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

RIP brother Berke.

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

Inv. Bevenour
Gettysburg PD

August 15, 2017

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

August 15, 2017

Berke, you will be missed my friend. It is hard to reflect on the times we shared on the Executive Protection Unit. We shared a lot of laughs and that's what I will remember the most about you. You always had a smile and stood ready to share a good laugh. My thoughts and prayers go out to Amanda and your twins. Just know that you will FOREVER be remembered and will remain in our hearts. Until we meet again.....Rest in peace my friend.

Sgt Glenn Armstrong
Virginia State Police

August 15, 2017

God bless Trooper Bates' family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Detective Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

August 15, 2017

REST-IN-PEACE My My Brother's in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
US Army Military Police

August 15, 2017

RIP and thank you

Court Officer 1080
MA Trial Court

August 15, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of YHWH". Mattityahu 5:9

Rest In Peace, my brother. Thank you for your service. May GOD comfort your family and friends.

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

August 15, 2017

Trooper Bates, your tour is done. You will be making your final flight into the arms of God. Your fellow brothers will mourn your loss, and will do their best to fill your shoes. You've left some pretty big ones to fill. Rest in peace.

Rev Darian A Caplinger
Deputy Sheriff (RET)
Christian County Sheriff's Office (MO)
Certified Emergency Services Chaplain

August 14, 2017

Rest in Eternal Peace Brother. You will not be forgotten.

PO Chip Marcks (Ret), PD Mariemont,Ohio/PD Easton,MD

August 14, 2017

RIP Trooper, you will never be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.

August 14, 2017

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & Dept.

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

August 14, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain S. Yancey
Forest Hill Police, Texas

August 14, 2017

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

August 14, 2017

Rest in peace Brother Berke.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

August 14, 2017

RIP Trooper Pilot Berke Bates,

Sincere condolences to family & friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan (Ret)
City of Alameda, CA Police Deptartment

August 14, 2017

Trooper Bates, may you rest in peace our brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Rich Eckert
Town of Chester PD

August 14, 2017

My condolences to the families, friends, and co-workers of Trooper Bates and Lt. Cullen. Rest in Peace Brothers.

Chief Deputy Steve Bennett
Iowa County (WI) Sheriff's Office

August 14, 2017

God Bless and Godspeed, Sir.

Lisa B.

August 14, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

August 14, 2017

On behalf of the members of the American Association of State Troopers, Inc. (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to the family of Trooper Berke M. M. Bates, as well as, the members of the Virginia State Police.

AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Keith Barbier
AAST President

August 14, 2017

Thank you for your service dear brother. ♡ Rest in Peace.

Officer Jordan Sullivan
Bradenton Police Department

August 14, 2017

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Virginia State Police. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!


August 14, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace my brother. Thank you for your dedicated service to FHP and VSP. May God bless you and comfort your family in this time of sorrow !

Trooper Angel Hernandez

August 14, 2017

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Trooper, Berke M.M. Bates, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow trooper makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Also please send our thoughts and prayers to the members of the Florida Highway Patrol in which Trooper Bates served for 6 years.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 14, 2017

Rest in peace Trooper. You did your time with honor and integrity. We have the watch now.

Det. Johnny Keene (Ret)
San Diego Police Department

August 14, 2017

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