The Luther Public Works Authority made quick work of one item on their Special Meeting agenda Thursday.
They approved financing to take loans to buy three new public safety vehicles – two patrol cars for the police department and a command vehicle for the volunteer fire department.
The item was moved by Andy McDaniels and seconded by Carolyn Lawson, both voted for it, along with Mayor Cecilia Taft. Trustee Ron Henry voted no and Trustee Birlene Langley was absent.
Meantime, Luther Police was assisting out on the turnpike with a potentially deadly accident involving a Highway Patrol vehicle owned by the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. The patrol vehicle was hit by another vehicle that hit another vehicle. Traffic at rush hour was backed up for several miles, (causing some of us to miss the LPWA meeting!) but the scene was cleared fairly quickly. LPD was quick to the scene to help with traffic control.
LPD’s assistance today provided a good example of how agencies work together in our part of the world when it comes to emergencies and public safety.