Police Officer on Life Support Following Charity Boxing Match With Firefighter

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    Police Officer on Life Support Following Charity Boxing Match With Firefighter

    Police Officer on Life Support Following Charity Boxing Match With Firefighter

    Tuesday, September 16, 2008


    PHOENIX — A Phoenix police officer is on life support after collapsing following a charity boxing match at a Phoenix-area casino.

    Officer Barry Scott, 22, lost consciousness after boxing a firefighter during a charity bout at Fort McDowell Casino last Friday evening.

    Scott is in critical condition and fighting for his life, officials said Monday.

    Scott joined Phoenix police in 2007 after an 18-month tour of duty in Iraq. He was assigned to the Maryvale Precinct in west Phoenix.

    Scott was off-duty and participating in one of four weight-class showcases to raise money for the nonprofit 100 Club of Arizona.

    The organization raises money to support the families of officers and firefighters killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.

    A referee stopped Scott's bout against a Chandler firefighter during the event titled Guns & Hoses, which a local promoter billed as an exhibition of the toughest firefighters and police officers.

    Sgt. Andy Hill, a Phoenix police spokesman, said Scott is on life support, surrounded by his family and fellow officers who are rallying around Scott's wife and infant child.

    Hill said Scott went into distress and passed out after his fight.

    Len Hayko of FelKO Promotions, who organized the Guns & Hoses event, did not return calls for comment.

    Hayko is an organizer of Bad Boy Boxing amateur competitions at Fort McDowell Casino.

    Friday's event was the casino's first event featuring law-enforcement personnel.

    The 100 Club of Arizona released a statement Monday in support of the Scott family.

    "Officer Scott is a hero," the statement said. "He has defended our country, our city streets and given much to the community. When a young family is faced with tragedy, it is always heartbreaking and gut-wrenching."

    Spectators at the event said Scott's fight went a few rounds before the referee checked the fighters and called it.

    "The refs were very conscious of what was going on," said Chandler Fire Battalion Chief Dan Couch, who attended the event.

    "They all had headgear," Couch said. "They all had gear around their waists. They all had mouthpieces. I didn't see anyone hurt any worse than anyone else."

    All I have to say is that this is heartbreaking, my prayers go out for Officer Scott, his family and friends.
    "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier
    and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
    service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
    love and thanks of man and woman."

    -- Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)

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    what a tough break. I feel sorry for the firefighter too. He has to feel pretty bad about the whole thing.
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    Yeah, bummer...Good chance he had a medical problem going in. But still, that firefighter does have to feel lousy.
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    Wow, best wishes for a full recovery for Office Scott

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    Best wishes to both families...So sorry to hear...

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    Tough for all involved...hopefully, the kid will recover.
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    On fox news tonight they announced that Officer Barry Scott, 22, had passed away. His family was at his side when he passed.
    "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier
    and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
    service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
    love and thanks of man and woman."

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    Prayers to the Firefighter and the Officer's family and friends. RIP.

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    The intentions where good, but I personnally disgree with this event.

    1. This guys aren't trained boxers.
    2. Did they have professional coaches in there corners to determine if the fight needed to be stopped?
    3. Look at the results when you get two people that don't box for a profession.

    I feel bad for both familys and both departments, now what message are they going to send there community especially the scumbags that get there thrills from this stuff.

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    If 3-5 or so rounds with gloves and headgear had in on a vent, it would certainly have happened after a good rap on the noggin/suprasternal from a dirtball. Aneurysm, basilar stroke from an embolus or C 1-3 trauma, no way to prep for any of those. Stuff happens.

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    Sad story out of a good cause. Prayers to the LEO's family and for the firefighter, he must feel awful.
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