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Police Officer Scott Thomas Patrick | Mendota Heights Police Department, Minnesota Mendota Heights Police Department, Minnesota

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Scott Thomas Patrick

Mendota Heights Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 19 years

Badge # 2231

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Police Officer Scott Patrick was shot and killed while making a traffic stop near the intersection of Dodd Road and Smith Avenue, in West St. Paul, at 12:20 pm.

Officer Patrick was standing next to his patrol car's door when the subject fired multiple shots, striking him in the head. He was transported to Regions Hospital where he succumbed to the wound.

The subject, who was identified as a fugitive, opened fire on officers who located him in St. Paul approximately seven hours later. He was shot and wounded by the officers before being taken into custody. In February 2015 he was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life without parole.

Officer Patrick had served with the Mendota Heights Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and two teenage daughters.

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Heroes are never forgotten. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice, Officer Patrick in protecting the citizens of Mendota Heights.

Taylor Ramerth
Citizen of Chandler, Arizona, and supporter of law enforcement
July 31, 2016

 

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