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August 22, 2017


The Search for a Chief

The Town of Luther is looking for a new police chief, and the Board of Trustees is having a meeting on Tuesday night to name an interim police chief. This all follows the resignation of Marcus Thurman who held the position of Luther Police Chief for eleven years. He resigned last Thursday, just hours before

RESIGNED: Police Chief Thurman

“I’ve been in law enforcement for 23 years and have been with the Town of Luther for seven years. I want the Town to know I’m here for the Town of Luther and safety of the people. I will always have an open door for the citizens of Luther to come to me with their concerns.

Along with my fellow officers in town, we will work together to get through this as a team while I’m in the position as acting chief,” Deputy Chief Mike Class told The Luther Register.

Police Chief’s Job on Meeting Agenda

There’s no getting any comment from the Town Board, or from the Luther Police Department, but a surprise Special Meeting was posted Tuesday afternoon. The employment of the police chief and the patrol division chief is on the agenda. There’s no comment from the powers that be because the action involves “personnel” matters. But speculation?

Death of baby investigated

The heart-wrenching wailing of family members echoed outside the yellow tape perimeter at Apple Creek Learning Center in Luther Friday night. That tape kept them away from the investigation of where a four-month baby girl was discovered dead just after 5pm in a vehicle in the parking lot at the beloved daycare. It appears to

The Sheriff Comes to Luther

Acting Oklahoma County Sheriff PD Taylor continues his tour of unincorporated areas of the county to talk about “recent budget decisions out of his control.” Those decisions, he says, could jeopardize patrols in rural areas of the county, including Luther. He will host a public meeting on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the Luther Community

Sheriff budget issue could cost Luther

“If the OCSO is forced to reduce its patrol, our department stands ready to assist them. It will be a tough job but our department is up for the challenge. We can do our part to help out in this time of need. Taking call or helping with their extra patrol anyway we can,” said Thurman.

Luther Police Presents at Senior Luncheon

The weekly senior citizen’s luncheon at the Luther Community Center next Tuesday will feature a program from the Luther Police Department and Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office on safety and crime prevention. Luther Police Chief Marcus Thurman presents at each first Tuesday of the month as part of the SALT (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Council. LPD

A Pay Raise for the Chief

UPDATED TO REFLECT NEW REIMBURSEMENT AMOUNT The Luther Town Board Tuesday night gave Police Chief Marcus Thurman a raise effective immediately, promised him overtime for work this month, and allowed him to use vacation days to pay the Town back over a mistake last year in which he was given a raise without board approval.