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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Scott, For some reason I typed in your name on the internet, yes I know you cannot believe I know of these things but nevertheless here I am.
I saw this tribute page and well, I want you to know I miss you also and will always remember the birthday card and balloons that you put into my patrol car after you somehow gained access, I will not say broke into, as well as that prank you and your buddy Sak if I remember correctly, pulled on me at 5 in the morning making me leave my meal hot on the table at Perkins to see what trouble you got yourself into on 39th ave... in the COUNTY!
May God bless you and your family, I know He does.

Your Friend,


July 8, 2020

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