Police Officer Scott R. Parker

Police Officer Scott R. Parker

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, September 5, 1983

Scott R. Parker

Officer Scott Parker was shot and wounded when three men and a woman attempted to car-jack him in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. The suspects approached Officer Parker's vehicle and attempted to take his car. Officer Parker drew his weapon and was shot by one suspect in the neck. Officer Parker was able to return fire striking one suspect in the arm, wounding him. That suspect was arrested a block away. The other suspects were apprehended later in the week. Officer Parker was transported to Kings County Hospital where he remained on life support until his death.

The woman and two of the male suspects were convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 17 years to life. The woman was paroled in 2006. One of the male suspects was paroled in 2010.

Officer Parker had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, August 30, 1983
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Two arrested

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Article in today's NY Post

Badge of murdered cop swiped from sister’s home

August 14, 2017 | 1:54pm

The treasured police badge of a murdered Port Authority cop was swiped from his sister’s Brooklyn home Sunday, the woman told police.

Stacey Sala said that when she asked a male friend who has been living with her in Bensonhurst for two weeks to move out around midnight, he left — and took the shield — which belonged to her brother, Scott Parker — with him. The man also lifted three rifles that belonged to her grandfather and her wallet, the 44-year-old woman told police.

Parker was shot in the neck Aug. 31, 1983, when three men and a woman tried to carjack him in a Coney Island parking lot.

The wounded 25-year-old officer was rushed to Kings County Hospital where he remained on life support until his death a week later.
Police are continuing to investigate the alleged theft.

Police Officer - retired
New York Police Department

August 14, 2017

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