District attorney-elect David Hammer dies after election
July 3, 2022
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — David Hammer, a Shawnee attorney elected last week to be the new district attorney for Pottawatomie and Lincoln counties, has died, his family said in a statement. He was 47.
Hammer died on Sunday, according to a statement posted to Hammer's Facebook page. No cause of death was given, and family members didn't immediately respond to messages seeking comment.
Hammer served as an assistant prosecutor for two years under former District Attorney Richard Smothermon.
"David was a great prosecutor and friend who was respected by everyone," Smothermon said. "He served the 2...