Patrolman Scott Morgan Armstrong

Patrolman Scott Morgan Armstrong

Bridgeton Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, January 12, 2005

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Scott Morgan Armstrong

Patrolman Scott Armstrong was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a vehicle driven the wrong way on I-370, near I-270.

The driver of the wrong-way vehicle, who was drunk at the time, was also killed in the incident.

Patrolman Armstrong was a United States Navy veteran who had served with the Bridgeton Police Department for two years and had previously served with the Oak Harbor, Washington, Police Department, and Sunset Hills, Missouri, Police Department for a total of 3 years. He is survived by his son, parents, sister, brother-in-law, and girlfriend.

The stretch of Highway 370 in St. Louis County from the intersection of Interstate 270, west to the Discovery Bridge, where he was killed, was posthumously renamed the Officer Scott Armstrong Memorial Highway.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 214
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Killed in the accident

DUI, vehicle crash

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This was a tragic loss and what made this one so hard was it was at the hands of a fellow police officer who chose to drive drunk

Sgt major moten (retired)#055
Kinloch police

December 22, 2022

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