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09/11/2021

We will always remember. Always.

We will always remember. Always.

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We are looking for fun and exciting people to join our organization. Come check us out!

We are looking for fun and exciting people to join our organization. Come check us out!

Officers Lon D. Muxlow & Isaac Henry CaldwellEnd of Watch07 September 1913Patrolmen Lon D. Muxlow and Isaac H. Caldwell ...
09/07/2021

Officers Lon D. Muxlow & Isaac Henry Caldwell
End of Watch
07 September 1913

Patrolmen Lon D. Muxlow and Isaac H. Caldwell were sent to arrest Lewis Green at a speakeasy on Vilas Avenue, between First and Second Streets. Mr. Green was wanted, once again, for liquor violations.

Patrolman Muxlow entered the establishment while Patrolman Caldwell waited around back. As Patrolman Muxlow attempted to make the arrest a scuffle ensued. Mr. Green produced a handgun and shot Patrolman Muxlow in the throat. This wound was said to have killed the officer instantly.

Patrolman Caldwell entered the establishment after hearing the fracas. Before Patrolman Caldwell could unholster his weapon, Mr. Green had emptied his handgun, hitting the officer multiple times in the chest, arm and head. When Patrolman Caldwell collapsed, Mr. Green retrieved the officer’s handgun and emptied it into his prone body.

Onlookers arrived at the scene, drawn by the noise. Mr. Green held the onlookers at bay, stating that he would only surrender to Logan County Sheriff John Mahoney. The Sheriff came. Mr. Green then surrendered and was transported to the jail. The Sheriff learned soon thereafter that a mob was forming, intent on hanging Mr. Green for his crimes.

The Sheriff loaded Mr. Green into a car and fled with several members of the angry mob in pursuit. The pursuit lasted much of the night before the Sheriff lost them. The Sheriff then took Mr. Green to the Noble County Jail where he was held pending a trial.

Mr. Green alleged that the shot that killed Patrolman Muxlow came from his small handgun during the scuffle. Mr. Green stated that the gun just “went off.” Mr. Green stated that Patrolman Caldwell was killed by a shot that originated from behind him as he and the officer scuffled.

Mr. Green was convicted of his crime and was originally sentenced to serve 40 years in prison. The sentence was later commuted to either a 10 or 20 year sentence (the records are a little fuzzy). Speculators are certain that Mr. Green was not sentenced to die and, later, that his sentence was greatly reduced because of his close ties to Governor Lee Cruce, the first Governor of Oklahoma.

“Braver men could not be than these two who died protecting their city from the ravages of the open dens of vice and the curse of that age, that of intoxicating liquors. May the citizens of Guthrie ever remember the great sacrifice of these brave men in order that civic righteousness might bless the lives of her people, and may their sacrifice have not been in vain.” The Logan County News September 12, 1913

Patrolman Lon Muxlow was acting Chief of Police at the time of his death. The Logan County News September 12, 1913

As an aside, it appears that Sheriff Mahoney was working as Guthrie Police Department Desk Sergeant in 1943 when he died. Sheriff Mahoney is buried in Summit View Cemetery. Before his death, he served three terms as sheriff, was the Night Chief of the Guthrie Police Department and served as a Deputy United States Marshall. Mahoney retired, then returned to the Guthrie Police Department as a Peace Officer.

We serve our community with DEDICATION and want it to show each and every day.

We will never forget your service and sacrifice.

Officers Lon D. Muxlow & Isaac Henry Caldwell
End of Watch
07 September 1913

Patrolmen Lon D. Muxlow and Isaac H. Caldwell were sent to arrest Lewis Green at a speakeasy on Vilas Avenue, between First and Second Streets. Mr. Green was wanted, once again, for liquor violations.

Patrolman Muxlow entered the establishment while Patrolman Caldwell waited around back. As Patrolman Muxlow attempted to make the arrest a scuffle ensued. Mr. Green produced a handgun and shot Patrolman Muxlow in the throat. This wound was said to have killed the officer instantly.

Patrolman Caldwell entered the establishment after hearing the fracas. Before Patrolman Caldwell could unholster his weapon, Mr. Green had emptied his handgun, hitting the officer multiple times in the chest, arm and head. When Patrolman Caldwell collapsed, Mr. Green retrieved the officer’s handgun and emptied it into his prone body.

