Chickasaw Lighthorse Police Special Agent Robert Patrick (Pat) Flickinger died as a result of injuries following a motor vehicle accident on Friday, March 7th. Agent Flickinger was pronounced dead at the scene after authorities say he was pinned in his vehicle following a head-on collision with another vehicle after he had attempted to pass a slow moving vehicle. The crash happened shortly before eight o'clock Friday night on State Highway 199 just west of Glasses Creek near Madill, Oklahoma.
Agent Flickinger had a total of 16 years of law enforcement experience, was a veteran of the US Navy, and graduate of the FBI National Academy. He was hired as a uniformed police officer with the Chickasaw Nation’s Lighthorse Police Department on September 27th 2004, promoted to a Special Agent on October 15th 2007, and assigned to work narcotics enforcement. Agent Flickinger was a member of both the Lighthorse Police Scuba-Dive Team and Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.
“We are all saddened to hear of the loss of Special Agent Flickinger,” said Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby. “He has been a dedicated member of the Lighthorse Police Department for more than three years. He will be sorely missed by all those who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family members and all those who have been affected by this terrible tragedy.”
“The Chickasaw Nation and State of Oklahoma have lost a hero,” added Lighthorse Police Chief Jason O’Neal. “Agent Flickinger considered it an honor to serve his community and was well respected within the law enforcement community. He will be missed dearly and our prayers go out to his family.”
Agent Flickinger, age 37, leaves behind a daughter and a community deeply saddened by his loss.