Henderson said he got to know Scott well through concerted efforts to establish CART.
“I knew Dave for several years and held him in high esteem as a trooper, as a father, as a husband,” Henderson said. “He was one of those people you come across not all that often.”
Mills said Scott was instrumental to founding the CART and was dedicated in seeing the success of the program.
“Dave Scott was pretty much the glue of that team,” Mills said. “He dedicated his whole service to this CART team because it was such a good concept that had come about.”
Scott’s wife, Beth Scott, was at the ceremony and said she still feels like part of the ISP family.
“My husband has been gone for nine months almost, and I still feel very welcome and checked upon,” she said. “We are definitely a family.”
Beth Scott said she feels that Dave Scott’s approach to work, family and friends made him someone other troopers looked up to.
“It means a lot that they are recognizing all of his hard work and dedication to not only the state police, but also the accident reconstruction team,” Beth Scott said.