TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Police Department and Tulsa Fire Department are mourning the loss of a dispatcher due to COVID-19 complications.
Tulsa police Chief Franklin tweeted Wednesday morning that Joey Phillips, a dispatcher, died from complications of COVID-19.
@TulsaPolice lost another incredible servant to our community yesterday. Joey Phillips died due to complications of COVID-19. Joey was a dispatcher in our 911 center for 23 years. His loss is irreplaceable. Please extend condolences to his family and friends. 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/mJzChirQ4L— Tulsa Police Department Chief Franklin (@TPD_Franklin) November 18, 2020
Phillips worked as a dispatcher at the 911 center for 23 years.
TFD Captain Lorenzer Holmes Jr also announced Phillips' death on the department's Facebook page, writing the department lost one of their "great dispatchers. The voice that kept you safe and informed. The last voice that told you to "wear your seat belts" when you went out on a call. Rest well Joey Phillips. We'll take it from here."
Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum expressed his condolences to Phillips' family in a post on Facebook, saying " His family is in the thoughts and hearts of everyone on our team at the City of Tulsa."
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