District Attorney Jack Thorp
The Oklahoma District Attorneys Association recently named District Attorney Jack Thorp Oklahoma’s District Attorney of the Year. Thorp was presented the David L. Moss Memorial Award for Outstanding District Attorney by Oklahoma District Attorneys Association President Angela Marsee, district attorney for District 2, in a small ceremony attended by Oklahoma’s district attorneys, the District Attorneys Council and Thorp’s wife, Joy, senior deputy attorney general.
Thorp is a 21-year prosecutor who has served as District 27 district attorney for the last three years. He grew up in Catoosa and served in the U.S. Navy from 1988-1992. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Thorp attended and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Ark. He then attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where he received his juris doctor in 1999.
Thorp has served as a deputy prosecuting attorney in the Fifth District in Arkansas, as well as an assistant district attorney for Districts 14, 13 and 10 in Oklahoma. As an assistant district attorney in Tulsa County, Thorp was chosen Top Gun Prosecutor for 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. On Jan. 2, 2011, Thorp was chosen first assistant district attorney for District 27. On Oct. 2, 2017, the governor appointed Thorp district attorney for District 27.
“Every morning I wake up and am privileged to fight for the rights of victims and seek justice in the courts of Adair, Cherokee, Sequoyah and Wagoner counties,” Thorp said in accepting the award.
Laura Brown, KXMX Staff Writer
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