Officer Shot During Traffic Stop Speaks at Brain Injury Recovery Foundation Fundraiser

(FOX23) — Tulsa Police Officer Aurash Zarkeshan spoke at the Brain Injury Recovery Foundation’s fourth annual Shining the Light event at Cain’s Ballroom on Saturday.

“It’s just nice to be recognized for the sacrifice that Craig and I made,” Zarkeshan said. Zarkeshan suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was shot in head during a traffic stop in June 2020.

Tulsa Police Sergeant Craig Johnson also shot during the stop and died from his injuries. “I never would have expected to come to work and performing such a simple traffic stop would change my life the way that it did,” Zarkeshan said. CONTINUE