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Tahlequah officers cleared of wrongdoing in fatal August shooting

Tahlequah police released bodycam video of the shooting back in August. (Tahlequah Police Department)

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (KTUL) -- The three officers involved in the deadly shooting of an armed man in August have been cleared to return to work.

Chief Nate King wrote in a Facebook post that the District Attorney's office had cleared Lt. Brandon Vick, officer Chase Reed and officer Josh Girdner in the death of 49-year-old Dominic Rollice on Aug. 12. Rollice was armed with a hammer and told officers one of them was going to die that night.

Police told Rollice to drop the hammer multiple times before opening fire, King said in August. The department later released body cam video of the shooting.

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King wrote in the Facebook post that he was "certain" the officers would be cleared of any wrongdoing.

"After reviewing the information surrounding the case, I was certain this would be the case and put all three officers back to work some time ago," he wrote. "This was a tragic event for Tahlequah. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all those involved, their families and friends. We also look forward to continuing to serve Tahlequah."

Here's King's entire message posted to Facebook:

The District Attorney's Office has just informed me LT. Brandon Vick, Officer Chase Reed and Officer Josh Girdner have been cleared of any wrongdoing in our recent officer involved shooting. After reviewing the information surrounding the case I was certain this would be the case and put all three officers back to work some time ago.
This was a tragic event for Tahlequah. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with all those involved, their families and friends. We also look forward to continuing to serve Tahlequah.
To the staff of the Tahlequah Police Department: Keep up the good work. It is you that makes the Tahlequah Police Department great!
Nate King

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