The Norman Transcript

Crime/Courts

February 1, 2013

Glenda Vassar first female to win ‘officer of the year’

(Continued)

NORMAN —

Now, four years after his initial interview, Cody said he is almost there.

Deputy Sheriff Jonathon Jackson took home the annual award from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department. Undersheriff Rhett Burnett presented Jackson with the award.

“Whenever a deputy was needed he could be counted on at any moment’s notice to respond,” Burnett said. “His efforts were superior, his attitude was superior.”

An example of Jackson’s outstanding work included responding to an arson call that resulted in a shooting incident. Because of Jackson’s actions and his partner’s actions, no lives were lost, Burnett said.

Jackson also made numerous outstanding drug arrests.

Also from the county side, Assistant District Attorney Carol Dillingham was recognized for her work within the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office. District Attorney Greg Mashburn presented Dillingham with her award.

“She has been amazing,” Mashburn said. “She’s been involved in the community for a very long time.”

Mashburn said Dillingham is a “go-getter” and a hard worker who is always on top of things. Dillingham works in the civil division representing county officials and working with some aspects of law enforcement.

Master Police Officer Greg Vollmer and his canine partner Caesar were selected from the University of Oklahoma Police Department as outstanding officers of the year.

OU Police Chief Liz Woolen told the audience about a 90-degree day in June where a 3-year-old child was rescued by the officer team. Not only that, but Vollmer and Caesar also have been successful in assisting with missing child calls.

The duo was unable to receive their appropriate awards in person, a plaque and tennis balls, due to a training session in North Carolina.

From the University of Oklahoma Risk Management department, OU Fire Inspector Justin Daniels was awarded. Daniels has assisted with many fire safety programs and has enhanced fire safety education. He also assisted in a string of arsons that happened a while back in which the people were prosecuted.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Crime/Courts
  • Body 1 Police identify woman found dead Monday

    Norman police have identified a woman found dead in her home at 2202 Donna Drive Monday afternoon. Police responded at 1:25 p.m. to the residence of Cassandra Thompson, 30, after receiving a report that she had not shown up for work ...

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Woman arrested for allegedly bringing gun into courthouse

    Cleveland County sheriff’s deputies arrested a Norman woman Friday after she allegedly brought a loaded handgun to the Cleveland County Courthouse. Cynthia Bodnar, 52, of Norman, entered the courthouse through the east entrance shortly ...

    July 29, 2014

  • Man in critical condition after being pinned in wreck

    A Norman man remained in critical condition Monday after a single-vehicle wreck around 10:15 p.m. Sunday at 1100 80th Ave. SE. Norman police believe Justin Davis, 33, was intoxicated when he got tangled in his vehicle and pinned....

    July 29, 2014

  • Teen dies after drowning incident

    After rescue attempts by Good Samaritans and medical crews, Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed that a Yukon teen died at 5:50 a.m. Monday after a drowning incident Sunday at Lake Thunderbird....

    July 29, 2014

  • Police log

    Police responded to the following incidents Sunday: · 12:07 a.m. vandalism, 700 block of Asp Avenue · 1:29 a.m. larceny report, 300 block of North Interstate Drive East · 2:50 a.m. larceny report, 300 block of North ...

    July 29, 2014

  • Felonies filed

    The following people were charged with felony counts in the Cleveland County Court Clerk’s Office: · Sheila Ann Chaddock, 30, possession of controlled dangerous substance, public intoxication · Erica Lynn Lancaster, 33, ...

    July 29, 2014

  • Injury accident reported

    Transcript Staff Emergency crews responded to an injury accident around 10:20 p.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of 80th Avenue Southeast where there were reports of someone pinned. Several reports indicated a vehicle struck a tree causing one ...

    July 28, 2014

  • Teen critical after rescue

    A 17-year-old Yukon male was transported to the hospital Sunday after a near drowning incident at Lake Thunderbird in the Party Cove area. Emergency crews responded to the lake after a report of a possible drowning around 5:30 p.m. ...

    July 27, 2014

  • County wreck fatal

    A Purcell man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck Saturday morning on Highway 77, north of Moffatt Road in Cleveland County. Keith Hedrick, 20, was pinned for about an hour and 45 minutes before the Slaughterville Fire Department was ...

    July 27, 2014

  • Junior Police Graduation First Junior Police Academy graduates

    The room went dark and a slideshow flipped through photos of children participating in the first Junior Police Academy as kids chattered excitedly, remembering what they had done over the past two weeks. Norman Police Department hosted ...

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo