Bradley T. Scott
Elyria Police Department
End of Watch: August 27, 2004
On August 27, 2004, Elyria Patrol Officer Brad Scott was killed in a motorcycle crash while on authorized paid union leave and working a Police Union event. The crash occurred shortly after 4:00pm, when Officer Scott drove his personal motorcycle to complete errands for the event.
Officer Scott was driving northbound on Middle Avenue, approaching 16th Street, when a vehicle failed to yield the right of way and attempted to turn northbound onto Middle Avenue from 16th Street. Officer Scott attempted to take evasive action by laying the bike down, but unfortunately he and the bike struck the right front tire of the suspect vehicle. Officer Scott suffered fatal injuries upon impact and died at the scene.
The driver of the suspect vehicle was subsequently charged and convicted of driving under the influence of marijuana and driving with a suspended license. The driver was sentenced to one year in jail.
Officer Scott faithfully served with the Elyria Police Department for eight years and was survived by his wife and two children.