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February 15, 2022

On Feb. 8, the Hughes County, Okla., Sheriff sent a public letter (to the news media, then us) giving notice of her intent to terminate a cross-deputization agreement with Muscogee (Creek) Nation Lighthorse Police. We desire to continue the arrangement – in force since the ‘90s – which has delivered benefit broadly to all who live in the great proportion of Hughes County that is within our reservation. The absence of the agreement between our Nation and Hughes County threatens the safety of victims, officers and the public. Read our response, sent Feb. 15 from our Office of the Attorney General:

Feb 15, 2022, Letter from MCN AG to Hughes County Sheriff – PDF