Year Inducted: 2010Chaplain Jack Poe of the Oklahoma City Police Department has served as the voice of comfort and reason to the men and women of law enforcement for twenty-six years. Born February 8, 1941, in Little Rock, Arkansas, he and his wife Phyllis have been married forty-nine years and have two children, three grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters. Chaplain Poe has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Central Oklahoma, a BD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, Texas, and his Doctor of Ministry from Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma.
Chaplain Poe began his law enforcement service with the Oklahoma City Police Department in 1984. Chaplain Poe is dedicated to serving and assisting law enforcement not only in the Oklahoma City area, but in communities throughout the state. He not only responds to the needs of active officers and families, but also serves the retiree's as well. Chaplain Poe was a tremendous asset during the Murrah bombing incident and to New York City following the infamous 911 attack in 2001. Chaplain Poe is certified as a "field traumatologist" and a "compassion fatigue specialist" and his presence during these incidents allowed first responders and volunteers to stay focused and comforted during these trying tragedies. Chaplain Poe has served as president of International Conference of Police Chaplains, received the National Crime Victims Service Award, the John A. Price Excellency in Chaplaincy Award, and the Oklahoma City Police Department's Medal for Meritorious Service.