Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Scot Shaffer Lewis

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Monday, October 9, 1995

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Reflections for Officer Scot Shaffer Lewis

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 24, 2012

Thinking of you, maybe we could have gone to play golf this weekend.

Matt Long

September 4, 2012

This would have been a beach bound week-end!!!


May 25, 2012

Looking forward to being at the 1st Bowie Public Safety Appreciation Awards on Friday to see the presentation of the Scot S. Lewis Award. We think about you everyday and are thrilled that you are being remembered in this way. Gone but never forgotten!

Barb Pope (wife of Capt. Richard Pope)
U.S. Park Police, family friends

March 28, 2012

Still missing you!


March 14, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Lewis. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 5, 2012

On March 30,2012, the 1st Bowie Public Safety Appreciation Awards will be held. The most prestigious of all the awards will be the Scot S. Lewis Award which will be presented to a recipient who best exemplifies the valor, dedication and sacrifice associated with Scot Lewis in the field of public safety.

You will always be remembered Scot and may God bless you and your family.

Assistant Chief (Ret) Bill Healy
U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division

February 2, 2012

Another holiday season...missing you!


December 29, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 9, 2009

Another year has come and gone, but the sight of your smile, the laughter in my ear and your silly jokes have never dimmed, forever in my thought and my heart, I miss you!

Det.Kim Metivier

October 5, 2009

Still thinking of you! You will never be forgotten.


July 14, 2009

I'm still tryin' to do as good a job on the street as Scotty would have done. He was a great friend and a great cop.

m.d. long
academy / golf buddy / best friend

April 8, 2009


OCPD to MPDC to the FD....... so much in common, I will always miss you and will never forget you. I can still recall hearing of your shooting in rollcall at 4D. I walked out of rollcall and rode my MPD Motorcycle to the hospital to see you. I will never forget that silent moment I shared with you at your Hospital bed.

You should be so proud of all the friends that showed there respects to you on the day of your funeral. I remember riding in it Eastbound on Route 50 and could not see the end or the begining. The Firefighters blocking each entryway to Route 50 with there Engines and standing at attention...... Rest in Peace my Brother

Cpl. D. P. Malarkey
TPPD former MPD 4D

July 7, 2008

On the anniversary of your death we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

This writer is pleased that justice in your death was served quickly.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 9, 2007

Scot was a funny, opinionated man. I met him during the summer of 1990. We butted heads a lot, but her was there for me when I needed a friend.

Will never forget you Scott.


Karen Cohen-Levy
former colleague with OC PD

October 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
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

September 27, 2007

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Lewis, we have the watch...

”I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
---Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!


April 8, 2007


5D Officer
Metropolitan Police Department Washington DC

March 11, 2007

Fallen but NEVER forgotten.

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEO's

October 8, 2006

Scott, you've been with me, watching over me all these years,throughout my career as a Cop. I'll never forget the good times the many laughs, borrowing each others equipment from our lockers and how crushed I was when I cleaned yours out for your mom. I'm Thankful that Deville was with you that night. I miss you man, but I know and have faith that We'll meet up again. Until then GOD BLESS YOU and KEEP YOU.

Your Brother "Roddy" (93-1)S.T.A.N.D.

Deputy J. Rodriguez
MPD 93-96/ 5D/class93-1

September 27, 2006

I had been in the A.A. County police academy in Davidsonville for less than a week and recall standing at attention and saluting with the rest of my class, as you and your family drove by. You are not forgotten. I take that incident with me as I go to work every day. God bless you for your sacrifice.

Police Officer
Anne Arundel County Police

February 20, 2006

I can't believe its been 10 years since
you have been taken fron us. Tonight is a candle light vigil in your honor.

You are missed and loved by your 5D Family
Mpdc sergeant


October 5, 2005

Scotty you are missed and thought of frequently, especially when I go to play golf like we used to do so many times. When days come around that find me wanting to take a day off or not wanting to give my all, I think of how you performed on the street and that picks me up, Thanks, Academy brother, MPD class 93-1.

Officer M.D. Long
Cary P.D. (N.C.)

June 16, 2005

God holds a special place for those who give their lives in the service of others. You are there, and your partner, who did his/her job by encountering and dealing with your killer has earned that place as well. May your partner enjoy peace of mind in this world and beyond, for they have proven themselves worthy. God Bless and keep you both.

Sgt. Bill Richardson
Anchorage, Alaska PD

May 3, 2005

Rest in peace, Sir

February 26, 2005

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