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Nowata’s newly-appointed sheriff aims to empower women

Sheriff Sandy Hadley (Source KTUL) Sheriff Sandy Hadley (Source KTUL)

NOWATA, OK (KTUL)- Nowata has a newly-appointed sheriff.  Sheriff Sandy Hadley says she's ready for the challenge of this traditionally male-dominated role.

"You bet I can," Hadley said she can do the job as good as any man.

Hadley is the first female sheriff in decades in Nowata County. Carrie Lowery served in 1931, after her husband, the sheriff, died of a heart attack. Leana Owen served the office in 1938 after her husband, who was the sheriff, was killed in the line of duty.

"I want to make all women proud. I want all women to be empowered to know that they can do anything that they want to do," said Hadley.

Information provided by KTUL.

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