Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant AlTerek Shaundel Patterson

Bedminster Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, April 12, 2020

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Reflections for Sergeant AlTerek Shaundel Patterson

Last posted a reflection on May 20th; Sergeant Patterson will never ever be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

October 11, 2020

Thank you Sergeant Patterson for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of New Jersey. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

July 4, 2020

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

July 2, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, agencies during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 HCSB], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 1, 2020

When I heard about Sgt. Patterson’s passing I was completely floored. We play basketball together at AmFam while we were attending VSU. My heart goes out to his eight year old and four year old twins! RIP Brother!!!

Deputy Kenneth Werts
Hanover County

June 16, 2020

On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant AlTerek Patterson and the extended law enforcement family of the Bedminster Township Police Department, New Jersey.


End of Watch Sunday, April 12, 2020.


Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

June 10, 2020

RIP Sergeant Patterson. Prayers being sent up for your families, at home and at work.

Officer Sandra Rapey
Lindenhurst Police Department Illinois

June 1, 2020

Sgt Patterson,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

May 26, 2020

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

May 26, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

May 25, 2020

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

May 24, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Sergeant Patterson.

Chip Nowlin
President
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

May 24, 2020

Rest easy brother, thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

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

May 23, 2020

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle
Civilian

May 23, 2020

Rest in peace Sgt. Patterson. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the BTPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

May 22, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Patterson. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Bedminster Township Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

May 22, 2020

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Sergeant AlTerek Patterson during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Sergeant AlTerek Patterson.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

May 22, 2020

May Our Lord have a special place in His Heavenly home for Sgt. Patterson. This terrible virus strike all parts of our country, even the law enforcement family. Sgt. Patterson is a True Hero. My Deepest sympathies go out to his wife and children, and any other family members, and his Department.

Michael T. Sullivan, Retired Patrolman,
Chicago Police Department, 9th District

May 22, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero for your sacrifice and courage. Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and brothers/sisters in blue. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 22, 2020

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

May 22, 2020

Patterson family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. Sgt Patterson thank you for your Service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

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

May 21, 2020

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

May 21, 2020

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

May 21, 2020

My condolences to his family, friends, and law-enforcement officer he came in contact with. The following poem was written by me telling why we do/did what we do/did.

The Badge

John 15:13 King James Version (KJV) Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends, (others).
The first responders wear a mask;
"Why?" Some may ask.
Because we believe in humanity.
Each of us, who laid our left hands
Upon the Bible, took an oath,
To protect and serve, this was
Our solemn troth.
Not only do Law-Enforcement,
Firefighters, and EMT's wear these
Badges of valor, but all whose
Reflections shine:
These are the Doctor's, Nurses,
PCT's, our Health Care providers,
Techs, Social Workers,
On down the line.
All of these precious lives do matter.

We knew, when we strapped
On our belts, we might not
Come home after our shift;
Each day could have been our last.
We are the role-models
And must pass on the eternal torch
Of self-sacrifice to our next generation.
We have quieted the child with tears;
We've sat with those those whose spirits
Needed a lift; we've cried with those who've
Suffered loss so they did not
Have to alone bare their heavy cross.
Love is an amazing gift.

We've been called by every name
Known to man;
Talked down those who've sought to maim
Whenever and whomever they can.
We've witnessed atrocities
Vengeful hearts,
Casting lots, and devising evil plots.
Yes, we lay down our lives everyday
To protect and serve.
We are the hero's ordained by God
Here on earth.
Say a little prayer for us,
And tell us you love us before
We walk out that door.

© Janice Bumbalough Marler
[email protected] 2020

I am a retired police officer. I am eighty years of age and now reside in Troy, Ohio. I graduated, in North Carolina, February 19, 1984-1994

May 21, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant AlTerek Patterson. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office, Ret.

May 21, 2020

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