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12-26-2003, 20:06 #1
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper killed
OHP Trooper Nikky Green gave his life in the line of duty on Friday, December 26, 2003. He was investigating a suspicious vehicle at approximately 0700 hours when he was fatally shot by a suspect who is still at large.
He had been an OHP Trooper for six years. Trooper Green is survived by his wife and four children. Please remember he and his loved ones in your prayers. He is the 31st Oklahoma trooper to die in the line of duty.
Greater love hath no man, than he lay down his life for his friends.
Last edited by HB; 12-26-2003 at 20:09.
12-28-2003, 14:24 #2
Oklahoma State Trooper Slain on Road
By Ron Jackson
A dashboard-mounted video camera captured the final moments of Oklahoma Highway Patrolman Nikky Green's life before he was shot dead Friday morning on a rural Cotton County road near Devol. Investigators are now hoping the camera's video footage will help them find Green's killer. "We've been working to clarify the images on the video," said Jessica Brown, an Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman. "We're hoping to get a better look at the suspect." The state agency took over the investigation shortly after a Cotton County sheriff's deputy and a highway patrolman discovered Green's body.
The shooting took place on a lonely stretch of gravel road surrounded by a grove of mesquite trees and plowed fields. A county dispatcher alerted authorities to a potential problem after Green called in a traffic stop about 6:30 a.m. on a suspicious looking vehicle. Green, 35, never returned the dispatcher's calls. Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Chris West said the video footage was promptly taken from the dashboard of Green's patrol car and rushed to the trooper's Lawton headquarters to glean evidence about the gunman.
Brown said the suspect was driving a white, four-door vehicle. He appears to be a clean-shaven, white male with short, dark hair, who was wearing glasses, camouflage pants, and a waist-length, black leather jacket. Investigators estimated the man to be 5-foot-11 to 6-foot-3 inches tall and weighing 210 to 230 pounds. No license plate number is visible on the video, Brown said. "We want to make an apprehension and make sure the individual responsible for this is brought to justice," West said sternly. "And, of course, we're concerned about (Green's) family. "This is a terrible tragedy." Green's slaying marks the 30th time since 1937 that a state trooper has been killed in the line of duty, West said. Gov. Brad Henry said he would order state flags to be flown at half staff. "It's a terrible tragedy whenever a trooper gives his life in the line of duty, but it is especially painful when such a senseless act occurs this close to Christmas," Henry said in a prepared statement.
"Trooper Green was a hero, not simply because he made the ultimate sacrifice to protect his fellow Oklahomans, but because he was a consummate law enforcement professional and public servant who dedicated his life to helping others. I can assure you that the person responsible for Trooper Green's death will feel the full weight of the law. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Green family." Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Oklahoma Highway Patrol tip line at (800) 522-8017.
01-02-2004, 14:34 #3
Anything new on this terrible tragedy?
28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
01-02-2004, 15:34 #4
From what I have heard the perp is in custody on other charges and murder charges are pending. The perp was an ex-firefighter and had gotten fired for use of Meth.
But that is second hand information it could be incorrect, but it is what I heard.Take care,
01-02-2004, 16:56 #5
Associated Press (AP)
January 1, 2004
Murder Charges Expected Against Man in Trooper's Death
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says murder charges are expected against a former Duncan firefighter in a state trooper's slaying. OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown says charges may be filed next week against Rick Malone of Duncan in the Friday shooting of Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Nikky Green. Brown says Malone is the only suspect in the case. Green was shot early Friday morning while investigating a suspicious car on a rural Cotton County road. Malone was arrested Sunday on drug charges. He was fired as a Duncan firefighter earlier this year when illegal drugs were allegedly discovered in his possession.
Associated Press (AP)
January 1, 2004
Nikky Green Remembered as Man of Faith
LAWTON OK -- A slain Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper was remembered in funeral services Tuesday as a man of faith who was always ready to come to the aid of others. Trooper Nikky Green was killed Friday as he was investigating a report of a suspicious vehicle on a rural Cotton County road near the town of Devol. More than 2,500 people attended services for Green at the First Baptist Church in Lawton, including hundreds of fellow troopers and police officers from across the state. He was the 31st Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper to die in the line of duty.