Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Aaron Robert Beesley

Utah Highway Patrol, Utah

End of Watch Saturday, June 30, 2012

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Reflections for Trooper Aaron Robert Beesley

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 17, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

July 4, 2015

Aaron, I remember the last time we talked was just a few weeks before you were taken from us. We were standing near a dead end road in a small town in Box Elder County, I teased you about trooper stuff and you made wise cracks about my new patrol truck. A few months later I was involved in a critical incident at that same exact location and I knew you were there with me and had my 6 like always. Love ya pal

Anonymous
Box Elder County

June 30, 2013

I first got to know Aaron when he was a field Trooper in Weber County, he was a legend, everyone in Law Enforcement in Northern Utah knew or had heard of Aaron with his amazing skills with computers, radios, software you name it. It wasn't long until he transferred to Box Elder. I got to know Aaron really well after that. I was a Deputy for BESO, and we all loved and admired him. If Aaron was working you KNEW WITHOUT A DOUBT that he would be right there on any emergency call. I knew no matter what that Aaron would be there to risk himself to help any of us out, I remember at least twice that he was right next to us when shots were fired and he never backed down, always a true warrior. I miss our long talks, our time spent together doing whatever, I will cherish those times and take them with me to the grave. I knew very well how much Aaron loved his 3 children and his eternal companion wife. Thank you can not justify my thankfulness for you and your family and the example you set for a lot of us, however Thank You is all I have for you. I will always cherish our time together. Rest in Peace my friend

Anonymous
BESO

May 1, 2013

As we start a new year(2013), your service and sacrifice will always be remembered.
Rest in Peace my Brother.

To my active duty Brothers and Sisters, PLEASE STAY SAFE!

Master Senior Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

January 1, 2013

Thank you for your service and helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 5, 2012

We honor your service to your community as a law enforcement officer and you will always be remembered and revered. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Trooper Beesley was killed. May his loved ones continue to be supported by their law enforcement family and other police survivors. Our family grieves with you and for you. To his family, you are in my heart's embrace today.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinguished service Trooper Beesley gave to his community and the citizens of Utah, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 30, 2012.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 15, 2012

Trooper Beasley,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Utah. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

August 1, 2012

TO MY FELLOW FIRST RESPONDER WE WILL MISS YOU WE WILL ALWAYS BE PRIDFUL OF YOUR EXAMPLE OF YOUR ZEST FOR SERVICE AND EXAMPLE YOU LIVED @ DIED FOR TO YOUR FAMLIY IM VERY GLAD WE KNOWN YOU MOST

FIRST RESPONDER LARRY GANSKE
FCHD

July 29, 2012

Aaron risked his life for the safety of others. The entire Search and Rescue community mourns his death and admires his commitment.

Dick Borowski
President, Larimer County Search and Rescue, Colorado

July 22, 2012

See you on the other side.

Sgt Don "Boots" Jensen
Milwaukee PD (Wisconsin) Retired

July 18, 2012

Though I never knew him, he was part of my Law Enforcement family and I will mourn this deep loss the rest of my life. My heart aches with all the losses we have suffered, and continue to suffer, through the years. God is our only peace through such incidents. May family & friends feel the presence of the "God of All Comfort" as they endure the distressing days ahead. I join them in their agonizing grief & remember them in my prayers.

Another senseless tragedy
Another day of grief,
Another day of praying
To help us find relief.

Relief from bitter anguish
Relief from rage so great,
Relief from lenient justice
Which continues to seal our fate.

Relief from heartache’s torment
As we continue on,
Oh, the awesome loss of brotherhood
Now that you are gone.

Though our hearts are deeply broken
And our tears forever flow,
There’s a comforting assurance
That now with God you go.

We know that you are welcome
Now at Heaven’s gate,
While meeting brothers & sisters
Who also met such fate.

The family of Law Enforcement
Knows no distance here or there,
And we recall in comfort
You await us there.

