Senator Attempts to Disarm Sheriffs at Oklahoma State Capitol
“One of the senators, who they wouldn’t tell us, complained because we were armed in the building”
March 15, 2014
Over 40 Sheriffs walked out of the Oklahoma State Capitol this week after an unknown senator demanded they remove their firearms.
After entering the capitol for an annual meet and greet with legislators, the state’s sheriffs were confronted and given an ultimatum, disarm or leave the building.
“One of the senators, who they wouldn’t tell us, complained because we were armed in the building,” Wagoner county sheriff Bob Colbert told KTUL News.
According to Colbert, the senator not only refused to identify, but also ordered others in the capitol to relay the message.
“Everybody in that building knew who we were,” Colbert said.