Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Scott Paul Lunger

Hayward Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Reflections for Sergeant Scott Paul Lunger

My Brother

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference. He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.
He was a cop.
Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.
He was a cop.
Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.
He was a cop.
Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.
He was a cop.
Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strive to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.
He was a cop.
Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my brother.

- Author Unknown

Patrol Officerl James Bracht
Montgomery Police Department, Texas

July 24, 2015

Thoughts and Prayers for the family of Sergeant Lunger.

Officer Robert Perry
U of M Dearborn Police Dept.

July 24, 2015

Sincere condolences to the family of Scott, the City of Hayward and the Hayward Police Department. The Academy Cadets of the San Joaquin Delta College Police Academy, Stockton, have donned a shoulder strap mourning band in remembrance of Sgt. Lunger.

Kim Castro, Sgt. (ret.)
San Joaquin Delta Police Academy

July 24, 2015

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Sheriff Jim Weaver Retired
Jerome County Idaho, Sheriffs Office

July 24, 2015

Rest in peace Sgt Lunger, My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold.

Ofc Terry F. Zech (RET)
Detroit Veteran Affairs Police Department

July 24, 2015

Sgt Lunger, thank you for your service. May GOD comfort and bless the family this HERO leaves behind. Rest easy brother.


July 24, 2015

R.I.P. BROTHER Lunger!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

July 24, 2015

My condolences to the family.

David McKenzie
New South Wales state emergency service

July 24, 2015

May God embrace you Sergeant Lunger and your family. Heroes like you will never be forgotten, but I pray each time an officer is lost this craziness will end, gunning down those that protect us. My brother, also lost in the line of duty, met you in heaven, that I am sure. However, I would rather he just wait for all his law enforcement brothers to meet him there old and gray.

Everyone thank the next police officer you see and pray for Scott's family.

Sister of officer lost in the line of duty

July 24, 2015

Rest in Peace My Brother in Blue. Evil will never prosper as long as Brave men such as Yourself stand for good.

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

FTO D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

July 24, 2015

Thankful for ur selfless service.....May God bless you and keep you on the palm of his hand......and may his peace be with your family and loved ones!!

Hair Designer Lori Ford
Alice woodrum salon/Gables of Hudson

July 24, 2015

"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 Ched Miner
Powell PD

July 24, 2015

Rest in Peace Sgt. Lunger. My thoughts and prayers go out to your friends and family. You were a good man.

Park Ranger John Goodwin
National Park Service

July 23, 2015

My Wife and I are so sad to hear about Sergeant Scott Lunger. Our Thoughts, Prayers, and Our Deepest Condolences go out to your Family, Friends, and to all the men and women in uniform at the Hayward Police Department. God bless you all.

Officer Michael Rose
San Leandro Police Department.

July 23, 2015

Thank you for your services Segeant Lunger's RIP

James Hallgrimson Arrow Security Officer

July 23, 2015

TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND COLLEAGUES OF Hayward Police Department, California.

My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Police Sergeant Scott Lunger.
We in the Law Enforcement Community are a family.
Though we may wear different uniforms and have different badges, shields, or stars pinned upon our chest.
Our area of enforcement may vary, we consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are:
Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, county roads, state highways, state parks and the United States Borders.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a LAW ENFORCEMENT FAMILY, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE AND PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice.
Daily our position is clear that we will SERVE and PROTECT our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of GOOD over EVIL facing the unknown with COURAGE keeping our trust and faith in GOD. We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for LAW ENFORCEMENT is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
Sergeant Lunger!
You did not die in vain
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens in the State of California with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
I'm proud to have worn the uniform of a Law Enforcement Officer like you did.
I'm proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I'm proud to have SERVED and PROTECTED my community as you did.
I'm proud to call you my Brother!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do.......SERVING and PROTECTING your community with HONOR and PRIDE making a better and safer place for us all.
Attention all units.....................Hayward Police Department, SERGEANT SCOTT LUNGER having served the citizens in the State of California with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is now 10-42.
Rest in Peace my fallen Brother, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!

I now offer you, with deep condolences my Final Salute with prayers for your daughters, family, and many friends, may God give strength, courage and peace to those in this hour of loss! MRP

Sergeant Michael Rayford Powell
State of Arkansas

July 23, 2015

May our Dear Lord forever watch over you and give your family peace in this time of loss. Thank you for serving the community and all the people you have helped. R.I.P. Sergeant Lunger.

Albert & Rachael Martinez
Concerned Citizens

July 23, 2015

Thank you for your time of service.
I salute you and your family.

Randalyn Benson
Survivor daughter of Chief James Leonard Speer

July 23, 2015

Such a senseless act of violence. May justice be swift on the coward that took your life from the community that you so courageously protected for fifteen years. My sincere heartfelt condolences go out to your two daughters, and to all your brave colleagues of the Hayward Police Department.

Taylor Ramerth
Citizen of Chandler, Arizona, and supporter of law enforcement

July 23, 2015

Sgt Lunger

Our deepest sympathies, thoughts, and prayers to the Hayward Police Department and your family and friends.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace and God Bless!

Galt PD Honor Guard
Galt Police Department

July 23, 2015

It is a sad place without you amoung us. My brother
M. Matthews of your team spoke great praises. There are no words that could ever attempt to understand your loss. My wife & I wish to extend our deepest sorrow of the great loss everyone has suffered. It has alway fallen to us few who have ever answered the call, WE ALAWAYS WILL & SHALL.

Senior Officer Specialist: Matthews
Dept of Justice BOP

July 23, 2015

I will always remember you Scott as an 8 year old boy, the youngest toe-headed Lunger boy who always had a smile on his face. I'm impressed and proud of the honorable profession you chose. All those years when I lived in the lowlands of Hayward I never knew that Sergeant Scott Lunger was out there protecting me. Thank you Sir for your service.

Karen Teetsel Jessop
family friend

July 23, 2015

The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
The Lord helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.
Psalms 37:39-40
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno- Honor Guard Member
State of MN Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

July 23, 2015

Thank you for your service. We shine the blue light way to often lately. Rest in peace my brother.

Patrolman/Investigator Wade Engelhart
Brooklyn Police Department (WI)

July 23, 2015

While we are deeply saddened by your passing, the Law Enforcement Community was enriched by your professionalism, your service, and your sacrifice. Our thoughts are with your family, department, and your friends. May you Rest In Peace.

Zone 5 Academy Session 59
New York State Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

July 23, 2015

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