Onlookers arrived at the scene, drawn by the noise. Mr. Green held the onlookers at bay, stating that he would only surrender to Logan County Sheriff John Mahoney. The Sheriff came. Mr. Green then surrendered and was transported to the jail. The Sheriff learned soon thereafter that a mob was forming, intent on hanging Mr. Green for his crimes.

The Sheriff loaded Mr. Green into a car and fled with several members of the angry mob in pursuit. The pursuit lasted much of the night before the Sheriff lost them. The Sheriff then took Mr. Green to the Noble County Jail where he was held pending a trial.

Mr. Green alleged that the shot that killed Patrolman Muxlow came from his small handgun during the scuffle. Mr. Green stated that the gun just “went off.” Mr. Green stated that Patrolman Caldwell was killed by a shot that originated from behind him as he and the officer scuffled.

Mr. Green was convicted of his crime and was originally sentenced to serve 40 years in prison. The sentence was later commuted to either a 10 or 20 year sentence (the records are a little fuzzy). Speculators are certain that Mr. Green was not sentenced to die and, later, that his sentence was greatly reduced because of his close ties to Governor Lee Cruce, the first Governor of Oklahoma.

“Braver men could not be than these two who died protecting their city from the ravages of the open dens of vice and the curse of that age, that of intoxicating liquors. May the citizens of Guthrie ever remember the great sacrifice of these brave men in order that civic righteousness might bless the lives of her people, and may their sacrifice have not been in vain.” The Logan County News September 12, 1913

Patrolman Lon Muxlow was acting Chief of Police at the time of his death. The Logan County News September 12, 1913

As an aside, it appears that Sheriff Mahoney was working as Guthrie Police Department Desk Sergeant in 1943 when he died. Sheriff Mahoney is buried in Summit View Cemetery. Before his death, he served three terms as sheriff, was the Night Chief of the Guthrie Police Department and served as a Deputy United States Marshall. Mahoney retired, then returned to the Guthrie Police Department as a Peace Officer.

We serve our community with DEDICATION and want it to show each and every day.

We will never forget your service and sacrifice.

Isaac Henry CaldwellEnd of Watch07 September 1913We will never forget your service and sacrifice.
09/07/2021

Isaac Henry Caldwell
End of Watch
07 September 1913

We will never forget your service and sacrifice.

Isaac Henry Caldwell
End of Watch
07 September 1913

We will never forget your service and sacrifice.

Lon D. MuxlowEnd of Watch07 September 1913We will never forget your service and sacrifice.
09/07/2021

Lon D. Muxlow
End of Watch
07 September 1913

We will never forget your service and sacrifice.

Lon D. Muxlow
End of Watch
07 September 1913

We will never forget your service and sacrifice.

Do you recognize the person or vehicle in these photos? Our investigators are wanting to talk with the driver about a hi...
09/03/2021

Do you recognize the person or vehicle in these photos? Our investigators are wanting to talk with the driver about a hit and run collision this vehicle was involved in. If you have any information, please contact the Guthrie Police Department at 405-282-3535. Thank you!

Please look at these photos. These subjects are believed to be involved in the burglary of a local business. Notice the ...
09/02/2021

Please look at these photos. These subjects are believed to be involved in the burglary of a local business. Notice the tattoos on the lower legs. If you recognize either of the subjects, please contact the Guthrie Police Department at 405-282-3535. Thank you!

New Stone Added to Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial, Inc., the non-profit 501c-3 orga...
08/30/2021

New Stone Added to Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial

Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial, Inc., the non-profit 501c-3 organization that oversees the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial, started a project two years ago to have wreaths placed during the Christmas holiday season on all graves of Oklahoma’s fallen law enforcement officers. During the research to locate the graves of Oklahoma’s fallen officers it was found that the final resting place of just over one hundred of the over eight hundred fallen officers was unknown.

Most of the unknown burial sites are those of Deputy U.S. Marshals, their posses or guards, or tribal law enforcement officers who died before Oklahoma statehood. Over forty percent of all the Deputy U.S. Marshals who have died in the line of duty in the United States died in what is now the state of Oklahoma and are honored on the state’s law enforcement memorial.

The memorial organization ordered a new granite stone, and it was recently placed just south of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial plaza. This beautiful new granite stone is in honor of all the fallen officers whose final resting place is unknown.

A wreath will be placed at the new stone in mid-December during the annual Wreaths for the Fallen ceremony.

The Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial is the oldest state memorial honoring its fallen officers in the United States and was dedicated May 15, 1969. The non-profit memorial organization is totally funded by donations.

