Deputies recognized

Rogers County deputies Wes Jones and Logan Eller were honored at the county commissioners weekly meeting for their promotion of traffic safety. Pictured from left: District 3 County Commissioner Ron Burrows, Investigator Wes Jones, Sergeant Logan Eller, Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton.

Two Rogers County deputies were presented congressional certificates from Congressman Markwayne Mullin’s Office during Monday’s county commissioners meeting.

Investigator Wes Jones and Sergeant Logan Eller were recently recognized by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office through the Buckle Down Awards Program. Jones was awarded for outstanding performance in impaired driving enforcement for 2014, while Eller received recognition for overall enforcement of traffic safety, including speeding, seatbelt use, moving violations and child restraint laws.

According to sheriff’s office records, Jones arrested nine drivers under the influence in 2014. Eller ticketed 12 drivers for not wearing their seat belt, 104 drivers for speeding and arrested seven for driving under the influence.

“We’re glad to see these men doing a fantastic job here in Rogers County,” said Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton. “There’s no doubt about it — impaired driving and seat belt enforcement saves lives. We know Rogers County is no stranger to alcohol-related traffic injuries and death.

“Thanks to the individual initiative of these officers and the rest of our department, we’re building a safer Rogers County.”

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