Officer Scott Anthony Flahive

Officer Scott Anthony Flahive

Grand Haven Department of Public Safety, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, December 13, 1994

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Scott Anthony Flahive

Officer Scott Flahive was shot and killed after he had stopped a vehicle that was just chased into the city limits and contained two recently escaped criminals. As Officer Flahive approached the car, one of the suspects, a jail escapee, was lying in the back seat and shot through the door with a 30-06 rifle, striking him and killing him instantly.

The suspects turned themselves in, and the shooter was sentenced to multiple life sentences. The accomplices were sentenced to 10 and 15 years.

Officer Flahive had been with the Grand Haven Department of Public Safety for four years. He was survived by his parents and sister.

In December 2019, a section of US 31 was renamed "Officer Scott Flahive Memorial Highway" in his honor. The Scott A. Flahive Memorial Scholarship Fund offers educational assistance to local students pursuing careers in the fields of law enforcement and/or criminal justice. In 1994, the city dedicated the Scott Flahive Memorial Park.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.06
  • Offender Sentenced to life

escape attempt, vehicle stop

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Today we honour and reflect on the sacrifice Officer Scott Flahive gave to his community. Rest In Peace sir. To Linn and Lisa, thinking of you today. He will never be forgotten.

Lydia Amaya

December 13, 2021

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