Patrolman David John Scott

Patrolman David John Scott

Clarksville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, June 7, 2002

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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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As a resident of the greater Clarksville area I'm proud of the Clarksville P.D. because this Police Department is truly a community based police department who places the welfare of its' citizens first. As such I give honor to all the Police Officers of the Clarksville Police Department. Additionally, I will continue to remember and give reflections to each and every Clarksville Police Officer who gave their life in serves to the Clarksville, Tn citizens.

My continued prayers to Patrolman David Scott's four children and to Mrs. David Scott. May David's soul forever rest in peace.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas WebbNew York State Police - Troop

September 21, 2021

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