Deputy Sheriff Charles Scott

Deputy Sheriff Charles Scott

Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, New York

End of Watch Thursday, March 31, 1966

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Charles Scott

Deputy Sheriff Charles Scott drowned in the Hudson River, approximately 50 feet from the Day Line Dock (modern day Victor C. Waryas Park) in the area of the Mid-Hudson Bridge when his boat capsized as he and another deputy attempted to recover the body of a college student.

The other deputy was pulled to safety but Deputy Scott was unable to swim to safety and drowned.

Deputy Scott had served with the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office for eight years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

water rescue

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Thinking of you today, as You were remembered by Sheriff But h Anderson at the Annual Memorial for fallen officers. Your nephew Tom always spoke of you often to many of your brothers at the DCSO. You are sadly missed, but fondly remembered.

Loretta Adams
Nephew’s wife

May 27, 2021

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