DPS News Releases 2004

  • November 17, 2004 - Department officials announce grant for Amber Alert System - Cabinet Secretary of Safety and Security Commissioner Kevin Ward announced that the Southwestern Bell Communications Foundation awarded a grant to the state in the amount of $77,000.
  • August 23, 2004 - Memorial Highway Dedication Set - Officials of the Department of Public Safety and Oklahoma City Police Department are announcing August 24, 2004 as the official date for the Trooper Matt Evans and Officer Jeff Rominger Memorial Highway Dedication.
  • July 22, 2004 - Oklahoma safety belt compliance rate highest ever - Oklahoma Highway Safety Office officials announced today that Oklahomans are buckling up at a record rate.
  • June 14, 2004 - May 2004 - Monthly Fatality Report - Traffic fatalities for May were up 17 compared to last year, according to the Department of Public Safety.
  • May 25, 2004 - Memorial Day - Troopers expect crowded roads despite hiked fuel prices.
  • April 12, 2004 - March 2004 - Monthly Fatality Report - Department of Public Safety officials report a decrease of three traffic fatalities in March.
  • March 30, 2004 - Trooper of the Year and Jerry Marx Awards - Department of Public Safety and Highway Users Federation Officials are announcing the 2003 recipients of the Jerry Marx Memorial Award and Trooper of the Year for Heroism and Humanitarianism.
  • March 15, 2004 - February 2004 - Monthly Fatality Report - Traffic fatalities for February were down compared to last year, according to the Department of Public Safety. Forty-nine died on Oklahoma streets and highways last month, compared to 50 in February 2003.
  • February 12, 2004 - January 2004 - Monthly Fatality Report - Department of Public Safety officials report an increase of 20 traffic fatalities to a total of 62 in January compared to 42 in the same month last year.
  • January 15, 2004 - Reward Offered For Murder Weapon - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is offering up to a $1,000 reward for information on the whereabouts of the Glock .357 SIG caliber handgun believed used in the homicide of Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Nikky Green.