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Monday, July 2, 2018, 10:22 AM

Johnny Teehee

Johnny Teehee will become the Muskogee Police Department’s next chief, according to Officer Lincoln Anderson.

Teehee has been with the Muskogee Police Department for more than 30 years, has been the deputy chief to Chief Rex Eskridge for the last 15 years, and he is currently the deputy chief of the Investigations Division. Teehee will assume his new position upon Chief Eskridge’s retirement July 13.

“I am excited and looking forward to the challenges of being the chief of police,” Teehee said. “I want to continue to move the Muskogee Police Department forward and carry on the legacy that was created by Chief Eskridge to remain one of the top law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma.”

Teehee graduated Vian High School in 1982 before attending Northeastern State University to study criminal justice. He also graduated from the 201st FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. He has been a long time member of First Baptist Church of Muskogee for more than 30 years and has spent many years travelling the world on missions trips, and he has been a long time teacher in their youth department. Teehee is also a proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

“Deputy Chief Teehee has the experience, the community relationships and leadership skills needed to be an outstanding Chief of Police,” said Mike Miller, City Manager of Muskogee. “He has big shoes to fill, but I know he’s more than capable and will do great things in our community.”

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