The Tulsa Police/Fire Chaplaincy Corps
consists of one director and sixteen volunteer chaplains chosen
from a cross section of the ecumenical community of the City of
Tulsa. Each is required to pursue training in regards to the impact
of catastrophic grief, suicidal depression, officer stress, and the
law enforcement occupation.
- To provide pastoral care to officers and firefighters as
- To provide pastoral care to those experiencing extreme grief as
a result of a homicide, suicide, traffic-fire fatality, or any
unexpected death within the City of Tulsa.
- To work extensively to build positive support and understanding
between the police department, the fire department, and the
community of Tulsa.
Danny Lynchard began volunteering in 1982 and was appointed
Director in 1987. More than 700 times during the past seventeen
years, he has assisted families in the unexpected death of a loved
one. Besides providing chaplain cy to police officers and fire
fighters, his task is to recruit, train, and supervise the
volunteer chaplains within the chaplain cy corps. He can be reached
at (918) 596-9138.
The activity of chaplain cy is at an all time high. Hundreds of
hours have been provided by these volunteers. These chaplains see
themselves as an extension of care provided through the police
department. The time utilized in death notifications, comfort to
family members, providing families with information and assistance
in reclaiming personal property and many other tasks have freed
officers to perform other responsibilities while being assured
these families are receiving professional care.
Current volunteer chaplains are Lem Taylor, Frank Murphy, Bobby
Kendrick, Brian Hardesty, Dave Dunson, Jimmy Foreman, Maria Jones,
Danny Stockstill, Tom Branch, Randy Shaddox, Brent White, Larry
Adams, Gary Volz, Ann Volz, Rod Harris and Alan McIntyre.