Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 years
Badge # 252B
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Incident Date: 6/7/2002
Suspect: Sentenced to 33 years
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