JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD- The 42nd Military Police Brigade “Protectors” recently learned of the unexpected and tragic loss of Spc. Antonio Scott.
Spc. Scott, native of Corpus Christi Texas, was a Military Policeman who was assigned to the 51st Military Police Detachment, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Spc. Scott drowned on Aug. 15 while swimming with friends at Mount Rainier National Park. While no foul play is suspected, the incident is under investigation.
"Spc. Scott volunteered to protect his country, and to protect the force as a Military Police Soldier," said Col. Omar Lomas, Commander, 42nd MP Brigade. "He was a well-respected and loved Soldier, friend, and son. He will not be forgotten."
At 51st MP Det, Spc. Scott served in the position of Traffic Management Collision Investigator. He began his time with the unit training to become a subject matter expert on state traffic laws and investigating motor vehicle collisions on the installation. Soldiers from 51st MP Det will remember Spc. Scott as a consummate professional who was eager to volunteer for new missions and greeted everyone with a smile.
"Spc. Scott's impact was truly felt across the unit, and he is a prime example of America's finest sons and daughters," said Capt. Michael Matthews, Commander, 51st MP Det. "He will be missed, and his smile always remembered."
Scott enlisted in the Army in January 2017 and attended Military Police One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Upon graduation he reported to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where he was assigned to the 571st Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion. During his service with 571st MP Co and 51st MP Det, he was awarded two Army Achievement Medals, and the Army Good Conduct Medal.