Ardmore man receives sentimental belt buckle days after being reunited with stolen ring

ARDMORE,Okla. (KXII) - "There's a gentleman that called me and said that he had something for me that I may interested to go with my ring," James Fagan said.

James Fagan, a worker at Mercy Hospital, was reunited with his football state championship ring after it was stolen from his house in 1992.

After the story aired on News 12 about the reunion, Fagan said an old friend reached out to him.

"He told me that his uncle had passed away and was this big Ardmore Tigers fan," Fagan said. "(He) said that he had a belt buckle with the Ardmore Tigers State Championship on it."

Fagan, who played as a defensive back for the Tigers, lost the belt buckle he was given back in '82 after the Tigers won the state championship.

"He realized he had this at home from his uncle," Fagan said. "He just thought he would give it to me. It's like deja vu, it all came back to me."

Fagan says he is still missing one piece of jewelry he hopes to get back - his late brother's class ring that was stolen along with his championship ring from his home 25 years ago.

"Just thinking back about my brother is kinda the emotional part but all this has been overwhelming fun and exciting," Fagan said.

Fagan says his brother, Michael Anthony Fagan, was killed by a drunk driver.

All he remembers of the ring was that it was gold, from Ardmore High School and would've been from 1978.

He says he'd like to have the only thing left of his brother so he can give it to his niece.

"Anything is possible," Fagan said. "It has taught me don't give up, you know, cause it could possibly show up."

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