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

Deepest Sympathy from all our members. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Patrick's family.

Law Enforcement United

August 1, 2014

IN HONORE CASORUM
The promise... Always honored never forgotten.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

August 1, 2014

To the Men, Women and Family of Officer Patrick, my heart-felt condolences go out to you and yours. May the sorrow of his death eventually be eased and comfort gained in the reflection of his life and service to his family, department and community. May he rest in peace and know we have the watch.

Sergeant Jay Castonguay

August 1, 2014

A prayer that has comforted me in the past


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.”

Capt Jeffrey Reit (Retired)
ProPhoenix Public Safety Software

August 1, 2014

My deepest sympathy to the the family, co-workers and friends of Officer Patrick. The tears we shed for fellow officers could overflow rivers but we continue the fight against war and evil. May justice come swift to those who have harmed you. A final salute to you my brother. You will never be forgotten.

Marshal B. Tindle
City Of Killeen Marshals Office

August 1, 2014

Thank you for your service. Thoughts are with your blue and blood family during this difficult time. Rest in peace brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Sgt David Post
Reno County Sheriffs Office Hutchinson, Ks.

August 1, 2014

thank you for your years of service. prayers and strength to all family and brothers in blue. your sacrifice will never be forgotten

sgt larry lattery (retired)
mpls police dept

August 1, 2014

There is no greater sacrifice. Thank you for your service Officer Patrick.

Deputy NC
Stanly CoSo

August 1, 2014

On behalf of the 95th Allentown Police Academy Class, we send our thoughts and prayers to Officer Patrick and his family. Thank you for your service and dedication to the job.

Rest in Peace
95th Class
Allentown, Pa
08.01.14

Allentown Police Academy

August 1, 2014

Rest in peace Brother Scott.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

August 1, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, partners, and friends of Officer Patrick in this difficult time.

Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Rest easy, brother. We have the watch now.

Officer Steve Sweigert
MSP Airport Police Department

August 1, 2014

Thanks Brother,

I was just watching the cable movie about the asassination of JFK (Parkland) and was wondering when they were going to honor Officer Tippit of Dallas PD that was murdered by Oswald. I got frustrated and came to this site. I wept when I realized that I am the same age, have the same time on the job and have two young daughters that are the same age as yours.

God Speed Brother and I'll make sure to stop by and say "Hey" while I'm down in DC during Police Week.

D/Lt W. Davis, Jr.
Keansburg PD

August 1, 2014

"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

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

August 1, 2014

Rest easy Officer Patrick. Thank you for years of dedicated service and for performing your duties with courage. You are a true hero who paid the ultimate sacrifice for peace in your community. I pray for your wife, daughters, and family. May they experience tremendous love from your brothers and sisters during this terrible time.

"The wicked flee when no one is pursuing, But the righteous are bold as a lion." Proverbs 28.1

Sergeant Ryan Coughlin
Rosemount Police

August 1, 2014

God bless your family and may you rest in eternal peace officer Scott Patrick. It is my heartfelt hope that your family, friends and all those that loved/knew you, can find the strength to pull through these trying times. Let us not commit to memory how you passed on but rather how you lived a life of selfless service.

Officer J.O. Elizondo #660
Grand Forks Police Department, Grand Forks, ND

August 1, 2014

RIP Ofc. Patrick...you may be gone but you will not be forgotten . Law Enforcement United Team MN will carry your memory into DC next May. Rest easy...

Officer Ryan Peterson
Plymouth Police Department

August 1, 2014

May your family be blessed and watched over always. Your dedication and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Ptl Drew Galaydick
Freehold Twp NJ Police Department

August 1, 2014

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Police Officer Scott Patrick as well as to the Mendota Heights Police Department. Rest in peace Officer Patrick, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

July 31, 2014

Thank you for your 19 years of service. Rest easy brother.

Officer J. Young
Minneapolis Police Department

July 31, 2014

Thank you Officer Scott Patrick for you continued service to our community and for your ultimate sacrifice today. You will be missed but we will never forget what you did for everyone in this area. You will be truly missed. My heart goes out to your entire family, friends and fellow officers. May you rest in peace!

Mildy Genz
Minnesota Resident

July 31, 2014

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank You for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle Jr.
Civilian

July 31, 2014

Officer Patrick, May you rest forever in Peace, Brother and God Bless you. Though you have been taken physically from those who know and love you, I know you will never be far from them. Your wife and daughters are in my prayers.

May your murderer find true justice, if not in this world, then in the next.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 31, 2014

Officer Patrick,
May you now go forward in peace knowing you served your community well and although you paid the ultimate sacrifice you will never be forgotten by those who truly knew and loved you.
God bless your family and your brothers/sisters in Blue during this most difficult time.
Thank you for your service

Krista
Sister of a Minnesota Police Officer

July 31, 2014

Thank you Scott for helping me recover a car at 'Lucky 13's"...you didn't need to stop, but you did anyway. It was nice to find another friend in a different uniform.

For MHPD, your family and friends, a portion of a letter written by President Lincoln in November of 1864...

“I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic (he) died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
A. Lincoln”

Police Officer M. Reuss
Eagan Police Department MN

July 31, 2014

Rest in peace brother. Prayers to your family and co-wokers.

Sgt. Mark Rehberg
Clive, IA Police Department

July 31, 2014

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