Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Florida • Line of Duty Death: February 11, 2014

On February 11, 2014, Orange County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Scott Pine received a call of a burglary in progress. Upon responding to the call, a foot pursuit began and he sustained three gunshot wounds. After being transported to the hospital, he succumbed to his injuries.

Pine was born in Shreveport, Louisiana and was raised in Bossier City, Louisiana in a devoted Christian home with a loving family. He was responsible, polite and well-mannered. His hobbies included water skiing, tubing, camping, and wrestling. Pine and his wife, Bridget, met while they were in college and formed an instant connection, they knew they were meant for each other.

Before his time as a Police Officer, Pine used his degree in finance and his MBA to establish a career as a personal banker. However, he felt that he wasn’t making an impact in his career and sought a change. Wanting to make a difference and have an impact, Pine graduated from the Police Academy in 2011. His goals were to protect those who could not protect themselves and become a Sheriff’s Deputy. In addition, Pine loved to volunteer with children, especially at the “Shop with a Cop” Event held in Orlando. Throughout his career, Pine was named Orange County Deputy of the Month.

After Pine’s untimely death, Bridget worked very hard to have the “Scott Pine Law” passed, which raised retirement benefits for the families of fallen law enforcement officers in the state of Florida. As a family, Bridget and her children try to make their loved one proud by volunteering in the community and living life to the fullest each and every day. Together, they volunteer at Sleep in Heavenly Peace to build beds for children. They also plan to begin volunteering at Give Kids the World. In the future, Bridget is excited to continue to watch her children grow. It brings her much joy to watch them overcome obstacles and continue to develop into strong, responsible human beings. She is very proud of them and she knows her husband is too. She would like others to know that Pine always put others above himself. He was a very involved father and would leave personalized notes under his children’s pillows before he left for his shifts. He was a dedicated person to the Lord, his family, and his career.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Scott Pine is survived by his loving wife, Bridget, and their three children, Haley, Ryker and Maddox.

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our home with all the memories that we cherish and have made together over
the years. It will allow my family to enjoy life more with less worry. Words
cannot express how grateful I am for the Tunnel to Towers organization!” – Bridget Pine