Officer Scott Stanton Smith

Officer Scott Stanton Smith

Odessa Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, February 6, 1988

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Scott Stanton Smith

Officer Scott Smith died of injuries he sustained when his motorcycle was struck by a motor vehicle as he responded to a burglary in progress call. Officer Smith lived on life support for six months after the incident. He was assigned to the Traffic Division.

Officer Smith had served with the agency for 3 years. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, parents, and brother.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 137

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Monday, August 3, 1987

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Odessa Police Department to honor fallen officer Scott Smith

Posted on February 5, 2021

ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - The Odessa Police Department will be holding a ceremony on Saturday to honor a fallen officer.

Officer Scott Smith was killed on February 6, 1988, in a motorcycle crash while responding to a call of a burglary in progress.

The department’s Honor Guard will be placing a wreath at the memorial statue on the station’s front lawn at 7:30 a.m.

The wreath will be on display until sunset.

Police say that anyone who wishes to show their respects is encouraged to visit the memorial.

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February 5, 2021

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