Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 20 years
Badge # 141
Cause: Heart attack
Incident Date: 8/20/2008
Captain Jerry Scantling died as the result of a heart attack and stroke suffered during a mandatory annual physical fitness exam at the Coastal Plains Raceway.
Immediately following the test he began to have trouble breathing. He went home where his condition worsened. He was transported to a local hospital and then to Pitt Memorial Hospital where he remained until passing away two days later.
Captain Scantling was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Onslow County Sheriff's Office for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and four grandchildren.