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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Dad,

Each February 9th I remember...and I am at times in need of an extra moment and an extra breath to leave a reflection on this memorial site. I am here for you; I always will be. I can still remember you holding my hand to cross the street to the Michigan State Fair and watching the fireworks together in Detroit on the 4th of July. The bonds of love never die, and the memories live on.

Jessica L. Misch
Daughter

Jessica L. Misch
Daughter

March 14, 2018

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