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Patrolman David John Scott | Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee


David John Scott

Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, June 7, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 252B

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 6/7/2002

Weapon: Automobile

Suspect: Sentenced to 33 years

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Patrolman David Scott and Patrolman Yamil Baez-Santiago were killed in an automobile accident during a vehicle pursuit at 1330 hours.

The two officers were chasing a robbery suspect on the 101st Airborne Division Parkway when their patrol car collided with another vehicle near Peachers Mill Road. The patrol car burst into flames and both officers were trapped inside. The driver of the other vehicle was injured. The suspect fled the scene but was eventually apprehended.

On November 4, 2004, the suspect was found guilty of four counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of reckless vehicular homicide. He was sentenced to 33 years in prison.

Patrolman Scott was a US Army veteran. He was a Field Training Officer and had been employed with the Clarksville Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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Patrolman Yamil Baez-Santiago
Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee
End of Watch: Friday, June 7, 2002
Cause: Vehicle pursuit

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My heart and prayers along with a big hug to Trina and the girls today and always, I know that the pain in your hearts is still so very strong. David, I know that you are so very proud of Trina and the girls and all they have done in their lives, although I hope you know that no matter what you are never far from them. Continue to rest in peace, we will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and Patrolman Scott, you are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL
June 7, 2013


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