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Mayor to Proclaim Oct. 15 as “Aurash Zarkeshan Day” in the City of Tulsa

This article was archived on 11/8/2020

After months of rehabilitation and recovery, Tulsa Police Officer Aurash Zarkeshan will be back home tomorrow in the city he swore to protect.

In honor of Officer Zarkeshan’s perseverance and bravery, Mayor G.T. Bynum will proclaim Thurs., Oct. 15, 2020, “Officer Aurash Zarkeshan Day” in the city of Tulsa

Officer Zarkeshan has been recovering at an out-of-state facility since being shot multiple times at a traffic stop in the early morning hours of June 29. This is the same shooting that took the life of Sgt. Craig Johnson, a 15-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department.

In the days and months since the shooting, Tulsans have rallied to support Officer Zarkeshan’s recovery, calling him, “Tulsa’s Hope”.

“When I visited Officer Zarkeshan at his rehab facility last month, he told me one thing motivated so much of the hard work he’s put in during his recovery: he wanted to get home to Tulsa,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “I am excited for that to happen and will be there to greet him as soon as he steps off the plane. He is a remarkable man, and it will be good for all of us to have Tulsa’s Hope back at home.”