Sheriff West Unveils New Piedmont Chapter of Volunteer Posse!

Earlier this month, Canadian County Sheriff Chris West held his first new member orientation training for the Piedmont chapter of the unregulated volunteer police force that he’s calling a “Posse.”

Here are details of via The Piedmont-Surrey Gazette:

Canadian County Sheriff Chris West is forming a citizens posse and county residents recently met in Piedmont.

West and potential posse members met for training on Saturday, Oct. 3.

There were about 40 people who attended the orientation, West said.

“I’m really excited about the unlimited potential of the posse and I believe the sky is the limit when people volunteer to help one another,” West said.

The newspaper actually shared a photo of the volunteers on its currently-offline website. Not surprisingly, 97% of the new recruits are white male gun owners who sport a wide variety of facial hair, Oakley-knockoff sunglasses, and designer Walmart denim. Basically, the group looks a lot like your typical Oklahoma gun show crowd!

Check it out:

Well, I guess we know why there wasn’t a wait at Twin Peaks on Saturday! All the customers were at Posse Orientation Training!

Here’s a closer look at the new recruits. Any guess on which one is the undercover FBI agent? There has to be at least one, right?

I don’t know about you, but it’s disappointing that we didn’t get at least one recruit to flash the okay sign. I was also expecting more Hawaiian shirts. I know it was the first meeting and everything, so people were a bit nervous, but these posse members really need to step up their game if they want to be treated seriously by their friends in other alt-right militia groups.

Anyway, if you’re an authoritarian white guy with a goatee and missed your chance to join the Piedmont Chapter of the posse, don’t worry – there other plenty of opportunities to join. They’ll be a meeting in El Reno on Oct. 18, and one in Mustang on Oct. 24. For more details, hit up Sheriff West on Facebook and tell him we sent you. Based on the header graphic he uses on his Facebook page, he’s a big TLO fan.

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  1. Scary. And probably unconstitutional. Canadian County property owners are only one huge lawsuit away from years of high property tax assessments to pay for it.

    1. Offhand, I would think the biggest problem would be if one of them
      tried to hold a lawbreaker (in their mind) at gunpoint until the actual
      police arrive.

      It’s one thing to have a uniformed officer or even an official looking
      security guard tell you what to do and to be on your way or whatever,
      but when someone in plain clothes steps in on your business, pulls
      out an ID card and starts playing Deputy Dawg …. it really rubs you the wrong way.

      Things could escalate in a short time, just like what happens during road
      rage incidents, all over something stupid. People who are normally sane and reasonable generally can’t think so straight when they’re mad.
      And then if there’s a firearm involved, things can really go off the deep end.

      1. you do realize that once on the Posse they are Reserve Officers , which is approved by CLEET .. most are retired LEOs so most have Retired CLEET cards ..

        1. An even better chance for an even bigger lawsuit .. and now they can sue the State of Oklahoma, not just the idiots in Canadian county. As a retired SA with the USMS, this looks like a train wreck waiting to happen. Nothing good comes from mixing politics and actual law enforcement.

          1. you do realize most county have more Reserve Officers then Full time Officers same with alot of Small Dept .. my Old Dept had 4 Full time Officers and 15 Reserves .. And why do you say Politics is involved??

    2. No kidding. I bet there’s a caravan of lawsuit sniffers heading that way right now. That has to be low hanging fruit?

      1. The competition for lucrative lawsuits is so blatantly
        obvious these days that it’s kinda sickening, but the
        worst I’ve ever known was how a lawyer paid a young
        lady to come to his office each day to read newspapers
        from all over the state.
        She would look for articles that mentioned accidents and
        so forth where there might be a good chance for a lawsuit.

        If it looked promising, they would send a lady to that town
        who supposedly represented a charitable church who was
        anxious to help them during their tragedy.
        After gaining their confidence that she was a gift from the heavens and only interested in their well-being, she would
        then mention her ‘trusted’ lawyer and it’d go from there.

        1. This fellow get his law degree from the University of American Samoa?

    3. I see a bunch of Retired LEOs , know a few Personally .. once on the Posse they are given Reserve Commission Cards ,, so full Law Enforcement powers .. not Unconstitutional at all .. many Counties have Posse or Reserve Units

      1. Why are they all white? Sounds biased and racial inequality. Sounds like a lawsuit

        1. what is the make up of that county ?? in my county blacks are .03 %

      2. Are you trying to tell us there are lots of counties with Posses made up of people with no official police training until they join the Posse?

  2. I, for one, support these proud men (dare I say, proud boys!) for forming a gay men’s rights group. They want people to know they’re here, they’re queer, so get used to it! You go, you cute bears of men!

    1. I did not know that Piedmont had such a vibrant beer community. Grrr Boys Grrr!

      1. Bear, I was so distracted by all those beefcakes! #proudboys

        1. So you know in the State of Oklahoma a Officer either full time or Reserve have 6 months before they have to attend the Academy. Use to be 1 yr back when I started I went 21 months before the Academy had lots of OTJ experience when I when.

    2. Lovely assortment of “Posse Grabbers”.

  3. This looks like the Canadian County Rusty Trombone Orchestra.

  4. What is it with all this clickbait advertising Patrick? I hope it makes you some $$$ but it’s a bit over the top. Took me 5 minutes to scroll down here to make a comment and now I’ve forgotten what I was gonna say.

    1. Bless their hearts

  5. KARL CHILDERS: Is this here the place where the posse is a-formin’ up? If’n so, I reckon I want to join, mmmmmmm-hmmm.

