Sheriff’s department mourns loss

Gary Garrison

Canadian County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of their own, after the unexpected death of Sgt. Gary Garrison.

The 64-year-old department veteran died of an apparent heart attack last weekend while on duty, Undersheriff Chris West said. Garrison worked for the sheriff’s department for 17 years. Before that, he was employed at the Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno. He also served in the United States Army.

“Sgt. Garrison will be dearly missed by his law enforcement friends and family,” West said.

Sheriff Randall Edwards said the loss was especially hard, not only because of Garrison’s long tenure at the department, but also his impact on everyone he worked with and helped in his long career.

“Gary was a good friend, he was one of my training supervisors when I was first hired in 2000 that trained me,” Edwards said Sunday. “He was a good man, family man and law enforcement officer.

“Everyone loved him,” he said.

Funeral services were held Wednesday in El Reno.

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