TV's 'Sheriff Scotty,' former Englewood mayor, dies

Edward Smith Scott also was a Colorado state senator

Staff report
Posted 5/1/20

Edward Smith Scott, a graduate of Englewood High School and a former Englewood city councilmember and mayor, has died at the age of 91. Scott, who was born on Aug. 4, 1928 in Denver, died at his home …

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TV's 'Sheriff Scotty,' former Englewood mayor, dies

Edward Smith Scott also was a Colorado state senator

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Edward Smith Scott, a graduate of Englewood High School and a former Englewood city councilmember and mayor, has died at the age of 91.

Scott, who was born on Aug. 4, 1928 in Denver, died at his home from natural causes on April 28, the Denver Post reported. He served as mayor for Englewood from 1957 to 1960, according to Englewood records.

Scott starred in the 1950s Denver TV show “Sheriff Scotty” where he played the title role. The Post reported that Scott would drink a glass of milk on air, and the show's youthful audience would then join him.

Scott played many roles on Denver TV during his 45-year career, including as a producer, host, announcer, analyst, narrator and puppeteer for several stations.

He won a Telly Award for the work he did on the “There Was a Time” documentary. The Telly Awards honor excellence in video and television. Scott also founded KLAK-AM radio in Denver during the 1960s.

In 2005, Scott was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Colorado Hall of Fame, according to the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Heartland Chapter.

Other ventures from Scott's life included stints as an Arapahoe County commissioner and a Colorado state senator.

Scott is survived by his wife Agnes, his six children, his two stepchildren, his 15 grandchildren, his 15 great-grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

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