Police Officer Scott Matthew Baird

Police Officer Scott Matthew Baird

Gainesville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, February 12, 2001

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Scott Matthew Baird

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

The obstruction was a 200-pound batting cage that had been placed in the road behind a high school as a prank. Officer Baird was struck by the cage after the cage was hit by a vehicle.

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


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 467

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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I was in the Smoothie King today and the sweet girl behind the counter bought my smoothie. When I asked her why, she said her father was Fallen Officer Scott Baird and she sometimes does this for other officers. Her name was Juliann Baird.
I didn't know you Officer Baird, but if your still reading these posts from above, RIP you left a wonderful legacy in that daughter of yours.

Meyer Carter
Marion County Sheriff's Office

January 16, 2019

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