Police Officer Woodrow Wayne Scarbrough

Police Officer Woodrow Wayne Scarbrough

Gulfport Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, May 5, 1970

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Woodrow Wayne Scarbrough

Officer Scarbrough was killed in a motorcycle accident while responding to a motor vehicle accident. He was responding with his lights and sirens when a car pulled out in front of him, causing a collision. Officer Scarbrough died a short time later.

Officer Scarbrough was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had received four Purple Heart medals during an 11-month tour in Vietnam.


  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

emergency response, motorcycle

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From one Vietnam Marine and fellow Motorman, thank you for your service both to our beloved Corps and to our LE community. May God bless you and your family and I will always honor your service to our country. It’s not how long you serve but only that you served. You are an hero…Rest in peace brother.

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California Highway Patrol & US Marine

May 6, 2022

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