By Ray Stern
Phoenix Police Officer Barry Scott, [pictured], who was collapsed after competing in a charity boxing match at the Fort McDowell Casino on Friday, died Tuesday.
Scott had been in critical condition since his amateur fight with a local firefighter. As New Times reported today, one spectator says the fight should have been stopped sooner by the referee.
Sgt. Andy Hill, spokesman for Phoenix police, put out the following press release at 5:30 pm:
Phoenix Police Officer Barry Scott passed away late this afternoon with his family, friends, and fellow officers gathered together at the hospital.
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Barry will be greatly missed by all. His family thanks the media and community for your thoughts and prayers.