The city of Copperas Cove is mourning the loss of James Malone, one of its employees in the Wastewater Department, the city said Friday afternoon.

The 62-year-old Malone died Wednesday. The city could not confirm his cause of death.

Malone had been with the city for 35 years after being hired in June of 1986. He had worked his way up in the city, most recently serving as the chief plant operator of the Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Arrangements are entrusted to Viss Family Funeral Home in Copperas Cove.

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