Share “Boaters can help law enforcement solve...”

Boaters can help law enforcement solve cold cases

Published: November 20, 2013
Advertisement

In September, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol resolved a pair of decades-old cold cases while training at Foss Lake using a $2,800 side imaging sonar fish finder. This high-tech equipment is credited with locating two submerged cars containing six bodies near a boat ramp. Recently, OHP scored again when it used new sonar equipment to locate at least 17 submerged vehicles in the McClellan-Kerr navigation channel near Inola.

Imagine how many other cold cases could be solved nationwide if these fish finders, which use high-resolution imaging technology, were employed in a systematic search. Every boater, whether law enforcement or recreational, who possess these state-of-the-art fish finders should be checking around all boat ramps, marinas, bridges and areas where a vehicle would be most likely to run off the road and into the water.

Anglers who join the search would be able to top any fish story if they helped bring closure to loved ones.

Cole Herndon, Oklahoma City


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    ONEOK Partners to invest up to $100 million to expand capacity in Permian Basin
  2. 2
    Report: Thunder signs Josh Huestis to 4-year deal
  3. 3
    Thunder TV analyst Nancy Lieberman expected to become Kings assistant coach
  4. 4
    Dodgers send Olivera to Braves in three-way trade
  5. 5
    MTV's 'Real World' sets casting call in Oklahoma City
+ show more

FEATURED JOBS



× Trending opinion Article