Mark Myers, Oklahoma County sheriff’s spokesman, just issued this press release about Capt. Joe Castleberry:
Castleberry was recognized by President George Bush at Tinker Air Force Base for his history of volunteering during hurricanes. Captain Castleberry has volunteered and helped with recovery efforts from Hurricane Rita, Hurricane Katrina and most recently with Hurricane Gustav. Castleberry was contacted by the President’s office September 10th and asked if he would like to meet the President. “The honor to meet the President, the excitement and experience to meet the President is a once in a lifetime experience,” said Castleberry.
President Bush during a news conference detailed Castleberry’s efforts, and congratulated him for volunteering. Castleberry says the success he has had helping people is largely due to the other deputies who have worked shoulder to shoulder with him during disasters, “not only for me, but I want to make sure folks know that I recognize the other deputies who pulled their weight during these emergency responses.”
Castleberry said that he and the President talked about the people of Morgan City, Louisiana how thankful they were, and the hospitality they showed during Hurricane Gustav. Castleberry said this will definitely be a highlight of his career meeting the President and being able to represent the hard working men and women of the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office.