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Del City Officer Convicted Of Manslaughter Sentenced To 4 Years

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Former Del City Police Capt. Randy Trent Harrison was convicted by an Oklahoma County jury of the March 14, 2012, shooting death of Dane Scott Jr. Former Del City Police Capt. Randy Trent Harrison was convicted by an Oklahoma County jury of the March 14, 2012, shooting death of Dane Scott Jr.
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A convicted police captain will spend the next four years behind bars.

Oklahoma County Judge Donald Deason upheld the jury's recommendation and sentenced former Del City Police Captain Randy Harrison to prison for manslaughter in the killing of Dane Scott Jr., in March 2012.

"He did what he was trained to do. Dane Scott was a violent felon and endangered numerous lives," said Kenny Harrison after watching his brother hauled off to jail.

He also believes his brother's punishment is too harsh.

"He could have got probation. He's not a danger to the public."

Harrison's defense attorney asked Judge Deason to consider a suspended sentence because he spent his life serving the public as a veteran officer.

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater argued it was a disservice and was pleased with the outcome of the hearing.

"When people say ‘Hey you convicted a cop. How do you feel?' Well, he's not a cop to me. That guy is not a cop. He is so different from the rest of them out there," Prater said.

Prater said Harrison crossed the line and killed Scott because he had a personal vendetta.

"The DA got up there and depicted him as just as cold blooded as ever," Kenny Harrison said.

Kenny says his brother is actually a Christian man, with two sons who will miss him while he is away. 

In the victim's impact statements made to the court, Scott's family said they are missing someone too. The parents explained to the judge that their son's absence will be forever and asked the judge to lock up his killer

"Both parents said that two families lost that day. Two families lost during this trial. They acknowledge Harrison's family lost as well and I think that's very telling of what Dane's mother and father are all about," Prater said

The parents said they hope Harrison's sentence will serve as a deterrent for law enforcement officers to take a life again.

Harrison's brother believes more officers will end up just like Randy.

"Just have to live with it and deal with it."

11/27/2013 Related Story: Some Fear Randy Harrison Verdict May Affect Officers' Decisions

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