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Richland Officer Hit Directing Traffic

RICHLAND, Wash. - A Richland police officer is hit directing traffic at a State Route 240 detour.

Thursday around 5 o'clock Officer Kevin Barton was directing drivers at the intersection of Wellsian Way and Aaron Drive. Barton signaled a driver to stop. He did, but when Barton turned his back, the driver knocked Barton to the ground with his front bumper.

The officer was not seriously injured.

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