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Gov. Stitt orders flags to fly half-staff to honor Tulsa Police Sgt. Craig Johnson

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Posted at 4:31 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 22:09:58-04

Governor Kevin Stitt is ordering flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Tulsa Police Sgt. Craig Johnson.

On Wednesday, Gov. Stitt signed Executive Order 2020-23, calling for all American and Oklahoma flags on state property to be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, July 9, according to a news release by the governor's office.

READ MORE: Officer Remembered: The life of Sgt. Craig Johnson

Sgt. Craig Johnson died at age 45 while working in the line of duty during a traffic stop in June.

Sgt. Johnson's sacrifice and exemplary service to the Tulsa Police Department and our state will not be forgotten. We will forever remember the heroism, courage and bravery that he displayed while protecting Tulsa for 15 years. I ask Oklahomans to join the First Lady and me in continuing to pray for his family and fellow officers during this time.
Gov. Kevin Stitt

Johnson is survived by his wife, Kristi, and two sons, Connor and Clinton.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 9 at Victory Christian Church in Tulsa. Johnson will receive full honors conducted by the Tulsa Police Honor Guard and Tulsa Police Pipes and Drums.

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