Tulsa County Sheriff's Office mourns the loss of deputy


Santiago Rodriguez

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office said it was with "deep sadness" to report the death of Tulsa County deputy Santiago Rodriguez, who passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning following a medical emergency that occurred while he was off duty.

Rodriguez, 40, had been a deputy at the sheriff’s office for 14 years. Over his career, Rodriguez received letters of accommodation for his work as a deputy at the Tulsa County Courthouse.

"He lived a career of service, not only to the citizens of Tulsa County, but also to his country, through his time as a member of the Navy Reserve," said TCSO spokesman Casey Roebuck. "Dep. Rodriguez was a loving father to his four children. He will be greatly missed by all of his coworkers and friends here at the sheriff’s office."

Funeral services are pending.

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