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.

In September 2019, U.S. 127 from Jackson County to Ingham County's Exit 56 was renamed Trooper Craig A. Scott Memorial Highway.


  • 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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The memory of the heart never fades. You were the glue in my young life, the one who kept things in order, the one with high standards and expectations of family...of love. You are missed every morning I wake and every night the sun sets. It only takes a moment of powerful love and emotional understanding to influence an entire life. You did that.

Living in the shadow of your spirit...

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April 22, 2021

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