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Phoenix man who ensured dignity
in death is being repaid

Arizona Republic [Phoenix,AZ], by Megan Cassidy

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Posted By:Fiesta del sol, 2/14/2014 6:48:52 AM

About 15 years ago, Lee Scott heard the news that a Phoenix police officer had been shot and killed in the line of duty. He phoned the main line of the Phoenix Police Department and was forwarded to the employee-assistance unit. Scott, founder of Shadow Mountain Mortuary, had a simple proposal. Let him take care of the entire funeral service, he said. At no cost. The officer was just one of at least a dozen fallen Phoenix police officers who would be laid to rest under Scott’s respectful watch at no cost to the families, police Cmdr. Tracy Montgomery said.

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He also did this for the homeless and other forgotten citizens.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dittohead, 2/14/2014 7:26:50 AM     (No. 9731952)

Great story. Of course PBO would say to him, "You didn´t build that!"

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDConservative, 2/14/2014 7:43:59 AM     (No. 9731981)

The man typified the meaning of charity. It´s something no government program can ever make up.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jasmine, 2/14/2014 8:11:53 AM     (No. 9732020)

What a class act.

He used his power and resources with grace. It was never about him.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tennisbum, 2/14/2014 9:08:38 AM     (No. 9732121)

There are people and organizations that do such noble work without seeking acclaim. They truly are everywhere in our communities across this country. Unfortunately for so many people today, it is ALL ABOUT THEM.

Recently had an experience with a hospice..Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The Hawthorne Dominican sisters run the hospice for terminally ill cancer patients who are destitute. They have been doing this for 75 years. Perhaps there is hope for humanity in spite of the "selfies".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: cyberspace cadet, 2/14/2014 9:10:48 AM     (No. 9732124)

To Lee Scott, who´s life of service in THIS life- began at a young age as a Marine, and continued with service to his country, community and family. We wish for him the rest and peace Mr. Scott earned- and for his enjoyment of Eternal Life.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: jt26, 2/14/2014 10:11:19 AM     (No. 9732209)

This is the kind of story that warms your heart and rekindles the belief that this country is full of good, kind, and selfless people. God rest mister Scott´s soul.

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