SEQUOYAH COUNTY, OKLA. (KFSM) - The Oklahoma trooper that was involved in a boat and sport utility vehicle wreck on July 3 has resigned, according to a news release on Aug. 26.
Oklahoma Trooper Joshua Davies was found drunk at the scene of a wrecked patrol SUV and patrol boat in Sequoyah County one mile west of U.S. 59 on Applegate Cove Road south of Sallisaw, officials said.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol confirmed that Commissioner Mike Thompson accepted a letter of resignation from Davies on Aug. 26. A pre-termination hearing for Davies had been scheduled for Wednesday (Aug. 27), the release states.
Chief Ricky Adams with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol stated, “Trooper Davies' actions . . .was an egregious breach of the standard of conduct demanded by our profession."
He continued, "It is never pleasant when an officer is forced to arrest one of his own, but it should be noted that the troopers who responded to Davies’ DUI accident and subsequently arrested him enforced the standard without exception. I am hopeful that the poor decisions made by former Trooper Joshua Davies will not bring discredit on the 99 percent of our state troopers that are shining examples of what our profession demands.”