Trooper Scott E. Phillips 1965-1997
Shot on Motor Vehicle Stop - 8/19/97
Trooper Phillips, 32, grew up in the Lancaster area and attended local schools graduating from White Mountain Regional High School in 1984.
Scott had served in the US Army and prior to his discharge in 1989 was a Military Policeman in Panama.
He was a seven year veteran of the New Hampshire State Police. He was assigned to the Colebrook patrol permanently after his probationary year and made this town his home.
An avid skier, runner and motorcyclist, he was well suited to this area. The local people grew close to Scott because of his pleasant personality and his constant smile. They truly trusted and cared for him.
Scott's family was his life. Every year during the Special Olympics Torch Run, Scott would volunteer for the portion of the run through Lancaster, his home area. He would run the nine mile leg while pushing his son, Keenan, in a runner's stroller so that his family would be able to cheer him on. This is just one example of the quality time Scott spent with his children, Keenan and Clancy. To Scott, his family was everything.
As much as he loved to ski, he put this on hold so he could spend time with the family because the children were too young.
Scott was a good husband, a good father and a first rate Trooper.
Trooper Phillips is survived by his wife, Christine, and Keenan and Clancy.