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Jon Sappington

Jon Sappington


Jon Sappington is a Claremore native and graduate of Claremore High School and holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Rogers State University.

Jon Sappington currently serves as Undersheriff for the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office.

Undersheriff Sappington began his law enforcement career here at Rogers County in 2005 as a Detention Officer.  Undersheriff Sappington has held many positions including Shift Sergeant, Court Guard and Jail Administrator.

In 2012, he was promoted to Undersheriff and since has been instrumental in the implementation of a new records management system, new county wide 800 radio system, the jail body camera program and the development of the Sheriff’s Office Grant Program which currently earns the Sheriff’s Office an average of $200,000.00 per year in state and federal grants.

Undersheriff Sappington is a sitting board member of Leadership Rogers County.  He serves as a Deacon at his church and along side his wife runs the church kids ministry.

When not at work, Undersheriff Sappington enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.  They can be found fishing at the lake and enjoying the movies.

Zach Starkey

Zach Starkey

Chief Deputy

Zachary Starkey is the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy.  Chief Deputy Starkey graduated from Sequoyah High School in 2009 followed by obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Justice Administration from Rogers State University.  Chief Deputy Starkey began his law enforcement career with the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office in 2014.  Chief Deputy Starkey has served in the Detention Division, Court Security Division, and Patrol Division.  Chief Deputy Starkey was transferred to the Rogers County Patrol Division in 2015 where he would spend most of his career. During that time Chief Deputy Starkey served as a field training officer, Patrol Corporal, and eventually Patrol Sergeant.  Chief Deputy Starkey received several accolades during his time with the Patrol Division including Rogers County Deputy of the year in 2017.   In 2020, Dhief Deputy Starkey was promoted to Captain and served as the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office Jail Administrator until July 1st of 2023 when he was promoted to Chief Deputy.  The Chief Deputy is third in command at the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office and oversees the command staff in charge of day-to-day operations at the Sheriff’s Office


Virgil Carter

Virgil Carter


Virgil Carter is the Patrol Captain for the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office. 

Captain Carter began his law enforcement career in the Rogers County Jail in April of 2009 as a detention officer, by September of 2009, Carter was promoted to night shift supervisor. 

In 2011,  Captain Carter was transferred to the patrol division of the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office and attended and graduated from the state of Oklahoma’s CLEET Academy. 

In 2013 Captain Carter was made part of the Alternative Court team and enjoyed the work and valuable experience this assignment gave him.   In 2014 Captain Carter attended Oklahoma’s Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training Criminal Investigation Academy, completing 120 hours of training. In October of 2015, Captain Carter completed Desert Snow (interdiction) training and November of 2015 completed Basic Swat Training through the Cherokee Marshall Service.

On November 30, 2016, Captain Carter was promoted to administrative captain after serving as one of the Rogers County Thug Task Force members for approximately 4 years. Since that promotion, he has completed many assignments at the direction of the Sheriff and Undersheriff.

Captain Carter has had the opportunity to attend and complete several certification and training courses from CLEET, AONE, TPD, Desert Snow and NCEA including;

  • Identification of Stolen Vehicles and Hidden VIN Numbers
  • Identification of stolen property
  • Avenues Narcotics are moved by Drug Dealers
  • Specialized training and experience dealing with drug addicts and alcoholics
  • Specialized training and experience dealing with synthetic controlled substances and the manufacturing of marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, and other dangerous drugs.
Bronson Smith

Bronson Smith

Administrative Captain

Bronson Smith began his career at the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office in July of 2012 as a part time tower tech.  He spent 3 years in the detention division as a detention officer and supervisor before attending the Oklahoma Peace Officers Academy in CLEET where he graduated in 2016.  After graduation, he transferred to the Courthouse Security Division where he remained for the next year and a half before September of 2017 where he applied and was accepted to the Court Guard Division at the Detention Center where he was promoted to Corporal.   Bronson did not stay in this position long before transferring to the Warrants Division at the Sheriff’s Office in July of 2018, where he maintained the active warrants database and coordinated inmate transports.  In April of 2019, Bronson was asked to step in as the IT Director for the Sheriff’s Office where he supervised and maintained the Sheriff’s Office network and IT inventory.  While in this position, Bronson took on more responsibilities as head of project management, grant programs and public relations.  Bronson held this office until July 1st of 2023 when he was promoted to Administrative Captain.  As Administrative Captain, he oversees the Courthouse Security Division, IT Department, Project Management, Grants, Search and Rescue, Mounted Patrol, Reserve Deputies and is the Public Information Officer for the office.


Ron Walker

Ron Walker


Ron Walker is the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division Lieutenant. He started his law enforcement career with the Oneida (New York) County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 4, 1992, as a Detention Deputy. He moved to Oklahoma in the fall of 1997 and joined the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, initially in the jail but worked his way up through the ranks and into the Patrol Division. He was assigned to the Central Oklahoma Metro Interdiction Team (C.O.M.I.T.) – a world-renowned criminal interdiction unit – for 7 ½ years where he found his true passion: interdicting major criminals involved in major crimes.

Lt. Walker retired as a Patrol Sergeant from the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 1, 2014. After his family relocated to the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area, he joined the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 1, 2015. In his current role, he is responsible for oversight of the patrol division. When he is not engaged in normal Patrol functions, he continues his pursuit of the criminal element traveling to and passing through Rogers County.

