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

G.G. Life will never be the same without you. All we can do is to strive to live and enjoy life the way you instilled in our hearts. During the 23 years that I had the pleasure and honor of knowing you, you have been a friend, a mentor, like a brother, and like a father at times. You were always there with a shoulder, a smile, and words of encouragement. We have laughed together and shed a tear or two on occasion. Thank you for being the husband, father and best friend that all could look up to. If ever a perfect model were needed, you could fill the bill. I will miss you and will always love you and carry you in my heart. Psalms 1

Cheryl Hopkins

I was not on duty at the time of the accident but as soon as Chief Barrs called me I was enroute. I was not sure about the details of what had happened, all I knew was that a friend was down and I had to go. Upon my arrival, I discovered that the suspects had fled and I was needed to help locate them. I was assigned a section of road to watch over while we waited for assistance from the state prison dog handlers. I had a lot of time to think and reflect on why this had to happen. From a worldly viewpoint there is no explanation; however, I did find comfort in knowing that all things work for the best with Gods children. Thank you Gary for giving so unselfishly to your community and those of us that were fortunate enough to have known you.

Sgt. Christopher N. Rodewolt
Newington PD, Georgia

I owe quite a debt of gratitude to GG--when I was feeling low, he could always be counted on to give words of encouragement or helpful advice.  Often it was hard to understand Gary's meaning, but upon reflection, his words would hit you like a ton of bricks.  He had a sense of humor that was all his own, and he was universally well-liked.  It often seems as if the good ones are the first to go.  I consider it a priviledge to have known you, GG.  Thanks for everything.  I'll never forget you.

Deputy Thomas Hinson
Screven County Sheriff's Office

G.G. you have been a mentor and role model to me for the last 15 years. I will never forget how sometime you would stand there and look at me while I was talking to someone else, not say a word and then hand me a note and turn and walk away. Sometime it would take days to understand what the note ment, but I would figure it out.

Webster's Dictionary defines a "Role Model" as; a person whose behavior is emulated by others, especially by those younger.

When I look around today at some of our younger officers, I think you might fit right in that category. You had a way of making them feel special.

Sgt. Gary Scott, one thing I can tell, Sgt. Gary Scott, you wore your badge well!

Chief Brian E. Barrs
Newington, Police Department

I've had you on my mind a great deal this week. I miss seeing you and talking about old times together. We could get ourselves in some pretty strange predicaments couldn't we? I know you are proud of how many people really miss you. I will never let your face slip from my memory. I will never let the hurt go away completely. I miss you.

Don Hopkins

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