Romer "Scotty" Richard Scott, Sr. passed away on the morning of August 12, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah. Scotty, a native of Cedar City, Utah, was born on October 15, 1931 and is the oldest son of the late Lula Blake Scott and John Walter Scott. He graduated class of 1950 from Cedar High School and went on to play football at Branch Agricultural College. While at college, Scotty was drafted by the United States Army, but continued his football career, playing at Fort Rucker, Ala., and Fort Benning, Ga. In 1954 he was named to the Camp Rucker All Star Team, one of the top rated teams in the army. After his tenure in the army, he joined the Las Vegas police force. Scotty was an option for the Chicago Bears and the San Francisco Forty-Niners in 1954, while employed with the Las Vegas Police Department under Sheriff Ralph Lamb. His football career fell short after he was injured in the line of duty. Following the accident, he worked in the casino business until retirement. Scotty was an avid outdoorsman and spent his summers fishing and winters hunting at his cabin on Lake Navajo, Utah for nearly 60 years. When he wasn't at the cabin, Scotty could be found building model airplanes, racing model boats or restoring cars and building inboard racing boats on Lake Mead. However, his greatest pastime was spending time with his family. Scotty is survived by his siblings, John "Rocky" Scott of Cedar City, Utah and Evelyn Scott Corbett of Las Vegas, Nev. and his five children: Dusty and Larry Wayland, Melody Scott Hamrick, Romer R."Scotty" Scott Jr. and Lori McClung-Scott, Shane Scott Claffey, and Phate and Michelle Scott, along with his nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A memorial for Scott will be held at Southern Utah Mortuary, all under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made in Scotty's name to Friends of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Foundation (http://lvmpdfoundation.org/contribute-today/).