Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Scot Fitzgerald

South Jacksonville Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, March 4, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer Scot Fitzgerald

I think of you every shift brother. Hard to believe it has been so long. Peace.

Colt Gerdes
Illinois Conservation Police

March 12, 2023

I remember and think of you every day.

Joshua Hallock, Chief of Police (Ret.)

March 3, 2023

I am a part of the Grundy County Vocational Center Criminal Justice class. As a project, we were assigned to look up fallen police officers and do research on incidents. What happened to Scot Fitzgerald is a shame and travesty. I never got a chance to meet him but from what I´ve read he was a stand-up police officer who worked in many ways to create a safe and caring community. We lost a true American hero.

Sully Norris

March 8, 2022

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

March 4, 2020

Officer Fitzgerald, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 16, 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

I have the privilege of carrying a bracket honoring officer Fitzgerald in our annual Law Enforcement United "Road to Hope 2018" this is a 250 mile bicycle ride from Chesapeake Virginia to Washington DC.

Ofc. Kevin W Capach (Ret)
Fredericksburg Police Dept

May 9, 2018

Officer Fitzgerald's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 12-3-17 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police

December 3, 2017

The motto of the Police Unity Tour is “We Ride For Those Who Died.” I ride in the 2017 Police Unity to honor you. You are a HERO who will always be remembered, whether it be on the National LEO Memorial Wall or by me. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” – Matthew 5:9

Sergeant Bates
P.U.T. rider

April 23, 2017

Scot, it has been a little more than a year. You are badly missed by all of us here at SJPD and by the communities you served. Our memories of you will always help us set our expectations higher and putting those expectations to work in our lives makes us better people. Through that, you continue to live among us.

Joshua Hallock, Chief of Police
South Jacksonville Police Department

March 20, 2017

Rest in Peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

March 4, 2017

I ran a hero's 5k in your Honor today Sir. YOU are not forgotten.

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

March 4, 2017

Sure miss our talks


February 22, 2017

I had retired from the Morgan County Il Sheriff's Office before I had an opportunity to meet or work with Scot. Having lost a fellow deputy I know how much pain is felt then and years later. In time you get through it, but never over it. To quote Joseph Wambaugh "semper cop"

Sgt. Tom Rust (ret)
S.O. Morgan County, Il.

November 29, 2016

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

To the Fitzgerald family, fellow officers, and all who call Scot beloved, 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 Officer Fitzgerald gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 4, 2016.

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

June 13, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co workers of this brave officer. Rest in peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

March 18, 2016

God's peace and speed Officer Fitzgerald. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

March 16, 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 and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Police Officer Scot Fitzgerald during this very difficult time. You remain in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort and support from those around you. May God help heal your aching hearts. Rest in peace, Police Officer Scot Fitzgerald.

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

March 15, 2016

Thank you for your service and sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Commonwealth's Attorney Travis Bird
Spotsylvania County, VA

March 14, 2016


Seargeant Jackie Robertson
Lewisburg city police

March 14, 2016

Rest easy, brother.

Officer Adam Bray
The Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia

March 14, 2016

Rest in peace Officer Fitzgerald

Officer Joseph Bresette
Galesville Police Department (WI)

March 13, 2016

Rest with God Officer Fitzgerald. Your dedicated service will not be forgotten. Prayers for your family during your home going.

Retired Police Officer Bob Lester
Midland Texas Police Department

March 13, 2016

Heros on the way to a rescue ... How tragic.
My Family at The 'Little Pony' Express Depot' , Caring for Warriors, sendsTearful Condolences & Prayers to Scot's Family, Friends, Department, Community, & Country.
Prayers said for EMT's healing.
Thank you Scot & EMTs for your Brave & Unselfish Service.
RIP Scot, Son of Valor, with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

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

March 13, 2016

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