NORMAN — Cleveland County commissioners on Monday approved a $500 emergency purchase order for veterinary services on the sheriff’s K-9 that was grazed by a bullet July 5.
The dog and its deputy sheriff handler, Chris Noel, were assisting another deputy on a traffic stop on 24th Avenue Southwest that morning. Noel shot and killed Nicholas Popplewell, a passenger in the SUV, after Popplewell got in the deputy’s car and attempted to drive away.
Undersheriff Rhett Burnett said the dog is recovering. The deputies remain on paid administrative leave.
In other items Monday, commissioners:
· Approved an agreement with the Norman Public School district and the F. DeWayne Beggs Detention Center for GED training and testing for adults.
· Renewed agreements for online tax payments with credit card companies.
· Accepted, from County Clerk Tammy Belinson, formal letters of audit from the state auditor and inspector’s office.
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