In December of 2019, Fayetteville officer Stephen Carr was ambushed and executed sitting inside his patrol car. Officer Carr was parked at the police station waiting for his partner to return to the vehicle when this happened.
After that ambush Muskogee Chief Johnny Teehee began looking at what his department could do to add security for officers. After lots of research and working together with the city manager, Mike Miller, it was decided that fencing the back parking lot of the police department would provide the added security they were seeking. The department announced yesterday that the project is now complete and it has an added level of security for officers.