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Patrolman Leon Scott | Saginaw Police Department, Michigan Saginaw Police Department, Michigan

Patrolman

Leon Scott

Saginaw Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Saturday, May 20, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 70

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/20/1967

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Died in prison

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Patrolman Leon Scott was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance at a local restaurant. When he arrived at the location he walked into the restaurant, not realizing that the armed suspect was standing outside of the front door. The man followed him into the restaurant and then held him and the cook at gunpoint.

Another officer arrived at the scene and ordered the suspect to drop his weapon. As the suspect opened fire, Patrolman Scott and the other officer returned fire, wounding the man. Patrolman Scott was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life without parole. He died in prison in 2007.

Patrolman Scott had served with the agency for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 20, 2012

 

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