Police Officer Tommy Edward Scott

Police Officer Tommy Edward Scott

Los Angeles World Airports Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, April 29, 2005

Add to My Heroes

Tommy Edward Scott

Officer Tommy Scott was killed after stopping a suspicious man near Los Angeles International Airport.

After the stop was made, a physical confrontation occurred and the suspect wrestled away from Officer Scott. The suspect jumped into the driver's seat of the patrol car, and with Officer Scott struggling to pull him out, sped off at speeds that reached 50 to 60 mph. The suspect then drove the police vehicle onto the sidewalk where Officer Scott was thrown into a fire hydrant and killed instantly.

After crashing Officer Scott's patrol car, the suspect carjacked a motorist and sped away. He lost control of the vehicle seconds later and launched up an embankment and over an airfield perimeter fence before landing upside down in an adjacent parking lot. He was then arrested and charged with murder.

On November 19, 2009, the suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life with no possibility of parole.

Officer Scott had served with the Los Angeles International Airport Police Department for 4 years. He is survived by his father, stepmother, and brother.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 356

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to life

suspicious person

Most Recent Reflection

View all 298 Reflections

Tommy your locker is still there and hasn’t been opened since you passed

In the last 14 yrs we have so many new officers and command staff who never got to know you but there are still those like myself that miss you buddy and understand what your last day on patrol has truly meant to our agency...

Det. Mike Gentry
Los Angeles Airport Police

July 25, 2019

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.