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Police Chief Derek Scott Asdot

Green Cove Springs Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, September 28, 2021

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Reflections for Police Chief Derek Scott Asdot

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

"This We'll Defend"

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

October 18, 2021

Chief Asdot,

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

October 17, 2021

Chief Asdot, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

October 17, 2021

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Chief Derek Scott Asdot and the extended law enforcement family of Green Cove Springs Police Department, Florida.


End of Watch Tuesday, September 28, 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

October 12, 2021

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

October 11, 2021

Man this is crazy! After all the years knowing each other I never thought this would be the way to say goodbye. Love ya brother and we got your back from here.

Sergeant Chad Lee
FBPD

October 10, 2021

Good bless you Chief Derek Scott Asdot, for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Green Cove Springs Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

October 9, 2021

Chief Derek Scott Asdot, thank you for your service to America and the Green Cove Springs Police Department. May God watch over you, your family and all law enforcement officers during this most difficult time. God's Speed Sir!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

October 9, 2021

RIP Chief Asdot. Thank you for your service to the Country and the citizens of Green Cove and Duval County

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

October 9, 2021

Chief Asdot, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

October 8, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family of Chief Derek S. Ascot and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Green Cove Police Department, Florida. May GOD give peace, comfort, and understanding to his family, friends, and associates for their loss . RIP Brother.

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre. MTPD (Retire
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania

October 6, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Police Chief, Derek Scott Asdot, from complications of the COVID-19 Virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Police Chief succumbs from this deadly virus. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the Duval County Schools Police Department where Chief Asdot had previously served. We thank Chief Asdot for his service as a United States Army Veteran.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

October 6, 2021

Christ Jesus, the Great Physician, the loss of life of one of our law enforcement officers is so very painful and devastating to endure. It can ravage a caring community for such a long time. I ask that You come and dwell in our midst. Let Your holy word be a healing balm that soothes our wounds and allows us to heal from the loss of this law enforcement officer. Help us to learn from his selfless example of dedication and devotion to protecting us. Let our memories of him not be ones of sadness for their loss, but of celebration of a life lived in the image of You. In Your mighty and holy Name, I pray. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CCC, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

October 5, 2021

Rest in Peace Police Chief Derek Scott Asdot! Thank you for your 4 years of service as the Chief of Police and your additional 20 years of service with Green Cove Springs Police Department in Florida, and for your previous service with the Duval County Schools Police Department and for your service with the United States Army. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to you family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife, your son, and your daughter during this tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

October 5, 2021

Rest in Peace Chief Asdot. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Asdot Family and the Green Cove Springs Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

October 5, 2021

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

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 5, 2021

Faithful Unto Death | Eternal Rest | Salute

S. I. Drake - Lt/IPD | IMPD (Ret)

October 5, 2021

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Police Chief Derek Scott Asdot 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 Police Chief Derek Scott Asdot.

Gail. M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

October 5, 2021

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Police Chief Derek Scott Asdot. Please know we are eternally grateful for Chief Asdot’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Chief Asdot, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Green Cove Springs Police Department in Green Cove Springs, Florida for Chief Asdot’s staff. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Chief Derek Scott Asdot’s wife.

Also sent to the Asdot Family was a US Army Dig Tag to honor Chief Asdot’s career in the United States Army.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

October 5, 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

October 5, 2021

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

October 5, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

October 5, 2021

Hero never forgotten. Prayers to family blood and blue.

BLR
Retired Texas dispatcher

October 5, 2021

Rest in Peace Chief Asdot. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

October 5, 2021

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 Green Cove Springs Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 5, 2021

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