January 11, 2002

Wade Nave
Bokchito, Oklahoma Police Department
E-mail:
LawIn4Cer@msn.com

MY NAME IS WADE NAVE,  I LIVED AT 503 COURT STREET IN CADDO ,OK. ON MAY 26, 1978. I WAS 5 YEARS OLD, I WAS ONE OF THE 4 CHILDREN PLAYING ON THE STREET CORNER THAT DAY WHEN DENNIS AND LANCASTER TURNED THAT BLUE PICKUP ONTO COURT STREET AND INTO THE SLACKS DRIVEWAY. ALTHOUGH I WAS ONLY 5, I CAN REMEMBER THAT DAY LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY. AS I LOOK BACK IT IS MY BELIEF THAT DENNIS AND LANCASTER HAD PLANNED TO DIE THAT DAY BECAUSE WHEN THEY DROVE PAST US WHILE WE WERE RUNNING BACK TOWARDS OUR HOUSE DENNIS AND LANCASTER HAD EVERY CHANCE TO REACH OUT AND GRAB ANY OF US TO TAKE AS HOSTAGES. BUT THEY DIDNT. IRONICALLY, I GUESS THAT WAS OUR LUCKY DAY. ILL NEVER FORGET THAT DAY MAY 26, 1978 THAT WAS THE DAY THAT I LEARNED WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP, A POLICE OFFICER AND THAT'S WHAT I AM TODAY ALONG WITH MY BROTHER KEVIN WHO WAS WITH ME THAT DAY, AND WE BOTH UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH THOSE TROOPERS MINDS ON MAY 26,1978 AND WE HOPE WE CAN BE THERE FOR THEM IF THEY EVER NEED US.

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