Women selling blue bows for mailboxes to support Tulsa area law enforcement

Women making black and blue bows to honor Tulsa officers

TULSA, Okla. — The wife of a Tulsa police officer and her friend are working to encourage local law enforcement while raising money to help the families Sgt. Craig Johnson and Officer Aurash Zarkeshan.

The women are making black and blue bows that people can buy for $10 each and display on their mailboxes.

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July 7, 2020 - The wife of a Tulsa police officer and her friend are making blue ribbons for people to put on their mailboxes to support law enforcement.
July 7, 2020 - The wife of a Tulsa police officer and her friend are making blue ribbons for people to put on their mailboxes to support law enforcement. (FOX23)

They say the bows are not only to honor Johnson and Zarkeshan but also to remind other officers, troopers and deputies in the area that there are people who support them.

The women say they didn’t realize the demand there would be for the bows. They say they are making more bows as quickly as they can and are also working to get more supplies.

The women have raised $5,000 for the officers’ families in the first four days.

They are selling bows on a first-come-first-serve basis at multiple events over the next few days pending supplies:

  • Owasso’s Stone Canyon neighborhood today from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Prayer vigil in Broken Arrow Wednesday evening
  • Target in Tulsa Hills Thursday 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • LaFortune Park “Back the Blue” event Saturday

The money raised will be going to the benevolence fund set-up by the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police. The FOP says they will be taking the money from this and other fundraisers as well as donations and giving it to the families of both officers.