Funeral services Wednesday for Nelsonville officer killed in crash


The funeral will be on Wednesday for Scott Dawley, a Nelsonville police officer who was killed last week in a crash involving three vehicles as he and other officers responded to a report of gunfire in the Athens County community .

Services for Dawley, 43, will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Nelsonville-York High School, 2 Buckeye Drive, Nelsonville, with Pastor Michael Thomas as officiant. After the service, a funeral procession will leave the high school and take Route 78 right onto Canal Street, right onto Madison Street, Madison becomes Route 278 North and right onto Route 278 on Hawk Street in Carbon Hill, Hocking County , for Carbon Hill Cemetery, where funeral services will be held.

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Nelsonville is closing all city offices on Wednesday to honor Dawley and allow city employees to attend his funeral.

Dawley, a seven-year veteran of the Nelsonville Police Department, died last Tuesday in the emergency room at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital in Athens, where he was transported after an accident involving his police car and two other vehicles on East Canal Street near the Hocking Street intersection.

The crash happened as Dawley and other police were dispatched around 2:30 p.m. on August 3 to report gunfire from the east side of Nelsonville, located about 60 miles southeast of Columbus.

Dawley, a resident of Carbon Hill, an unincorporated community in Ward Township of Hocking County, is survived by his wife Marissa A. Vegeto Dawley and seven children.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the Constable Scott Dawley Memorial Fund at the Nelsonville Home and Savings Bank, 9 W. Washington St., Nelsonville, OH 45764.

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