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.

Bio

  • 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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Mike was not only my partner but also my friend and neighbor. We had worked together off and on since 1980. He was a decorated Vietnam vet, a father, husband and a real good officer. He loved practical jokes. The day he died is forever etched in my memory. I miss him.

Officer John McCauley
Reno Police Department

September 28, 2020

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