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Governor’s Burn Ban extended and expanded to cover 52 counties

Governor’s Burn Ban extended and expanded to cover 52 counties. Ban will expire at midnight on March 2, 2018. Red counties are Governor’s Burn Ban; Yellow are County Commissioner issued burn bans. Visit www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-info to read resolutions for each county and to see guidelines for the Governor’s ban.

Effective February 15, 2018 by order of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, all outdoor burning, combustible materials and ignition sources are banned in the following Counties: Alfalfa, Beaver, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cimarron, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Creek, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Grant, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Jackson, Jefferson, Kay, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Lincoln, Logan, Love, Major, McClain, Murray, Noble, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Roger Mills, Seminole, Stephens, Texas, Tillman, Tulsa, Washington, Washita, Woods and Woodward. Extreme fire conditions exist in these counties due to extraordinary drought. All conditions and exemptions are outlined by Oklahoma Forestry Services, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, on its website: http://www.forestry.ok.gov

Failure to observe this ban may result in criminal prosecution under O.S. Title 2 Article 16 § 26, punishable by a fine not to exceed $1000, imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.

Pottawatomie County: Burn Ban in Effect for the Next 14 Days

Red: Governors Burn Ban, Yellow: County Commissioners Burn Burn

The Pottawatomie County Board of Commissioners voted today 2/5/2018 to place Pottawatomie County under a burn ban for the next 14 days to be reevaluated at that time.  There is no outside burning permitted under this ban. To view the Commissioner enacted burn ban resolution please visit: Click Here!

For updated information concerning issued burn bans in the State of Oklahoma please visit the Oklahoma Department of Forestry http://www.forestry.ok.gov/burn-ban-info

Found Safe: Missing Person Stella Rayburn

Search for Missing Person: Stella Rayburn


Update: Stella Rayburn has been located and is safe as of 9/15/2017 at 10:51 a.m.



Deputies continue searching for Stella Rayburn who was reported missing late last night 9/14/2017.  

Sheriff Michael Booth released the following information concerning Rayburn:

Description: Stella Rayburn. Dob- 3/13/1963. 5 ft 2, 110 lbs, reddish brown hair and green eyes wearing black pants, blue spaghetti strap type under shirt with a white lacy outer shirt. Unknown shoes. Walks with a limp on her right side.

Area of focus is Latimer Road (Skagg City Road) and Hwy 59 near St. Louis, Oklahoma. Deputies will remain in the area to continue search efforts.  The Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by several local and tribe law enforcement agencies and fire departments.

If you have information concerning Rayburn’s whereabouts please call 911 or (405) 273-1727.

Orange Barrel Alert!


Orange Barrel Alert

Drivers can expect the following lane closures on US-177/US-270 in Shawnee for surface repair:
Southbound US-177/US-270 will be narrowed to one lane at US-270 Business (Kickapoo Spur) from 8 a.m. Monday to 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Southbound US-177/US-270 will be narrowed to one lane at Acme Rd., about two miles south of I-40, from 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Thursday.

2017 Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association Banquet & Awards


Group Photo of the 2017 Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association Banquet & Awards.  Our office received several awards this year, it’s a prime example of the dedication the men and women have while serving the citizens of Pottawatomie County.

Bottom left to right: Sheriff Michael D. Booth, Deputy Shaun Copelin, Lt. Jimmy Brewer, Dispatcher Lisa Williams, Deputy Steven Sample, Undersheriff Travis Palmer, Lt. Bob Stewart.

Middle left to right: Deputy Marcus May, Sgt. Brad Setzer, Captain Chad Pope.

Back left to right: Deputy James Caskey, Deputy Robin Opela, Deputy Danny Columbus, Lt. Ken VanDuser, Lt. Travis Sullivan and Deputy Jared Strand.

The annual Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association Banquet was held yesterday 8/11/2017. For more information about the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association please visit https://www.oklahomasheriffs.org/

Congratulations everyone!