Lt. Walker has attended specialized Criminal Interdiction training in New York, New Jersey, Missouri, Louisiana, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and Indiana. He has also trained with the United States Customs and Border Patrol in El Paso, Texas.

Lt. Walker has received numerous awards throughout his career from the State of Oklahoma, the United States Drug Enforcement Association, the Oklahoma Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office and civic groups. In 2018 he was honored to be the thirtieth officer nationwide to have been awarded the prestigious “Royal Knight” Award – in existence for 31 years, and open to state, local, and federal Law Enforcement Officers nationwide.

When he is not training or working, you will find Lt. Walker spending time with his wife of 22 years, or fishing with his 16-year-old son.

Some of his career totals are listed below:

  • $ 5,420,000.00 in US Currency seized
  • Over 700 pounds of Marijuana
  • Over 30 pounds of Cocaine
  • Over 27 pounds of Heroine
  • Over 12 pounds of Crystal Methamphetamine
  • Almost 5 pounds of Fentanyl
  • Over 3,000 Ecstasy Tablets
  • One confirmed Terrorist
Kyle Baker

Kyle Baker


Kyle Baker has served the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office since June of 2007.
Lt. Baker holds an associate degree in Criminal Justice and received his CLEET certification from the COPS program at Rogers State University. Lt. Baker also holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice graduating Cum Laude from Central Christian College of Kansas.
Lt. Baker has held many positions during his career at the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office including shift supervisor in the jail, Patrol Sergeant, and his current position as a Lieutenant over the Criminal Investigations Unit.
Lt. Baker currently supervises the Criminal Investigation Unit and is responsible for all Criminal Investigations within Rogers County including but not limited to Murder, Rape, Violent Crimes Against Children, Robbery, Burglaries, and Theft.
Lt. Baker is an active sitting board member of the William W. Barnes Children’s Advocacy Center, advocating for children who are physically and sexually abused.

Daniel Welch

Daniel Welch


Rogers County Criminal Investigator, Lt. Daniel L Welch graduated from Claremore High School in 2003. Shortly after graduation, Daniel enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he earned several awards for distinguished service and is an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran. After being honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps, Daniel began his law enforcement career with the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office in 2007 as a Detention Officer where he would advance to the rank of Sergeant in the Detention Division. Daniel joined the uniformed Patrol Division in 2011 where he advanced to the rank of Corporal and performed Field Training Officer duties.


In 2015 he was selected to join the Criminal Investigations Division and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. In 2016 Daniel was selected to assume the administrative training officer duties for the office and was instrumental in designing and developing the first Detention Officer Training Academy for the Rogers County Detention Division. Daniel is also an Investigator for the 12th Judicial District, District Attorney’s Task Force. In 2018 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.


During his career in law enforcement Daniel has become a certified and or accredited instructor in the following disciplines: Basic Instructor, Field Training Officer, Taser Instructor, Defensive Tactics Instructor, PepperBall Instructor, O.C. Spray Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, Use of Force Report Writing for Detention Instructor, Ethics in Law Enforcement Instructor, Jail Standards Instructor, Restraint Systems Instructor, Deliberate Indifference Liability Instructor, Sex and Violent Offender Registry Instructor.


His education, law enforcement awards and achievements include: Master’s Degree in Business Leadership from Ohio Christian University, Bachelor’s Degree in in Criminal Justice from American Public University, C.L.E.E.T Advanced Peace Officer Certification, RCSO 2014 Deputy of the Year, 2015 Volunteers for Youth Certificate of Appreciation, 2015 Smoke & Guns II Winner (Amateur Mixed Martial Arts), RCSO 2016 Public Service Award, RCSO 2017 Unit Citation Award, RCSO 2017 Distinguished Service Award, Class of 2018 Rogers County 40 Under Forty, RCSO 2019 Unit Citation Award.


Daniel currently serves as a Criminal Investigator, Administrative Training Coordinator, Field Training Coordinator, and the Sex & Violent Offender Compliance Officer for the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office. Daniel is a member of the Oologah Assembly of God.


Daniel is a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner who enjoys spending time with family, reading, writing, hiking, fishing, and watching professional football

Brandon Masingale

Brandon Masingale


Brandon Masingale is graduate of Rogers State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.  Brandon Masingale is the Assistant Jail Administrator for the Amos G Ward Detention Facility and holds the rank of Lieutenant.

Lt. Masingale began his career in law enforcement with the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office in December of 2011 as a detention officer.  During Lt. Masingale’s first three years in detention, he gained valuable experience and quickly was promoted to shift supervisor.  After holding his position as a shift supervisor,

Lt. Masingale was accepted into the Court Guard Division of the detention center and attended and graduated from the Oklahoma CLEET Academy.  While in the Court Guard Division Lt. Masingale escorted inmates to and from court as well as handled all sentencing and release paperwork for inmates as well as inmate disciplinary hearings.

Lt. Masingale was promoted to Sergeant in mid-2017 and was charged with the supervision of the Court Guard Division, Lt. Masingale implemented many small but effective changes to the division that have made it the consistent and efficient office it is today.  In mid-2018, Lt. Masingale was promoted to Assistant Jail Administrator and earned his present rank of Lieutenant.

Lt. Masingale currently supervises the Court Guard Division, Classification Division, and the day to day operations in the detention center as well as assist in officer training and continuing education.  Lt. Masingale is a certified Pepperball instructor.