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 on May, 19, 1920, in Vancouver after he committed a murder in that city.

On October 27, 1920, the suspect was sentenced to hang in British Columbia. Three months later his sentence was commuted to life.

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 Sentenced to life

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage, sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 4, 2020

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