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Okla. Co. Sheriff wins re-election

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OKLAHOMA COUNTY – After waiting two hours for the results, Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel claimed victory in his bid for re-election.

Sheriff Whetsel defeated challenger Darrell Sorrels by a wide margin Tuesday night.

As of 10 p.m. Tuesday, Whetsel received 65 percent of the vote, while Sorrels had roughly 35 percent.

“I think the citizens have really shown that law enforcement is not about politics,” Sheriff Whetsel said. “It’s not about being a Democrat or a Republican. It is about being a professional law enforcement officer.”

Sheriff Whetsel took office in 1997.

This will be his fifth term as Oklahoma County sheriff.