Police Officer Scot Fitzgerald

Police Officer Scot Fitzgerald

South Jacksonville Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, March 4, 2016

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Scot Fitzgerald

Police Officer Scot Fitzgerald was killed when his patrol car and an ambulance collided while en route to a medical call shortly before 9:00 pm.

The ambulance was driving behind his patrol on Route 267, approximately one mile north of Nortonville Road, as they attempted to locate the address for the call. Officer Fitzgerald pulled to the right shoulder and then attempted to make a U-turn, but pulled into the path of the ambulance.

He and the three EMTs in the ambulance were transported to area hospitals. Officer Fitzgerald succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Officer Fitzgerald had served with the South Jacksonville Police Department for 17 months. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 1 year, 5 months
  • Badge 561

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

accident, medical call

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I am a part of the Grundy County Vocational Center Criminal Justice class. As a project, we were assigned to look up fallen police officers and do research on incidents. What happened to Scot Fitzgerald is a shame and travesty. I never got a chance to meet him but from what I´ve read he was a stand-up police officer who worked in many ways to create a safe and caring community. We lost a true American hero.

Sully Norris

March 8, 2022

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