Walter Scott's Family Shares Memories of his Childhood and Life
Inside his childhood home, Scott's mother is inconsolable.
A mother was in a state of grief at losing her son.
Judy Scott’s son, Walter, was shot by a South Carolina police officer.
She told INSIDE EDITION, "My son is dead. I will never see him again."
INSIDE EDITION was invited to the home where Walter grew up and was there when the Chief of Police came to pay his respects.
Who are these men whose paths crossed in South Carolina and ended in death?
Ironically, both Walter Scott and police officer Michael Slager who is charged with shooting him in the back, served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
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Thirty-three-year-old Slager grew up in Medford, New Jersey. He worked as a waiter for a time at a popular South Jersey restaurant before joining the military.
During his video arraignment, Slager said he's about to become a dad, “I have two step children and one on the way.”
His wife, Jamie, is due on May 22. They're registered for gifts on TheBump.com. Some of the items on the registry are bibs that say "Tough Like Daddy" and "My Dad Is Cooler Than Your Dad."
INSIDE EDITION has obtained Slagers personnel record. It shows he was 27 when he applied to be a police officer in the city of North Charleston. His file also includes certifications he has been trained to use of a taser.
His mother remembered a proud family moment. She said, “He got degrees, he got honors, and even sang the national anthem.”
Walter had reportedly been arrested almost 10 times since the 1980's. Most of the arrests stemmed from failure to pay child support.
“He was playful. He loved everybody, all the family. He will be remembered as a loving son, I have precious memories and thank God I can hold onto that,” she said.
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