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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19 years today. It is still just as hard, I miss you so much. I still think of what could have been and it makes my heart ache. My life has never been the same without you. I love you Scott.


Kelly Gaudet

February 12, 2020

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