Patrolman David John Scott

Patrolman David John Scott

Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, June 7, 2002

David John Scott

Patrolman David Scott and Patrolman Yamil Baez-Santiago were killed in an automobile accident during a vehicle pursuit at approximately 1:30 pm.

The two officers were chasing a robbery suspect on the 101st Airborne Division Parkway when their patrol car collided with another vehicle near Peachers Mill Road. The patrol car burst into flames and both officers were trapped inside. The driver of the other vehicle was injured. The suspect fled the scene but was eventually apprehended.

On November 4th, 2004, the suspect was found guilty of four counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of reckless vehicular homicide. He was sentenced to 33 years in prison.

Patrolman Scott was a US Army veteran. He was a field training officer and had served employed with the Clarksville Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 252B
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 33 years

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