Patrolman Robert C. Scott

Patrolman Robert C. Scott

Newport Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Monday, March 20, 1922

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Robert C. Scott

Patrolman Robert Scott died of injuries he received when he was struck by a car while directing traffic.

The driver hadn't seen the officer due to moisture build-up on his windshield. The officer was taken to Newport Hospital, where he died a few hours later from a fractured skull.

Patrolman Scott had been with the Newport Police Department for 19 years. He was survived by his wife, two brothers, and one sister. His father was a Newport Police Department Captain.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

directing traffic, weather

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Patrolman Scott,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Newport.


United States Border Patrol

March 20, 2022

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