Thursday, February 25, 2016

Christian Mayberry Celebrates Birthday as Honorary Sheriff

Christian Mayberry of Muldrow was excited to be celebrating his 19th birthday Thursday as Sequoyah County’s Honorary Sheriff. Sheriff Ron Lockhart, right, selected Mayberry as his honorary sheriff. “We’ve been friends ever since the accident,” Lockhart said. “I visited with him at Christmas and told him I would take him out to lunch for his birthday. He’s been handling all kinds of things today.”

Mayberry even helped pick out the color – blue – for the sheriff’s new file cabinets.

Mayberry was injured in an ATV crash on Sept. 1, 2013, south of Muldrow, and has achieved amazing rehabilitation goals since.

Mayberry, also visited with county officials in the Sequoyah County Courthouse in Sallisaw on Thursday afternoon. Above he visits with County Treasurer Tricia Yates, left in front. Mayberry, center in front, was chosen as honorary sheriff by Sheriff Ron Lockhart, right in front. Visiting in back are, from the left, Lisa Choate, Kacy Lockhart, Angela Gist, Ginger Stump and Julie Haywood, county clerk.

Christian Mayberry’s heroic rehabilitation after a traumatic brain injury in an ATV crash south of Muldrow on Sept. 1, 2013, has made him a local celebrity and an inspiration for others. Mayberry, left, was visiting the county courthouse in Sallisaw when he met Brittanie Mills, center. Mills congratulated Mayberry and offered him a high five, which he gladly accepted. Mills said, “I don’t know him personally but I know of him.”

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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