Captain Jerry L. Scantling

Captain Jerry L. Scantling

Onslow County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, August 22, 2008

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Jerry L. Scantling

Captain Jerry Scantling died as the result of a heart attack and stroke suffered during a mandatory annual physical fitness exam at the Coastal Plains Raceway.

Immediately following the test he began to have trouble breathing. He went home where his condition worsened. He was transported to a local hospital and then to Pitt Memorial Hospital where he remained until passing away two days later.

Captain Scantling was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Onslow County Sheriff's Office for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and four grandchildren.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 141
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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I'm so hurt by this ... Jerry was more than the officer that helped my family through a bad time... He was a Friend!!! He would come by and talk to my brothers that were in a gang and check to see if my mom was good. Whenever I would see him He was genuinely KIND and CARING!!! I'm seriously in shock right now!! I was talking to my brother and Jerry's name came up which caused me to try and find him now... to find out he died!!! To Jerry's family, I'm so sorry for your loss!!!! Your father became my Uncle and friend I will forever be GRATEFUL to him!!! God Bless You all!!!

Patricia Juste

Patricia A Juste (community member)

December 3, 2020

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