OFFICER DON PRICKETT - Payne County
If there were 77 Don Pricketts in Oklahoma, we'd have the cleanest
state in the nation! Deputy Sheriff Don Prickett began his career as a
Trash Cop in December of 1997, when Payne County received an
Environmental Compliance Office Program grant . As of February of this
year, Officer Pricket has located more than 1,000 illegal dumps and so
far more than 75% have been cleaned up. He's issued about a hundred
citations for which offenders have been jailed or fined - and the total
of fines is reaching nearly to an amazing $15,000!
He has the complete support of the County Commissioners, the
DA's office, the district judges and the county sheriff. Officer
Prickett is on the job wherever he goes talking to the public about
keeping our county dumps cleaned up and cautioning college students, as
well as all county citizens, about the problems and the risk factors
involved with illegal dumping (not to mention the fines and the
community service!). Prickett was the first recipient of Payne County's
Volunteer of the Year award and his picture hangs in the first floor of
the courthouse. One County Commissioner said that every time she walks
by Don's picture she thinks about "Keeping Oklahoma Beautiful."
KOB IS PROUD TO PUT HIS PICTURE IN OUR HALL OF FAME - DON PRICKETT IS WONDERFULLY GOOD NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA'S ENVIRONMENT!
Posted on 05/01/1999
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under