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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