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Lawton Ft. Sill Community Coalition recognizes Comanche County law enforcement

COMANCHE COUNTY, OK (KSWO)- Many law enforcement officers in our area are being recognized by the Lawton-Fort Sill Community Coalition for the work they do to keep our communities safe.

Lt. Ulysses Henderson from the Lawton Police Department has been named the 2017 Comanche County Officer of the Year. Lt. Henderson has been instrumental in making the Lawton Police Departments Highway Safety Program (Impaired Driving Grant) one of the best in the state with over 200 impaired driving arrests over the past 12 months alone. Lt. Henderson takes time to educate the younger officers in the department on how serious impaired driving is. Lt Henderson is a traffic re-constructionist and has been the lead investigator on numerous alcohol-related fatalities. Lt. Henderson works diligently to seek justice for the victims and prosecute the offenders. 

Officer David Castro was the Cache Police Department is the 2017 Comanche County Rookie of the Year Award Recipient. Since Officer Castro began working for Cache PD in December of 2015, he has resolved 17 DUIs, 2 DUIDs, 7 possession of a controlled dangerous substance, 6 possession of drug paraphernalia, 9 public intoxications and 3 minor in possession of alcohol. Officer Castro has the additional duty as Safety Officer for the City of Cache, a position usually held by a senior official.

The 2017 CARE Award goes to Officer Rachelle Miles with the Comanche Nation Police Department. Due to Officer Miles’s love for working with children, she was selected to move to a DARE and moved Community Policing Division during the spring of 2015.  During her time as a DARE officer, Officer Miles has taught the DARE program of good decision making and resistance to drugs throughout southwest Oklahoma to approximately 1,000 students.

The 2017 Prosecutor of the Year Award goes to Assistant District Attorney, Christine Galbraith. Assistant District Attorney Galbraith’s expertise and commitment to not only DUI prosecution specifically, but all criminal prosecution time and time again.

Congratulations and thank you for your hard work!

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