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Police Officer Scott Richard Rakow | Miami Beach Police Department, Florida Miami Beach Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Scott Richard Rakow

Miami Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, June 30, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Police Officer Scott Rakow was shot and killed during a pursuit of a suspect following a major undercover drug sting. During the sting the drug dealers had spotters in high rise buildings who observed the police sting and alerted the men.

The suspect was later apprehended.

The suspect and an accomplice were convicted of first degree murder, armed robbery, weapons violations, and drug trafficking. They were sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Rakow had served with the Miami Beach Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, parents, and siblings.

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Sadly, this past Saturday, I read that your mother, Dr. Barbara B.J. Rakow passed away. She was a very wonderful and loving mother to you and your entire family. I can see the value of honesty, class and receiving an education has helped mold your family. Rest in peace Detective Rakow, your dignity and integrity is now heroically together with both of your parents. As you were a most beloved gentleman, husband, father. brother and uncle the residents of Miami Beach and the Dade County community at large can certainly look back on your most accomplished life and career that had much more destiny left to fulfill. I was privileged to have met your mother at one of Dade County's Police Memorials at Tropical Park in Miami where you have been saluted and honored for your unselfish bravery.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
February 23, 2016


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