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

May God hold you in his loving arms. May he comfort your family and your brothers and sisters in blue. Thank you for your service.

Tanya J. Berry
mother of deputy sheriff

March 10, 2016

RIP Brother. Prayers for the family and Department.

Sergeant (retired) Bob Jones
Illinois State Police

March 10, 2016

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over five years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

March 10, 2016

Rest in peace, Officer Fitzgerald. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

March 10, 2016

RIP Brother. May God be with your Family and loved ones.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

March 10, 2016

R.I.P. BROTHER Fitzgerald!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

March 10, 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

Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice! Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to your family and friends.
R.I.P Sir!

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic Unit

March 9, 2016

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

March 9, 2016

RIP Officer Scott Fitzgerald. Thank you for your service. So sorry for the lose of this officer to all his family including those in Blue.

Civilian Dee Beltz
Civilian

March 9, 2016

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 they 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,

Abraham Lincoln

Sgt E. Kemmer #142
Nevada Highway Patrol

March 8, 2016

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. REST IN PEACE.

POLICE OFFICER
NAPERVILLE IL POLICE DEPT

March 8, 2016

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa Burton
GEORGIA LEO SUPPORTER

March 8, 2016

Officer Fitzgerald,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Kristi
Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

March 8, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

March 8, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and fellow officers. Thank you for your service. May he Rest in Peace!

Ret. Deputy Sheriff's Tom and Diana Stri
Clayton County Sheriff Office Jonesboro Ga

March 8, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

March 8, 2016

RIP brother Scot.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Inv. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Dept.

March 8, 2016

Rest n peace,brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

March 8, 2016

RIP my Brother, your shift has been completed, you have done well and have been called Home. Your fellow Brother and Sisters have your back now. May the LORD give comfort to your family and co-workers.

Deputy J. Porter
Maricopa county sheriffs office ( Retired)

March 8, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss.

Jacqueline Rebel survivor
Arizona Department of Public Safety

March 8, 2016

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 8, 2016

RIP officer Fitzgerald,I know you were responding to a medical call and trying to be of service to the community you served. My condolence to the Police Department his family and friends.

Sgt. Marty Bowton
Canton Police Department

March 8, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

March 7, 2016

Our deepest condolences are with the family and department of Officer Fitzgerald. Thank you for your service, rest in peace brother.

Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy
Session #60
Schenectady, NY

Recruit Barber

March 7, 2016

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