Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Kenneth L. "Scotty" McGregor

East Bay Regional Park District Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, June 4, 1974

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Reflections for Officer Kenneth L. "Scotty" McGregor

Your passing was before my time, but my dad was a fellow officer with you at the Park District and he still carries your memory and that of the day you died with Paul. He will always remember you. Prayers for the repose of your soul

Andrea Kittredge
Daughter of Michael Kittredge, East Bay Regional Park District Police

September 27, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 4, 2018

Officer McGregor, Though 1974 is well behind us now, no doubt those who knew and loved you best feel like it was yesterday. A tragic loss for law enforcement as well.

God Bless you Brother and may your eternal rest be always peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

January 7, 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
Texas

June 4, 2015

I worked alongside Scotty & Paul for a year before the accident. I had flown with Scotty several times and had worked Patrol with Paul. They're still missed, even after 40 years and even though I am not retired.

Officer Jerry Ornelas
East Bay Regional Park District Police Department

May 20, 2015

East Bay Regional Parks will be holding a memorial on June 14, 2014 in honor of the 40th anniversary of Scotty and Paul's death. We are trying to locate family and friends who would like to be in attendance. Please contact me for additional information.

Dispatcher
East Bay Regional Parks Police

May 24, 2014

Thank you for your service and helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 24, 2012

To Scotty,

I will always remember you as a hero for the lives you saved while flying Eagle-1. I remember your contagious laughter, your cigars, how your voice would go up when you were excited. But, I mostly remember your dedication and gentle manner. I always felt assured when you were on a call, that everything was going to be OK.

I'm proud to have known you. I'll never forget you. You will always be one of my hero's.

Jen Abrahamson
Contra Costa County Fire, Retired. Former Cadet, Reserve PSO EBRPD PD

June 4, 2010

Rest in Peace, Officer McGregor. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Officer McGregor.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 17, 2008

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Officer McGregor, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

June 4, 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
Sergeant
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

November 25, 2007

never forgotten


wife of leo

January 31, 2007

To the family and friends officer Scotty McGregor and the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department:

It has been thirty two years since your death, but you are not forgotten. Your valor will be forever remembered and honored. How very sad that you had to die at such a young age.

It must have been a terrible blow to your department to lose twp officers in such a tragic accident.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service you gave to the community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice you and your family made on June 4, 1974 in the line of duty.
Rest In Peace.

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

August 24, 2005

Kenneth after all of these years you are still remembered as a hero! God bless you sir!

Ofcr. Dan Winger
LBCCPD, Ret.

May 12, 2005

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