Proud to Serve

The first to arrive and the first to help

We honor the unsung heroes of our community — Oklahoma's First Responders & Front- Line Workers

Do you know an outstanding Oklahoma First Responder? Someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help those in need? We want to hear those stories and recognize these heroes!

In 2020, Quail Creek Bank teamed up with KFOR Oklahoma’s News 4 to recognize first responders and front-line workers who are risking their lives every day for the citizens of Oklahoma. Whether they are fighting crime in our streets, rescuing others from dangerous situations, offering a caring hand to those in need, or serving our country, we are honored to recognize these outstanding human beings for their sacrifice and commitment!

Check out our impressive recipients below or visit to search for their stories

February 2023

February 2023 Proud To Serve recipient

Troy George

Master Patrol Officer

El Reno Police Department

See Troy’s story here

December 2022

December 2022 Proud To Serve

Sgt Alan Wallace

Moore Police Department

See Alan’s story here

November 2022

Proud To Serve November 2022

Sgt Matt Harden

Edmond Police Department

See Matt’s story here

October 2022

October 2022 Proud To Serve recipient

Sgt Clay Rush

Yukon Police Department

See Clay’s story here

September 2022

September Proud To Serve recipient

LeeRoy Harding

OKC Firefighter in the 1940’s & 50’s

See LeeRoy’s story here

August 2022

OKCFD Task Force One - K9 Search and Rescue

OKCFD K9 Division

Oklahoma City Fire Department

See their story here

July 2022

Oklahoma City PD Lake Patrol

Lake Patrol

Oklahoma City Police Department

See the Lake Patrol story here

June 2022

Game Warden receiving Proud To Serve award

Riley Willman

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Game Warden

See Riley’s story here

May 2022

Nichols Hills Police Department - Proud To Serve

Brandon Edwards

Nichols Hills Police Department

See Brandon’s story here

April 2022

April 2022 - Proud To Serve Recipient - OKCPD 911

911 Communications

Oklahoma City Police Department

See their story here

March 2022

OKCPD K9 Division Proud To Serve award

K9 Division

Oklahoma City Police Department

See their story here

February 2022

Proud To Serve award recipient February 2022

Don Richards

OCSO – Sergeant

See Don’s story here

January 2022

Proud To Serve January 2022

Megan Pfeiffer

Paramedic at St. Anthony’s

See Megan’s story here

December 2021

Mustang Fire Department Proud to Serve

Mustang Fire

Mustang Fire Department

See their story here

November 2021

Tyler Vanover Waukomis Volunteer Firefighter Proud to Serve

Tyler Vanover

Waukomis Volunteer Firefighter

See Tyler’s story here

October 2021

Trooper Krupczyk Oklahoma Highway Patrol Proud to Serve

Trooper Krupczyk

Oklahoma Highway Patrol

See the story here

September 2021

Yukon PD Police Department Proud to Serve

Yukon Police Department

Police Department

See their story here

August 2021

Sgt Anthony Gibbs

Sgt. Anthony Gibbs

June 2021

Stillwater Officers

Kurt Merrill & Damian Neiswanger

Stillwater PD

See their story here

April 2021

OKC Fire

OKCFD Station 6

Oklahoma City FD

See their story here

March 2021

Norman PD

Bryce Shattuck & Kenneth Jackson

February 2021


Aaron Yelloweagle

January 2021

Capt Dalton Jackson

Capt. Dalton Jackson

OU Health Science Center

See Dalton’s story here

December 2020

William Wheeler

William Wheeler

Investigator – Pott. County

See William’s story here

November 2020

Jeff Ackerman

Jeff Ackerman

Piedmont Paramedic

See Jeff’s story here

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