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Correctional Officer Scott Edward Bryant | Iowa Department of Corrections, Iowa Iowa Department of Corrections, Iowa

Correctional Officer

Scott Edward Bryant

Iowa Department of Corrections, Iowa

End of Watch: Monday, May 17, 2004

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 16 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Officer Bryant was struck and killed by a vehicle while officially representing the Iowa Department of Corrections during the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Officer Bryant and other participants were running on U.S. Highway 61 just north of Fort Madison. An Iowa State Patrol vehicle was providing an escort and driving slowly directly behind the runners.

A driver approached the group from the rear and did not realize that the patrol car was driving at such a low speed. The elderly driver entered the shoulder of the highway, passed the patrol car, and then re-entered the roadway. Officer Bryant, seeing the car approaching, pushed another correctional officer out of the way a split second before being struck, saving the officer's life.

Officer Bryant served at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison, Iowa. He had served with the agency for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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It's hard for me to believe that's it's been 13 years. In those 13 years so much in my life has changed. I have graduated high school and college, gotten married, and had two beautiful little girls that I know would have loved you the way that I did. But even though all of those things have happened I know you are still always with me. I hope that you'll always be proud to call me your niece and know that I'll always love you. I think of you often and still wish every day that you were here with us. We love you!

Megan, Scott's niece
May 16, 2017

 

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