Osage County Sheriff's Office Investation Division

William "Bill" Gee

William “Bill” Gee has been a long time resident in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Bill received his education in the Sand Springs School District and graduated from Charles Page High School in 1982.

After high school Bill joined the United States Army National Guard and received his basic training and AIT at Ft. Benning Georgia. He served with the infantry as a Staff Sergeant (E-6) until 1991 when he went to inactive ready reserve (IRR) and was honorably discharged in August 1995.

Bill began his law enforcement career in January 1991 at Connor’s Correctional Center in Hominy, Ok. He attended the Correctional Officer Academy at the Center for Correctional Officer Studies in Wilburton, Oklahoma earning his basic Correctional Officer certification.

In December 1991 Bill started with the Fairfax Police Department under Chief Earl Key. During that time, he attended the Basic Police Academy in Broken Arrow Oklahoma graduating in September 1992 (E92 B3). After earning his CLEET certification he was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police and remained in that position until 1994.

In 1994, Bill joined the Osage County Sheriff’s Office as Patrol Deputy assigned to the Southern District of Osage County under the late Henry Bloomfield, then again under Sheriff Russell Cottle where he was promoted to Patrol Sergeant over Osage Counties Southern District.

In 1998 Bill accepted a position with the City of Hominy as Assistant Chief of Police were he served under Chief Richard L. Barker until 2001 when he took a break from Law Enforcement and began working in Aviation field as an Aircraft Engine Mechanic.

Bill began to miss the law enforcement field and joined the Osage Nation Police Department as a Patrol Officer in July 2003. In 2004 Bill was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police under John Drexil where he remained until 2010.

In August 2010, Bill returned to the Osage County Sherriff’s Office as Patrol Deputy, and in May 2011, was moved to his current assignment as an Investigator in the Criminal Investigations Division assigned to the Southern District of Osage County.

Bill Joined the Masonic Fraternity in 2000 and was a member of the Hominy Masonic Lodge #350 where he was raised to a Master Mason. He is Past Master of the lodge and served as lodge Secretary until it consolidated with the Hebron Lodge in Cleveland, Ok.

Bill’s trainings include Federal Firearms Instructor, FLETC Artesia New Mexico; C.L.E.E.T. Basic Instructor; Criminal Investigator Academy Class CIA-42; Nationally Certified Drug Recognition Expert; Hostage Negotiator; Reid Technique of Interviews and Interrogation; Sig Armorer; Homicide Investigation, Wildland fire cause and determination of origin; Indian Country Jurisdiction; FBI Survival Awareness as well as various other law enforcement related trainings.

Robert Testerman

Robert Testerman was raised in Newkirk, Oklahoma. Robert attended Northern Oklahoma College where he took courses in agriculture and business. He enlisted in the United States Army Reserve as a Military Policeman in 1998. Robert was called to active duty several times in the eight years he served. He was sent to El Salvador as part of Operation New Horizons, then Washington D.C. after the September 11 attacks where he served as law enforcement in Operation Noble Eagle. He was then deployed in combat operations in Baghdad Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

After leaving military service he began his law enforcement career at the Pawhuska Police Department in 2008. He then moved on to the Osage County Sheriff's Office in 2011. Robert served as a Patrol Division Deputy for over five years, primarily in the southern district of the county.

Robert was promoted to the Sheriff's Drugs and Violent Crimes Task Force in 2017. While with the task force he graduated the Criminal Investigation Academy 68, as well as graduating the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Investigator course.

In November 2017 Robert was promoted to Sergeant and transferred to Patrol Division as shift supervisor. In September 2018 Robert was promoted to Investigation Division where he now serves. Robert has attended additional courses in investigation of crime to include Interviews and Interrogations, Essentials of Criminal Investigations, and Basic Crime Scene Response.

Steve Talburt

Steve Talburt has worked for at the Osage County Sheriff's Office since August 2005. Steve has worked several positions within the Sheriff's Office, including Patrol Deputy, Patrol Sergeant, and School Resource Officer. Steve was promoted to investigations and is currently working as an Investigator.

Steve began his law enforcement career with the Mannford Police Department before coming to Osage County Sheriff's Office. Currently, Steve is assigned as the Investigator for South Area of Osage County. Steve attended the Oklahoma Basic Police Academy (CLEET) in 2003. He has obtained certifications in advanced classes and specialized Investigation classes.

Steve has been the Reserve Coordinator for the Sheriff's Office since 2010. Steve currently oversees 25 Reserve Deputies which cover Sheriff's Office events and assist in the Patrol Division. Steve resides in Skiatook, Oklahoma with his wife Christina. Steve is also a Pastor at Faith Bible Church in Tulsa.

Steve can be reached by contacting the Sheriff's Office at 918-287-3131 ext. 265 or by email at stalburt@ocso.net.

Lt. Terry York

Lt. York has numerous credits and specialized training in the several areas of Law Enforcement not limited to the following:

  • DEA Lab Certified
  • Graduate of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Investigator Academy
  • Tactical EMT
  • Narcotics Assault and Clandestine Operations
  • Narcotic Financial Investigations
  • SWAT certifications
  • CLEET Certified Instructor
  • Active Threat Instructor
  • Rural Tactics and Operations

Lt. Terry York grew up in Shidler, Oklahoma. Terry began his career with the Osage County Sheriff’s Office in 2007 as a Field Patrol Deputy. Lt. York continued in Patrol before being promoted in 2015 to the 10th Judicial District Drug Task Force. Lt. York continued with the Drug Task Force until recently being assigned to Investigations and currently is head of Special Operations involving tactical or specialized responses to critical events or operations.