Widow of officer who died after charity boxing match speaks

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Widow speaks about her husband and their young son
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Officer Barry Scott died after participating in a charity boxing match and his widow spoke out for the first time about her husband Thursday.

She has no negative feelings about the boxing match.

Amber Scott told us she met her future husband right before he went away to boot camp.

"He liked to play jokes, kissed and ran away," Amber says.

The joke worked: Amber and Barry married when they were just 18 and 19 years old.

Barry spent half of their marriage deployed in Iraq.

When he came home, Barry started training to become a police officer and the couple decided to start a family.

Their son Kyler was born just six weeks ago.

"He didn't know what to do- amber help me, but once or twice he got it right away," she says.

Amber says Barry had also just started learning how to box and he jumped at the chance to participate in the Guns and Hoses charity match.

Amber didn't speak about the deadly match, but says she has talked to the fire-fighter who was in the ring with her husband.

"He feels badbetter now."

As for how she's doing, Amber says she's just trying to keep busy and remember the good times.

"Just laying in bed together, waking up with the child in between us."

She says that's what she'll miss the most.

Officer Scott's memorial will be held on Saturday.