For Immediate Release: August 23, 2011
Contact: Carmen Fenton, 512-469-0171
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) has increased its law enforcement presence in Oklahoma by adding an additional special ranger for the newly created District 5.
John Cummings will serve as the special ranger for District 5. Cummings is based in Claremore, Okla.
“TSCRA has a long history of providing quality services to all of its members”, said Cummings. “In a time when agriculture crime is on the rise, the association’s commitment to a new special ranger position in Oklahoma will allow us to better serve our members in both states.”
Cummings says he is excited to be back with the association and looks forward to increasing TSCRA membership in the state.
Cummings recently served as an investigator for the district attorney’s office in Rogers County. Prior to that, he was the TSCRA special ranger for District 4.
Cummings retired as assistant chief of police for the Claremore (Okla.) Police Department in 2006, and has over twenty eight years of law enforcement experience.
He is a lifetime member of the Association of Oklahoma Narcotic Enforcers, where he served as president of the organization from 1998-2000 and was named officer of the year in 1989. Rogers County Law Enforcement also named him officer of the year in 1990. Cummings holds a bachelor degree in criminal justice, and a master degree in management.
“John has a strong background in law enforcement and the cattle industry,” said Larry Gray, TSCRA executive director of law enforcement. “His contacts throughout Oklahoma and his experience make him a great asset to the new Oklahoma district.”
Cummings and his wife, Candy, operate a small cow/calf operation in Claremore and love spending time with their grandchildren.
District 5 includes Adair, Atoka, Cherokee, Coal, Delaware, Haskell, Hughes, Latimer, Le Flore, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, Rogers, Sequoyah, Tulsa and Wagoner counties.
For information on other TSCRA special rangers in Oklahoma, please visit www.tscra.org.
TSCRA has 30 special rangers stationed strategically throughout Texas and Oklahoma who have in-depth knowledge of the cattle industry and are trained in all facets of law enforcement. All are commissioned as Special Rangers by the Texas Department of Public Safety and/or the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association is a 134-year-old trade organization. As the largest and oldest livestock association in Texas, TSCRA represents more than 15,000 beef cattle producers, ranching families and businesses who manage approximately 4 million head of cattle on 79.5 million acres of range and pasture land, primarily in Texas and Oklahoma. TSCRA provides law enforcement and livestock inspection services, legislative and regulatory advocacy, industry news and information, insurance services and educational opportunities for its members and the industry.