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Widow Forced to Enter Bid to Win Husband's Police Dog
Pictures, medals and awards are all Surana Prince has left of her husband.
“On hard days it’s hard to look at them because we miss him so much,” said Prince.
In 2011 Sergeant Mycal Prince was deployed in Afghanistan. His unit came under fire from a rocket-propelled grenade.
“It killed him instantly.”
Before deployment Sergeant Prince was a member of the Minco Police Department
“He loved it. Very much so.”
His best friend on the force, his K9 companion Bayca.
“Everywhere he went she was right there with him.”
Surana strives to keep her husband's memory alive but says a piece of the puzzle is missing. She wants the dog her husband spent countless hours with brought back home.
“They were just really close. It was man's best friend, that’s what it was.”
Surana offered the city of Minco $10,000 for the German Shepard but at Monday night's city council meeting she got quite a surprise. The city was auctioning Bayca.
“I was like what in the world is going on .”
“It's the only legal way to do it. You can't do it any other way,” said Walton Mitchell, Mayor of Minco.
Mitchell said city property cannot be sold directly to a person. It must be surplussed then put on the auction block.
“You have to go through the process. It doesn’t matter what she offered. You can't sell anything straight out. You have to go through a bid process.”
While Surana understands the process, she said it doesn't make it any easier.
“My biggest fear is for somebody else to outbid me.”
Mayor Mitchell doesn't think that will be a problem.
“I don't really expect over the one bid whatever it is.”
Surana says being with Bayca gives her closure.
“It gave me peace. It made me feel like Michael was there.”
She is determined to bring the German Shepard back home.
“I will fight until I’m blue in the face for that dog.”
Posted: Monday, February 18 2013, 09:48 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. grand jury returns new charges on ex-judge
May 23, 2013 23:32 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury has returned new indictments against a former Lincoln County judge who already faces embezzlement and cattle theft charges.
The grand jury handed up the indictments Thursday against 47-year-old Craig S. Key of Chandler.
Key turned himself in last month to Lincoln County authorities who set bond at $10,000.
One indictment accuses Key of harboring a fugitive by allegedly encouraging a client facing criminal charges in Lincoln and Jefferson counties to flee the state to avoid prosecution.
Another charges Key with five counts of delivery of a forged note and accuses him of forging the name of a woman whose signature was required on escrow account checks that Key was also required to sign.
Key's attorney, Cheryl Ramsey of Stillwater, says the additional indictments are no surprise.
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