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Tulsa Police Unveil Memorial For Jerad Lindsey, Officer and FOP Chair Killed By COVID-19

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Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and Tulsa Police Chief Wendell Franklin (left and second-from-left) were among those in attendance for the unveiling of a memorial for Ofc. Jerad Lindsey, who died in October from COVID-19.

The Tulsa Police Department dedicated and unveiled a memorial to Ofc. Jerad Lindsey on the grounds of their training facility on Sunday.

TPD Chief Wendell Franklin and Mayor G.T. Bynum were among the officials in attendance at the ceremony for Lindsey, who also chaired the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police.

The department said in a statement that Lindsey's is the 41st monument at the Tulsa Police Officers' Memorial, which recognizes dead officers from 1917 to present.

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, more U.S. police officers died due to COVID-19 than all other causes of death combined in 2020.

Chris joined Public Radio Tulsa as a news anchor and reporter in April 2020. He’s a graduate of Hunter College and the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, both at the City University of New York.
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