Early retirement granted to 911 director

LeFlore County 911 is left without a director after an emergency meeting Monday night. The emergency meeting was called after the current director, Randy Tolbert, was found asleep on the job. On Saturday he was placed on suspension with pay pending the outcome of the meeting. After an executive session held by the LeFlore County 911 board members with Tolbert present, the session was ended and an announcement was made. Chairman of the Board, Michael Davidson read a prepared statement from Tolbert."Due to the recent circumstances this weekend and ongoing health issues, I, Randy Tolbert, regretfully submit my request to immediately enter into retirement," said Davidson. Davidson called for a motion to accept Tolbert's retirement which was made then unanimously approved. Tolbert has been a member of the LeFlore County 911 center for 12 years, according to Davidson. He was named director three years ago. An interim director is expected to be named next Monday, said Davidson.