Police Officer Scott Matthew Baird

Police Officer Scott Matthew Baird

Gainesville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, February 12, 2001

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Scott Matthew Baird

Police Officer Scott Baird was killed after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to move an obstruction from a roadway in the early morning hours.

The obstruction was a 200-pound batting cage that had been placed in the road behind a high school as a prank. Officer Baird was struck by the cage after the cage was hit by a vehicle.

Officer Baird had served with the Gainesville Police Department for two years. He had recently been named "Most Popular Officer" by local businesses.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 467

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Today marks the 23rd anniversary of this cold, dark day. You have now been gone as long as you were alive. My heart and soul misses you so much every single day, you will never be forgotten. I love you Scott more and more each day.


Kelly Gaudet

February 12, 2024

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