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Sergeant Anthony Scott Futrell | Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, North Carolina Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, North Carolina

Sergeant

Anthony Scott Futrell

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

Incident Date: 7/17/2002

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Sergeant Anthony Futrell, Major Robert Kennedy of the Boone Police Department, and Deputy Richard Ashley of the Chowan County Sheriff's Department, were killed in an airplane accident while searching for marijuana crops in Chowan County at 3:30 pm.

Approximately 90 minutes into the second flight of the day, the Cessna 172-S experienced problems and crashed. Witnesses on the ground heard the engine sputter and saw the plane nose dive into the ground. There were no radio messages from the pilots indicating any problems.

Sergeant Futrell and Major Kennedy, both members of the Civil Air Patrol, were piloting the aircraft and acting as spotters. Deputy Ashley was directing ground units to locations spotted during the flight for further investigation.

Sergeant Futrell had been employed with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department for 15 years, and is survived by his wife and two teenage children.

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Major Robert Steven Kennedy
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End of Watch: Wednesday, July 17, 2002
Cause: Aircraft accident

Deputy Sheriff Richard Edward Ashley, Sr.
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End of Watch: Wednesday, July 17, 2002
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Hello, I was surfing the internet for hotels in the Charlotte area and ran across this page on Sergeant Scott Futrell. It's been many years since I was stationed with a Scotty (as we called him) Futrell at Ft Bragg, NC.

The picture posted of Scott Futrell resembles the Scotty I knew in 1985/86. We were assigned to the 503d Military Police Battalion HQs; I was an Admin Specialist and the Scotty I knew was a Military Policeman assigned as our Colonel's driver; he sat in the office with me and others as he waited for the Colonel. I believe he and his wife had a baby during this time.

I am curious if Scott is the same Scott that I knew and would like to extend my condolences either way. If it were not for Scotty taking an extended leave around the end of 85 or early 86, I would not have met and married my husband - he filled in as the Colonel's driver in Scotty's absence.

We used to say, "beam me up Scotty." The Scott Futrell I knew was a genuine great guy and had a great smile - it's hard to forget great people.... Sincerely

Karen Sconiers-Miller
Army Friend
August 7, 2013

 

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