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Community holds prayer vigil for Tulsa police officers

Posted at 6:43 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 10:12:36-04

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa is in its third day of mourning and prayer since Sgt. Craig Johnson and officer Aurash Zarkeshan were gunned down on Monday after conducting what should have been a simple traffic stop.

The Thin Blue Brotherhood Foundation brought together about 100 people in downtown Tulsa to honor Sgt. Johnson’s end of watch.

Civilians and local law enforcement officers stood beside each other in prayer.

The foundation's vice president, Tim McDaniel said, “I wanted to make sure that these officers knew that everybody out here was pulling for them.”

Sergeant Johnson's funeral is July 9 at 1 p.m. at Victory Church in Tulsa. The funeral is open to the public and officials will provide masks.

To help the officers' families, the Tulsa Community Foundation and Tusla Fraternal Order of Police launched an online benevolence fund.

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