Trooper Sherman Lee Scott, Jr.

Trooper Sherman Lee Scott, Jr.

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, January 3, 1965

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Sherman Lee Scott, Jr.

Trooper Sherman Scott was shot and killed during a traffic stop of a stolen vehicle on I-10 in Baker County at 7:30 am.

The driver was arrested a short time later after running through a roadblock and leading officers on a high-speed pursuit. He was shot and killed when he attacked another trooper as he was being transported to jail.

Trooper Scott had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for 3 years.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

stolen vehicle, traffic stop

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Lee was a big guy that was also athletic. He moved to the small town of Wellborn, Fl, about his 7th or 8th grade from Pa I believe. We were amazed at how well he did in sports- baseball and football. In baseball he was a catcher and football, offense fullback and defense, tackle. I was in the army in Korea, transferred home Christmas, 1964, and a few days after I was home Lee was killed. My Father was a lawman and we went to Lee's funeral together. Having played sports with Lee so much and graduating with him I felt a personal loss. I also felt a loss for our culture, as Lee was only doing his job and victim of a senseless act. He was a great person, good citizen and represented our Law Enforcement well. The killing of Officer Moyer in a traffic stop, Callahan, Fl, on September 24, 2021, brought back memories of my friend Lee Scott. God bless those protectors of us in their work.

Wayne Adams
School classmate

September 29, 2021

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