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July gallery: Memorial service for Tulsa Police Sgt. Craig Johnson

July gallery: Memorial service for Tulsa Police Sgt. Craig Johnson

Victory Christian hosted a public memorial service for Tulsa Police Sgt. Craig Johnson on Thursday. Floral Haven Funeral Home in Broken Arrow is handling arrangements.

Johnson, 45, died June 30 after being wounded in that shooting a day earlier. Officer Aurash Zarkeshan was also shot.

A Broken Arrow resident who left behind a wife and two sons, Johnson was a 15-year TPD veteran.

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Victory Christian Church’s 4,500-seat worship center was filled to honor the 15-year TPD veteran who died June 30 and community members turned out to pay their respects along the procession route to the cemetery.

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Lindsey writes and Johnson told him: “With all this stuff going on, I’m hesitant to use deadly force. I worry about the folks I supervise and how this will affect them. I know it will affect them because it is affecting me. I do not want me or my folks to wind up like those officers who were criminally charged when all they did was defend themselves. It’s like the entire world has turned on us.”

Six days later, my friend Craig was dead.

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