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Fallen WTAMU officer recognized by A&M System Regents

On Thursday, A&M System Regents recognized Cpl. Monty Platt, a West Texas A&M officer who died from injuries sustained in the line of duty in 2017. (Photo Courtesy: Texas A&M - San Antonio Police Department)

On Thursday, A&M System Regents recognized Cpl. Monty Platt, a West Texas A&M officer who died from injuries sustained in the line of duty in 2017.

Cpl. Platt's wife, Rose Ann Platt and son, Thomas Platt were on hand to accept the recognition as well as West Texas A&M University Police Chief Shawn Burns. Several other chief's throughout the A&M System also attended.

Platt was bitten by a feral cat while on duty and responding to a call on campus in 2017.

On Thursday, Aug. 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 the injuries he suffered from the medication were so severe, according to the University Police Department.

The Texas A&M San Antonio Police Department said on Thursday, "Cpl. Platt was great man of integrity, a leader, a mentor, and friend to the members of the Department, West Texas A&M University, and the community as a whole. He will truly be missed."

Platt had served with the University Police Department since 1996.

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