Monday, July 16, 2018

Vian Native Becomes Muskogee Chief of Police

Johnny Teehee

Johnny Teehee of Vian became Muskogee's new Chief of Police on July 13 after long time Chief Rex Eskridge retired.

Teehee has served as the deputy chief to Eskridge for the past 15 years and has been with the Muskogee Police Department for more than 30 years.

"I am excited and looking forward to the challenges of being the Chief of Police," Teehee said.

"I want to continue to move the Muskogee Police Department forward and carry on the legacy that was created by Chief Eskridge to remain one of the top law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma."

Teehee studied criminal justice at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah and graduated from the 201st FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Teehee began his law enforcement career as an officer with the Vian Police Department and later was hired by the Muskogee Police Department where he has spent the rest of his career.

A Vian High School graduate, Teehee is also a proud member of the Cherokee Nation.

A member of the First Baptist Church of Muskogee for over 30 years, Teehee has traveled the world on mission trips and spent many years teaching in the youth department. 

KXMX News Staff

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