By Sarah Roebuck
OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s been five years since Oklahoma County Deputy Daniel McCain donned the uniform of a sheriff’s deputy, but he’s returning to the agency to honor his fallen brother.
Deputy Jeremy McCain, Daniel’s brother, was killed in an accident while in his patrol vehicle at Oklahoma Christian School in March, according to KOKH.
In honor of his late brother, Daniel, or Deputy Dan as the students call him, takes the position of school resource officer at the same school his brother served at.
“He had kind of followed my legacy through my law enforcement career before I deployed and I got out of law enforcement after that,” Daniel told KOKH. “This kind of allows me to follow his legacy now and just honor him. .”
Daniel was the first school resource officer at Oklahoma Christian School and served until 2017 when his brother took over. Daniel left the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office after 11 years to serve in Afghanistan.
“I could never take my brother’s place here at Oklahoma Christian,” Daniel said, “but if I can make an impact on a few of these kids’ lives, I can’t think of a better way to honor Jeremy’s memory.”