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Officer Scott Matthew Greenly | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California


Scott Matthew Greenly

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 7, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 14325

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 15 years

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Officer Scott Greenly was struck and killed by the driver of a vehicle while he was making a traffic stop on another motorist for following too closely on Highway 85. While he was talking with the motorist, the suspect vehicle struck him from behind and dragged him 400 feet. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder in April 2000. On August 31, 2000, he was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

Officer Greenly had served with the California Highway Patrol for 3 years. He is survived by his parents and siblings.

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To Whom It May Concern;

On September 6, 2017 the second parole hearing was held for Peter Weiland, who was sentenced to 15 years to life for the second degree murder of Office Scott M Greenly of the California Highway Patrol (EOW January 6, 1998). Peter Weiland is serving his time in Solano State Prison in Vacaville, CA. He was denied parole at this time because he still has not admitted his culpability and ability to have any support if he was released. He will serve five more years but at that time will probably be released because he will be seventy and his age will be a factor in his release due to the laws of the state.

My family and I would like to express our deepest gratitude and thanks to retired District Attorney Ron Rico who tried the original case and was responsible for the guilty verdict as well as his continued diligence and support to our family throughout these last 19 years in ensuring that parole would not be granted. Without his dedication I don’t know what would have happened.

We would also like to thank the California Highway Patrol who has never wavered in their support of my family and attended all the hearings and were available to us whenever there was a need. We certainly couldn’t have made it through this without them.

The Vicims Services Team were invaluable in their kindness, understanding and help during each parole hearing. They made the long hours survivable. Their expertise in the myriad rules and regulations of a parole hearing made it easier to get through the process.

We are so very grateful to the guards at the prison who remembered us and greeted us kindly and got us through the screening and into the prison. Everyone we came in contact with were kind, thoughtful and supportive.

Our journey has come to an end and we are so grateful for all the kindness and support we’ve received. Thank you so very much from all of us.


Denyse Herzberg
(Scott’s sister)

Denyse Herzberg
October 5, 2017


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