Clifton J. Scott
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon this morning issued the statement below following the death of Missouri Department of Transportation motorist assist operator Clifton J. Scott, who was killed early today while working a vehicle accident in Independence:
"Public service is a high calling, and many Missouri public servants willingly put themselves in harm's way each day to protect us. Clifton Scott gave his life while working to safeguard others. Our prayers and condolences are with the family and friends of this dedicated public servant.
"I urge motorists to use extra caution when they approach and drive through work zones or the scene of an accident - for their own safety, and especially for that of the highway workers and law enforcement officers who are working there to protect us."