Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Gary Grant Scott

Sylvania Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, February 13, 2000

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Reflections for Sergeant Gary Grant Scott

Still remember you with a smile, my quiet friend. Love you, Gary. I pray your memory is kept alive and that some of your stories live on- in the grands and great grands, forevermore. <3

Daughter of an Officer
Sister of an Officer
Niece of a few Officers
Friend of many Officers
Supporter of ALL Officers! Georgia Anne Usry Hozey

February 10, 2024

22 years ...Goodness Gary...I had not seen My daddy (Bruce Oliver) cry but maybe two times in my entire life at this point. But watching him break down when you left this world broke my heart. He loved (still does) you like a brother for more years than I can count. You were a part of my "family" long before I came along, and were always thought of as Family. You are missed. Rest in peace. Give Kay a big ole hug from me! ❤️

Lori Oliver

February 13, 2022

Thinking of You today, Gary. You were a good, humble man. Your memory lives on always. The war on good Policemen like yourself is running rampant now.... its always been happening.. but has now become "socially acceptable" behavior. We are all in a mess here.... Heaven is sweeter and I look forward to seeing you. I believe, that you believed! See you soon.

Georgia Anne

September 2, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

February 13, 2020

You always had my respect..... my quiet friend. I will see you again!

Georgia Anne

February 10, 2020

Had you on my mind today, Gary. You are still missed and will never be forgotten.

Ginger Ash

September 17, 2015

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Scott. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 3, 2012

I just freshly turned nine years old when I was lying in bed with my father and heard what happened over the scanner. I remember him jumping out of bed and leaving at that very instant. I also remember lying there telling myself I can't wait to be a police officer like my daddy and Mr. Scott . Here I am eleven some odd years later and I have accomplished that because of growing up and watching men like you Mr. Scott. You were one of the most unselfish people I knew in my young life at the time. I know your walking a beat right now in hevans streets. See you soon, brother.

Officer Chris Crockett
Newington PD

June 17, 2011

God Bless Gary...I met your wife today and she shared your story with me. Thank you for serving as a fellow law enforcement officer in such a great way. You are truly missed even this many years later.

Investigator Shannon Tait
Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

July 28, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 12, 2010

Gary you are truly missed by many.

Brian E. Barrs
Newington PD

May 15, 2009

I just wanted to stop by and say hi. Its hard for me to believe that it has been 9 years since your passing. Although I did not know you well, I still knew you. Your absence has left a void in the hearts of many people that I know.

Officer Craig Wildi
GSU Police

March 14, 2009

To Sgt. Gary Grant Scott, his wife, children and other loved ones, and his fellow officers with the Sylvania Police Department:

On this the ninth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is with all family members and friends who call you beloved. They are all in my thoughts and prayers today.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Gary. I am so humbled by your valor and service.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Gary gave to his community and the citizens of Georgia, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 12, 2000.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 12, 2009



February 3, 2009

I find it hard to believe it has been almost 9 years since you left this world. You have been on my mind a lot as we start another Holiday Season; I can only imagine how much you are on the mind of your family. You rest in peace my brother; you will never be forgotten.

Chief Brian E. Barrs
Newington PD

November 29, 2008



February 9, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 27, 2007

Just wanted to let you know I am thinking about you and still missing you.


August 5, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

February 23, 2007

Gary I was just playin' on the computer and decided to com e here.I don't know why I did but i'm glad I did.We were close friends for a while then we drifted apart,again I don't know why but we did.I still think about you from time to time Gary and the friendship we had.I wasn't on duty that night but I was called in and realized I'd lost a friend,a true friend.My friend You may be gone but I'll never forget you.

James Lariscy

September 28, 2006

Again we mourn as another hero is taken from us. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Sergeant Scott. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us all to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

September 4, 2004

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer.

Today, February 12, 2004 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Sgt. Gary Grant Scott who died in the line of duty on this date four years ago.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Sgt. Scott's sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

February 12, 2004

I was an officer on the sylvania Police Dept. for about four years and Gary was on my shift. He was a fine officer, a credit to his badge and most of all a friend to everyone. My heart goes out to his family, may God bless them in a very special way. Al Mauro, Deputy Sheriff

Deputy Sheriff
Effignham County S.O. Ga.

December 6, 2003

I still have a hard time accepting the fact that GG is'10-42. We had some times both good and bad, terrifically exciting and mind numing boring. I'me sure his last shift went from one extreme to the other as it had so often in the past. GG and I have shared things between us that only men exposed to each other in this type of enviroment can do. A bond is formed not unlike that of a marriage,with the ups and downs, the rewards of trust and faith in your partner,and the heart wrenching pain of the final 10-42. Meet you at the rock when my watch has ended.

gsu P.D./SYLVANIA P.D. 106


I know you loved us very much but I didn't want you to leave so soon.  You were always there for us when we needed you and you gave sound advice when we asked for it.  I will ask just one more favor, please keep an eye out for us and let us know every now and then that you love us and are watching over.  I just want to remind you that I love you very much and I will miss you even more.

Sara K. Scott

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