Deputy assist's standed mom and baby
On 08/14/2019 Wagoner County K-9 Deputy D. Watkins was patrolling near U.S. Highway 69 and East 690 Road when he discovered a disabled vehicle. Deputy Watkins stopped to check on the driver and discovered that a female driver transporting her infant baby had ran out of fuel.
Deputy Watkins advised the female to hang out and he would be back shortly to get her back on the roadway. He drove to the nearest gas station and purchased enough fuel for her vehicle to make it to the gas station. Deputy Watkins then followed the driver to the gas station to ensure they made it safely. Upon arriving Deputy Watkins advised the driver to park by the pumps and wait for him. He proceeded inside and paid for $10 in fuel for the new mom to make it back to her residence.
Wagoner County Sheriff Chris Elliott stated “That day Deputy Watkins went above and beyond to help out a mother that was stranded on the shoulder and I commend him for that. I have a great group of employees’ that will do anything and everything for the citizens of Wagoner County. I will continue to encourage my deputies to perform kind acts every chance they get. One small kind act can positively influence people’s lives in big way.”