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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

Incident Date: 2/12/2001

Weapon: Automobile

Suspect: Not available

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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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I didn't know Scott but I have been able to get to know his family and little brother Ian. I am lucky that I get to see Ian every summer during our Police Camp program and remind him that he will always be part of our family. Scott will always have brothers in law enforcement and we will forever be here for your family. God Bless you.

Sgt. Robie D. Bonner
Ocala Police Department
April 9, 2014


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