Rep. Ford Issues Statement on Tulsa Police Officers’ Shooting
Mike Seals - June 29, 2020 11:29 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Ross Ford, R-Broken Arrow, today issued the following statement on the shooting of two Tulsa police officers during a traffic stop Monday morning.
“I am saddened to hear about the shooting of these officers,” said Ford, a former Tulsa Police officer. “I’m worried for all our officers who continually put themselves in danger while they work diligently to protect the safety of their fellow Oklahomans. Our officers need the support of their communities now more than ever, and I ask if you see an officer you be sure to thank them for their service and commitment to the citizens of Oklahoma. I would ask all Oklahomans to respect the job of our police officers and to join me in praying for a quick and full recovery for those injured today and for those families that have been affected by this senseless act of violence.”
Both officers were listed in critical condition in a Tulsa hospital, where they were fighting for their lives on Monday afternoon. The officers were critically wounded Monday morning, allegedly by a person they had pulled over for a traffic violation. The man accused of shooting the officers has since been arrested.