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Bixby Chief of Police Ike Shirley retires

Bixby Chief of Police Ike Shirley retires
Posted at 8:41 PM, Jun 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-21 21:41:21-04

BIXBY, Okla. — Bixby Chief of Police Ike Shirley is now retired from the police force, a City of Bixby spokesperson confirmed to 2 News. Shirley was put on suspension prior this his formal retirement on Friday.

Shirley's retirement comes after his grandson, 20-year-old Hunter Hobbs, was arrested on May 17th in connection with a carjacking. 18-year-old Denim Blount was also arrested in connection with the case.

Hobbs and Blount are considered persons of interest in a May 13th double homicide in Broken Arrow where police found two bodies at Haikey Creek Park around 4:30 a.m. Hobbs was taken into custody at Shirley's home.

Shirley was the chief of police in Yukon, Oklahoma before joining the Bixby police force in 2007.

A spokesperson said the City of Bixby is already starting its search for a new chief. Assistant Police Chief Andy Choate is now the acting chief of police.

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