Oklahoma County sheriff’s major to be honored for courage after life-changing injury

John Waldenville one of three to receive Jim Thorpe Courage Award on Saturday. Longtime law enforcement officer was shot in the face during robbery at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse in 2011.

BY ZEKE CAMPFIELD Modified: August 24, 2012 at 11:00 pm •  Published: August 25, 2012

One step at a time, John Waldenville is trying to put his life back together.

Saturday, the former Oklahoma County sheriff’s major, who was shot in the head during a 2011 robbery at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, will mark another milestone in his recovery with a walk across the stage at the 2012 Jim Thorpe Courage Awards.

The 61-year-old...

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