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In Memory of Fallen Heroes

This Memorial Page is a tribute to OBN Agents killed in the line of duty and/or while employed with the agency since its inception in 1975.

Bill Morgan


Bill Morgan: 1981

AIC Bill Morgan was killed in a plane crash on July 30,1981 while piloting an OBN aircraft during a marijuana-spotting mission in Southeastern Oklahoma. At the time of his death, AIC Morgan was assigned to the OBN McAlester District Office.

John Ford


John Ford: 1983

Agent John Ford was assigned to the OBN Headquarters in Oklahoma City. In 1983, Agent Ford was leaving for home at the end of his shift when he suffered a heart attack and passed away in the OBN parking lot.

Bill Stewart


Bill Stewart: 1985

AIC Bill Stewart was shot and killed in the line of duty on May 8, 1985. Assigned to the OBN Enid District Office, AIC Stewart and other agents were performing an undercover drug operation in Woodward, Oklahoma at the time of the shooting.

Perry Harkrider


Perry Harkrider: 1998

Perry Harkrider was the AIC of the OBN McAlester District Office. AIC Harkrider was killed in a vehicle accident on October 2, 1998, while vacationing with his family at Lake Texoma.



Charlie Roberts: 2004

Senior Agent Charlie Roberts passed away May 9, 2004 after a lengthy battle with cancer. During his 15 years with OBN, Agent Roberts specialized in K-9 drug investigations, including work with numerous local, state and federal agencies on bus station, airport and highway interdiction cases.



Choc Ericsson: 2005

Senior Agent Choc Ericsson died November 18, 2005 from injuries that occurred while attempting to arrest a driver under the influence of methamphetamine. Agent Ericsson, assigned to the OBN�Woodward District Office, sustained severe head trauma when he was dragged and run over by the fleeing suspect.

Lonnie Wright

Lonnie Wright: 2006

Lonnie Wright spent 28 years employed with OBN, and was serving his 3rd year as Director of the state drug agency when, on the evening of April 27, 2006, he passed away from a heart attack. During his career, Wright was instrumental in pioneering techniques for investigating air smuggling and biker gangs, and played a key role in the landmark pseudoephedrine control law that has become model legislation, nationwide.

Glenn Stubbs

Glenn Stubbs: 2011

Agent Glenn Stubbs suffered a heart attack and passed away on August 16, 2011. Stubbs graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science-Law Enforcement Administration.  While at OU, Stubbs walked on to the OU football team as a strong safety.  Stubbs joined OBN in 1988 and was assigned to the OBN District Office in Ardmore, Oklahoma where he proudly served and investigated drug crimes for 24 years.