The Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police announced Wednesday it will endorse Kathy Taylor for mayor instead of Mayor Dewey Bartlett.
This comes after a unanimous vote; the police join the firefighters by supporting Taylor for mayor.
“The FOP studied both candidates’ crime prevention plans and unanimously determined mine is the right choice to keep our families safe,” Taylor said. “I'm proud to have the endorsements, support and trust of all of Tulsa's first responders - the firefighters and now the police.”
Mayor Dewey Bartlett released this statement:
“Once again Kathy Taylor is trying to hide from her record as mayor and failing to talk about how high the crime rate was when she was in office. Kathy Taylor’s spending policies are what put Tulsa in the position to have to layoff police officers, Taylor choose to devote Tulsa’s limited resources to purchasing a fancy new city hall building instead of setting aside dedicated funds for the Tulsa Police Department.”