Sergeant Gary Grant Scott

Sergeant Gary Grant Scott

Sylvania Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, February 13, 2000

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Gary Grant Scott

Sergeant Gary Scott was killed in an automobile crash while participating in a vehicle pursuit on US 301 near Sylvania.

Sergeant Scott attempted to pull over a vehicle at 11:30 p.m., but the driver did not stop. The fleeing vehicle sideswiped another car while speeding through a stop sign. While performing a sudden evasive maneuver to avoid colliding with the fleeing vehicle, Sergeant Scott lost control of his patrol car and struck another vehicle.

The suspect vehicle fled the scene but wrecked several miles away and fled on foot. Two suspects were taken into custody the next day. The driver was convicted of homicide by vehicle in the first degree, reckless driving, driving under the influence, driving without insurance, and two counts of hit and run.

Sergeant Scott was a United States Air Force veteran and had served with the Sylvania Police Department for 28 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son. His son serves as a deputy for a neighboring agency.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge 107
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Saturday, February 12, 2000
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Arrested the next day

traffic stop, vehicle crash, vehicle pursuit

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Still remember you with a smile, my quiet friend. Love you, Gary. I pray your memory is kept alive and that some of your stories live on- in the grands and great grands, forevermore. <3

Daughter of an Officer
Sister of an Officer
Niece of a few Officers
Friend of many Officers
Supporter of ALL Officers! Georgia Anne Usry Hozey

February 10, 2024

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