Osage County Deputy Sheriff Adam Michael Mehagan, 25, of Skiatook and formerly of the Bartlesville/Dewey area, died early Thursday morning of injuries sustained in an auto accident in the line of duty in Osage County.
Adam was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on January 25, 1984, the son of Michael Ray and Patricia Ann (Catlin) Mehagan. He spent his early years in Bartlesville attending Jane Phillips Elementary School through the fifth grade. He began attended Dewey Schools in the sixth grade and graduated from Dewey High School in 2002 where he had played football for four years.
During his junior and senior years he also attended Tri County Tech where he was active in the DECA program and won state in the debate competition. He then continued his education at Rogers State in Bartlesville and Claremore and also at the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas. He was married to Amber Jean Woods on July 5, 2008 at the Rejoice Church in Owasso, Oklahoma. They made their home in Arlington, Texas where he managed Adam’s Custom Cabinets. Focusing on a career in law enforcement, he had served as a correctional officer in Wichita Falls, Texas, had been a dispatcher and detention officer for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Bartlesville and had served as a Reserve Police Officer at Ramona, Oklahoma. He became a full time police officer at the Pawhuska Oklahoma Police Department and graduated from the Oklahoma CLEET Academy in 2007. He joined the Osage County Sheriff’s Office in February of 2009 as a transport officer and became a night shift deputy sheriff in August of 2009. He loved OU football, the Dallas Cowboys, hunting, fishing and golf and was a dog lover.
Survivors include his wife, Amber Jean Mehagan of the home in Skiatook, one daughter, Lena Rae Mehagan, age one of the home in Skiatook, his mother, Patty Catlin/Walker and her companion, Frank Ball of Dewey, his father, Mike Mehagan and his wife, Marion of Arlington, Texas, one sister, Jennifer Mehagan and her companion, Bryan Hudson of Dewey, three step-brothers, Austen Kocher and Alex Kocher both of Arlington, Texas, and Jamie Ball with the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, his maternal grandparents, Wanda and Bert (Podge) Catlin of Bartlesville, his father-in-law, David Lee Woods Sr. and his companion Andrea Vanstory of Sperry, 4 nieces and nephews, Kierra Hudson, Bryson Hudson, Wyatt Woods and Gracelyn Woods, two sister-in-laws, Christy Woods and Madison Vanstory and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins, and his two spoiled dogs, Hannah June and Casey Rae.
Funeral services for Deputy Mehagan were held at 2 P.M. Monday December 7, 2009 at the Highland Park Baptist Church in Bartlesville with his uncle, Evangelist Jerry Catlin of Bethany, Oklahoma officiating. Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery where full Law Enforcement Honors will be accorded. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.
Casket escorts will include Joey Rogers, Dale Hunter, Johnny Adams, Justin Golden, David Bradley, Jordan Holland, Steve Solomon and Derand Catlin.
A memorial fund has been established in memory of Adam and donations may be sent to the Adam Michael Mehagan Memorial Fund, c/o Citizen’s Bank, P.O. Box 27, Pawhuska, Oklahoma, 74056.