Corporal Scott Lee Severns

Photo of Corporal Scott Lee Severns
End of Watch: Sun, Apr 23rd, 2006
Date of Incident: Fri, Apr 21st, 2006
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 10 years
Age: 36


His Parents, sister, and brother


While off duty and walking to his car in a parking lot with a friend, two men approached and attempted to rob them. One of the men was armed with a handgun.

Corporal Severns drew his gun, stepped in front of his friend and pushed her to the ground as the suspect started firing. Corporal Severns managed to return fire, wounding the suspect, but not before sustaining several bullet wounds himself.

Both suspects were apprehended following the shooting. The juvenile suspect who shot Corporal Severns was charged as an adult with murder. The other suspect was also charged with murder.

Corporal Severns was a third-generation officer with the South Bend Police Dept.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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There are 2 tributes for Corporal Scott Lee Severns.

Corporal Scott Lee Severns
Left by Donk on Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

John 15.13 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. Scott did just that. In the face of danger his first concern was his friend, pushing her to the ground to keep her out of danger while he face the beast head on. You are gone but you will not be forgotten.