Police Officer Scott Richard Rakow

Police Officer Scott Richard Rakow

Miami Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, June 30, 1988

Scott Richard Rakow

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.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Was it not a capital crime? Why not death?

Kathi S Faith
Mother, Daughter, and granddaughter of LEOs.

June 30, 2018

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