Trooper Craig A. Scott

Trooper Craig A. Scott

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, February 9, 1982

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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 subject back to the patrol car the passenger exited the vehicle, snuck up behind him, and shot him in the back three times at a range of three feet.

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

Trooper Scott had served with the Michigan State Police for four years and had previously served as an 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

stolen vehicle, traffic stop

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My love,
As promised, you were honored by so many on September 20th, one day before our 38th wedding anniversary. The Craig A. Scott Memorial Highway sign is a reminder to all the sacrifices made by warriors like you. The day was beautiful yet bittersweet. I will continue to keep your memory alive. I miss you so much. Until we meet again...

Lydia Amaya
Wife

September 23, 2019

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