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As previously posted based on several sources, WFAA8 is planning to hire a police officer -- or perhaps officers -- to anchor the Dallas-based station’s early morning traffic segments.

It turns out this wouldn’t be a first -- not even in Texas. San Antonio’s KSAT-TV, the market’s ABC affiliate, already is in uniform and promoting “Real Officers. Real Experience” on the part of its Good Morning San Antonio traffic beat cops -- Marcus Trujillo and Robert Dart.

WFAA8 recently dropped Shane Allen as its Daybreak roads scholar. He noted in his farewell Facebook message that the station has chosen to go in a “different direction.” Weekend traffic reporter Marlene Hilton has filled in during this week’s Monday through Friday Daybreak programs.

WFAA8 news director Carolyn Mungo so far has declined to comment.

In the meantime, here’s a look at KSAT’s promo for its uniformed traffic watchers.