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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Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 6:54 AM

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol began valuable training this week as a first step toward complying with Governor Kevin Stitt’s Executive Order, Mission: Secure Oklahoma Schools. The order directs all State Troopers to complete active shooter emergency response training by January 1, 2023.

All troopers have already received some form of this training, but this latest effort is designed to enhance that training and equip dozens of troopers as designated trainers. These trooper trainers will then take the training back to their respective parts of the state and train other troopers and law enforcement agencies.

OHP is utilizingAcademy of Counter-Terrorist Education for this training. The National Center for Biomedical Research and Training provides high-quality training to emergency responders throughout the United States. Their course, “Law Enforcement Active Shooter Response,” is designed to enhance the response capabilities of law enforcement. All LSU/NCBRT/ACE courses are certified by the Department of Homeland Security.