Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Francis Paul Scurry

Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, May 17, 1996

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Reflections for Police Officer Francis Paul Scurry

One of the greatest people i ever knew. Miss him till this day

Chad risinger

June 17, 2023

Thinking about you this week particularly as we honor all of the fallen police officers. After initially meeting Paul he became a part of our family. He was just a great person. If you knew him you were lucky. He loved photography and offered to take photos at my brothers wedding. He was afraid of spiders. He was hilarious. He was kind and thoughtful. He was selfless.
I did a ride along with him once and on a particularly intense domestic call I witnessed his steely-eyed professionalism. He was the kind of officer who made people who were skeptical of officers change their mind and become respecters of officers. He was the best friend to the community he served. He was a loving father to his daughter Melanie, who we got to see from time to time. She was everything to him.
He spent a lot of breaks at Rivergate Bonanza (that my mom managed) with fellow officers and he protected that place like it was his own.
We have never forgotten that awful day and we were not surprised at hearing the story. It was so like him to tell that criminal he wouldn’t shoot and kill him and to just come on out.
He talked all the time about retiring and moving back home and fishing.
I hope there’s fishing in heaven.
He meant a lot to our family. We will never forget.

Dawn V

May 15, 2023

May 17, 1996 25 Years Ago ! Paul ,You Will Never Be Forgotten by your Family , Friends and MNPD Family! Your Humor, Kindness and Friendship will always be Remembered


May 17, 2021

Rest in peace hero.


May 17, 2020

Paul and I were roommates and friends at at Carolina Military Academy in 1967...we last saw each other at Ft. Jackson, in March of 1968. I have been trying to locate him ever since...I just found out about Paul’s death yesterday and have reached out to Melanie. Paul was a true hero, I miss his smile and friendly attitude, a great man..

Sgt US Army 1968-74. Dick Jackson
CMA 1966-68

February 18, 2020

I am so saddened to just having learned of Paul's passing. I knew Paul for many years before his death. He was not only a very fine officer but a great human being. RIP Paul and thank you for your service and sacrifice. You will never be forgotten but will be sorely missed.

Linda Ericson

May 21, 2019

Paul and I worked at East Patrol for several years. I was promoted to Sergeant. On the day of the event I was on my way to work. I heard on the radio that an officer was down and I was minutes from the scene. Along with several other officers, we rushed to the apartment. That day will be forever etched in my memory. I loved Paul like a brother. I miss him so much. When I think of him the tears are real. I realize he is in a much better place and I look forward someday to join him at the thin blue line table. So Paul save me a seat. Love ya man.

Sgt. William C. Smith, retired
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

May 2, 2019

I am Paul Scurry, uncle Henry edwards from saluda S,C although s.c was his birth place
Nashville was his heart I am very proud of the people he new in Nashville,
my brother my self and my son bill came and spent a week with Paul, what a time we had.
Thanks from my family to Your.
William Henry Edwards


January 6, 2019

i remember when this happened like it was yesterday. 21 yrs ago today. Prayers for this fallen hero

Hannah Penn
Friend of Ofc. Eric Mumaw EOW 2/2/17

May 17, 2017

Working a rotation through out my FTO program at Madison Precinct which is Named after you. May you forever rest in peace. Fallen but never forgotten .

Metro Police Officer
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department

October 13, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 17, 2015

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, Paul.

Officer Shari Thorup
Metro Warrant Officer

April 6, 2015

Paul, I remembered talking with you about you retiring you had plans In just a few years. But before you could go, your life was taken. I told myself then as soon as I turned 53 I was done. It has been 3 years since I retired. I just turned 56 today. I wonder what you would be doing today if you had lived. But I know your just fine in heaven.

Mickey Elrod
MNPD Retired

June 1, 2014

Paul...Hard to believe its been 18 years today.

You were a true friend and awesome person. You would be so proud of your daughter. She has made sure that you not be forgotten. I was at Madison Precinct is named in your honor...Rest in peace brother.

Love and miss you brother

Sgt. Timothy Coleman
Berry Hill Police Department

May 17, 2014

You gave the ultimate sacrifice while defending the citizens of Nashville. We thank & honor you on this day. Your Memorial Page has been posted on several Metro/Nashville Police Dept.'s Social Media sites. You Are Not Forgotten.

Retired Sgt. Vernon Teague
Metro/Nashville P.D.

May 17, 2014

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 10, 2014

Paul and I served together in the Army in Giessen Germany. His daughter Melaniie was born while we were there. My wife and I stayed with in their home once on a trip to Kentucky. Melanie was 2 or 3 then. Paul was a great guy and friend.

Greg hobbs
US Army 1970-1973

February 8, 2014

I knew and worked with "Paul" and was proud to have known him as not only a partner but a real friend.

Officer Daniel R. Williams
Nashville Metro Police Department

August 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 18, 2012

Remember me Paul? I was the meat market manager at Riverside Piggly Wiggly where your daughter Melanie worked. I used to slice country hams for you. I was always entertained by your ready wit when you stopped by for a visit. RIP my friend.

Charlie Sommers

March 10, 2012

I remember this day. Paul, you are a friend. I remember what you told me.......

Nikki Baugher PO2 (1994-1999)

December 2, 2011

Paul. I rode my first day on the streets with you. Respectfully, John Baugher

Nikki Baugher PO2 (1994-1999)

December 2, 2011

Paul, it has been 15 years ago on May 17,1996 since you left this earth. You are still thought of and missed by your
family and friends. You are forever in our hearts and minds!


May 12, 2011

It is funny how things happen. I have just recently come in contact with Melanie, and what a sweetheart. You would be sooo very proud of the woman she has become. She is so much like you, always smiling and always happy. We miss you greatly.

Ret. Offc. Judy Barrera

February 20, 2010



May 17, 2009

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