Beaufort County Deputy Injured In Patrol Car Crash

A Beaufort County deputy was injured in a accident early Friday morning when his patrol car struck a tree.

The Highway Patrol says it happened around 1:30 a.m on Highway 92, near Bath.

Deputy Mark Oakley had to be cut out of his vehicle by rescue workers. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says Oakley was treated for minor injuries and released from Beaufort County Medical Center around 3:45 a.m.

Deputies say Oakley was responding to a panic alarm at a home when he lost control of his patrol vehicle.

Troopers say Oakley's patrol car was totaled in the accident. They say because he was responding to a call there will be no charges brought.


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  • by deputy's fiance on Jan 10, 2010 at 08:21 AM
    Do Tell: I appreciate the kinds words regarding my fiance. He IS an excellent officer. Therefore, I assume you know him. However, I want to clarify that my remarks in the January 7th post were directed at negative posters here on the WITN thread concerning his character/ethics. I wanted them to know what kind of person they were attempting to talk about in this public fora (someone they do not know, obviously). I never said anything concerning his job or the like. I simply stated BCSO has a great asset. I just wanted the public to know the type of person he IS, instead of reading all this gossip. Can't fault a person for that. I don't know what you think you know/how you know concerning my fiance's professional life, but, in the future, you might not want to post such things on a public fora. It's not professional/there is too much gossip as it is. Please refrain in the future. Thanks. This is my last post. Please remember folks, real people w/feelings reside behind every news story.
  • by Do Tell on Jan 9, 2010 at 09:06 PM
    To the deputy's fiance: Despite the good things your husband does, I wouldn't write anymore posts about it here. His supervisors read these and will probably keep him off patrol longer if you keep on. While he has got all this "down time" (down working in the detention center), you should advise him to apply at a larger agency like Pitt or Martin County...they appreciate their peeps a little more. By the way, your husband is an excellent officer.
  • by deputy's fiance on Jan 7, 2010 at 08:38 AM
    Just so the public KNOWS what kind of a deputy/person this individual is, right now there is a terrible wreck in front of his house...a two car collision. He walked out to be of service to the citizens of this county on a BAD leg. The man can barely get around. All this DESPITE what has transpired the last two weeks. He was there before any EMS or BCSO, despite his own pain. BCSO, you have a great asset there. A man who ignores his own medical conditions and feelings to help others unselfishly.
  • by Sick of It... on Jan 6, 2010 at 09:41 PM
    Nothing more to see here people. Let's move along. It's closing time. If you really give three shakes about what is happening and aren't just cracking on each other to be cracking, call the SO & ask them them the outcome.
  • by YouAsked Location: ENC on Jan 6, 2010 at 07:07 PM
    Pepe La Pew: Thats a good point. Standards... mmm, thats kind of like the baseline isn't it? The FACT is CALEA can CALL itself anything it wants, its their party, right? Their "standards" do nothing at all to keep the citizens of Beaufort Co. safe, keep the officers safe, protect property, save the County money, nothing productive... unless you want something to hang on the wall. CALEA has loaded up deputies with paperwork and caused cost overruns because of added "supervisors" to meet "standards". There have been inprovements to the building itself, it is more secure thanks to CALEA... of course, a one-eyed monkey could have told you to cover the windows in communications or put locks on doors to keep people out! Yeah, CALEA is a WASTE of TAX DOLLARS.
  • by Pepe La Pew on Jan 6, 2010 at 05:11 PM
    Love the calea comment. I took a look at the link. What I see is the word "Standards". So what I am being told by youasked is that Standards are bad? A waste of time? Waste of money? I agree let's get them boys back to the good old days and establish a "Good old boy network". We should take the computers from them too. Nothing good ever came from technology did it?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2010 at 06:43 AM
    To: cccccc: Didn't they send you a memo? No? Must not be any of your business then, hello? Btw, I'm sure that the SO would send a copy of any internal investigations to the tree that was the only other living creature involved in this ACCIDENT, but people here would then say Alan Jordan is an insensitive jerk for sending a tree a piece of paper in it's time of need &/or that he was entirely responsible for the global warming that Al Gore loves to talk about so much. Either way, he can't win with this crowd. You want an update? Call the SO, see what they tell you. (However, I bet you won't, due to the fact that they would ask you "CCCCCC who??" You want accountability? Be accountable... No hiding there.) You know, there is a news story about the DARE agent's supposed sins in Pitt County. It's easier to find, you won't have to mark it due to the fact that it's still on WITN's home page & most of the trolls from here will have moved over there by now... You'll feel more at home.
  • by CCCCCC Location: NC on Jan 6, 2010 at 05:38 AM
    Is this blog for a selected few? When is it going to be updated? Back to the subject: Post crash: INVESTIGATION, hello?
  • by YouAsked Location: Washington on Jan 5, 2010 at 08:58 PM
    see for yourself: http://www.calea.org/Online/CALEAPrograms/LawEnforcement/lawenfcost.htm
  • by YOUwantTOknow Location: Washington on Jan 5, 2010 at 08:56 PM
    CALEA? You asked... (estimated) for Beaufort Co. Sheriff's Office: $8,400. to start $4,030 per year plus the cost of an investigator/supervisor to work 2 years on paperwork, plus the "improvements" to the office building, ... then there is the added cost to send three or four people to meetings about calea. These are conservative estimates, best guess is that Jordan wasted over $250,000 initially to get a piece of paper that said CALEA to hang on the wall, it looks like $4030 plus at least one investigators time to keep it yearly. Your sarcasm is justified!
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