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Police Officer Scott Matthew Baird | Gainesville Police Department, Florida Gainesville Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Scott Matthew Baird

Gainesville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Monday, February 12, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 467

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Officer Scott Baird was killed after being struck by a vehicle while he was attempting to move an obstruction from a roadway in the early morning hours.

The obstruction was a batting cage that weighed between 200 to 300 pounds and had been placed in the road behind a high school as a prank.

Officer Baird had served with the Gainesville Police Department for approximately two years. He had recently been named "Most Popular Officer" by local businesses.

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Scott, my heart and prayers are with your family as they have been without you for 15 years, it is hard to believe that so much time has gone by since that terrible night. I know that the pain in your mom's heart is still as strong as the day she received the news. Your mom is such a strong person, I know that you are with her all the time.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure, EOW 08/6/02, Union County, SO
February 13, 2017

 

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