Patrolman John Leslie Scott

Patrolman John Leslie Scott

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, October 14, 1970

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John Leslie Scott

Patrolman John Scott was killed by a gunshot to the chest when a fellow officer’s service revolver accidentally discharged.

He was transported to Allegheny General Hospital where he succumbed to the wound.

Patrolman Scott was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife, two sons, parents, two sisters, and one brother.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 1 year, 1 month
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, October 13, 1970
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Scott,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pittsburgh. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

October 14, 2020

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