Choctaw Nation Law Enforcement Honored Photo by Krislan Turner/Choctaw Nation

Among recipients attending the ceremony Jan. 25 honoring Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma law enforcement officers for their efforts in 2022 are, from left, Patrolman Roy Hummel, Sgt. Doug Rinehart, Sgt. Issac James, Patrolman Robert Toon, Patrolmen Michael Walden, and Patrolman Brent Humphries.

Choctaw Nation Law Enforcement Honored

Published February 8, 2023

DURANT, Okla. – Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (CNO) law enforcement officers were honored Jan. 25 for actions above and beyond the call of duty in 2022. CNO Chief of Police Jesse Petty said it is important for the officers to know they are appreciated for their outstanding efforts. Such ceremonies are held twice each year, said Chief Petty, or more often if actions warrant.

Patrolman Roy Hummel was presented a Life Saving Award for helping with the recovery of a passenger discovered unconscious on a bus; Patrolman Brent Humphries received a Life Saving Award for administering first aid to a gunshot victim until he could be flown to a hospital; Sgt. Issac James was awarded a Letter of Commendation for deescalating a domestic situation. Also, the Award for Meritorious Service was presented to Sgt. Doug Rinehart after he located an abandoned infant after a shooting; Patrolmen Michael Walden and Robert Toon received Letters of Commendation for being instrumental in calming a suicidal individual; Former Patrolman Nick Wallace, now a Transport Officer, received a Letter of Commendation for his compassionate efforts in saving a dog and her new litter after they had been left to fend for themselves.

“I can tell you Choctaw Nation Tribal Police is happy to be of service and are very proud of the men and women who serve our communities,” said Chief Petty.

About The Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 212,000 tribal members and 12,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, “Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture,” is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity.


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