Sallisaw Police Prevent Mass Casualty Crash at Festival by Crashing into Pursuit Vehicle

News 6 - May 8, 2023 6:38 am

Two Sallisaw police officers were on duty during the Sallisaw Diamond Daze Festival on Saturday when they received information of a police pursuit heading towards the city.

According to Chief Terry Franklin, Captain Weber and Officer Wesley McGuirt prevented the pursuit from heading into the Festival.

Chief Terry Franklin released the following statement:

Captain Weber and Officer McGuirt were the last line of defense before the suspect vehicle would have entered the Diamond Daze event area.

Captain Weber at that time decided that they didn’t have any other choices besides disabling the suspect vehicle by driving straight into it head-on in which he stopped the suspect vehicle.

Preventing it from entering the event which would have caused massive casualties.

As for injuries Captain Weber sustained a broken wrist. Officer McGuirt sustained cuts and bruises.


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