The memorial is located on the west grounds of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Headquarters, 3600 M. L. King Avenue in Oklahoma City.

For more information on these officers or the other over eight hundred officers who have died in the line of duty in Oklahoma go to the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial website at www.oklemem.com

New Stone Added to Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial

Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial, Inc., the non-profit 501c-3 organization that oversees the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial, started a project two years ago to have wreaths placed during the Christmas holiday season on all graves of Oklahoma’s fallen law enforcement officers. During the research to locate the graves of Oklahoma’s fallen officers it was found that the final resting place of just over one hundred of the over eight hundred fallen officers was unknown.

Most of the unknown burial sites are those of Deputy U.S. Marshals, their posses or guards, or tribal law enforcement officers who died before Oklahoma statehood. Over forty percent of all the Deputy U.S. Marshals who have died in the line of duty in the United States died in what is now the state of Oklahoma and are honored on the state’s law enforcement memorial.

The memorial organization ordered a new granite stone, and it was recently placed just south of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial plaza. This beautiful new granite stone is in honor of all the fallen officers whose final resting place is unknown.

A wreath will be placed at the new stone in mid-December during the annual Wreaths for the Fallen ceremony.

The Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial is the oldest state memorial honoring its fallen officers in the United States and was dedicated May 15, 1969. The non-profit memorial organization is totally funded by donations.

The memorial is located on the west grounds of the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety Headquarters, 3600 M. L. King Avenue in Oklahoma City.

For more information on these officers or the other over eight hundred officers who have died in the line of duty in Oklahoma go to the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Memorial website at www.oklemem.com

We need your help. At approx. 7:30 this morning, an orange 2017 Hyundai Tucson was stolen from the Guthrie Travel Center...
08/25/2021

We need your help. At approx. 7:30 this morning, an orange 2017 Hyundai Tucson was stolen from the Guthrie Travel Center. The two subjects in the photos are persons of interest in our investigation. If you have any information, please contact the Guthrie Police Department at 405-282-3535. Thank you!

08/23/2021
The Guthrie Police Department held the first county-wide law enforcement meeting in more than a decade. The purpose of t...
08/19/2021

The Guthrie Police Department held the first county-wide law enforcement meeting in more than a decade. The purpose of the meeting was to allow all parties to gather and talk about crime trends, training needs and how the group, as a whole, can better serve all of Logan County citizens.

Northcare, a mental health service provider, also came and talked with us about some exciting things expected to come to Logan County very soon. They hope to open a 24 hour mental health urgent care center, and to put iPads with each law enforcement agency to better serve citizens in immediate and dire need of mental health services.

Good things happen here every day, but things are only going to get better as we collaborate more moving forward.

We thank the following for attending our meeting:

Cashion Police Department
Langston Police Department
Langston University police Department
Logan/Payne County District Attorney's Office
Logan County Sheriff's Office
Northcare
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation

We love to serve and are striving to find better ways to do it each and every day!

We have lost a true Guthrie icon and music legend. He will always be remembered. Rest in peace.
07/11/2021

We have lost a true Guthrie icon and music legend. He will always be remembered. Rest in peace.

We have lost a true Guthrie icon and music legend. He will always be remembered. Rest in peace.

Please look at these photos. On July 3, 2021 at a local convenience store on the east side of Guthrie, the two subjects ...
07/08/2021

Please look at these photos. On July 3, 2021 at a local convenience store on the east side of Guthrie, the two subjects in the photos stole a gray 2008 Dodge pickup with an OK tag number of LPB210 and a dent on the front quarter panel. The subjects arrived in a black Honda Accord with a spoiler on the back and entered the store. The white male subject exited the store and stole the pickup, and the white female followed the stolen pickup west on Noble in the Honda Accord. If you recognize the subjects or have any information, please contact the Guthrie Police Department at 405-282-3535. Thank you!

The Guthrie Police Department mourns the passing of Lieutenant Dan Belk. Lt. Belk gave 29 years of service to the citize...
07/01/2021

The Guthrie Police Department mourns the passing of Lieutenant Dan Belk. Lt. Belk gave 29 years of service to the citizens of Guthrie.

Dannis “Dan” Dean Belk was born on September 12, 1946, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Omer and Betty Jo (Farr) Belk. Dan passed away on June 28, 2021, in Guthrie, Oklahoma at the age of 74 surrounded by his family.

