Patrolman Roy A. Scott

Patrolman Roy A. Scott

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, February 20, 1936

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Roy A. Scott

Patrolman Scott was shot and killed after he and other officer went to search for a suspect wanted for several streetcar robberies. The officers went to the suspect house on Britton Street. Officer Scott went to the back and his partner went to the front door. When Patrolman Scott's partner knocked on the door the suspect jumped out a rear window. Patrolman Scott ordered him to halt, but the suspect drew a gun and fired several times, killing Patrolman Scott.

The suspect fled, but detective tracked him to a South Welington address where he was arrested. The suspect confessed to the murder and was executed in the electric chair in 1937.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1937

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect

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

February 20, 2012

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