Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Scott Thomas Patrick

Mendota Heights Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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Reflections for Police Officer Scott Thomas Patrick

To the family of Officer Scott Patrick, friends, Chief of Police Michael Aschenbrener and the Mendota Heights Police Department.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and hold you all close now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry Police Department NC

August 2, 2014

Rest in peace my brother in blue. Evil will never prosper as long as brave men such as yourself stand for good.

May your family and agency eventually find peace in your passing.

"Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be called Sons of God." Matthew 5:9

Police Officer II D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

August 2, 2014

RIP Officer Scott Patrick, End of Watch: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
You gave your life in service to your community and you are truly a hero. Please give my best to our brothers and sisters who have passed before us. Thank you for your service Sir.

Chief Albert Mares, Retired
Las Vegas City Police

August 2, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and coworkers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Supervisory FAM, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 2, 2014

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Mendota Heights Police Department.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc.

August 2, 2014

Although I do not put the uniform on anymore, I still put the badge and gun on everyday and every time I do I think about my brothers and sisters that do the same. I think about their families and friends, their partners and the people they go out everyday to protect and serve. We all know that each day could be our last on this earth so each day we strive to do the best we can to make a difference in the peoples lives we touch. To make our communities a safer place and to help they people that so need our help. We are never called when people are having a good day, usually it is when they are having their worst. We must be calm and supportive because we are just not cops, but EMT's, Social Workers, Counselors, Parents, and sometimes even friends or at least a supportive and empathic person to talk to.

While doing this we must also determine if a crime was committed, If an arrest can or should be made, if a citation or warning should be issued, what services can be provided, how to try and save a life and most of all to be as professional as we can be. This is why we are Police Officers and this is why we choose this profession to help people and to make a difference no matter how big or small.

While Officer Patrick can on longer do this he did this everyday and for that he should be loved and remember, he is and will always be a hero. To Officer Patrick's family he will be missed by law enforcement in Minnesota, his sacrifice will never be forgotten, and you will never be forgotten we love you, I love you and that will never change. Thank you Officer Patrick for your service to the citizen of Mendota Heights, Dakota County and the State Of Minnesota. Thank Officer Patrick's family for sharing him with all of us.... he will truly be missed.

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of god. Matthew 5:9

Detective Tim Fletcher

August 2, 2014

My prayers and thoughts goes out to the family, friends and fellow officers who worked along with Officer Patrick. Yet he is gone, his smile and memories that he brought to faces will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace #ThinBlueLine #BlueBlood

Chief Explorer Al Davis
Opa Locka Police Department

August 2, 2014

Our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Scott Patrick. Mendota Heights is where I grew up - such a beautiful community and never could I imagine losing one of our law enforcement members. Now another family is suffering the same horrible loss that my family did just 4 years ago. Officer Patrick, thank you for your service and know that you will never be forgotten and your family will be taken care of. God Bless you sir.

Donald & Jackie Bergeron
Brother & Sister-in-Law of
Sgt Joseph Bergeron
Maplewood, MN PD EOW 5-01-10

August 2, 2014

There are no words that will comfort the family in blue at this time except to see that we stand strong and are ALWAYS THERE FOR EACH OTHER, in good and bad times. For his wife and daughters, I feel confident, nineteen years of doing what he loved, gives you some come comfort, knowing that, he put his uniform on and went to work everyday, in a thankless job I might add, bc, 1, he loved it. And 2, he knew he made a difference, just like you's knew and his family of blue knew. He is a role model to all.

Retired Detective Stephanie Adams-Halbri

August 1, 2014

RIP Brother. Thank you for what you have given. Our thoughts & prayers are with you, your family & friends, and your brothers & sisters in blue. God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (Retired)
North Bergen N.J.P.D.

August 1, 2014

Every time I hear about a police fatality it hurts me terribly inside.I am not an officer but in a ride along program with the Hernando County,Florida sheriffs dept.My deepest sympathy.

Steven Schechter
Spring Hill,fl.

Steven schechter
Hernando County,Fl.sheriffs dept.

August 1, 2014

I'm not going to say something dumb like "your gone but will not be forgotten", but I will say I'm so glad they got the jerk who shot Scott! My peace come over the family is my only hope and wish.



August 1, 2014

God bless you brother. May God always watch over your family.

Police officer 1998-2005 Chip Hainline
Ridgefield police department

August 1, 2014

Thank you Officer Patrick for working so hard to keep our streets safe for the past 19 years

You and your family will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers especially this Sunday when your name will be called out in our church services for remembrance of your sacrifice

Patrick McMenamy
Lifetime Member California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation

August 1, 2014

On behalf of the Thunder Bay Police Service and Thunder Bay Police Association, we send our condolences to the family and friends of Officer Scott Patrick and to the Mendota Heights Police Department.

Cst Colin Woods
Thunder Bay Police Service

August 1, 2014

Rest easy brother, we have the watch from here.

Sgt. Lance Beardsley
Wyoming, MN police Department

August 1, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Never forgotten.

Officer C

August 1, 2014

Rest in peace. Praying for your family and friends...


August 1, 2014

I am so very sorry for your loss. Words just cant express what a family goes through. Officer Scott Patrick you will be my prayers, and same for your family

vera marx

August 1, 2014

The Thin Blue Line
There is a line the color of the sky
on a clear afternoon There is a line
the hue of the ocean on a bright sunny day
There is a line the purest shade of a newborn's eyes
awakening for the first time There is a line
that protects us from harm in all we do
whether day or night There is a line
no one can penetrate no one can alleviate
There is a line made of those who choose
to follow a calling many do not hear and still more do not comprehend
They choose to walk the path of fear, hate, and mistrust
taken by so few but marked by so many
And when one leaves this line they leave a legacy
but the line does not break for the remaining must still protect
There may be emptiness a loss, or sadness
but never a hole not in this line
This line that holds the ghosts of the souls who have gone
and the souls of the ghosts who will be The Thin Blue Line

- Author Unknown

God Bless Officer Patrick, his family and friends. His death will never make sense. The sacrifice will never be forgotten. RIP

Susan Bernhardt

August 1, 2014

RIP Officer Patrick!

Carl B Rice
Metro Transit Light Rail Operator

August 1, 2014

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, Scott.

The thoughts and prayers of the entire Trinity School community are with you and your family at this time.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. -- Psalm 23:4

Jon Balsbaugh
Trinity School at River Ridge

August 1, 2014

May you rest in peace. May God give your family, friends and your fellow officers the strength in this hours of need.

Sgt. J. Garcia
Los Fresnos PD, Texas

August 1, 2014

Dear Officer Patrick, Thank You so much for your service to the people of the state of Minnesota. We were all shocked by your untimely and unnecessary passing. I will not cry for your passing, instead I will thank God that a man like you even existed. RIP brother. To the family, I wish you strength in the days and years aheadm and I will add you to my prayers. God Speed.

Lt. Amborn

August 1, 2014



August 1, 2014

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