Letter from the Sheriff Regarding ATF Rule 2021R-08R

Since 2012, the Alcohol, tobacco, firearms (ATF) has recognized that stabilizing braces serve a legitimate function, and the inclusion of a stabilizing brace on a pistol or other firearm does not automatically subject the firearm to the provisions of the National Firearms Act.  

On January 13th 2023 the U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland signed ATF final rule 2021R-08R requiring pistol brace owners to register or remove the brace within 120 days or face potential Felony charges.

The Biden administration claims the brace creates a likeness to short-barreled rifles, which require a federal license under the National Firearms Act.

This rule was signed almost two weeks after the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the ATF prohibiting “bump stocks”.  The Court stated that only Congress has the legislative authority to create or change laws and that the “bump stock” does not meet the federal definition of a machine gun.

Once again, we are witnessing Federal overreach that will not impact the criminal element but only the law-abiding citizens rights under the Constitution of the United States of America.

Therefore, it is the stance of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s office that we will not enforce, partake or support this rule because it is unconstitutional.


Sheriff Vic Regalado

Tulsa County

2022 Mike Clancy Toy Drive begins

Every year TCSO employees and Tulsa County FOP #188 work to make the holiday brighter for Tulsa County children in need through the Mike Clancy Toy Drive.

It was started by former TCSO Lt. Mike Clancy in 1982. He would dress up as Santa Claus and deliver toys to local families.

In addition to providing toys to 1,100 children at area organizations and schools last year, 15 families also received Christmas gifts and clothing through the Mike Clancy Toy Drive.

Here’s how the public can help:

  • You can drop off unwrapped toys and children’s clothing at our headquarters building during regular business hours. The address is 303 W 1st A donation box is located in the lobby. The deadline to drop off toys is December 15th.


  • If you prefer to make a financial donation, make checks payable to Tulsa County FOP #188 and mail to:

Tulsa County FOP #188

P.O. Box 2216

Tulsa, Ok 74101

TCSO to host self-defense class for female realtors

Recently representatives from HomeSmart TuCasa Realty reached to the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office to request self-defense training for the ladies who work in their Tulsa area office. The agency says 80 percent of their agents are females who often have to meet with potential clients while they are alone. TCSO wants these ladies to feel empowered to protect themselves. So we worked the agency to organize this class. TuCasa also invited female realtors from other real estate companies to participate as well. Class will be help September 29, 2022 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center Training Room.

School Resources Officers from across the state to attend training hosted by TCSO

School Resource Officers are on the front lines of school safety. Their purpose is to protect the lives of the students and staff at the campuses where they serve.

On Wednesday, July 27th, a hundred school resource officers (SRO’s) from across Oklahoma are scheduled to attend training hosted by the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office. This training will take place during the Oklahoma Association of School Resource Officers’ 2022 Conference in Tulsa.

This conference is open to SRO’s as well as School Administrators. The goal is for attendees to learn how to make their schools safer by learning how to recognize potential threats, such as those made on social media, and respond to them before a tragedy occurs.

Sheriff Regalado will give the opening remarks for this year’s conference. He will speak at 8:00 am and will be available for interviews after his speech. Trainers and conference attendees will also be available interviews.

The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office mourns the loss of Deputy Santiago Rodriguez

It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Tulsa County Deputy Santiago Rodriguez, who passed away unexpectedly this morning following a medical emergency that occurred while he was off duty.

Deputy Rodriguez was 40 years old. He had been a Deputy at the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office for 14 years. Over the court of his career, Rodriguez received letters of accommodation for his work as a Deputy at the Tulsa County Courthouse. He lived a career of service, not only to the citizens of Tulsa County, but also to his country, through his time as a member of the Navy Reserve.

Dep. Rodriguez was a loving father to his four children. He will be greatly missed by all of his coworkers and friends here at the Sheriff’s Office.

Funeral services are pending.

Homicide Suspect Sought by TCSO

Just after 11 pm on Sunday, Deputies received a 911 call to a report of man found murdered in his home at 5628 N Gillette Ave. When Deputies arrived, they found 23 year old Tyler Lane Kirk deceased.

A family member discovered Kirk’s body when she stopped by to check on him, after he stopped returning texts messages Sunday afternoon.

TCSO Detectives are seeking tips on the whereabouts of the suspect in this case, Tyler James Lewis of Coweta. Lewis is a 23 year old white male. He is 5’7 inches tall with red hair with hazel eyes.

Lewis drives a black, 2017 GMC Sierra Denali truck with Cherokee plate number: CX6 249.

Because both the victim and suspect in this case are Native American, TCSO is assisting the FBI in this investigation.

If anyone sees Tyler James Lewis or has information on his whereabouts, you are asked to call TCSO at 918-596-5600.

Suspect Vehicle
Suspect Vehicle

Suspect: Tyler James Lewis



Phone Scam Warning

A phone scam is once again making the rounds, targeting potential victims across Tulsa County.

Over the past two days, TCSO investigators have been contacted by multiple people who have received calls from scammers that identified themselves using the names of actual TCSO staff members. This time the scammer is claiming to be Sgt. Mike Moore. Often times to scammer can spoof the number on the caller ID to make it appear as though the call is coming from our number. The number being used this week is: 918-324-7706. But this phone number being used by the scammer can change within minutes.

The scammer tells the potential victim they have a warrant for their arrest for missing a court date or jury duty. They tell the victim they must immediately pay hundreds of dollars in fines in order to avoid arrest. They instruct the victim to purchase pre-paid cash cards or from local stores in order to “pay the bond” and avoid immediate arrest. They order the victim to remain on the phone with them while purchasing the cards. As soon the victim buys the cards and provides the card numbers over the phone, the money is stolen by the crook.

So far this week, one victim has reported losing $500 dollars to this scam. Another second victim came forward on Sunday to report losing $400 to the scam. This time the crook claimed to be “Lieutenant Reynolds” from TCSO.

We want to prevent additional citizens from falling victim to this scam. So TCSO is remind citizens that we never call anyone with warrants to demand payment of fines using cash cards in order avoid arrest.

If you’d like to check to see if there’s an active warrant for arrest in Tulsa County, you can do on our website using this link: tcsook.glyphreports.com

If you receive one of these calls, hang up. If you’re a victim of this scam, call us 918-596-5600 to file a report.

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