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Fallen Heroes Details

In Memory Of
A. Scott Futrell
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, NC
End of watch: 2002-07-17
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Pilot Sergeant Anthony Scott Futrell of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department was killed when the Civil Air Patrol plane he was flying crashed at Edenton, North Caroline while searching for marijuana plants. Also killed were TFO Major Robert C. Kennedy of the Boone Police Department, and Deputy Richard Edward Ashley Jr. of the Chowan County Sheriff's Office.

Sergeant Futrell was born on May 21, 1964 in Newport News, VA, to Robert Carter Futrell and Phyllis Parham Futrell. He graduated from East Mecklenburg High School and then served in the United States Army with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC. He then went on to Gardner Webb University and graduated with honors and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He joined the Mecklenburg County Police Department in July 1987. He was on the training staff at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Training Academy. He was promoted to sergeant in March of 1999 and served as a member of the Department's Swat Team and ALERT Team. He had headed the department's Helicopter Unit since December 2001.

Sergeant Futrell loved flying and boating and was a pilot volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol which collaborated with other officers in drug eradication efforts.

Sergeant Anthony Scott Futrell is survived by his wife, Karen Player Futrell; a daughter, Christy ; a son, David; his parents, Robert and Phyllis Futrell of Charlotte, NC; two brothers, Stephen Futrell of Spartanburg, SC and Keith Futrell of Charlotte, NC; and his grandmothers, Mrs. Robert Lee Parham of Capron, VA and Mrs. James Paul Futrell of Hampton, VA.

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