Mayor G.T. Bynum released this statement following the passing of TPD Sgt. Craig Johnson while in the line of duty.
“In this moment of terrible loss for our city, I can’t help but think of John 15:13: “No one has greater love than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” Sergeant Craig Johnson lost his life protecting the lives of every Tulsan.
“Sergeant Johnson was a good man who made our lives better, who trained his fellow officers to be better. As our city mourns, the best thing we can do is to be there for his family - and especially his wonderful boys.
“Tulsa is a city that loves and honors heroes. Today, we feel the tremendous pain of losing one. In the days ahead, I hope that both the Johnson family and the men and women of the Tulsa Police Department will feel our city gathered around them - showing the same love for them that Sergeant Johnson showed for us.”
Mayor Bynum has authorized the lowering of flags at City of Tulsa facilities to pay respect for Sgt. Johnson and his family.