Friday, November 5, 2010 marked the third anniversary of the death of Constable Doug Scott Jr., who was posted on Baffin Island in Nunavut, when he was shot and killed.
During an emotional ceremony, the Scott family, along with approximately 300 people including a sizeable contingent of Mounties, proudly unveiled a monument and entrance gate which renamed the Lyn, Ontario ballpark in Doug’s name.
The Douglas A. Scott Jr. Memorial Park and monument will forever stand in celebration of his life and as a reminder of his ultimate sacrifice in service to Canadians.
RCMP “O” Division Commanding Officer (Acting) Chief Superintendent Norm Mazerolle had these words to say:
Doug, Marla, Layne and Chad,
RCMP, police and peace officers,
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am truly honored that the Scott family has included the Ontario RCMP as part of this ceremony today. The common thread that binds all of us here, began three years ago, rooted in an event of unspeakable tragedy. Yet today we gather to celebrate in the dedication of a lasting legacy in honor of all that is good and decent. Most of us cannot truly understand what it means to embrace a profession that holds the possibility of danger or death. We count ourselves blessed though; that there are men and women committed to the challenge of sustaining the peace, the order, and the freedom that we cherish.
Men like Doug Scott, as a promising young member of the RCMP, Doug exemplified the core values of society and those of the RCMP, and he carried out his duties in order to make our lives better and safer.
When he joined the force, Doug and his family became part of the RCMP family, a relationship that continues today. It is especially strong for the RCMP members here in Ontario where Doug grew up and where his family and friends still reside. Collectively we are honored to participate in the dedication of this park and monument, and we pledge to continue to offer you our never-ending support in the years to come. Doug’s memory will live on in the RCMP, and for every police officer who continues to work diligently in the pursuit of the safety and security of the citizens of Canada, and around the world. We are forever in his debt, and we will never, ever forget him.
Interestingly enough, I knew Doug's mother and worked with her when she was pregnant with him. She was very proud of him and all that he'd accomplished, so it was a very sad day when he was killed. Brockville was home to the biggest RCMP funeral in years and the honours for his work poured in like crazy. It's truly a shame that a senseless incident put an end to what may have been a stellar law enforcement career.
Check out the Youtube link for his tribute: (visit link