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Tulsa officer shot in the line of duty thanks Tulsa for support in video

TPD Officer Aurash Zarkeshan thanks Tulsa for support in video
Posted at 12:11 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 14:41:50-04

TULSA — Tulsa police posted a video thanking the community for their support after two officers were shot in the line of duty.

Officer Aurash Zarkeshan and Sergeant Craig Johnson were shot during a routine traffic stop on June 29. Johnson died the next day from his injuries.

READ MORE: One Tulsa police officer dies, another in the hospital after shooting

In mid July, doctors released Zarkeshan from the hospital, transferring him to an out-of-state rehab.

In the TPD Facebook post, titled "A Message from the Tulsa Police Department," Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin explained how the police department is a family. He expressed his gratitude to the city of Tulsa for the support they showed the families, department and community.

Mayor G.T. Bynum, Craig Johnson's widow and Officer Aurash Zarkeshan appeared in the video, thanking Tulsa for its love and support.

Zarkeshan ends the video saying, "I can't wait to get back home."


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