DEATHS

Barbara Ann Sommers, 79

Born June 23, 1939

Died March 25, 2019

Dorothy June Dunlap, 92

Born July 4, 1926

Died March 22, 2019

Carl Lee Cruce, 76

Born June 22, 1942

Died March 21, 2019

Mary Ann Kinion , 54

Born February 27, 1965

Died March 21, 2019

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THINGS TO DO

Monday, March 25

Microsoft Excel 2 - An Intermediate Course
MIN 4523: American Indian Ministry Internship 2019

Tuesday, March 26

Amnesty Day (Muskogee)
Tahlequah Outreach - Knowing Your Role in the Closing Process
LiveLoveCycle Indoor Training
Muskogee City & County Warrant Amnesty Days
Serger University

Wednesday, March 27

Amnesty Day (Muskogee)
Dinner Church
Serger University
Muskogee City & County Warrant Amnesty Days
Microsoft Excel 2 - An Intermediate Course
Doers of the Word Children's Program
Bacone American Indian Studies emphasis in Tribal Leadership
Sign Language classes

Sunday, February 17, 2019, 9:12 AM

A statewide story originally reported by the Daily Oklahoman and repeated by newspapers across the state — including the Muskogee Phoenix — erroneously reported that the Oklahoma Highway Patrol chief had been indicted on charges of extortion. The officer indicted was a captain with the patrol, not the chief.

The Associated Press, which distributed the story to news outlets, quickly corrected its error, but the Muskogee Phoenix printed the uncorrected version anyway.

The highway patrol released the following statement:

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety and Oklahoma Highway Patrol are thankful for the hard work of the citizens serving on the multi-county grand jury that handed down the felony indictment for blackmail against Troy German yesterday evening. The indictment of Mr. German is the culmination of a thorough internal investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol into not only the blackmail allegation by Commissioner Rusty Rhoades, but also a rigorous and comprehensive inquiry into all statements and evidence provided by Mr. German regarding alleged improprieties in the promotional process within the agency. OHP cooperated fully with Attorney General Mike Hunter and his staff in their independent review of the internal investigation, and fully supported the decision to escalate the matter to the grand jury. Ultimately, the process resulted in the sole indictment for Mr. German. Commissioner Rhoades, Colonel Michael S. Harrell, and Captain Brian Orr are not facing criminal prosecution or administrative action.

The conduct of Mr. German and the actions of other members of the Patrol who condoned or colluded with him are wholly inconsistent with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s core values of honesty, loyalty, integrity, respect, self-discipline and professionalism. The Patrol holds all employees, whether sworn law enforcement or professional staff, to the highest personal and professional standards, and can assure the public that all those who have violated our standards of conduct will be held accountable without delay.

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