Broken Arrow Holds Prayer Vigil In Support Of Police Officers Who Were Shot


Wednesday, July 8th 2020, 9:00 pm
By: Sawyer Buccy


BROKEN ARROW, Okla. -

Around 100 people gathered in Broken Arrow for a prayer vigil on Wednesday to show their support for Broken Arrow Police officers, and the two officers shot in the line of duty last week.

Each speaker that took the stage tonight talked about the dangers police officers face each day, the sacrifices they make and their families make each time an officer goes to work.

There were religious and community leaders at the event tonight talking about Broken Arrow's commitment to public safety and law enforcement. There were several speakers, songs and prayers. One speaker brought up the police officers roles in the peaceful protests that happened in Broken Arrow a couple of weeks ago.

Officers said the support they received Wednesday night means the world.

Broken Arrow City Manager Michael Spurgeon said, "For me, in my three decade career as a city manager, I have learned from day one through basically three decades, is this: a safe city starts and ends with how much you commit to your public safety."

There were several times during the vigil that the group prayed over the families and friends of Sgt. Craig Johnson and Officer Zarkeshan.