Police Officer Michael Robert Scofield

Police Officer Michael Robert Scofield

Reno Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Thursday, September 26, 2002

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Michael Robert Scofield

Police Officer Michael Scofield was killed in a motorcycle accident while responding to an accident with injuries at noon.

Officer Scofield and his partner were travelling down Mill Street with their emergency equipment activated when another vehicle pulled out of a parking lot, causing a collision. His partner, who was behind Officer Scofield, was able to stop. Officer Scofield was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries 45 minutes later.

The driver of the vehicle was arrested and charged with driving while having an illegal amount of a prohibited substance in her blood after it was determined she had smoked marijuana before the incident. She was convicted of the charges in March 2004 and sentenced to two years in prison.

Officer Scofield had served with the Reno Police Department for 25 years and had been in law enforcement for 30 years. He was planning on retiring within a year. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Narcotics involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 2 years


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I knew of Officer Scofield's death because we share a name. Tonight, 14 years later, a woman I don't know contacted me on Facebook, asking if I was Mike Scofield from Reno, Nevada. We exchanged a few messages and I determined she was looking for Reno PD Officer Scofield. She told me he'd convinced her to leave her abusive husband and doing so saved her life. She left Reno and never saw Officer Scofield again.

I hope his family learns of this story.

Mike Scofield, Sergeant (retired)
Willits PD, CA

September 20, 2014

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