Tulsa homicide detectives honored by Kansas sheriff; honor comes amid Tulsa homicide spike

Posted at 4:13 PM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 17:13:21-04

Detectives received a special honor today for helping a Kansas sheriff's department solve a 2015 murder.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office in Wichita, Kansas made the drive to thank Tulsa's finest in person.

Every detective with the Homicide division received a certificate of gratitude from the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office.

Dale Childress was considered a potential witness to the murders of Jennifer Sudar and Amanda Douglas in 2014 in Tulsa.

Several months later, Childress was found dead in Kansas. That's when Sedgwick County detectives reached out to Tulsa homicide for help.

Soon after, detectives say the case could've easily gone cold without the expertise of Tulsa Police.

"They were just very impressed with how quickly Tulsa PD kinda enwrapped themselves in out detectives and started in with what do you need to know and how can we help. And it lasted for several months. And it never wavered or anything," said Sheriff Jeff Easter of the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office.

The award for hard work comes in the midst of one of the division's busiest times in several years.

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