WFPD remember fallen officer 60 years after death

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Wichita Falls police remember a fallen officer, who died 60 years ago Wednesday.

On Nov. 27, 1958, Officer Russell Scott was directing traffic after a crash at Hampstead and Milby.

A car entered the intersection at a high rate of speed and hit a truck which then hit Scott knocking him back 54-feet. Scott died on this day, Nov. 28.

The driver of the car that hit the truck was sentenced to 30-days in jail and was fined $25.

Scott had been with the department for only 11 months.

He was survived by his wife.

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