Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Pilot Berke Morgan Matthew Bates

Virginia State Police, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, August 12, 2017

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Reflections for Trooper Pilot Berke Morgan Matthew Bates

Rest in Peace Trooper and thanks for your service to the Commonwealth of Virginia

CPT (former) Ahmed Danso-Faried
United States Army

August 13, 2017

Rest In Peace Trooper Bates

Officer James Friedman (Retired)
Naval Weapons Station Charleston, SC

August 13, 2017

Rest In Peace brother. "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."

EMT Therese M

August 13, 2017

May you Rest in Gods heavenly arms.We don't know where to start to thank you for your service to the community. You made the state of Virginia a great place to live and raise a family.. May God bless you and your family forever.

Joe Neary, Patrolman
East Los Angeles County.

August 13, 2017

My deepest condolences to the family of Trooper Berke M.M. Bates, and to the entire Virginia State Police. May Trooper Betes' soul rest in peace.

First Sergeant Tom Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

August 13, 2017

Trooper Bates,
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.

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

August 13, 2017

Deeply saddened by this tragic death. My condolences and prayers are with the family.
You're a Hero!
Rest in Peace.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Police

August 13, 2017

Thank you for your service, Trooper Bates. God bless you, your family & fellow officers during this trying time!

Ruthann Pratt Cross, civilian

August 12, 2017

Bates family may God grant you all a speedy healing. Trooper Bates thank you for your service to the State of Virginia. Take watch from above and let your Brothers and Sisters take the watch down below.

Res.Sgt. Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police Dept,Ohio

August 12, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother, Thank you for your service, You won't be forgotten.

Blessed are the peacemakers: For they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

August 12, 2017

God bless you Trooper Berke M. Bates for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and to your brothers and sisters of the Virginia State Police Department. Rest In Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

August 12, 2017

RIP, Trooper Bates. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

August 12, 2017

RIP brothers

Ret. N.Y.P.D. Officer Daniel Tonnessen

August 12, 2017

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers.
Godspeed Trooper Berke M. M. Bates

Sgt. Michael Clifton- Retired
Redondo Beach Police Dept. Ca.

August 12, 2017

Rest in Peace My Brother in Blue.

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

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

August 12, 2017

My prayers are with Trooper Bates family and friends. I'm so sorry for your loss from such a tragedy! Thank you for your service sir. May you Rest In Peace!

Survivor Melanie Richardson
Lafayette county Arkansas Sheriff's Office

August 12, 2017

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

August 12, 2017

God, filled with mercy, dwelling in the heavens' heights,
bring proper rest beneath the wings of your Lord,
amid the ranks of the holy and the pure,
illuminating like the brilliance of the skies the soul of Berke Bates who went to his eternal place of rest.
May You who are the source of mercy shelter him beneath Your wings eternally,
and bind his soul among the living, that he may rest in peace. And let us say: Amen.

Bill Mann
Civilian Supporter
South Pasadena, CA

August 12, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are a Hero Trooper Bates. Thank you for doing your job. Rest in peace Dear Brother. God bless. "Heroes Live Forever"

Catherine Garibay Sanchez
Surviving Sister Of
Deputy Sheriff Steven Garibay
EOW February 10, 1987

August 12, 2017

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD-IMPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

August 12, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother,

MPO William Horn
Fairfax County Police-Motor Squad (Retired)

August 12, 2017

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemaker
Godspeed Lt. H.Jay Cullen

Sgt. Michael Clifton- Retired
Redondo Beach Police Dept. Ca.

August 12, 2017

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

Retired telecommunicator

August 12, 2017

Thank you for your long life of service and sacrifice. Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to your family and friends. May God comfort and strengthen them all!

Darlene Newton
Friend of the Story County Sheriff's Office

August 12, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 12, 2017

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