Slain homeless man remembered in Edmond

BY DIANA BALDWIN Modified: October 20, 2009 at 12:17 am •  Published: October 20, 2009
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EDMOND — Dwight A. Morgan had been riding his bicycle in Edmond for at least 25 years.

Most people knew him as Bicycle Bob, a homeless man who pedaled through town wearing one or more coats even in the hot summer months.


Morgan’s body was found about 3:05 p.m. Sunday. Travis Monroe Jim, 20, another homeless man, was arrested on a complaint of first-degree murder. He was in Oklahoma County jail Monday without bail.

A cause of death was not available Monday afternoon.

Money for funeral
Police officers and people in Edmond have been helping Morgan, 54, for years. Concern for the man who lived on the streets didn’t stop Monday when people learned he had been killed.

"We’re going to make sure he has a Christian funeral,” said Rockie Yardley, a police crime scene investigator.

Community members came together Monday, pooling money for funeral expenses.

Churches and a funeral home have agreed to help, too.

"He was Edmond’s first homeless person,” Yardley said. "Nobody turned their back on Dwight.”

Sgt. Scott Fees said officers always checked on Morgan to make sure he was OK year-round, but especially in winter.

"We would give him bottles of water or buy him a hamburger,” Fees said.


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To donate
Donations can be made to the Dwight Morgan Memorial Fund, c/o Edmond Fraternal Order of Police, Citizens Bank of Edmond, P.O. Box 30, Edmond, OK 73083.

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