Tulsa Police's homicide unit getting some temporary help

Tuesday, August 23rd 2005, 5:15 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa homicide detectives will get a bit of relief. The Tulsa Police Department just approved adding three more detectives to the unit for the next 60 days.

The homicide unit works all murder cases, all non-fatal shootings and stabbings, all missing persons reports, suicides, kidnappings and all unattended deaths. One of the detectives assigned to temporary duty will work the non-fatal cases; the other two will follow up on leads currently being put on hold.

Tulsa Police Sgt Mike Huff: "We get about 20 cases a day, everything from road rage to homicide. A lot of times we feel bad we can't devote time to those people, so maybe now we'll be able to get to that, at least for a short period of time."

The three temporary officers are on loan from the fugitive squad and north Tulsa's street crimes unit. At the end of 60 days, they're scheduled to return to those units.