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Officer Scott Baird Memorial Stone Destroyed
March 5, 2021
Press release from Gainesville Police Department
On Friday, March 5, 2021, at approximately 8:20 a.m., the Gainesville Police Department’s (GPD) non-emergency dispatch number received a phone call notifying them that the memorial stone for GPD Officer Scott Baird, located at the 1800 block of NW 16th Terrace (Officer Scott Baird Boulevard), had been destroyed.
A GPD officer responded to the scene and discovered the stone had been smashed into several pieces.
The memorial stone was originally placed there by Gainesville neighbors a few years after Officer Scott Baird was tragically killed while trying to move a batting cage out of the roadway. GPD officers, family, and friends recently gathered on February 12, 2021 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Officer Baird’s line-of-duty death.
GPD is asking anyone who may have information about the destruction of this stone to contact GPD Officer Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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