Sheriff Earl Scott

Sheriff Earl Scott

Pike County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Saturday, January 7, 1939

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Earl Scott

Sheriff Earl Scott was killed in an automobile accident on the Logan-Huntington Highway near Salt Rock, Cabell County, West Virginia.

He had traveled to West Virginia with another deputy and Pike County attorney to extradite two prisoners back to Pike County. The prisoners had been placed in a West Virginia State Police patrol car and they were caravaning to Huntington to appear for an extradition hearing. A state highway truck attempted to pass Sheriff Scott's car but cut back into his lane too early and struck the front fender. His car went out of control and overturned, ejecting him and then landing on top of him.

The driver of the state highway truck was immediately arrested and charged with manslaughter.

Sheriff Scott was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location West Virginia

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Sheriff Scott,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pike County.


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January 7, 2019

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