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Right to left, Officer Steven Daniels, Officer Janee’ Williams, Officer Jarvis Allen, and Officer Tempest Thorpe, and Rev. Jamaal Dyer | Illustration by Chad Tootle

Dear New Officers,

We truly believe Tulsa Police Department picked the best of the best when you graduated from the Police Academy. We hope you serve the community with integrity and inspire our little black and brown kids to become you someday; we can change policing in this generation and for generations to come merely by having you on the force. Congratulations on your great accomplishment and good luck with this great responsibility.

With Love,

Black Wall St. Times’ Staff 

The Black Wall Street Times is a news publication located in Tulsa, Okla. and Atlanta, Ga. At The BWSTimes, we focus on elevating the stories of our beloved Greenwood community, elevating the stories of...