Scott P. Piva

Scott P. Piva

April 8th, 1969 - March 15th, 2005

Scott passed away at the age of 35 from a heart attack, at his home in Amboy Washington. Scott served 11 years in the Army, including time with Alpha Company, 317th Engineer Battalion and deployed to Operation Desert Storm with the unit. After leaving the service, Scott became a Washington State Trooper until his death.



A funeral service for Washington State Patrol Trooper Scott Piva will be Monday at Summit View Church, 7701 N.E. 182nd Ave., in the Proebstel area east of Orchards.

The service, open to the public, will begin at 1 p.m., said an employee of Vancouver Funeral Chapel, which is handling arrangements.

WSP Trooper Garvin March said he expects a large service, although the procession likely will not be as extensive as those traditionally done when an officer dies in the line of duty.

Both the Vancouver Fire Department and Piva's National Guard unit have offered the services of their honor guards.

The Columbian 
April 29, 2005; Page c3 
Section: Clark County/region 

Washington State Patrol Trooper Scott Piva, whose body was found in his Amboy home March 15, died of a heart attack, officials said.

Piva, 35, was not breathing when he was found, and an autopsy did not reveal the cause of death, officials said. On Thursday, after results of toxicology tests were returned, the county medical examiner determined that Piva suffered from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, commonly known as hardening of the arteries, and died of natural causes.

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Lance Williams Lance Williams from New Orleans wrote on January 28, 2020 at 8:32 pm
Scott was a great friend. We probably spent more time out on the streets of Sachs and Frankfurt than we did at Camp Eshborn. Lots of awesome memories.
Jay Purnell Jay Purnell from La mesa wrote on August 28, 2018 at 1:27 am
Scott was my roommate when I first arrived in Germany. True friend and because of him I met my wife through his girlfriend. We spent many weekends drunk and having a great time. Piva used to wake us up in the morning with AC/DC "Hells Bell". Rest in peace brother.
Gary Gary from Vancouver wrote on February 25, 2018 at 9:06 pm
I just wanted to say officer Piva was a very nice and respectful person! I also wanted to say sorry for your loss to your family!