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Patrolman Craig Scott | Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Craig Scott

Cincinnati Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 10, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 6 years, 3 months

Badge # 248

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/5/1893

Weapon: Handgun; .41 caliber

Offender: Charged with murder

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Patrolman Craig Scott succumbed to a gunshot sustained five days earlier while attempting to arrest a police officer from a neighboring department who had been brandishing a handgun in an immoral house at 87 Longworth Street.

Patrolman Scott was walking past the house when a female ran outside and told him a drunk man was brandishing a revolver inside while threatening the occupants. Patrolman Scott entered the house and confronted the man, who identified himself as a police officer. He attempted to quiet the man down and was able to coax him out of the house into an adjacent alley.

As Patrolman Scott continued to try to quiet the man down the man shot him in the leg. The two began to struggle and Patrolman Scott was able to disarm the man and subdue him. He dragged the subject to a police call box at a nearby intersection and called for assistance. Both men were transported to a local hospital. Patrolman Scott's wound was not believed to be serious, but he contracted blood poisoning and died five days later.

The man who shot him was charged with murder following his death.

Patrolman Scott had served with the Cincinnati Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife.

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Officer Scott,

As I researched your death, I am humbled at your courage under fire, and your commitment to protect the community. You are a credit to our profession. It is because of people like you that I have been proud to call myself a Police Officer. Rest in peace.

Lt. Milton E. Proctor (Retired)
Deer Park Police Dept., Ohio
November 19, 2014

 

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