GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — Grand Haven Police Officer Scott Flahive was killed in the line of duty 21 years ago today. He was shot and killed while serving his community December 13th, 1994.
Officer Scott Flahive tragically lost his life after he pulled over a car for a speeding violation. What he didn’t know was that inside the vehicle were two jail escapees. One of them fired the fatal shot from the backseat as Officer Flahive approached the vehicle.
The suspects eventually turned themselves in and the shooter was sentenced to multiple life sentences. The other individuals involved received 10 and 15-year sentences.
Officer Flahive had been with the agency for four years and was survived by his parents and sister.
In July of this year nearly 150 drivers took part in the 20th annual Officer Scott Flahive Memorial Cruise. That event is put on every year by family and friends to raise money for the Officer Flahive Scholarship, which is awarded to young people seeking a career in law enforcement.
There are also plans to create a monument for Flahive at the Grand Haven Police Department.
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