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Officer Loren D. Scruggs | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California

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Loren D. Scruggs

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Friday, April 23, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 3186

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Officer Scruggs was shot and killed by a suspect because he was a police officer. He had stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. Officer Scruggs was talking to the driver when another man parked across the street and approached him. The man asked Officer Scruggs for directions. Suddenly, the man pulled out a handgun and shot him. The suspect fled the scene, but was later found after committing suicide.

Officer Scruggs had been with the agency for nine years.

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RIP brother, you will never be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police Dept.
March 24, 2017

 

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