    CHRIS WEST: Yessir, here’s the place! Welcome! Now, uh, do you have any experience with weapons?

    KARL: Mmmmm. I reckon I do. One time, I took up a Kaiser blade—some folks call it a sling blade, I call it a Kaiser blade—and I hit Jessie Dixon upside the head with it, knocked him off my mother. Mmmmm. I reckon that didn’t quite satisfy me—

    CHRIS WEST: Say no more! You’re the perfect candidate! Deputy, issue this man a Kaiser blade!

    KARL: Any chance of gettin’ some French fried taters?

    CHRIS WEST: Now Karl, that all depends on your number o’ kills.

    KARL: I killed my mother too, not just Jessie, ummmmm-hmm.

    CHRIS: Deputy, call McDonalds and get Mr. Childers a couple o’ huge orders o’ fries! Karl, I think you’re gonna fit in just fine in our posse!

    KARL: Mmmmmmmmmmmmm. I reckon.

    1. “Kilt’ Doyle Hargrove, too. Pert’ near split his head wide open. Yep, the blud’ was spurtin’. You posse boys got any hot biskits’? Mmmmm–hmmmm”.

  6. No minorities in that county?

    1. There are some, I guess weren’t invited??

    2. There are they fear they would turn on them for being able to carry a weapon. You know all minorities are criminals/s

  7. How many are nicknamed Needle Dick the Bugfucker?

  8. Well they certainly aren’t spending their tax money on roads in Piedmont

  9. I hope this group is successful with their couch to 5k program. Oh wait, what are they gathered for again? Essential oils? Herbalife? Scensy? Plexus? I’m so confused.

  10. I gotta say this is read by a bunch of haters. Glad to say they ain’t local by appearances. They also seldem use gheir own names!

    1. Actually, I would like to hear from some of the volunteers of this
      program and get a better understanding of their side of things.

      There could be some legitimate concerns and some past instances
      where their local police department wasn’t adequate to handle
      things and it took backup from OKC way too long to reach the area.

      1. Of course there are legitimate concerns. That caravan from Central America will be arriving in Canadian County any day now. Drug dealers and rapists with calves the size of cantaloupes!

      2. Used for man hunts , during storms ,special events , many other things ,, most are retired but want to keep a hand in things

        1. Really Johnny? Is it just a coincidence this posse was formed when there was an increase in protests and people speaking out about racism?

  11. I made the mistake of clicking on the link to West’s Facebook page. (Seems like every time I visit Facebook I regret it.)

    West’s page is a horror of MAGA and other nonsense. Worse than I could have imagined.

    There has to be a better way to hire county sheriffs than through low-turnout partisan elections – maybe like resumes and interviews of qualified applicants? Like you’re hiring a professional, instead of a political hack?

    Is there really a Republican way and a Democratic way to enforce the law? I didn’t think so before I saw West’s Facebook page. Guess I was wrong. The good citizens of Canadian County should be embarrassed. The rest are probably immune to shame.

  12. Chris West does know the definition of posse has substantially changed since the 19th Century? Way back then it meant a group of men willing to assist local law officers. Today “posse” stands for blood sucking hangers-on wanting to cash in and take advantage of others. Oh wait….. nevermind.

  13. Sheriff West is brilliant, just brilliant. After giving these fellers excuses to get out of the house regularly he will also have: Ready made sign crews for the next campaign; plenty of volunteers for those pancake fundraisers; security at always dangerous speakins’ on Main Street; and men willing to put out flyers the night before the next election and pull up the opponent’s signs at the same time.

    One small problem though. They are all almost cheek to jowl in the pic so a number may come down the obviously not dreaded COVID-19. Hopefully the one lady in attendance is a nurse. The only profession more in need with this crowd is a barber and oh, how could I forget, a psychologist or two…or three.

    1. Maybe that “lady” is the mayor. Sort of sexist to hope/assume she’s a nurse. Should she be at home cooking supper or having kids. Oh wait, maybe she could be a school teacher. I bet she has more sense than any of those red necks. Maybe she’s the FBI mole! Oklahoma not only has a systemic racists problem. It has a systemic sexist problem.

  14. Senator Standridge must be jealous.

  15. But is there a banjo player in the house?

  16. There is literally a guy with a 3%er hoodie on in the third picture down

    1. SO ,

  17. Officer is this some kind of BUST…

    Yes Mam Quite Impressive, but that’s not why we’re here.

  18. The importance of the modern sheriff was stressed by President Ronald Reagan in his address to the National Sheriffs’ Association on June 21, 1984. He said, “Thank you for standing up for this nation’s dream of personal freedom under the rule of law. Thank you for standing against those who would transform that dream into a nightmare of wrongdoing and lawlessness. And thank you for your service to your communities, to your country, and to the cause of law and justice.”

    It’s very obvious here that people don’t have a clue as to what is happening to our country or if they do, they are all for Socialism/Communism and ready to give up our great Constitution to live under rule of a “ONE WORLD ORDER” which the left is no longer trying to hide! As a proud US citizen/American, I do not want to live in a Communist state/country! I back our Sheriff’s 100% and realize that we need them!! I don’t care what color they are either! Good Lord there is always someone that has to throw the race card into the mix of every single thing! We need more MEN that are courageous enough to stand with men like these!

  19. Wonder what the IQ minimum is to join.

  20. Where are Goober and Floyd?

  21. Looks like ann intel pageant to me.

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