Corporal Brent William Perry Scrimshire

Corporal Brent William Perry Scrimshire

Hot Springs Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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Brent William Perry Scrimshire

Corporal Brent Scrimshire was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop in the 100 block of Kenwood Street at approximately 6:30 pm.

During the traffic stop, Officer Scrimshire and a subject in the vehicle exchanged gunfire and both sustained gunshot wounds. Both were transported to a local hospital where Officer Scrimshire succumbed to his wounds.

Corporal Scrimshire had served with the Hot Springs Police Department for six years. He had been recognized as Regional Officer of the Year by the Arkansas Attorney General in 2016 and had recently been recognized as the Hot Springs Police Department's Officer of the Quarter.

He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Corporal by the department in August 2020.

Corporal Scrimshire is survived by his wife, daughter, son, parents, grandmother, and sisters.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 176

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot

traffic stop

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Scrim. I’m just now able to say hi on here. Thanks for letting me borrow your patrol unit when mine was in the shop. You were such a hard worker, honest as they come, and always a delight to be around. Thanks for sharing your life with so many. You made this world better then, and you are still doing that everyday. I see your badge number tattooed on my leg and can’t wait to show it to you! All I see is your smile when I think of you!!

Ret. Sgt. Sonia Luzader HSPD AR 1997-201
Hot Springs Police Department AR

July 21, 2021

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