Deputy Sheriff Jason Michael Scott

Deputy Sheriff Jason Michael Scott

Loudon County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, March 12, 2004

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Jason Michael Scott

Deputy Sheriff Jason Scott was shot and killed when he arrived at the scene of a domestic disturbance on Palmer Driver, in rural Loudon County, at about 8:30 am.

He was shot four times as he exited his patrol car by a 16-year-old boy who had been assaulting his mother with a post. The boy had attacked his mother when she refused to let him drive to school because he had been drinking the night before.

Another deputy, who arrived at the scene behind Deputy Scott, called for assistance. The boy then barricaded himself in his house, armed with numerous rifles, and exchanged shots with responding officers. Three other officers sustained minor wounds from debris when they were shot at by the suspect. Deputy Scott and the other initial responding officers were not aware that there were numerous weapons in the home.

Deputy Scott was flown to the University of Tennessee Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a 28-hour standoff.

Deputy Scott had served with the Loudon County Sheriff's Office for three years. He was survived by his expectant wife, mother, father, and sister.

A section of I-75 was renamed in his honor.

Deputy Scott was the first-cousin of Sergeant Chris Jenkins, who was fatally struck by a vehicle while on duty with the Loudon County Sheriff's Office on February 3rd, 2022.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 910

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

domestic, juvenile offender

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Hey pal, It’s Nate. The Nate you knew was a whiny little 5 year old that you LOVED to mess with and make laugh. A lot has changed since our last meeting, but I’ll never forget waiting around lunch time for you to come to Nanni’s. I’ll never forget that big smile and the way you always had something funny to say. Most of all, I’ll never forget the way you took care of those that you loved. The day I heard of your death is one of the worst I’ve lived through. I was barely old enough to understand what happened, but I remember understanding that I’d never get to laugh with you again and that broke my heart in a way I still remember 20 years later. I grew up mostly looking at pictures of you, and I’d always think of those happy summer days and smile knowing that one day I’d see you again. You had this joy about you that was contagious, and the world is worse off without you in it. I hope I’ve made you proud. We all love you more than you could ever know. I think of you all the time.

With Love,

Nate Rohen

March 13, 2024

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