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Former Claremore Chief of Police and Rogers County Sheriff


Dewey “Buck” Johnson was born on July 22, 1931 in Peachtree, North Carolina.  The Johnson and Lamb families returned to their roots in Oklahoma when Buck was 5 years old. Buck was an outstanding athlete at Claremore High School lettering in football, basketball and baseball.   He went on to play at the collegiate level and was inducted in the Claremore Athletic Hall of Fame in ???.

Buck was married for over 67 Years Barbara and they had five children – Janelle, Karla, Wade, Dewey Jr. and Andrea.  After serving several years in the Claremore Police Department, Buck ran for Chief of Police in 1963 and won.   He served in that capacity until ?? When he joined the Rogers County Sheriff’s department.   He became Rogers County Sheriff in ?? Which he served as until his retirement in 1997.

When he wasn’t busy with pursuing criminals or following up on investigations, Buck enjoyed announcing Claremore High School football games and was also an accomplished musician with his favorite Gibson guitar.

Dewey “Buck” Johnson had a long and successful tenure of service to Claremore and Rogers County.  From his service as Chief of Police for Claremore, to being Rogers County Sheriff, Buck Johnson’s career in law enforcement spanned over 38 years.

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