Bass Reeves was born in Texas but later lived and died in Muskogee. He’s one of the most little-known heroes of the 19th century: an escaped slave who became a deputy marshal and arrested more than 3,000 felons, eventually retiring as a Muskogee Police Department officer in 1909.
The security guard who shot and paralyzed a 21-year-old man earlier this year had marijuana in his truck at the time of the shooting, police records provided to The Frontier show.
Ricky Leroy Stone shot at Monroe Bird III three times on Feb. 4, when Bird drove away from a confrontation at a south Tulsa apartment complex.
Major Tom Huckeby once likened the Tulsa County Sheriffâ€™s Office to a â€œparamilitaryâ€ operation, imbued with strong discipline and order.
But in court records and internal reports, others painted a far different picture: one where supervisors in the Tulsa Jail labeled black employees â€œNâ€ in personnel files, Huckeby and others allegedly had â€œrampant sexâ€ with co-workers and black inmates were assaulted for sport.
Meanwhile, supervisors at all levels in the Sheriffâ€™s Office said they feared Huckeby — then a captain who appeared to enjoy the favor of Sheriff Stanley Glanz.