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Crane lifted in honor of fallen WT police officer

The Canyon Fire Department placed a crane near the WTAMU police department in honor of fallen West Texas A&M University Police Officer Cpl. Monty D. Platt. (ABC 7 Amarillo-Tiffany Lester)

The Canyon Fire Department placed a flag flying high above a lit crane in honor of West Texas A&M University Police Officer Cpl. Monty D. Platt Thursday afternoon.

Platt died Tuesday night at the University Medical Center in Lubbock.

UPD said Platt was bitten by a feral cat while on duty and responding to a call on campus.

On Thursday, August 3, he was not feeling well and was taken to an urgent care center with a severe reaction to medication prescribed to prevent infections from the bite.

He was admitted to ICU that night.

The next morning, Platt was taken to the burn unit at UMC in Lubbock because, according to UPD, the injuries he suffered from the medication were "so severe."

UPD said the Canyon Fire Department placed the crane on campus to show their support for the department.

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