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    The Scott Rakow Youth Center is named after Officer Scott Rakow, a former Recreation employee, who later became a dedicated Miami Beach Police Officer. Scott was killed in the line of duty. In his memory, the Miami Beach Youth Center was renamed the Scott Rakow Youth Center in 1988.

    Scott grew up on Miami Beach and graduated from Miami Beach High School in 1977 and from the University of Florida in 1982. He loved sports and was an exceptional athlete. As a youth, he participated in Miami Beach Parks and Recreation programs and activities. Scott loved life and his most endearing quality was his humor. His ability to make people laugh was a true gift.

    Scott died on Thursday, June 30, 1988. He is survived by his wife Toni and daughter Erica.

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