The Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame eventually will open on Route 66 of Chandler, Okla. Recently, the first seven members of the Hall of Fame were announced, and they will be inducted at the Route 66 Interpretive Center in town on Dec. 6.
The seven inductees will be:
Bill Tilghman, Heck Thomas and Chris Madsen were U.S. marshals and played key roles in taming the mostly lawless Indian Territory, before Oklahoma statehood. The three, known as the Three Guardsmen, made an estimated 300 arrests and killed a number of outlaws. The three were credited with busting up the notorious Doolin Gang.
Roger Webb and Bob Lester were commissioners in the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.
Richard Bryant was a Oklahoma City police lieutenant, and Bob Macy was a longtime district attorney in Oklahoma County who put more than 50 murderers on death row.
The Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame eventually will be part of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Museum.