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Law officers turn out to support charged Del City police captain

Oklahoma law officers have been showing their support both in and outside of the courtroom for Del City police Capt. Randy Harrison, who is being tried on a manslaughter charge in Oklahoma County.
by Matt Dinger Modified: November 23, 2013 at 11:02 pm •  Published: November 24, 2013
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Oklahoma law officers have been showing their support both in and outside of the courtroom for Del City police Capt. Randy Harrison, who is being tried on a manslaughter charge.

Harrison, 48, went on trial last week in the Oklahoma County courthouse.

He is charged in the shooting death of Dane Scott Jr.

Scott, 18, died after being shot once in the back on March 14, 2012, after a police pursuit and scuffle in southeast Oklahoma City. He had been disarmed when he was killed.

Officers in and out of uniform have attended each day of the trial this week, showing solidarity for a fellow officer outside of their own departments.

Oklahoma City and Nicoma Park police uniforms have been worn in the courtroom.

An Ellis County sheriff's deputy and Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper also have attended proceedings in uniform.

Logan County Sheriff Jim Bauman and two of his deputies were in the audience during prosecution witness testimony Friday morning.

Bauman has known Harrison for 20 years, he said.

“I'm here for him, but I'd be here for any law officer that's in this position,” Bauman said.

“We're here to just support and see the system work. Everything else is for the lawyers to figure out,” he said.

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by Matt Dinger
Court Reporter
Matt Dinger was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He has worked in OPUBCO's News and Information Center since 2006, and has been assigned to the breaking news desk since its formation in fall 2008. He specializes in crime and police reporting.
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