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Checotah assistant police chief dies after traffic accident that left him hospitalized

Posted at 2:51 PM, Feb 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 06:42:31-05

CHECOTAH, Okla. -- The assistant police chief at the Checotah Police Department died in a Tulsa hospital Monday after sustaining severe injuries earlier this month during a bad wreck. 

Justin Durrett passed away after he was badly hurt February 11 in a crash on an icy road. Loved ones said that he succumbed to his injuries after a courageous fight. 

Police Chief Darren Glover expressed his condolences in a statement sent to 2 Works for You. "Justin was the strongest man I have ever known," Chief Glover wrote. "He will be greatly missed by our department and community. We love ya, CPD #25!!!" 

Durrett worked for the Checotah Police Department for the past 13 years. He was a father of two young children.  

The police department posted on its Facebook page that arrangements for Durrett's funeral and escort will be announced at a later time. 


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