Special Agent Scott Evan Deaton

Special Agent Scott Evan Deaton

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, June 11, 1999

Scott Evan Deaton

Special Agent Scott Deaton was killed in an automobile accident while en route to a protective assignment in Memphis, Tennessee.

He was driving an agency vehicle on I-40 during a severe thunderstorm. He lost control of the vehicle and crossed the median into the oncoming traffic. His vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer and killed instantly.

Special Agent Scott Deaton had been with the Memphis Police Department for five years and the Secret Service for one year. He is survived by his parents.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Tennessee

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For those of us who had the honor of knowing Scott, we are forever better people. In life, if you are lucky, you meet a few people that just by their attitude and heart make you a better person. Scott was one of those people. From day one of training, he could be counted on as a quiet leader a steady ship in a storm. He always had a word of encouragement and a way of making the days trials seem not so bad.

SATC 160 will forever be better for knowing you Scott, but we will always be working "one short".

Ed Woodhead Fmr. USSS
U.S. Secret Service

August 2, 2018

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