Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Victims Honored by Remembrance Tree

Several law enforcement agencies gathered recently at the Sequoyah County Courthouse to set up a Remembrance Tree.

Cindy Smith with the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office explained, “A Remembrance Tree is in honor of those people who lost their lives to violence in Sequoyah County. This is so they can be honored and remembered. We love the families to hang their own ornaments, and they keep them from year to year.”

This is the fourth year for the Remembrance Tree in Sequoyah County.

Staff with the Sequoyah County District Attorney’s Office, the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Team, the Sallisaw Special Victims Unit and the Sequoyah County Child Abuse Task Force attended the reception held from 2 to 4 Friday. 

Attending are, above, from the left in the front row, Stacey Slaughter, Ashlee Wing, District Attorney Brian Kuester, Shawna Morris, Debby Keith and Sallisaw Police Chief Terry Franklin. In the second row, from the left, are Margaret Cook, Kelsey (last name unknown), John Weber, Sharon Day and John Owens. In the third row, from the left, are Cindy Smith, Jennifer Griffey and Donna Owens. In the fourth row from the left, are Sunshine Moton, Amy Edwards, Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart, and Lance Yoakum. In back, from the left, are Will Cosner, Mark Rutherford, Ben Smith and Charles House.

Cindy Smith said Jennifer Griffey and Sunshine Moton organized the event.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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