Tribal marshals recognized
11/2/2009 10:41:28 AM
By Christina Good Voice
Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Five Cherokee Nation Marshal Service officers were recognized with at the Oct. 19 Cherokee Nation Tribal Council meeting.

Chad McCarter and Brent Mull tied in a vote by their peers to be honored, while the marshals’ Medal of Valor award was given to Shannon Buhl, Tony Asbill and James Carney.

Buhl and Carney are members of the Special Operations Team, which assisted Cherokee County officers with an armed and barricaded subject who was reported for shooting at his neighbors. 

Asbill responded to an incident in Mayes County for a reported kidnapping. He assisted the Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer who was being fired at by an individual. Asbill assessed the threat and quickly reacted and helped put an end to the threat. 

CNMS Director Sharon Wright said she appreciated the opportunity to honor the officers at the meeting. 

“Our officers often go out into situations where the citizens at large are in an unsafe environment and they bring safety back into the environments so I’m very proud of all of them,” Wright said. “Their peers recognized them this year and I’m proud to see them here.”

Reach Staff Writer Christina Good Voice at (918) 207-3825 or christina-goodvoice@cherokee.org
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