Patrolman John Leslie Scott

Patrolman John Leslie Scott

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, October 14, 1970

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.


  • 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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RIP Brother. May you be with GOD and may GOD be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

March 12, 2015

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