ME2 Scott Ward
1965 - November 23, 2012
Coast Guard Reserve PSU member ME2 Scott Jeffrey Ward was killed in the line of duty in his civilian job while serving with the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office on 23 November 2012. ME2 Ward was a member of PSU 308 and had completed several deployments OCONUS.
Deputy Sheriff Scott Ward was shot and killed after he and two other deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call involving an emotionally disturbed person in the 11800 block of Mallard Lane shortly after 4:00 pm.
The man's mother called police after arriving at his home when she was unable to contact him by phone. Upon her arrival she was unable to calm him down.
The deputies were speaking to the subject on the front porch when he suddenly produced a handgun and opened fire. Deputy Ward and one other deputy were shot before the subject was killed by return fire.
All three deputies were wearing their vests.
Both wounded deputies were flown to the University of South Alabama Medical Center in critical condition. Deputy Ward succumbed to his wounds.
(Source: Officer Down Memorial Page).
Deputy Ward was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. He had served with the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office for 15 years and had previously served with the Prichard Police Department. He is survived by his wife.
The Ceremonial Honor Guard recently traveled to Mobile, Alabama for the funeral of Deputy Scott Ward. There were flashing lights as far as the eye could see as he was brought from the chapel to his final resting place. Deputy Scott Ward was laid to rest on Tuesday, November 27th. after 15 years with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. He was also a Reservist in the United States Coast Guard. Deputy Ward and two fellow deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call involving an emotionally disturbed individual. While the subject was being talked to on the front porch the subject presented a firearm and fired at the deputies. The subject was killed upon the deputies returning fire. Deputy Scott Ward succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on Friday, November 23rd at the age of 47. He had recently returned from a deployment at GITMO
Deputy Scott Jeffrey Ward, age 47, born in Biloxi, MS, and a resident of Silverhill, AL, passed away Friday, November 23, 2012.
Scott had been with the Baldwin County Sheriff Department for 15 years and was a member of the US Coast Guard Reserve PSU Unit 308 Maritime Enforcement Second Class Petty Officer (ME2). Scott loved his family and friends, and serving his community and country. Scott was loved and respected by his fellow deputies and members of the Coast Guard.
Scott was preceded in death by his father, Howard E. Ward, Jr., his grandparents, Howard and Candice Ward, Willem Koppelaar and Georgina Beaudoin.
Scott is survived by his loving wife, Andrea Elizabeth Fisher Ward of Silverhill, AL, mother, Cheryl Ward of Daphne, AL, brother, Howard E. Ward, III of Mobile, AL, mother and father-in-law, Frederick and Mary Jane Fisher of Daphne, AL, brother-in-law, Frederick (Pam) W. Fisher, III of Foley, AL, three sisters-in-law, Vicky (Kenneth) Speetjens of Daphne, AL, Cissy (John) Fish of Hickory, NC, PJ (Preston) Sute of Foley, AL, two uncles, Jack Ward, Stephen (Marilyn) Ward of Fairhope, AL, other relatives and friends.