Family Offers Reward After Harrah Man Dies In A Shooting

Tuesday, October 5th 2021, 6:39 pm
By: Hunter McKee

HARRAH, Oklahoma -

A reward is waiting for anyone who can help a Harrah family with information following the death of their loved one. Steve Courtemanche, 64, is believed to be the victim of a homicide.

"Steven Courtemanche was the best guy in the world," said Rita Griffin, his sister-in-law. "He would do anything for anybody."

Back on August 28, Griffin got a call saying her brother-in-law was found dead inside his home in Harrah.

According to an Oklahoma County search warrant, when the first deputy arrived on scene, he found multiple shell casings on the floor outside one of the bedrooms. 

"We stayed out there for hours that evening and just waiting for somebody to tell us something," said Griffin. "Give us some type of information of what happened."

While there are still no answers to who shot Courtemanche, family members said they won't give up. They're now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect in this case.

Courtemanche had been married to his wife Sherri for 23 years and was only 30 working days away from retiring from Tinker Air Force Base.  

His family said they've seen tremendous support from the Harrah community so far and just want justice to be served.

"Find out who did it, we want to know because we're a community," said Griffin. "They want to get this person off the streets."

Griffin said they also plan to have a yard sale this weekend to help raise money for this reward.