Lt. Miguel Gonzales

Police, deputies heralded for Fourth bravery

   An Oklahoma Highway Patrol supervisor says Clinton police and Custer County sheriff’s deputies should be praised for putting their bodies on the line during Friday night’s unscheduled Fourth of July activities in the Lincoln Addition.

   “It was just a near-riot situation down there,” said Lt. Steven Cornell. “Those Clinton police officers and Custer County deputies put their safety at risk by going down there and responding to calls, and getting those artillery rounds thrown at them. Those guys need a pat on the back for doing their jobs. They got hammered.”

   Cornell was there only a few minutes himself but within those few minutes “there were no less than four artillery rounds thrown at us,” he said. One hit on top of his car but did no damage.

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