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The town, notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, general, special or local, shall, upon the adoption of §§ 35.01 to 35.03, inclusive, pay on behalf of any duly appointed policeman of the town all sums which the duly appointed policeman shall become obligated to pay by reason of the liability imposed upon the duly appointed policeman by law for damages to person or property, provided the duly appointed policeman, at the time of the occurrence, accident, injury or damage complained of, was acting in the performance of his duties and within the scope of his employment in the discharge of a duty imposed by law upon the duly appointed policeman of the town, and provided the occurrence, accident, injury or damage was not the result of any willful or wanton act of the duly appointed policeman in the discharge of his duty.
('66 Code, § 50-1)
See Charter, Ch. X