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Deputy Sheriff Scott Ballantyne | Tulare County Sheriff's Office, California Tulare County Sheriff's Office, California

Deputy Sheriff

Scott Ballantyne

Tulare County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 27 years

Badge # 189

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Deputy Sheriff Scott Ballantyne and Mr. James Chavez, a civilian pilot, were killed in an airplane crash near Lake Success at approximately 4:15 pm.

The aircraft was assisting deputies on the ground search for a subject wanted for brandishing a firearm. It was preparing to leave the area after the suspect was arrested when it suddenly lost altitude and crashed into a mountain in the area of Route 190 in Springville.

Deputy Ballantyne and Mr. Chavez were the only two occupants of the CTLE ultralight.

Deputy Ballantyne had served with the Tulare County Sheriff's Office for 27 years. He is survived by his mother and sister.

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My condolences to Deputy Ballantyne family and colleagues of the Tulare County SHeriff's Office.

In God's word the bible, Ecclesiastes 9:1 says that "time and unforeseen events overtake them all." Tragedies like this particular incident are never easy to deal with. Our wonderful Heavenly Father Jehovah has outlined a wonderful prospect for our loves ones who have fallen asleep in death. I the bible;Revelation 21:4 outlines God's promise: "He will wipe out every tear from there eyes, and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I pray that this biblical verse brings comfort to Deputy Ballantyne family and friends.

ECSII L. Toatley
Orlando Police
April 1, 2016


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