Police Officer Scot Andrew Beyerstedt

Police Officer Scot Andrew Beyerstedt

Mattawan Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, July 26, 2005

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Scot Andrew Beyerstedt

Officer Scot Beyerstedt succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night when his patrol car crashed during a vehicle pursuit at approximately 2100 hours.

He and his training officer were pursuing a vehicle on 24th Street after trying to stop the driver for recklessdriving on I-94. The patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree as it rounded an S-curve.

Both officers were transported to Bronson Methodist Hospital where Officer Beyerstedt died. Officer Beyerstedt was not wearing his seat belt at the time of the accident. The vehicle they were pursuing fled the scene. The driver was arrested on August 8, 2005. He was convicted in Van Buren County on December 14th, 2005, of one count of fleeing and eluding resulting in death. On January 6th, 2006, he was sentenced to five to 25 years in prison.

Officer Beyerstedt had served as a part-time officer for the agency for only two weeks, and had previously served with the Cassapolis Police Department four months.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 4 months, 2 weeks
  • Badge 2

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Monday, July 25, 2005
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 to 25 years

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16 years ago tonight we were in the hospital watching you pass into Glory. Thank you for your service! Thank you for the lifelong impressions you made on my kids! You were so young but left such huge shoes to fill. I love you and miss you Scot!

Todd Oliver
Mattawan PD/VBCSO

July 25, 2021

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