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Trooper Craig A. Scott | Michigan State Police, Michigan Michigan State Police, Michigan

Trooper

Craig A. Scott

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 9, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 535

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Both sentenced to life

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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.

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Just prior to Trooper Scott being shot I was talking car to car with
him. He was a good trooper and very nice young man who had the
respect of all who worked with him.

Chief Allen A. Hempstead, Retired
Leslie P.D./ Perry P.D.
November 10, 2017

 

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