Vicki Hare, Telecommunicator
Salisbury NC PD

July 17, 2012

You did good work down here, brother Aaron. So good that you were called to your other home.
I am sorry we could be there in light of Mt Rainier Ranger Nick Halls services and the lack of recovery of his body until the 5th.
We held up our glasses and flasks for you.
"Your earthly tasks are now complete, your duties you've well done, the final pipes toll for you, you are going to your other home".

Tim Kovace, Commander
Mountain Rescue Association Joint Honor Guard

July 15, 2012

God bless the family of this selfless hero! You are in our prayers. This man gave his all to his community. Not many men are able to answer the call & put themselves in the line of danger every day. May the peace of Christ be with you, the Department, Trooper Beesley's friends & all those brave nough to put on a badge & serve. To the family, remember you were loved by a TRUE HERO.

Mother of a Sergeant
Colorado Springs PD

July 12, 2012

To Trooper Beesley and family
I wanted to express my condolences to your family, I feel a great sense of loss in your passing. Not to many can understand or share the pain of loosing a loved one in the line of duty we are a small family indeed. Being the youngest son of Deputy Commisoner C.E Swackhammer EOW Oct 11th 1994 I felt a great sense of duty to be in attendance to your funeral given that I live in Utah and that we share the same faith, I was truly touched by the sprit as we honered your life and the legacy you left behind. I want your family to know my tesimony that familys are together forever and through the savior you will be reunited with your family again someday. To the family you leave behind, you are in my prayes may god comfort and sustain you in this time of loss

Tyler
survivor

July 11, 2012

To Trooper Beesley and family
I wanted to express my condolences to your family, I feel a great sense of loss in your passing. Not to many can understand or share the pain of loosing a loved one in the line of duty we are a small family indeed. Being the youngest son of Deputy Commisoner C.E Swackhammer EOW Oct 11th 1994 I felt a great sense of duty to be in attendance to your funeral given that I live in Utah and that we share the same faith, I was truly touched by the sprit as we honered your life and the legacy you left behind. I want your family to know my tesimony that familys are together forever and through the savior you will be reunited with your family again someday. To the family you leave behind, you are in my prayes may god comfort and sustain you in this time of loss

Tyler
survivor

July 11, 2012

Rest in Peace my Brother!
"Blessed are the Peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Jack Garcia, Retired FBI Agent
FBI

July 10, 2012

Rest In Peace Trooper Beesley... God Bless!

P/O Phil Bowdren #9905 (Retired)
Philadelphia Police Department

July 9, 2012

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

Deputy Darrin Ellis
Kings County Sheriffs Office(Ca.)

July 9, 2012

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

July 9, 2012

The Howell Township Police Department extends it's condolences to Trooper Aaron Besslesy's family, friends, and members of the Utah Highway Patrol. Our prayers are with you. Rest in peace brother.

Capt. Robert Scott
Howell Township Police Dept., N.J.

July 9, 2012

Thankyou for your service, you are a hero for us all to look up too. You will never be forgotten. God bless your family and coworkers during these ytragic times.

POLICE OFFICER
PHILA PA

July 8, 2012

I have laid down my life in service to all of you. I have been a part of the fabric that has held the line between your safety and your victimization. As I now become a part of the rich history of law enforcement, please remember me always for I have left behind those who loved and depended upon me. I have given my life so that others may live in peace. My partners and my agency, please remember my family, their loss, and don’t let time soften your compassion for them. You guard the gate now and I will continue my watch from above.

Captain Doug Gist, (Retired) Washoe S.O.
Silver State National Peace Officers Museum

July 8, 2012

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his police family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

July 8, 2012

On behalf of the men and women of the South Salt Lake Police Department we extend our condolences to the family of Trooper Aaron Beesley and the members of the Utah Highway Patrol. It is in his memory that we continue on.

South Salt Lake Police

July 8, 2012

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