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Police Officer Michael Robert Scofield | Reno Police Department, Nevada Reno Police Department, Nevada

Police Officer

Michael Robert Scofield

Reno Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch: Thursday, September 26, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 30 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 9/26/2002

Weapon: Automobile; Narcotics involved

Suspect: Sentenced to 2 years

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Officer Michael Scofield was killed in a motorcycle accident while responding to an accident with injuries at 1200 hours.

Officer Scofield and his partner were traveling down Mill Street with their emergency equipment activated when another vehicle pulled out of a parking lot, causing a collision. His partner, who was behind Officer Scofield, was able to stop. Officer Scofield was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries 45 minutes later.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with driving while having an illegal amount of a prohibited substance in her blood after it was determined she had smoked marijuana before the incident. She was convicted of the charges in March 2004 and sentenced to 2 years in prison.

Officer Scofield had been employed with the Reno Police Department for 25 years, and had been in law enforcement for 30 years. He was planning on retiring within a year. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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I'm sure Officer Michael Robert Scofield, was a great man and officer. It was a devastating tragedy to find out how he had passed. It is shameful to have known that this accident could have been prevented if the other driver involved wasn't under the influence. It also disturbs me to think that the other driver, was only sentenced to two years. I believe that she deserved much more time. I'm sorry that your department had lost a great officer and to both the department and Officer Scofield's family, I send my deepest condolences.

Respectfully,
Eyzian

Eyzian
May 9, 2014

 

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