Dan moved to Guthrie in 1984 when he started working for the Guthrie Police Department where served his community for 29 years and retired as a Lieutenant in 2013. Dan married the love of his life, Cheryl Shepard, on August 18, 1986, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Some of Dan’s hobbies included OU Sooners football, golf, riding his motorcycle, and fishing (but only if the weather was just right).

Dan is survived his wife of 34 years Cheryl Belk; children Shannon Leewright of Guthrie, Kim Schell of Guthrie, Misty Britton of Guthrie, Mellissa Widener of Oklahoma City, Gregg Belk of Lakeland, Florida, and and Chancey Watts and wife Lori of Guthrie; 19 grandchildren: Kristen Nix, McKenna Alvarado, Jace Leewright, Amanda Stevenson, Drew Gentry, Cody Scruggs, Ry Scruggs, Cameron Britton, Devin Britton, Mason Smith, Cherokee Ward, Ashlee Widener, Megan Widener, Bailey Belk, Sydney Belk, Raven Belk, Madi Portwood, Cooper Watts, and Maizee Watts; and four great grandchildren: Creed Portwood, Jakob Britton, Jonas Ward, and Walker Coit. Dan is also survived by his aunt Judy Ashcraft, uncle Paul Cane and wife Rose, and niece Erin Cornwell and husband Allen. Dan is preceded in death by his parents and grandson Blake Scruggs.

Memorial services will be held on Monday, July 5, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at First Southern Baptist Church, 202 E. Noble, Guthrie OK. Inurnment will follow at Harmony Cemetery. Services will be under the direction of the Hayes Funeral Home, and friends can sign the online guestbook at http://www.hayesfh.com.

We are thankful for the fathers , and father-figures, who shaped our lives in good and positive ways.Thank you all!
06/20/2021

We are thankful for the fathers , and father-figures, who shaped our lives in good and positive ways.

Thank you all!

We are thankful for the fathers , and father-figures, who shaped our lives in good and positive ways.

Thank you all!

The first celebration for fathers in the United States has rather dark origins. On July 5, 1908, a father-themed memoria...
06/20/2021

The first celebration for fathers in the United States has rather dark origins. On July 5, 1908, a father-themed memorial was held by a West Virginia church for the 362 men were killed in an explosion at the Fairmont Coal Company mines.

The first celebration for fathers in the United States has rather dark origins. On July 5, 1908, a father-themed memorial was held by a West Virginia church for the 362 men were killed in an explosion at the Fairmont Coal Company mines.

The annual holiday was started by Sonora Smart Dodd a few years after Mother's Day was first celebrated to "establish an...
06/20/2021

The annual holiday was started by Sonora Smart Dodd a few years after Mother's Day was first celebrated to "establish an official equivalent to Mother’s Day for male parents," per History.com. It was a success from the start: The first-ever Father's Day (called Fathers' Day at the time) was celebrated on June 19, 1910 in Washington state, although it wasn't named a national holiday until President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.

The annual holiday was started by Sonora Smart Dodd a few years after Mother's Day was first celebrated to "establish an official equivalent to Mother’s Day for male parents," per History.com. It was a success from the start: The first-ever Father's Day (called Fathers' Day at the time) was celebrated on June 19, 1910 in Washington state, although it wasn't named a national holiday until President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.

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Would like to say "Thank You" for making my street safer (S. Pine) Speeders have slowed down.
I have a question concerning the new ordinance; how does that affect fishing?
So since people have been on lock down for a few weeks the crime rate has dropped with also less traffic violations! Is the mask mandate to recover lost income?
Are you still hiring for dispatchers?
Did you know Kids with autism live in your neighborhood? Blue pales are for all kids and older 'kids' with autism. Please be just as excited to see a 17 year old pirate as you are a 7 year old. In their mind they're just kids too. Please share this with everyone!!!!
Guthrie PD needs officers that actually care about the community! I literally just witnessed 3 teens try to get into my neighbors car, the police rolled up, called the kids over, one by name then let them go after 4 minutes, didn’t even get out of their car. Not even kidding right now! This was posted last night by Katsy Taft around 11:30 pm happened on West Logan 1400 block
Sick and tired of the drug dealers beside me and you do nothing! We watch it all day long, have called so many times and still no action on your part!! Sit in my living room for a day!!
Guthrie PD, I live on East Springer and this street is rarely patrolled. The majority of traffic on this road flies by at 50mph or more. It's getting out of control. Especially the closer to Pine St they get. There are tons of kids that play up and down this road and I am terrified one of them is going to get hit. Will you please patrol this street more? Thanks so much!