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Tulsa foundation holds Day of Service event in honor of Terence Crutcher

Posted at 8:59 AM, Sep 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-16 20:16:13-04

TULSA, Okla.  — September 16th marks four years since former Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby shot and killed Terence Crutcher.

A jury acquitted Shelby in Crutcher's death and she left the Tulsa Police Department. Shelby now works for the Rogers County Sheriff's Office.

READ MORE: Terence Crutcher: Four Years Later

Crutcher's twin sister, Dr. Tiffany Crutcher, started the Terence Crutcher Foundation in her brother's name. The foundation's mission is to engage the community, lawmakers and law enforcement in changing how communities of color are policed.

READ MORE: Tiffany Crutcher remembers the life of her twin brother, Terrence

This year, the foundation is collecting supplies for the homeless at the newly renovated homeless shelter overflow center at 315 S. Gilcrease Museum Road.

They are calling it a Day of Service in honor of Crutcher.

Jess McCutthen said after the death of Crutcher made her rethink issues with police and communities of color.

"I definitely have been more active with local issues with policing," McCutthen said. "I'm glad that I am much more aware."

Joey Hobart Crutcher is Terence Crutcher's father. He said on the four year anniversary of his son's death, he remembers a lesson he taught him at an early age.

"Our motto was loving the unlovable, so I don't care who you were or who you are," Crutcher said. "Terence got that from me but he had it in his spirit all the time."

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