Death – Skiatook 911 supervisor passes away, police department announces – FOX23 News

Death – Obituary

SKIATOOK, Okla. — A 22-year employee with the City of Skiatook has passed away, the Skiatook Police Department announced Sunday.

“It is with the deepest regret that as a Department, we inform the public the Skiatook 911 Supervisor, Heath Cox, has passed away,” the Skiatook Police Department posted on Facebook, “The learning of our loss of Dispatcher Cox was a tough one to our Department. It is a tremendous loss to the City of Skiatook as a whole.”

Cox began his service to the City of Skiatook on Feb. 1, 1999 and he was promoted to dispatch supervisor in March of 2015, the police department said.

“Heath’s wife and family will be in our thoughts and prayers as they navigate through this difficult time,” the police department said. “The Dispatchers and Officers of the Skiatook Police Department ask for strength and prayers while they mourn the loss of not only a co-worker, but a great friend.”

The Skiatook FOP has set up a Memorial Fund for Heath’s family through GoFundMe. Donations can also be made in person at the Skiatook Police Department and given to the Skiatook Fraternal Order of Police.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.