Officer Scott Matthew Greenly

Officer Scott Matthew Greenly

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, January 7, 1998

Scott Matthew Greenly

Officer Scott Greenly was struck and killed by the driver of a vehicle while he was making a traffic stop on another motorist for following too closely on Highway 85. While he was talking with the motorist, the suspect vehicle struck him from behind and dragged him 400 feet. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder in April 2000. On August 31, 2000, he was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

Officer Greenly had served with the California Highway Patrol for 3 years. He is survived by his parents and siblings.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 14325

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

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On your birthday I lit a candle in remembrance of you. I sat next to my daughter , Savannah, on the couch and told her all about you . The day we met and how you were not only my best friend but he first man I ever loved . I told her about the light in your eyes that lit up when you laughed and crinkled your nose . How you would make me laugh for hours on end about random conversations . She sat there listening and she could see the sadness as I still miss you. She gave me a hug and told me it’s ok to cry. I let that candle burn to the end . My eyes were drawn to it through out the day thinking about you. That’s how I wanted to spend your birthday with happy memories of you not in sadness like the previous years . Happy Birthday Scott.


November 30, 2018

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