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.
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/
We need your help: Missing a pig?
Deputy Travis Dinwiddie responded to the area of Hwy 9 and Stevens Road yesterday on an animal complaint. When he arrived he discovered a pig at large and it has now been impounded.
It is described as: Black and white spotted female pig approximately 250 to 300 pounds.
If you know who the owner is please contact Deputy Dinwiddie (405) 273-1727, email email@example.com or PM us on Facebook.
Skeletal Remains Found at River in Wanette
The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office and Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are investigating after fisherman found a human jawbone along the South Canadian River south of Wanette.
Undersheriff Travis Palmer said the civilian found the remains near the Byars bridge and initially went to the Garvin County Sheriff’s Office.
Further inquiry revealed that the bone was found on the north side of the river, which put it in the jurisdiction of Pottawatomie County, Palmer said.
The remains, which include the jawbone with about eight teeth, has been confirmed to be human, he said, but there’s no certainty that any foul play is involved in the discovery.
The medical examiner should be able to get DNA from the teeth, Palmer said, and possibly compare that to databases involving missing persons.
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Pott. Co. Deputy Carries Out Fallen Tecumseh Police Officer’s PlansPosted: Jul 31, 2017 9:29PM CDT
Christy Lewis, News 9
Shortly before 22-year-old Tecumseh police officer Justin Terney died in the line of duty, he had gotten a puppy named Onyx and they had big plans.
“He was on night shift and I was on night shift,” said Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputy Jared Strand.
Strand said Terney told him he wanted to be a K9 handler with Onyx.
“He talked about it a couple of times whenever we were just hanging out around dispatch or on a call,” Strand said.
So when Onyx lost his owner and needed a new place to go, Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth said he felt a great obligation to provide that.
“His real home is at Tecumseh, but we just have custody of him and taking care of him. But he’s for all law enforcement here in Pottawatomie County,” the sheriff said.
Strand is now Onyx’s handler. The dog is 8 months old.
“It’s a huge honor and that’s why I’m working so hard to make sure that everything works out,” he explained.
Strand runs drills with the dog and takes him to monthly training sessions in Shawnee, hoping to help Onyx achieve his life’s mission.
“I want Onyx to be the best K9 in the state, if not the nation,” he told News 9. “Because that’s what Justin was. He was a great officer and for him to carry that legacy on would be just great.”
Onyx is currently in testing to see which path he’ll take as a working dog. He could go out on patrol in as early as four to five months.
Booth thanked the Bricktown Brewery, 4-Way Automatic Transmission, Lexington police, Stratford police and Shawnee police for their help in making the K9 program possible.
The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance in locating witnesses or motorist who were affected by the pursuit on Monday July 24th, 2017 at approximately 1:30 PM. During the event deputies witnessed the suspect driving erratic in excess of 100 mph and in the oncoming lane of traffic running citizens vehicles off of the roadway. The pursuit began in Tecumseh and traveled southbound along numerous roads ending just south of Asher. When the suspects drove through Asher they ran the stop sign at HWY 39, traveling southbound in the north bound lane on Hwy 177, at a high rate of speed not slowing down and nearly hit a passenger car. If you know of someone or you were one of those motorist / witness to the pursuit, especially the driver in the intersection who was almost hit in Asher, please contact Captain Chad Pope at 405-275-2526.
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Tecumseh Police Department along with the Pottawatomie County Sheriffs Office are in pursuit of a stolen vehicle from Ardmore. The vehicle is traveling at a high rate of speed now southbound from Highway 59 on Highway 177 on rims. Please use extreme caution and avoid the roadway at this time.
Update: 7/24/17 2:00 p.m. Hwy 177 and Cooke Drive inside Pontotoc County. 5 are in custody and one on foot in the woods. One on foot described as White male, Red Hair, Black pants.
Update: 7/24/17 2:05 p.m. all suspects are now in custody.