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This profile was last updated on 2/11/12  and contains information from public web pages.

Deputy Sheriff

Pawnee County
 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • degree , criminal justice
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Investigating cruelty — Tulsa SPCA
tulsaspca.org, 11 Feb 2012 [cached]
Pawnee County deputy sheriff Steve Melton called the Tulsa SPCA following reports from horrified neighbors who were watching dogs at an area trailer house have puppies, who then died painfully.
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Melton, with evidence previously gathered of dead puppies on Aldridge's property, accompanied Tulsa SPCA cruelty investigator DeJay Cameron to
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www.pawneecountysheriff.com, 3 May 2007 [cached]
STEVE MELTON                      LIEUTENANTPawnee County Sheriff's Office
Home Sheriff Price Staff Information News Contact Crime Tips Links Child Safety
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Melton found the prospect of being in law enforcement a dream that could be achieved instead of a job that pays the bills.
" I grew up wanting to be a police officer," He said.Like any realistic dreamer , he focused on the end result and started at the beginning.At the age of 16 he began working as a jailer for Tulsa County . He also worked in booking and various other aspects of the profession where he learned how to become what he respected most.
He pursued auto mechanics through Tulsa County Vo-Tech after graduating high school in Owasso and remained working nights at the jail eventually working both occupations full time for five years.During those years, he completed CLEET (Council on Law Enforcement Education, and Training) certification and became a full time deputy for Tulsa County.
The rigorous schedule of two full time jobs finally forced Melton to leave auto mechanics behind and walk on faith toward his dream career.Not that it was difficult according to his comment that he was "tired of working on cars anyway."
" I have never regretted it, I love law enforcement," he said.He achieved some validation for that choice and his dedication to that decision when he was recently voted Officer of the Year by his peers in Pawnee County after only two years of service.Before Pawnee County, Melton also worked for the Delaware County Sheriff's office for four years after leaving Tulsa County.
"I work a lot of crimes against children and overtime on cases, maybe that is why I was chosen.I don't really know , I just know I feel appreciated and validated."he said.Those crimes against children and his will to bring an end to their suffering seem to keep him grounded in a belief that drives him to walk on the darker edge of humanity and work cases that most officers don't even like to think about.
"I've seen a lot of bad situations in 18 years.I've seen some with children that make me wonder why I do this job but I do love the job and I feel strongly about crimes against children."he said.Being a father himself, Melton seems to taka a paternal instinct for all the children in the county who are victims of abuse and neglect.
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"Being a field deputy is about the greatest job one can have, Melton said about his current position.He didn't hesitate with his quiet response of "no" when asked about a future as sheriff but he did share an interest he fosters for eventually working for the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) or OSBI (Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation) after completing his degree in criminal justice which he is currently pursuing.
Melton's paternal instincts seem to dominate his personal like as well.He spends a great deal of his time off with his three children doing things from yard work to fishing.He loves to spend much of that quality time with them out doors along with his wife as they find it peaceful according to Melton.
As for hobbies, he finds himself intrigued by photography even trying his hand at wildlife photography.He also hunts, enjoys rounds at the firing range, working on his house and collecting police patches.
It's an interesting question to ponder, what is your greatest contribution to humanity?Without fail, I have gotten the same awkward silence immediately following the question each time I've asked it until Melton.
"Doing the best job I can in law enforcement , protecting the community and teaching my children right from wrong," he said without hesitation and then he added the golden rule.
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www.care2x.net, 22 Feb 2011 [cached]
By: Steve Melton
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Steve Melton publishes Affiliates-Cash Now, Home Business Tips, Tools and Strategies. The exact ingredients for your online
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Steve Melton is a Captain for a major US Airline. After graduating from West Texas State University he persued his first true love of flying in the US Navy. is commercial flying carreer began Februarry 1980. In February 2003 a medical diagnosis forced him from the cockpit and he has persued the internet with a passion. Watch for future articles by Steve in the very near future.
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www.newsok.com, 26 Oct 2006 [cached]
Steve Melton
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The girl's mother, father and a 3-year-old child survived the blaze, Pawnee County Sheriff's Deputy Steve Melton said.
Tulsa SPCA Investigating Cruelty Page
www.tulsaspca.org, 24 Mar 2007 [cached]
Pawnee County deputy sheriff Steve Melton called the TSPCA following reports from horrified neighbors who were watching dogs at an area trailer house have puppies, who then died painfully.
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Melton, with evidence previously gathered of dead puppies on Aldridge's property, accompanied TSPCA cruelty investigator DeJay Cameron to the location.
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