RIP brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service. May God bless your family, friends, and co-workers in this time of tragic loss, especially this time of year.

Retired Deputy Donnie Meaders
Seminole County (OK) Sheriff's Office

December 24, 2011

Rest well my Brother, we will take it from here. My heart hurts at the thought of this tragedy and my prayers go out to the co-workers and family of Officer Ricardson.

Sgt. D.L. Hemingway
Hillsborough PD, NC

December 24, 2011

My heart goes out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Richardson on this somber occasion. Thank you for your service, courage and your bravery. My deepest condolences.

M. Henley Sgt
NYS Dept of Corrections retired.

December 24, 2011

My heart goes out to Scotty's family and friends. His co-workers here at the City of Aiken continue to lift up his family during this difficult time. God bless you Scotty. Be at Peace.

Lisa J. Hall
Co-worker at the City of Aiken

December 24, 2011

"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."

Author Unknown

Cpl. B. A. Hill
Brother in Blue

December 24, 2011

My sincerest condolences at this very difficult time. May his soul be at peace.

Theresa Riendeau
Daughter of a retired police officer.

December 23, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Richardson's family, god bless you and know that your loved one is a true hero. He will never be forgotten. Officer Richardson, thank you for your service and honor, your Brothers will carry on your presence...

Sgt. J. Owens
Pataskala PD, Ohio

December 23, 2011

I honor you Sir . . . we won't forget you . . rest easy . .

Jim Crotty, ATF Special Agent (Ret.)
Former Richmond, VA Police Officer

December 23, 2011

I wish things like this did not happen. I pray that each person has strength to get through this hard time. We will never forget.

Sister in Blue
Chattanooga Police Dept.

December 23, 2011

Rest in peace brother. My condolences and prayers with your family as they endure this hardship. Class #580 SCCJA has the watch from here.

Alex Marx - Officer Recruit
Bluffton PD

December 23, 2011

Rest in peace brother. Class #580 SCCJA has the watch from here. God bless your family as they endure this hardship and all of our prayers are with them in this time of sorrow.

Alex Marx - Officer Recruit
Bluffton PD

December 23, 2011

Thankyou for your service you are a hero we can all look up too. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family during these tragic times.

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

December 23, 2011

So sorry that your family is having to go through this, especially at Christmas. God bless you and rest in peace brother. We'll take it from here.

SA
DEA Ohio

December 23, 2011

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