Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Christopher Scott "Scotty" Triplett

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, May 22, 2021

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Reflections for Police Officer Christopher Scott "Scotty" Triplett

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 27, 2021

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
one’s character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

June 15, 2021

Thank you Officer Triplett for your service and sacrifice to the people of Memphis, it will never be forgotten. My deepest heartfelt condolences and prayers to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at the Memphis Police Department. God bless you, Brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Sergeant Craig Danielson
West Fargo Police Department
West Fargo, ND

June 12, 2021

Officer loved that the weather had final Breaked allowing now to bring out hid motorcycle, and get everything expected. Prior to going back to the t rock he the motorcycle complete Checked from hand to tie, he also checked their towing robs that are use. He love this party of Spring and start of Summer.My prayers are with his wife and children during time of sadness.
Scotty Triplett is an officers who did so much to make his time on earth, spescial.
you can see dad starts,right of Orion belt, with many new star growing.
May you be comforted days comfort with chilfren
Do not fear, he is always in your heart.

Anne Wood,social work advocate ,Death of
Advocate vs for non patrolled of killings of Law Enforce and FBI or

June 9, 2021

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

June 5, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Triplett. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Memphis Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

June 3, 2021

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 31, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

May 29, 2021

Scotty was one of a kind and will be missed. Our hearts go out to Fran and his 2 children.

RK and Candy Fuller(Both retired)
Memphis Police Department

May 29, 2021

God bless your service. Rest In Peace brother.

Retired Chief Mike Cardoza
California Highway Patrol

May 29, 2021

I would like to offer my condolences to the family and friends of Officer Triplett. I am so sorry for your loss. Officer Triplett honorably served the people of Tennessee and he will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

May 28, 2021

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 28, 2021

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

May 27, 2021

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

May 26, 2021

My heart breaks for another fallen hero. As a former CHP motor officer, this hits closer to home as our entire motor squad across the country prays for fellow motor officers passionately. May god bless Officer Triplett's family as well as the men and women of Memphis Police Dept. Rest easy my friend.

Sergeant (Ret), Robert DiMiceli
California Highway Patrol, Capitol Protection Section

May 26, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

May 25, 2021

Go with God Brother, you will be missed.

Officer John Crooke
Memphis Police Department / Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department

May 25, 2021

Officer Triplett,

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 25, 2021

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

Captain E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

May 25, 2021

God bless you and your family. Rest In Peace brother. Thank you for your long service.

Chief Jessie Galloway
Ocean Springs School District Police Department

May 25, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Scotty Triplett and the extended law enforcement family of the Memphis Police Department, Tennessee.


End of Watch Saturday, May 22, 2021


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 Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

May 25, 2021

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

May 25, 2021

Condolences to the family, friends and fellow Officers from Blue Knights NC II

Chaplain Blue Knights NC II Frank Spear
Blue Knights NC II

May 24, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Triplett, may God bless your family and fellow department members.

The men and women of the
Niagara Falls, NY Police Department

NFPD Captain
Niagara Falls PD

May 24, 2021

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

May 24, 2021

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