DEATHS

Kathryn Joyce Cookson, 82

Born December 24, 1937

Died May 22, 2020

Terry Lee Shipman, 65

Born June 2, 1954

Died May 19, 2020

Shirley Ann Jackson, 79

Born July 19, 1940

Died May 18, 2020

Robert Lloyd Cox, 47

Born June 23, 1972

Died May 17, 2020

Leon Gilyard, 77

Born February 8, 1943

Died May 16, 2020

Earnest L. Edwards, Sr., 81

Born February 8, 1939

Died May 16, 2020

Rhunella Lillian Bailey, 83

Born August 9, 1936

Died May 16, 2020

Reverend Dr. Ray K. Gaines, 81

Born July 29, 1938

Died May 12, 2020

Hoy Gene Parson, 78

Born October 15, 1941

Died May 11, 2020

Louise Ward, 91

Born August 25, 1928

Died May 11, 2020

Anna Belle Perry, 82

Born August 16, 1937

Died May 11, 2020

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 8:30 AM

The Muskogee Police Department today released the names of six officers involved in the shooting death of homicide suspect Demontre Bruner, 19, on May 4.

Lieutenant Chris Dean, Officer Shane Leach fired their weapons in the incident and are on paid leave as the incident is investigated.

Officers Taylor Hignite, Kevin Gilbreth and Tyler Griffith and Bob Lynch were involved at the incident but did not fire their weapons. They will be back at work next week.

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