The Duncan Banner

October 6, 2013

Buckholts honored for work against domestic violence

The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — Allie Spears Buckholts, the wife of former Duncan resident Carl and daughter-in-law of Carole and E.J. Buckholts, also of Duncan, was honored as “Excellence in Action Against Domestic Violence Prosecutor of the Year” Thursday at the state capitol in Oklahoma City.

The award was presented as part of “Wear Purple Day” in conjunction with recognition of October being designated “Domestic Violence Awareness Month.”

A Tulsa native, Buckholts became interested in domestic violence while working with the Women’s Resource Center as an undergraduate student at the University of Oklahoma.

  She and Carl are both assistant district attorneys in the District 21 Cleveland County office of Greg Mashburn.