Trooper Craig A. Scott

Trooper Craig A. Scott

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, February 9, 1982

Craig A. Scott

Trooper Craig Scott was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for speeding in Ingham County. Unbeknownst to him, the two occupants of the vehicle had stolen it four days earlier. The driver produced a driver's license but failed to produce a registration for the vehicle. Trooper Scott attempted to radio in the information but was unable to contact the dispatcher. He then approached the driver again and placed him under arrest.

As he walked the suspect back to the cruiser the passenger exited the vehicle and snuck up behind him and shot him in the back three times at a range of three feet.

The two suspects fled the scene but were apprehended in the neighboring county after stealing a car at gunpoint. Both suspects were sentenced to life in prison.

Trooper Scott had served with the Michigan State Police for four years and had previously served as a MP in the United States Army for three years.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 535
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Both sentenced to life

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February 9th and it's now 36 years ago. I take a deep breath and hold on. I'm so very proud of you and the selfless sacrifice you've given but thirty six years now and still, I miss you terribly. You are my heavenly knight in shining armor. YOU as promised, will never be forgotten. Until we meet again my love.

Lydia Amaya
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February 8, 2018

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