Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame to Welcome Retired YPD Detective

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Career law enforcement officer and attorney Donald P. Scott will be inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.

Scott, a U.S. Army veteran, and 19 other veterans will be inducted during a ceremony Nov. 9 at the Ohio State University Fawcett Center in Columbus.

After completing an active duty tour in 2006, Scott served in the Army Reserve until honorably retiring in 2012 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Scott served as a federal law enforcement officer and was a member of the Youngstown Police Department for 30 years. He finished his career as a detective and commander of YPD’s crime scene unit, retiring in 2019.

Scott received the Silver Star for Bravery (Valor), the Excellent Police Duty Award, the John Edgar Hoover Memorial Gold Medal and the Distinguished Police Service Award. He was also recognized by the National Association of Chiefs of Police and has been inducted into the American Police Hall of Fame.

Scott served the public by providing meals to the elderly, disabled and those in need. As an attorney, he provided free legal assistance to the community and Ohio Veterans Home residents.

Bios for the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Class of 2023 can be found HERE.

The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame was established in 1992 by former Gov. George Voinovich to recognize outstanding professional achievement, service to the community and selfless acts of veterans following their military service.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.