Tulsa Police Officer Returning Home After Months Of Treatment


Thursday, October 15th 2020, 6:24 am

By: News On 6, Joseph Holloway


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The City of Tulsa said police officer Aurash Zarkeshan is coming home Thursday.

Officer Zarkeshan was shot during the same traffic stop where Sergeant Craig Johnson was shot and later died.

The Tulsa Police Department Officer Zarkeshan spent the last few months at a rehab facility out of state.

The city said Mayor G.T. Bynum will issue a proclamation declaring October 15 as Officer Aurash Zarkeshan Day.

Bynum said he went to see Zarkeshan at the rehab facility last month, and it was clear that he was motivated to get home; the mayor said he'll be there as soon as he steps off the plane to welcome him home.

Police Chief Wendell Franklin updated News On 6 on Zarkeshan's condition a couple of weeks ago, saying he was progressing very nicely and that his cognitive skills were all there.

The chief said Zarkeshan's medical bills are being covered by worker's comp and insurance.


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