Press Release

Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association

LAX Pylons Go Blue for Officer Tommy Scott Memorial

Officer Tommy Scott
EOW: April 29, 2005

LOS ANGELES — On the evening of Tuesday, April 28, and on the morning and evening of Wednesday, April 29, the iconic LAX pylons will go blue to mark the 15th anniversary of the death of Los Angeles Airport Police Officer Tommy Scott.

Scott, 35, was killed on April 29, 2005, while heroically protecting the aviation community from a man intent on crashing a vehicle into an airplane on an LAX runway. It was the first line-of-duty death in the Los Angeles Airport Police Department’s 59-year history.

“Officer Scott is remembered by his colleagues as a dedicated officer with a caring attitude, a contagious smile and positive energy,” says LAAPOA President Marshall McClain. “We will never forget his service and sacrifice to our community, and we applaud Los Angeles World Airports for honoring Officer Scott in this way on the 15th anniversary of his untimely death.”