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Local police officers honored for keeping community safe

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO)-Four local law enforcement officers were honored Wednesday for their dedication to protecting and serving.

The award recognition was put on by the Lawton Ft. Sill Community Coalition.

Lieutenant Ulysses Henderson of the Lawton Police Department was named the Comanche County Officer of the Year for his excellence in DUI arrests and getting justice for the victims of alcohol-related fatality crashes.

After the day’s ceremony, Henderson said he just hopes to continue doing what he does best.

"It's great to be recognized for something you truly love to do,” said Henderson. “Especially, when you passionately believe you are making a difference in the community and saving lives and that's what we are here to do."

Lieutenant Henderson has been an officer for the Lawton Police Department for twelve years.

Officer David Castro of the Cache Police Department was named the County's rookie of the year, Officer Rachelle Miles of the Comanche Nation Police Department won the CARE award and Assistant District Attorney Christine Galbraith won Comanche County Prosecutor of the year.

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