New Tool Created For Tulsa County Sheriff's Office Deputies


Monday, August 29th 2022, 7:15 am

By: News On 6, Reagan Ledbetter


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Tulsa County Sheriff's deputies have a new tool in their toolbox thanks to the Tulsa Tech welding school.

It looks like a simple pick axe but it has been modified to use in emergency situations. Deputies say they were brainstorming how to modify the pick axe and took their ideas to Tulsa Tech Welding Instructor Gilbert Moore. Moore cut off part of the sharp pointed end, and welded on a plate, so deputies would have a more solid flat service to breach a door.

Moore says he took the piece he cut off, and welded it to the other side of the axe to add reinforcement so it won't break when trying to break through a door or window.

 "I was on board before he even got it all out. Anything we can do to help law enforcement agencies or any first responder agency, I really push for that," said Moore.

Deputies say their partnership with Tulsa Tech is a huge asset.

"We need battering rams constantly, breaking rakes, and just tools that we tear up doing our job. Having a place that we can go get them repaired or have something built brand new to fit our actual needs or for an individual mission is going to be great to have," said TCSO Deputy Daniel Gullett.

Right now the sheriff's office has two of these pick axes, but the plan is for Tulsa Tech welding students to build more. 

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