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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Brent, its been 8 months to the day since you fell. I think about you every day and still can't believe you're gone. I'm truly blessed to have got to work with you, and for those of us that worked or knew you were better for it. We miss you, enjoy walking your beat in Heaven and one day when its our time we will see you again.

Shane Lewis

November 10, 2020

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