Sheriff Scott 2017 Memorial Weekend Guest Speaker in DeKalb County


DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott will be the Veterans 2017 Memorial Weekend guest speaker at several locations in DeKalb County. See more below about Sheriff Scott.

Northern Illinois Veterans Memorial in Kirkland

On Sunday, May 28th he will speak at the Kirkland Northern Illinois Veterans Memorial at 1:00pm and speak at the Joiner Cemetery west of Sycamore on West Old State Road at 3:00pm.

On Memorial Day, Monday May 29th Sheriff Scott will attend the Mayor’s Memorial Day Breakfast at the DeKalb Elks Lodge 765, 209 S. Annie Glidden Road at 6:45am. This is the 26th continuous breakfast to be held on Memorial Day. The Mayors’ Memorial Day Breakfast is $10.00 RSVP prepaid or $15.00 at the door. To RSVP prepay, contact Frank Beierlotzer, or 815-758-5788.

Following the breakfast at 8:15am there will be a motorcycle/motorcade to escort him from the DeKalb Elks Lodge 765 to the DeKalb Memorial Park Service at 8:30am, to the DeKalb Memorial Day Parade at 9:00am, to the Malta United Methodist Church Memorial Day Service at 10:00am, to the short Malta Parade at 10:40am, to the wreath laying in Malta at 10:45am, to the Genoa Memorial Day Parade at 11:30am, to the Genoa Memorial Day Service at noon and to the Genoa Veterans Home $4.00 buffet at 1:00pm.

DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott

Sheriff Roger Scott

Sheriff Roger Scott was born and raised predominately in DeKalb County. He and his wife Marcia live in DeKalb are Christians and members of Waterman Bible Church. They have been foster parents since 1989, fostering approximately 35 children, adopting seven, and raising three of their own biological children.

Sheriff Scott served with the United States Air Force from 1965- 1969, receiving an honorable discharge with rank of Sergeant, after which he joined the Sheriff’s Office. He began his career as a radio operator/jailor and through the next 17 years served in a variety of positions and ranks. In 1985 he was privileged to be appointed as Sheriff of DeKalb County, and honored to be elected DeKalb County Sheriff in 1986. Sheriff Scott works along with the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office to provide the full range of law enforcement for the citizens of DeKalb County.

Along the Way

  • 1965-1969 United States Air Force
  • 1979 Graduated Aurora College with Bachelors in Criminal Justice
  • 1986 Elected to first term as County Sheriff
  • 1999 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Training
  • 2005-2006 President of the Illinois Sheriff’s Assoc.
  • 2010 National Sheriff’s Association Presidential Award for distinguished service
  • 2014 Recognized by the County Board for 45 years of service

Favorite Quote, “ It’s An Honor to Serve” Jeremiah Denton 1973