Oologah Lake incident results in high online traffic, death threats to Rogers County deputies

CLAREMORE -- Rogers County Sheriff's deputies received death threats after online users flooded the Facebook pages of Tulsa news media with a note critical of the agency's response to a stranded family's request for help, a Sheriff's spokesman said.

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CLAREMORE -- Rogers County Sheriff's deputies received death threats after online users flooded the Facebook pages of Tulsa news media with a note critical of the agency's response to a stranded family's request for help, a Sheriff's spokesman said.

The note -- posted by other users on different pages but attributed to a woman who was locked inside an Oologah Lake park at closing Saturday -- alleges that deputies mistreated the woman and asks media to tell her story.

Phone calls and online messages in response to the note have threatened the lives of two deputies involved in the incident, one of whom is mentioned by name in the note, agency spokesman Jerry Smittle said.

"This is a first for us to get hit like this," he said. "It's one thing to get comments, but its another thing to be virally attacked."

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