Trooper Craig A. Scott

Trooper Craig A. Scott

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, February 9, 1982

Craig A. Scott

Trooper Craig Scott was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for speeding in Ingham County. Unbeknownst to him, the two occupants of the vehicle had stolen it four days earlier. The driver produced a driver's license but failed to produce a registration for the vehicle. Trooper Scott attempted to radio in the information but was unable to contact the dispatcher. He then approached the driver again and placed him under arrest.

As he walked the suspect back to the cruiser the passenger exited the vehicle and snuck up behind him and shot him in the back three times at a range of three feet.

The two suspects fled the scene but were apprehended in the neighboring county after stealing a car at gunpoint. Both suspects were sentenced to life in prison.

Trooper Scott had served with the Michigan State Police for four years and had previously served as a MP in the United States Army for three years.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 535
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Both sentenced to life

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Scotty I reflect on my years as a trooper every day and the time I remember the most is the time I partnered with you in Bad Axe. I was one year out of recruit school when I was assigned to work with you and I learned more with you then I ever did with my senior officer and we had a lot fun in the process. RIP my friend

Ron Ullman
Former partner and friend

January 5, 2019

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