"Thirty-six years, four months and 15 days, but who's counting? It was a good run,” says Huff.
Sergeant Huff joined the Tulsa Police Department in 1975 and entered Homicide Division five years later.
Many consider him an encyclopedia of death investigations in Tulsa and across the country.
Sergeant Huff estimates he's been involved in more than a 1,000 homicide arrests. He has a passion for what he does and has sacrificed greatly to serve the citizens of Tulsa. Sergeant Huff became a police cadet in 1975, after a heart to heart with his father, while watching a John Wayne movie.
"My dad gave me this great talk about trying lead a life of adventure. He never got that chance after World War II and having kids and I always took that to heart," he said. Sergeant Huff said his career has been a professional dream come true and while it's had its ups and downs, it's never been boring.
"Car chases and shootouts and chasing bad guys through backyards at two in the morning," he said.
When looking back on his years solving the city's most vicious crimes, some stand out as defining moments, especially the mafia hit of Tulsa businessman Roger Wheeler. Learn more about the case on TulsaDetective.com’s media page.
Ed Lundy is a lifelong Tulsan and still lives in the Tulsa area. He is a former Marine and veteran of the Vietnam War. He served the citizens of Tulsa Oklahoma as a police officer for twenty-five years. While on the police department he worked in many areas which included patrol, traffic investigations, vice/narcotics investigations, patrol supervisor, street crimes supervisor, and mounted patrol supervisor.
Upon his retirement he went to work for the United States Department of State as a contractor working overseas police training missions. He was in Kosovo for six years working under the United Nations as a police trainer/advisor to the newly formed democratic Kosovo police service. He also went to Amman, Jordan where he was an instructor at the Jordan International Police Training Center. While in Jordan he trained Iraqi police cadets in defensive tactics. He also spent three years in Lebanon instructing at the Lebanon police academy in Beirut.
Ed has a tremendous amount of investigative experience and has dealt with people from all walks of life and from all over the world. He is proud to be a member of the team for Mike Huff and Associates.
These days, there is hardly an investigation that doesn’t involve computers or digital evidence. Tim Stadler brings 25 years of law enforcement experience and 15 years of electronic investigations to Tulsa Detective. Over the course of his career, he has examined over 1300 computers to recover forensic evidence. The supported cases ranged from first degree murder to drugs, and hacking to denial of service attacks.
Beyond criminal investigations, Tim has examined over 300 computer in the private sector to support investigations ranging from domestic disputes to inappropriate use of company computers. Tim is a published author and court-recognized Certified Expert in Computer Forensics and Electronic Investigations.
Tim Bracken is a thirty-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, with expertise in crime scene management and processing, including the detection, collection, preservation and documentation of all types of evidence, with a unique specialty in photography. He has successfully managed major crime scenes, and coordinated communications between patrol officers, detectives, department leadership and district attorneys for successful convictions.
With that expertise in crime scene management, Tim also served as an original member of the Disaster Response Team, helping to create procedures and structure for the city, and then served as Team Leader for over ten years.
Tim has instructed numerous programs for CLEET, as well as training fellow officers, EMTs and college classes in a variety of topics, including photography, crime scene investigation, crime scene management, and disaster response. His course for the Citizen’s Police Academy was one of the most popular courses offered because of his unique style and energy.
Since 2012, Tim has owned and operated a busy photography studio coop for professional and amateur photographers and videographers. He is versed in all aspects of natural light and studio lighting photography and equipment, and provides training and guidance to clients from all backgrounds.
Tim’s unique background provides the broad resources that would benefit individuals and organizations in their investigations and disaster preparedness.
Partnering since 2015, SaltuariusRPA provides aerial imaging and reconnaissance as well as industrial inspections and security.
SaltuariusRPA is a Tulsa based company that has been building and flying remotely piloted aircraft and drones since 2013. Products of the University of Tulsa, Owners Josh O’leary, a mechanical engineer and Jeff Spatz a television photojournalist bring decades of engineering experience and production to the new technology of drones.
Working exclusively with custom designed aircraft the SaltuariusRPA is able to provide images and video at a fraction of the cost associated with conventional aerial photography. High resolution photographs and full HD video acquired at low altitudes provide the best visual representation of nearly any location.
SaltuariusRPA’s previous clients include the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), real estate and ranch operators, the oil and gas service companies as well as law enforcement agencies and private investigations.
All fights are logged with GPS and flight data and tied to all images. This shows precise location of the vehicle when images are acquires providing coordinates for GPS ground follow up or for chain of custody purposes court testimony.
This new technology now allows for imaging and inspections that were only available to governments and the largest corporations only a few years ago.
To see how aerial image can support your case or secure your property or business contact Tulsa Detective or SaltuariusRPA.
Sherry has been an Oklahoma State licensed (CLEET) Private Investigator since 2005. She is experienced working for small businesses in protecting assets (working undercover as an “employee” to stop loss). Sherry created and conducted personal safety and security programs—Strong Women Stay Safe--specifically designed for women.Sherry holds the following licenses/certifications:
Sherry is a Tulsa Native, and holds a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Tulsa. She is currently working on a Diploma and Certification in Forensic Graphology with the Cambridge School of Graphology, United Kingdom.