Police Officer Scott Matthew Baird

Police Officer Scott Matthew Baird

Gainesville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, February 12, 2001

Scott Matthew Baird

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.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 467

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

February 13, 2018

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