K9 Onyx Update!!

May 2017 was when this dream of Officer Justin Terney’s was started. Unfortunately Officer Terney was taken from us, but his memory lives on with Onyx. Investigator Strand and Canine Onyx are currently attending a four week canine handler school at Torchlight K9 in Tulsa. Investigator Strand is attending this class with other handlers from Duncan Police Department, Oklahoma, Cleburne County SheRead More…

Pott. Co. Deputy Carries Out Fallen Tecumseh Police Officer’s Plans

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 TerneyRead More…

Sheriff’s office gets new drug dog

A new deputy has joined the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office. And while he can’t carry a side pistol, he has his own weapons: sharp teeth and a keen sense of smell.  Judo, a German Shepherd police dog and his K-9 handler, Deputy Joe Leeds, are the newest additions to the sheriff’s office. The two have been partners for almost three years.  “If you see me, the dog’s not too far behiRead More…

Traffic stop drug bust nets thousands in cash

An overnight traffic stop for speeding and the instincts of a deputy resulted in the arrest of two people on drug-related complaints Thursday, along with the seizure of nearly $10,000 in cash. Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Capt. Travis Palmer said Deputy Chris Ayers stopped the driver of a 1997 Ford F-150 about 3 a.m. on Gordon Cooper Drive at U.S. 177.  During that stop, the driver’s actioRead More…