Tommy Scott, the first police officer to die in the line of duty in the 72-year history of the Los Angeles Airport Police. Tommy embodied the essence of a servant leader. He died at 35 years of age and more than half of his life was in the service of others. For 15 years prior to joining the police force, he worked for the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, part of the time as a lifeguard, where he saved two children from drowning. In under four years of graduating from the police academy, his work ethic and leadership skills were noticeable, which lead him to being selected to several assignments including being promoted to a Field Training Officer.