Jacki Norrid wipes her face as she sits with her dog Buster in the remains of her home that was destroyed by wild fires in Mannford Aug. 7, 2012. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World
It was a rare moment. A public official, in this case Creek County Deputy Don Turner, speaking candidly with a journalist. So often officers and other public officials won't speak to us, instead referring us to their public information officers. In this case Turner told me his thoughts on the fire that has ravaged Creek County. I worried he might get in trouble for speaking with me, but used his quotes because I think it is important for the residents of Creek County to hear that officers understand the magnitude of the tragedy that has hit their community. Turner was stunned as he spoke with me. He is a 32 year veteran and has not ever seen anything this bad.
See the video below to hear from Turner: These people have nothing left
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