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 Roy 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's house at 1409 Britton Street. Patrolman Scott went to the back and his partner went to the front door. When Patrolman Scott's partner knocked on the door the man jumped out a rear window. Patrolman Scott ordered him to halt, but the man drew a gun and fired several times, killing him.

The suspect fled, but detectives tracked him to a South Welington address where he was arrested. He confessed to Patrolman Scott's murder and was executed in the electric chair in 1937.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

robbery, warrant service

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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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