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Tulsa Community College holds remembrance ceremony for Terence Crutcher

Posted at 11:31 AM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 16:14:49-04

TULSA - The Tulsa Community College held a remembrance ceremony for Terence Crutcher who was fatally shot by an unarmed Tulsa police officer.

The ceremony was held at the Northeast Campus in the large auditorium. Watch in the player above. 

Faculty and students of Tulsa Community College honored one of their own on Friday. The tribute was paid to student Terence Crutcher, who enrolled at the school earlier this year.

Lots of tears were shed as crutcher was remembered as a symbol of hope for other students at TCC. Many gathered to express their condolences to the Crutcher family and to remember Terence on campus.

Representatives from faculty and student clubs talked about how Terence’s legacy can be spread to all students moving forward.

The day was topped off with a balloon release in his name.

Delores Taylor knew Terence through school and said he was excited to become a future mentor to younger kids.

“Your legacy is not how you leave this world, but how you are remembered and as a TCC student, his last impact on me is my last conversation with Terence and how he left a spot on my heart and I will build from that,” said Taylor.

Included in the ceremony was a performance of Terence’s favorite song, titled “I won't complain.”

Student organizers say they hope other students on campus are inspired by Friday’s events and will continue to gain understanding about the people they share classrooms with.