Just in time for Father's Day, Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Deputy Chris Cherry shared the story of following in his father's footsteps.
"We never went without, there were a lot of things that I wanted but never got. But I always got everything that I needed."
Dan Cherry joined the Sheriffs Office in the 1970s and was later promoted to Captain Administrator over the Tulsa Housing Authority.
He taught his children to work hard and treat people with respect, even as he battled diabetes.
"Just hours before he had lost one of his legs, I had a tear in my eye and he told me that he'd be OK and to stop crying," Chris said.
In his father's honor, Chris joined the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.
Just like his dad, Chris later joined the Tulsa Housing Authority Unit.
"Often times, I will think you know he has walked in the same places that I have and whenever I have worked at the jail I often thought he did the same things that I have," Cherry said. "I think about him daily."
Chris uses the lessons he learned as a kid every day and enjoyed helping his community.
Also, people like Ginny Hensley believe Dan Cherry would be very proud of his son.
"Just the way that he is willing to get on the ground, roll around and do whatever he needs to do to make them feel comfortable," Hensley said.
In the eight years since Chris lost his father, he works hard to maintain his legacy.
“He never once complained or felt sorry for himself or complained about his situation," Cherry said. "He was just a great role model, a great father, and someone I strive to be like. He was just a great role model, a great father, and someone I strive to be like."
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