‘He was always the first to raise his hand to volunteer:’ Pct. 1 Constable Ben Scroggin Dead at Age 84
Outgoing Pct. 1 Constable Ben Scroggin, who served Comal County for over 22 years, died today at the age of 84.
Pct. 1 Constable-elect Charlie Motz said he was notified of Scroggin’s “end of watch” at 5 a.m. He was surrounded by family when he passed. Funeral arrangements are pending.
“He was always the first to raise his hand to volunteer,” Motz said in a statement released by Comal County. “You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who interacted with Ben to have an unfavorable impression. Rest easy, my friend. We have the watch from here.”
Scroggin’s motto was “Duty, Honor, Country. 24/7, 365 days a year.” His business card included the words “I’m Your Constable 24/7.”
“The legacy he leaves behind is filled with a commitment to his community, a reputation for taking the ticket rather than the lecture,” the county said in its statement.
Scroggin took office as Pct. 4 constable in 2001 and served through January 2005. Due to redistricting, he ran for reelection in Pct. 1, where he worked from 2005 through 2020.
He began his career with Comal County as a civilian spotter working with the Comal County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) River Team in 1998.
From September 2000 through January 2001 he served as a conditional reserve deputy with CCSO.
County Public Information Officer Cary Zayas said Scroggin graduated from the San Antonio College Law Enforcement Academy at the age of 64 after retiring from Stanley Smith Security.
Scroggin also served as a officer in the U.S. Army, where he received a Purple Heart, Medal of Valor and many other accommodations.