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Officer Russell C. Scott | Wichita Falls Police Department, Texas Wichita Falls Police Department, Texas

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Russell C. Scott

Wichita Falls Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, November 28, 1958

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 11 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 11/27/1958

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Officer Scott was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic at the scene of accident at the intersection of Hampstead Street and Milby Street. Another car entered the intersection and struck a disabled truck at a high rate of speed. The truck was pushed into Officer Scott, knocking him 54-feet. Officer Scott was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following day. The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $25.

Officer Scott had been with the agency for only 11 months. He was survived by his wife.

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Robin Collins
daughter of Lt. W.T. Collins, WFPD
November 28, 2014

 

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