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September 13, 2013

Weir sworn in as DPD officer

DUNCAN — There is a new Duncan Police Department officer who will be patrolling the city and aiming to keep the peace.

Suzannehe Weir was sworn into the Duncan Police Department by Judge George D. Sherrill Jr. Tuesday morning. Captain Brian Attaway, Assistant Police Chief Bo Walker, Master Officer Leland Parker, Master Officer Dustin Smith, Weir’s field training officers, Lieutenant Bart Riley, Lawrence Wheeler, assistant city attorney and Karen Slagle, municipal court clerk, were also in attendance.

Weir, a native of Walters and graduate of Empire High School, said choosing a career in criminal justice was an easy decision.

“I grew up in the that world,” she said. “My parents worked as dispatchers and I was adopted into everything.”

Weir attended Murray State College in Tishomingo, where she graduated with a degree in criminal justice. She’s been taking calls with DPD since June 28, which Weir said has been a good experience.

“She’s very professional, has a strong drive and she’s not afraid to do the work,” said Smith. “She does a good job, has a good attitude and a good rapport with everyone. She’ll be here a long time, hopefully.”

She has four more weeks of field training left, where she is accompanied by another officer, and then she will be on her own.

“I love all of it (police work),” Weir said. “I really like the (Duncan) department. Everyone is pretty much family and the watch out for each other.”

Other than her career, Weir enjoys participating in rodeo events. She was the Duncan Noon Lion’s Club Rodeo queen in 2008.

Weir is Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) certified and joins one other female on the DPD force, Holly Atkinson. A third female officer will join the force in October.

Comanche and Marlow have one female CLEET certified officer each.

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