Legislation to combat copper wire theft is to be name after fallen Tulsa officer, Sergeant Craig Johnson.
Johnson died June 30 after a shooting during a routine traffic stop left him in critical condition.
Copper wire theft is increasing due to its variety of uses and Johnson was the 'Tulsa lead' on the statewide coalition. The coalition is headed by Rep. Carol Bush, R-Tulsa.
Bush said Johnson provided valuable insight from his 15 years of experience on the front lines.
Sergeant Johnson would often work a double shift and drive down for coalition meetings or legislative committee meetings. The only thing he asked for in return was a fresh cup of coffee to make it back home. He was selfless when it came to serving his community and state. There is no greater hero than Sergeant Johnson, and I know he will be greatly missed by myself, other coalition members and members of the Tulsa Police Department.
Bush plans to refile the legislation in the upcoming session to rename the bill, originally House Bill 3031, in Johnson's honor. The House passed the bill before the coronavirus pandemic interrupted the legislative session in March.
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