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Police Officer Scot Fitzgerald | South Jacksonville Police Department, Illinois South Jacksonville Police Department, Illinois

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Scot Fitzgerald

South Jacksonville Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, March 4, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 1 year, 5 months

Badge # 561

Cause: Automobile crash

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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.

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The motto of the Police Unity Tour is “We Ride For Those Who Died.” I ride in the 2017 Police Unity to honor you. You are a HERO who will always be remembered, whether it be on the National LEO Memorial Wall or by me. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.” – Matthew 5:9

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