Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Scott Alfred Ballantyne

Tulare County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Scott Alfred Ballantyne

To my beloved husband, parted but never forgotten, we spent the best 20 years of my life together. Law enforcement was in your heart and soul, a wonderful officer you made! You are loved and still missed by many. My thoughts are with you on today, your birthday.

JoAnn Coburn Ballantyne
former wife

September 1, 2020

Hey brother,

It's been too long. I still remember the day I was told. Too much water under the bridge. I wish I had more courage to say something, anything.

I'm proud of you.

Officer Matthew Ballantyne
New Town Police Department

May 17, 2019

Little brother you are so missed. I know you were doing what you loved but it doesn’t make it any easier. Just know you are never far from my thoughts. Rest In Peace Scott. -Jo

Civilian Jo Ann (Ballantyne) Coleman

April 23, 2019

Little brother you are so missed. I know you were doing what you loved, but it doesn’t make it any easier. Just know you are always in my thoughts. Rest In Peace. -Jo

Civilian Jo Ann (Ballantyne) Coleman

April 23, 2019

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

August 30, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 10, 2018

It will be my honor to participate in the upcoming 2017 Police Unity Tour ride in your memory.

Never Forgotten

Chief James O'Connell
Sutter Creek Police Department

March 11, 2017

Ran a hero's 5k for you today. You are not forgotten Sir.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

February 10, 2017

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

February 10, 2017

Thank you for your service. Rest in peace.

CTO D Bush
Campbell Co VA

December 19, 2016

Rest in peace, we will never forget the sacrifices that are made in the protection of others. Thank you for your service.

Glendale Police Department

November 8, 2016

On behalf of the Jicarilla Game and Fish, Law Enforcement Division, Dulce, NM, our thoughts and prayers are with the Blood and Blue Families of this Hero...Thank you for your service and may God give your loved ones strength and comfort

Conservation Officer Dwayne Epling
Jicarilla Game and Fish, Law Enforcement Division

September 9, 2016

You are a HERO Sir and you will live forever.

Daniel N. Terrell
7 year ODMP supporter (Civilian)

July 29, 2016

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Scott was killed.

To the Ballantyne family, fellow deputies, and all who call Scott, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Ballantyne gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 10, 2016.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 19, 2016

My condolences to Deputy Ballantyne family and colleagues of the Tulare County SHeriff's Office.

In God's word the bible, Ecclesiastes 9:1 says that "time and unforeseen events overtake them all." Tragedies like this particular incident are never easy to deal with. Our wonderful Heavenly Father Jehovah has outlined a wonderful prospect for our loves ones who have fallen asleep in death. I the bible;Revelation 21:4 outlines God's promise: "He will wipe out every tear from there eyes, and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I pray that this biblical verse brings comfort to Deputy Ballantyne family and friends.

ECSII L. Toatley
Orlando Police

April 1, 2016

On behalf of the members of the International Police Association, I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to you, your family and friends regarding the loss of Deputy Scott Ballantyne.

I sincerely extend my sympathy to department and family of Deputy Ballantyne as you cope with your loss. Scott’s to law enforcement will never be forgotten.

Bonnie Watt Chaplain
International Police Association – US Section

March 21, 2016

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

PTLM - retired
Mohawk PD

March 16, 2016

My family would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Deputy Sheriff Scott Ballantyne during this very difficult time. You're in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God help heal their aching hearts. Rest in peace, Deputy Sheriff Scott Ballantyne.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

March 15, 2016

Rest in Peace, I am sorry for your sacrifice. Thoughts with you and your family, both on and off duty.


March 13, 2016

Rest in Peace our Brother in Blue. Prayers out to all of your family, friends, and co-workers. God Bless You.

Former Deputy/Jail Officer
Wayne County Sheriffs Department
Wayne County Mississippi

March 9, 2016

So sorry to hear of Scott's death.
My Family sends Condolencs to Family, Friends, Department,
Community & Country.
Thank you Scott for Your Unselfish Service.
We light the Purple Heart Candle today to Remeber All Rescent Fallen Warriors ...
A Blue Silk Rose will be left at The Vets Memorial Down Town
Jonesboro, Ar.
Gone From Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan, Psy & LE Grad.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, SD

March 6, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

February 23, 2016

"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."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

February 22, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

February 22, 2016

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Scott Ballantyne. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

February 22, 2016

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