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Clarksville Police Department remembers Dave Scott, Yamil Baez-Santiago on 20th Anniversary

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department (CPD) remembers Field Training Officer Dave Scott and Officer Yamil Baez-Santiago on the 20th Anniversary of their passing. 

June 7th, 2002, started like every other day as officers with the Clarksville Police Department reported for duty and started their shift patrolling the streets of Clarksville. Dave was a Field Training Officer and Yamil was a rookie officer in his first phase of training, having just graduated from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy (TLETA). 

When the call came out regarding an aggravated robbery, they responded and eventually located the suspect, and pursued the vehicle. The pursuit went from Ft. Campbell Blvd. onto the 101st Airborne Division Parkway. 

Their patrol car collided with another vehicle causing the car to burst into flames and both officers were trapped inside. The suspect was arrested in Memphis the following day. 

In 2014, he was eventually found guilty of four counts of aggravated robbery and two counts of reckless vehicular homicide and sentenced to 33 years in prison.

Officers David Scott and Yamil Baez-Santiago Memorial Parkway
Officers David Scott and Yamil Baez-Santiago Memorial Parkway

Ten years ago, on June 7th, 2012, a segment of State Route 374, from Mile Marker 11 to the Fort Campbell Boulevard exit was designated as the “Officers David Scott and Yamil Baez-Santiago Memorial Parkway”.  Tennessee Public Chapter 533, enacted by the Tennessee General Assembly named this section of State Route 374 (101st Airborne Division Parkway) to commemorate their sacrifice.   

Both Dave Scott and Yamil Baez-Santiago are on the Officer Down Memorial Page. We continue to remember them for their honor, courage, and integrity. They dedicated their lives to serving others. 


David Scott

Clarksville Police Officer Dave ScottDavid Scott – Died June 7th, 2002: Field Training Officer David Scott died during a vehicle pursuit of a robbery suspect on the 101st Airborne Parkway. 

Officer Scott was 42 years old and had been with the Clarksville Police Department for 8 years.

Yamil Baez-Santiago

Clarksville Police Officer Yamil Baez-SantiagoYamil Baez-Santiago – Died June 7th, 2002: Officer Baez-Santiago died during a vehicle pursuit of a robbery suspect on the 101st Parkway.

Officer Baez-Santiago was 23 years old and had been with the Clarksville Police Department for about six months at the time of his death. 

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

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