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NSU Presents Posthumous Degree To Fallen Deputy's Wife

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Sean Cookson attended Northeastern State University. Sean Cookson attended Northeastern State University.
Cass Cookson accepts a degree on behalf of her late husband. Cass Cookson accepts a degree on behalf of her late husband.
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma -

A posthumous bachelor's degree for Craig County Deputy Sean Cookson was given to his wife during Northeastern State University's graduation ceremony.

Cookson had just accepted a position with the Sheriff's Department when he died in a car crash earlier this year. 

"I wish Sean could have been here to see everybody," his wife said. "He was super proud to be a deputy of Craig County. He only got to serve about two weeks, but he loved every day of it. Every day he came home with a new story."

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Cookson played in NSU's band  - and was the school's mascot, Rowdy the Riverhawk, for the last two years.

He died February 27, 2017 at age 23.

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