Former Columbia, South Carolina, Police Chief Randy Scott Dead at 53

Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott enters a press conference to announce his resignation Monday. Scott suffered from PTSD after a deputy he hired while he worked at the Richland County Sheriff’s Department was killed in 2005. JEFF BLAKE [email protected]

Former Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott has died at 53 years old, according to the Richland County Coroner’s Office.

No foul play is suspected in his death, the coroner’s office said.

Scott was found unresponsive in his home at about 9:30 a.m.

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Scott was the chief of the Columbia Police Department from 2011 to 2013. He resigned, saying he struggled with post traumatic stress disorder after a deputy died under his watch while Scott was with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Scott’s tumultuous road eventually led him to federal prison.

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SOURCE: The State, David Travis Bland

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