Jimmy Ray "JR" Hutson, 73

Born May 5, 1946

Died February 16, 2020

John V. Allen Jr., 65

Born December 9, 1954

Died February 16, 2020

Deborah Moore, 61

Born December 10, 1958

Died February 15, 2020

Jessi Michelle Haworth , 15

Born September 3, 2004

Died February 15, 2020

Mary Lois VanBeber-Coffman, 94

Born September 2, 1925

Died February 15, 2020

Myrtle M "Punkie" Staton, 80

Born June 15, 1939

Died February 15, 2020


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Thursday, February 6, 2020, 9:56 AM

Michael Mahan, left, accepts his badge from Sheriff Terry Freeman

Muskogee County Sheriff Terry Freeman promoted Chief Deputy Michael Mahan to the office of Undersheriff for Muskogee County.

Mahan has served in law enforcement since 1991 as a Muskogee Police reserve officer, then police officer — during which he served as the public information officer, community relations officer and sergeant in the patrol division — and from 2018 to the present as chief deputy of the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office.

Mahan graduated in 1993 from Northeastern State University with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice.

He is a lifelong resident of Muskogee County, married to his wife, Karen, for 24 years with seven children.