thats alot of cops with one officer down. Anyone know the story behind this. The website has it happenin 5/14/04 in loudon county.
link to video
Deputy Scott's Officer Down Memorial Page.
I know a couple of guys who were there during the standoff.
Deputy Sheriff Jason Michael Scott
Loudon County Sheriff's Department
End of Watch: Friday, March 12, 2004
Tour of Duty: 3 yrs
Badge Number: 910
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, March 12, 2004
Weapon Used: Rifle
Suspect Info: Committed suicide
Deputy Scott was shot and killed as he arrived at the scene of a domestic disturbance on Palmer Driver, in rural Loudon County at 0830 hours. He was shot four times as he exited his patrol car by a 16-year-old boy who had been beating his mother with a post. The boy had attacked the mother because she had refused to let him drive to school because he had been drinking the night before.
Another deputy, who arrived at the scene behind Deputy Scott, called for assistance. The suspect then barricaded himself in his house, armed with numerous rifles, and exchanged shots with responding officers. Three other officers received minor wounds from flying debris when they were shot at by the suspect. Deputy Scott and the other initial responding officers were not aware that there were numerous weapons in the home.
Deputy Scott was flown to the University of Tennessee Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The suspect was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a 28-hour standoff.
Deputy Scott had served with the Loudon County Sheriff's Department for 3 years. He is survived by his expectant wife, mother, father, and sister.
God rest his soul.