Funeral services held for Lighthorse police officer

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

MADILL, Okla. -- Law enforcement from across Oklahoma said their final farewell to a fallen comrade on Wednesday. Hundreds of police cars lined the streets near the Watts Funeral Home as family and friends joined to honor Lighthorse police officer Robert Patrick Flickinger.

Flickinger was killed over the weekend in a car accident near Madill.

He is remembered as a family man who loved his community.

"He was a good Christian man who would do anything for his community," family member Brandon Burchfield said.

In addition to his more than 15 years of law enforcement experience, Flickinger was also a veteran of the Unites States Navy and graduate of the FBI National Academy.

Flickinger, 37, was a special agent with the Lighthorse Police, the law enforcement agency of the Chickasaw Nation. Flickinger was pronounced dead at the scene after authorities say he was pinned in his vehicle following a head-on collision with another vehicle.

The crash happened shortly before eight o'clock Friday night on State Highway 199 just west of Glasses Creek near Madill.

The driver of the other vehicle was 67-year-old Ronny Wayne Goff. He was flown to Oklahoma City where he is listed in serious but stable condition at OU Medical Center.

Goff’s wife, a passenger and only person involved who was wearing a seatbelt, was treated and released.

Agent Flickinger is said to have had a total of 16 years of law enforcement experience and was a veteran of the United States Navy and graduate of the FBI National Academy.

He was also working with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics when he died Friday night in a car accident.

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby issued a statement Wednesday afternoon which read in part, "...he will be sorely missed by all those who knew him."

Flickinger was 37 years old.


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  • by Tabatha Location: TX on Dec 21, 2009 at 10:42 AM
    I am not sure if anyone knows Patrick the way I know Patrick. Think about it folks - we were in high school in the 80s! Seatbelts were never mandatory. I'm an attorney and have to remind myself daily to put it on! I think the whole concept is being missed. This caring and thoughtful man lost his life. Period - doesnt matter how or what. He is no longer here for any of us to enjoy. My thoughts are always with his family and I will never forget him.
  • by Johnny Location: TX on Oct 3, 2008 at 05:13 AM
    Cheyenne and my daughter were great friends, Sandra and I were very close. Pat always had kind words and strength. I am shocked/sorry to hear this news...
  • by Chey Location: Tn on Mar 20, 2008 at 01:25 PM
    Patrick Flickinger was my daddy... He was a great man to the community and to his family! He risked his life EVERY DAY so people in the community could rest assured they were safe. My daddy was a GREAT man and to all the negative comments, that's ok what you think because my dad wouldn't have worried what you thought and still risked his life for YOU anyways! He was not selfish in any way. He was not only my daddy but he was my best friend, my hero and now he's my angel so thank you for all your support!!! R.I.P. Daddy (Always loved and NEVER forgotten!!!)
  • by sandra Location: tn on Mar 16, 2008 at 06:21 PM
    to all the negitivity being said maybe you should consider knowing the truth before you write what you no nothing about! i am the mother of his beautiful daughter, he was a wonderful man and loved what he did. he always put his life in danger for citizens of oklahoma.you should also consider his daughter reading what you say about her daddy! he always put others ahead of himself.so to all you people who want to trash him (DONT) say a prayer for his loved ones instead. have a heart!! thank you to all the people who had good things to say, RIP PAT>>> we will miss you
  • by Susann Location: Kingston on Mar 14, 2008 at 04:40 PM
    Kingston Resident- People in glass houses should not throw stones. Have you checked your punctuation? What did you accomplish with your negative post? Please think before you type. God bless Patrick and the Goff family. I personally knew and worked with Patrick. I also know Ron and Donna.
  • by Andrea Location: Former MCSO employee on Mar 14, 2008 at 08:50 AM
    To both families my thoughts and prayers are with you every day. I hope for a speedy recovery for the Goff Family. Pat you will be greatly missed. You were always a wonderful man. I always loved it when you would come into the Sheriff's office and chat for hours. You were one of the greatest men out there. You put everyone first. WE LOVE YOU PAT!
  • by Debbie & Bobby Location: Poteau on Mar 14, 2008 at 05:55 AM
    Although I didn't know Pat as well as Ron, we all make mistakes. Sadly, this one ended in tragedy. We lost our daughter because she didn't wear a seatbelt so it can happen to anyone. My prayers to Pat's family. Ron and Donna, old friends, and "family" we are thinking of you daily and know you are both strong so we hope to see you soon.
  • by swain Location: enid on Mar 13, 2008 at 07:10 PM
    I am a family member of patrick and i would like to take time to say thank you for all the prayers and support you have shown our family in this time of sorrow.May God bless you in everything you do.THANK YOU!!!
  • by Dewayne on Mar 13, 2008 at 11:06 AM
    kINGSTON rESIDENT IF YOU ARE GOING TO CORRECT GRAMMER AND WORD USEAGE AT LEAST HAVE THE GUTS TO PUT YOU MANE ON THERE.
  • by Vickie Location: Madill on Mar 13, 2008 at 09:58 AM
    Charles, I pray for you and your soul, cause what comes out of the mouth is whats in the heart...and just by your words you have a hard heart...Patrick was a good man, loved the Lord...and people. He would not hurt himself or anyone else. We pray for the family and glad to be apart of it.
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