Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Scott Anthony Flahive

Grand Haven Department of Public Safety, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, December 13, 1994

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Reflections for Officer Scott Anthony Flahive

Officer Flahive was one of the reasons I became a Deputy Sheriff. I remember Officer Flahive from Montague High School where he would attend our football games and school dances. I always remember how he took the time to talk to me and answer my questions about his job. He was and is an inspiration to me in my job. May he watch over all of us who continue to do this dangerous job.

Deputy Emily Stojak
Laramie County Sheriff's Dept

March 25, 2008

Scott,
We love you dearly and miss you dearly. The impression you had on us as a person, a son, a grandson, a brother, a nephew, a friend, and last but not least an Officer will last forever.

Love,
Uncle Roger and Aunt Mary Lou

Uncle Roger

March 18, 2008

Thanks Scott, I know your watching over us. Everyday is dedicated to your memory. Love you.

Officer Christine VanderLaan
Grandville Police Dept., Step-sister

January 8, 2008

Another year and we remember like it was yesterday..Thank you for continuing to watch over us. We love and miss you Scott. Love your Buds at GHDPS..Merry Christmas

your buds
GHDPS

December 15, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh

December 7, 2007

"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 whos 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 14, 2007

We miss you tons Scott! I just got a fishing boat, and I know that you and I would have had a great time fishing on it. Thanks for everything you taught me - I think of you every time I am on the water. I visit your grave all the time, and wish you were still here.
love ya~
Missy

Missy
Cousin

July 9, 2007

Thanks again for watching over us Scott..You will never be forgotten my friend..and we know you are with every one of us every day..Thank you and hope you're "catchin the big ones up there!"

your buds
GHDPS

June 3, 2007

We love and miss you Scott...thank you for watching over us!! Your buds..

your buds
GHDPS

March 15, 2007

I'm still telling the stories about our academy and the times we went fishing. I keep the LEIN message that announced your death in my work locker, so I can be reminded every day I work that evil people are out there. It was great to know you Scott.

GVSU Academy Class of 1990

Officer Mike Wilson
Novi Police Department

January 10, 2007

You have not been forgotten. Rest peacefully.

December 13, 2006

It's almost Christmas and we know you are watching over each and everyone one of us. We recovered the badge that someone stole off your headstone last night and it's being given to your family...we love and miss you..

your buds at GHDPS
Grand Haven Public Safety

December 22, 2005

I remember hearing of your death on the news when I was in high school. It was a sad day in West Michigan. Whenever I pass through Grand Haven, I always look for your memorial displayed in the median. In my academy, one of your brothers honors you each class he teaches. The lessons taught by your brother in that class are in the back of the my mind everytime that I have approached a vehicle on a traffic stop in my short four year career. From what I have been told and heard about you, you are a great person. GHDPS misses you greatly. Rest In Peace.

Officer S. Hepworth
Muskegon Police Department

August 12, 2005

Scott, Although I knew you for such a very short time while I worked at GHDPS, I know your dedication to the City of Grand Haven was not waivered. God bless my fellow brother and may God keep you close while you are resting with him.

Comm. Policing Officer Brian W. Matthews
Bangor City Police (MI)

July 28, 2005

I was not working in dispatch the night Scott made that traffic stop. But I made it to the dispatch center in no time. I only knew him briefly, but like a cousin in one's family, you know he's still family. I wish I could have helped more that night, I wish I could give his Buds a big ol' hug sometimes. I moved on and up in my career. Scott probably would have too. One cool dude. And family always remembers...

Kelly Rasmussen

Director
Eaton County 9-1-1

July 13, 2005

Merry Christmas Scott, you're in our thoughts daily....Love from us all at GHDPS....

your buds
GHDPS

December 25, 2004

This year we will be celebrating Scott's Life on Dec 13, 10 years to the date of when he was killed. We will remember his smile and life the way he lived and all the people that he had touched. Thanks Scott for being such a friend and every time I get that fly rod out I think of the good times we had fishing.

Tom Carey
Grand Haven Public Safety

September 27, 2004

Salmon/Steelhead season is almost here again and we know we'll get another one on our lines with your help..

Love and Miss you

Tom and Dana

Your Buds and GHDPS
GHDPS

September 26, 2004

God bless you and keep you always. You will never be forgotten.

DE
St, Louis City Police

July 13, 2004

Merry Christmas 2003...We all love and miss you!!

Your Buds
GHDPS

December 25, 2003

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Tonight, December 13, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Officer Scott Anthony Flahive who died on this date nine years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Officer Flahive's sacrifice will never be forgotten

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

December 13, 2003

Though this happened years ago, it is still sad today and I am thinking
of those who still feel the pain of his departure. Thanks for your
sacrifice, friend.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

HEY DUDE--WE'LL BE SLAYIN THE SALMON SOON AND THINKING OF YOU!!

EVEN THOUGH YOU WERE WATCHING OVER US AT 3RD STREET..WE SURE WISH YOU COULDA BEEN THERE!!

LOVE US

YOUR BUDS
GHDPS

My husband, Dave, went to the academy with Scott. Thanks to the women at the Handcuffed Hearts forum, a rose will again be placed on his name on the wall in DC during Police Week 2002. He will never be forgotten.

Chris DeMaagd

SCOTT WAS MY ROOMMATE AND JUST LIKE A BROTHER, WHAT WAS WEIRD WAS THE IDIOT THAT KILLED HIM HAD SIMILIAR INTERESTS, BBALL,FISHING, BUT THE IDIOT CHOSE DRUGS AND GANGS, WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN. I WISH SCOTT WAS HERE THING WOULD BE ALOT BETTER WITH HIM FROM ME AND EVERYONE AROUND HIM, MISS HIM TONS.

OFFICER TOM CAREY
GRAND HAVEN PUBLIC SAFETY

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