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Police Officer Scot Fitzgerald | South Jacksonville Police Department, Illinois South Jacksonville Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Scot Fitzgerald

South Jacksonville Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, March 4, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 1 year, 5 months

Badge # 561

Cause: Automobile accident

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Police Officer Scot Fitzgerald was killed when his patrol car and an ambulance collided while en route to a medical call shortly before 9:00 pm.

The ambulance was driving behind his patrol on Route 267, approximately one mile north of Nortonville Road, as they attempted to locate the address for the call. Officer Fitzgerald pulled to the right shoulder and then attempted to make a U-turn, but pulled into the path of the ambulance.

He and the three EMTs in the ambulance were transported to area hospitals. Officer Fitzgerald succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Officer Fitzgerald had served with the South Jacksonville Police Department for 17 months. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Scot was killed.

To the Fitzgerald family, fellow officers, and all who call Scot beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Fitzgerald gave to his community and the citizens of Illinois, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 4, 2016.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
June 13, 2016

 

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