Sapulpa, OK – Part of Route 66 dedicated to Okla. cop, father
SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) A portion of State Highway 66 in Sapulpa has been dedicated in honor of a police officer who died with his father while responding to a call.
The ceremony marking a section of the road as the Officer Larry W. Cantrell and Mr. Charles L. Cantrell Memorial Highway was held Sunday. The 34-year-old officer was responding to a backup call from another officer on July 30, 2005, when he died in an accident. His 59-year-old was riding with him.
By that time two of Tulsa's three Deputy Police Chiefs filed for the Tulsa Police Chief's job. Daryl Webster and Mark McCrory both put in applications for the position. The job became open when Police Chief Ron Palmer's resignation was accepted by Mayor Bartlett.