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RDC Friday Morning Shout Out: The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol

The OCSO Mounted Patrol assisting the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation in the search for a missing young lady.

Note:  This post was authored by RDC friend, Sam Chesnut ~ One of our very special OCSO Mounted Patrol MembersI added the “Shout Out” language to the title of this post.  They’re certainly deserving of some kudos from our group today.  Thanks, OCSO-MP, for all you do.~ RDC Editor

Have you ever heard the phrases, “Back to the future,” or “That’s so old it’s new?”  Well that very approach applies to one of the newest/old forms of law enforcement in operation today.  It is the use of horses in patrol and special services provided for modern day law enforcement.  The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office is one of the very few organized, operational mounted patrol units in existence in Oklahoma.  The OCSO Mounted Patrol is a progressive concept supported and expanded by Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel.  Sheriff Whetsel has utilized the Mounted Patrol in general and specialized patrol, agency assists, field searches, and crowd control.  The usefulness of the Equine Mounted Patrol in law enforcement is only limited by your imagination, and the particular situation at hand.

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Silent Sundays: 9/19/10

Innocent three year-old gives those behind him in the stands a chuckle before the OSU-Tulsa game begins Saturday night -Photo by Kelly Roberts, Red Dirt Chronicles.
Young OU fan shows the world his sibling position, his favorite football team and his patriotism all on one sign. (Photo retrieved from the Daily Oklahoman website - click photo to visit entire photo gallery).
One half mile from her driveway on 9-15-10, Red Dirt Kelly noticed the sunset in her rearview mirror coming home from work. Pulling over to the side of the road, she stopped and thanked the Big Sky for the 7:30 p.m. gift. - Photo by K. Roberts, Red Dirt Chronicles
Make sure and catch the State Fair before it closes. The remainder of the Silent Sunday photos were shot by Rylee Roberts in September, 2009 at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds.
Photo by Rylee Roberts
Photo by Rylee Roberts
Photo by Rylee Roberts
9/18/10: Longhorn steers take a leisurely stroll along Independence Saturday during the annual Cherokee Strip Celebration parade in downtown Enid. (Staff Photo by BONNIE VCULEK) Click photo to visit the Enid news site.