It’s been 15 years since teenager Dena Dean was murdered after disappearing from a West Tulsa shopping center. Every year, on the anniversary of her disappearance, her family and the Tulsa Sheriff’s Office set up a mobile Cold Case Command Post at the shopping center. Dean’s father, Larry, hasn’t given up hope someone will come forward with information that will solve the case.
Anyone with information on the Dean case or any cold case is urged to call the Tulsa Sheriff’s Office at 918-596-8681.
Tulsa County has a new undersheriff. The Commission meeting room at the courthouse is crowded as Chief Deputy Tim Albin takes the oath of office to become the second in command at the Sheriff’s Office. Albin has been with the office since 1989. He says things have changed a lot in the years since he began his career, with terrorism and illegal immigration, the office works more on issues that have a global perspective.
Albin replaces Brian Edwards, who retired this month, and took a job with the Grand River Dam Authority.
Tulsa County’s second-in-command law enforcement officer is leaving. It’s been announced that Tulsa Undersheriff Brian Edwards will become the chief law enforcement officer at the Grand River Dam Authority in northeastern Oklahoma. His official title will be Assistant General Manager for Law Enforcement and Homeland Security. The official announcement came at the GRDA’s board meeting in Vinita. Edwards will retire April 27th. He’s been with the Tulsa Sheriff’s Office 31 years.