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Fallen Sergeant Craig Johnson funeral Thursday

Posted at 2:23 AM, Jul 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-09 13:48:39-04

TULSA, Okla. — On Thursday, the community is coming together to celebrate the life of a Tulsa police sergeant.

Sergeant Craig Johnson passed away on June 30 from injuries sustained in a shooting during a traffic stop on June 29.

Johnson leaves behind two sons, a wife, parents, grandparents, and a city full of supporters.

2 Works for You spoke with a friend and coworker about Johnson's impact on him. Lieutenant Pat Barker tells us he was lucky enough to be Johnson's training supervisor when he was promoted to sergeant. Barker described Johnson as hard working, a great human being, with a dry sense of humor.

He had a quirky sense of humor, it was fun. He would find the most obscure funny videos on YouTube, share them with us. Different memes, that he would generate for funny things that have happened in the department.”
Lieutenant Pat Barker

Barker remembers the laughs and good times in the office, but says he will always remember Johnson to be a phenomenal employee. “If I had a family member that was a victim of a crime, Craig is the one I would want to be the responding officer to take care of them because he went above and beyond in everything," Lieutenant Barker said.

Johnson's funeral is at Victory Christian Church and begins at 1 p.m. The family said the funeral is open to the public. However, all media, cameras, and recording devices are not allowed inside.

Masks are provided to everyone attending.

WATCH LIVE COVERAGE ---> 2 Works for You will be covering the procession after Johnson's funeral ends on kjrh.com, our 2 Works for you FREE app and your Roku, AmazonFire and AppleTv streaming device.

Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police is accepting donations to help the family, to donate click here.

For details on Johnson's obituary, click here.

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