Deputy Sheriff Robert Carl Scott

Deputy Sheriff Robert Carl Scott

King County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, April 4, 1920

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Robert Carl Scott

Deputy Scott was shot and killed as he and other deputies attempted to arrest three robbery suspects. The suspects had blocked off a street and were robbing motorists after tying them up in a field. When the officers approached the suspects used the hostages as human shields as they opened fir on the officers. Deputy Scott was struck in the head and killed. Before fleeing, the suspects robbed Deputy Scott as he lay dying in his patrol car.

Two suspects commandeered a car and forced the owner to drive them to Seattle. Before getting out at a street corner one suspect killed and robbed his companion. He was captured two months later in Vancouver after he committed a murder in that city.

Deputy Scott was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 92nd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 4, 2012

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