Sheriff Jimmie Bruner won't run for re-election next year - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Sheriff Jimmie Bruner won't run for re-election next year

Stephens County_Jimmie Bruner, Stephens County's first elected female sheriff, has announced that she won't be running again.  Sheriff Bruner says she will finish the year, and plans on spending more time with her family after serving seven years in the post.

Bruner's staff says she's ‘one in a million."  Deputy Chief Bob Hill has known Sheriff Bruner most of his life.  He says she's one of the most caring individuals he's ever known.  "She's a good Christian, and she's just wonderful."

But, one of her biggest fans is Lieutenant Rodney Richards.  He says it came as no surprise when Bruner was named Sheriff of the Year by the Oklahoma Sheriff's Association.  Richards says she deserved it, and her position as the first elected female sheriff in the county has been an inspiration.  "It gave us an extra incentive to do a better job," he says.  "It was kind of a man's world, but she has proved them wrong.  She always lights the office up when she comes in.  Everybody could be dragging around, but when she comes in everyone perks up."

Both Richards and Hill say Bruner loves to teach - something many may not have known.  She educates the public, informs children about the danger of drugs, and advocates for women. 

Her staff says she will be missed, and whoever her successor will have big shoes to fill.  "Everyone around here will miss her," says Hill.  "It becomes more than a job."

Currently, Bob Hill and Wayne McKinney of Marlow plan to run to succeed Bruner as Sheriff of Stephens County.  Their primary election will be held July 29.  Count on 7News to keep you updated.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Copy-Dem Senator accuses EPA chief Pruitt of violating ethics law

    Copy-Dem Senator accuses EPA chief Pruitt of violating ethics law

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:27 PM EDT2017-04-26 17:27:35 GMT
    Source OK.govSource OK.gov

    A Senate Democrat says the head of the Environmental Protection Agency is breaking the law by agreeing to headline a state GOP fundraiser.

    A Senate Democrat says the head of the Environmental Protection Agency is breaking the law by agreeing to headline a state GOP fundraiser.

  • LFD responds to house fire on Monroe

    LFD responds to house fire on Monroe

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:23 PM EDT2017-04-26 17:23:08 GMT

    The Lawton Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 1300 block of Monroe in south Lawton late on Wednesday morning.

    The Lawton Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 1300 block of Monroe in south Lawton late on Wednesday morning.

  • Body found behind Tulsa restaurant may have been a transient woman

    Body found behind Tulsa restaurant may have been a transient woman

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 1:20 PM EDT2017-04-26 17:20:44 GMT
    (Source KSWO)(Source KSWO)

    Tulsa police say they believe a woman found dead in a dumpster behind a restaurant may have been homeless. She was discovered after employees found blood outside their front door and followed drag marks to the dumpster. Police said there were no visible gunshot or knife wounds. They are waiting on a cause of death to be determined by the Medical Examiner's Office. 

    Tulsa police say they believe a woman found dead in a dumpster behind a restaurant may have been homeless. She was discovered after employees found blood outside their front door and followed drag marks to the dumpster. Police said there were no visible gunshot or knife wounds. They are waiting on a cause of death to be determined by the Medical Examiner's Office. 

Powered by Frankly