For Immediate Release: April 10, 2012
Senate praises law enforcement agencies following Tulsa shooting
The State Senate approved a concurrent resolution
Tuesday commending local, state and federal law enforcement agencies
for their efforts in the wake of a series of shootings this past
weekend in north Tulsa that left three people dead and two injured.
Senate Concurrent Resolution 35 was authored by Sen. Brian Crain,
R-Tulsa, Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre, D-Tulsa, Rep. Jabar Shumate,
D-Tulsa, and Rep. Seneca Scott, D-Tulsa.
Crain, a former Tulsa assistant district attorney, said he was
extremely pleased by the interagency cooperation throughout the
investigation and arrest of two suspects.
“This was a very frightening situation, but the Tulsa Police
Department, the FBI and other agencies worked together efficiently
and effectively to reassure the public and work quickly to solve
this terrible crime,” Crain said. “They all are to
be congratulated for their hard work.”
Agencies involved in the case included the Tulsa Police Department,
the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma Highway
Patrol, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and U.S. Marshalls. Lawmakers
also praised the efforts of Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan, Mayor
Dewey Bartlett, and City Councilman Jack Henderson for keeping
the community informed of law enforcement efforts and reassuring
citizens those responsible would be found and arrested.
“I cannot tell you how impressed I was with
the performance of the Tulsa Police Department throughout this
past weekend. They were reassuring to the people of this community,
and showed only the highest degree of professionalism, as did
everyone involved,” Eason McIntyre said. “We’re
also grateful to the citizens who contacted Crime Stoppers and
helped solve this case so quickly.”
SCR 35 now moves to the House of Representatives.