Bobby (Bob) Wilks, 84

Born September 20, 1937

Died August 17, 2022

Richard Glen Byrd, 60

Born September 1, 1961

Died August 16, 2022

Larance S. Hill, 67

Born October 20, 1954

Died August 15, 2022

Joan Ann (Benge) Gladd, 87

Born December 28, 1934

Died August 14, 2022

Linda McDonald, 79

Born July 20, 1943

Died August 14, 2022


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Monday, August 1, 2022, 8:42 AM

A correctional officer at the Davis Correctional Facility in Holdenville has died from an injury sustained after an attack by an inmate yesterday.

As a group of inmates were being returned to their housing area from recreation, the assailant attacked the officer. Lifesaving efforts administered to the officer by facility medical staff were unsuccessful.

The identity of the officer is not being released, pending notification of the officer’s family. Officials with local law enforcement and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections were notified and are investigating the incident. The assailant has been identified and isolated. Additional details are pending the outcome of investigative efforts.