In Memory of Sergeant Scott M. Patton
Pennsylvania officials were devastated to hear that a local police officer had died due to the COVID19 pandemic. Pennsylvania has lost several officers to the deadly pandemic this year. The coronavirus, COVID19, has become the number one cause of line of duty deaths among law enforcement in the US.
On Saturday, November 6, 2021, Sergeant Scotty M. Patton died due to complications from contracting the virus while on the job. The 45-year-old officer most likely contracted the virus while on the job. Early at the outbreak’s start, Americans learned that certain occupations carry a much greater risk of contracting the virus. For law enforcement, their jobs entail contact with people throughout the day, and many times there is no option for social distancing. In addition, corrections officers have died in record numbers as the virus has exploded throughout jails, prisons, and other institutions.
Sgt. Patton had served his local community as a sworn officer with the Robinson Township Police Department for over 11 years.
Robinson Township Police Department, Pennsylvania
Patton loved his community and worked to keep it safe. Robinson Township is a small suburban area that is located approximately 12 miles west of Pittsburgh. It is included in the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area.
The Robinson Township Police Department is a fully accredited agency that works within approximately 15 square miles of jurisdiction. The agency provides law enforcement services, protection, victim services, and more to over 15,000 residents.
Sergeant Scott M. Patton leaves behind family, friends, coworkers, and residents who will all come together to mourn his loss. Local departments will work together to provide honors and ceremonies to the services for Sgt. Patton. Residents are encouraged to share their grief and support with the family by bringing any cards, flowers, or donations to the department.
Robinson EMS posted their sorrow and condolences to the Patton family on social media. “It is with great sadness that Robinson Emergency Medical Service, Inc. announces the passing of former Paramedic and current Robinson Township Police Department officer Sgt. Scott Patton. We thank you immensely for your dedication and service to the Township of Robinson.”
McKees Rocks Fire Department was saddened to hear of the loss as well. “Our department would like to send our deepest condolences to The Patton family during this difficult time. The emergency services family has suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of Officer Sgt. Scott Patton with the Robinson Twp. Police Department. Please keep his family, friends, and brothers/sisters in uniform in your prayers. Rest in peace.”
Ohio Township Police Department spoke of how well-liked Sgt. Patton was to all law enforcement in the area. “The Ohio Twp Police would like to share our condolences with The Robinson Township Police Department and to the family of Sergeant Scott Patton in his sudden passing. Sgt. Patton was a professional, well-liked officer who will be missed by many. He was always willing to help and was a great asset to Robinson Township, formerly a paramedic, currently serving as a police officer.”