Tulsa Police Officer Gets State Award

Mar 22, 2013

At the lectern Garry Thomas, Director, Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, on floor left to right - Kevin Behrens, Asst. Director OHSO, Officer Craig Murray, Tulsa Police Department, Major Jeff Gilliland, Sapulpa Police Department and Darrin Grondel, Director, Washington Traffic Safety Commission.
Credit OSHO

Tulsa Police Officer Craig Murray was awarded the Safe Communities Award by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. He was presented with the award at the OHSO Annual Forum and Impaired Driving Prevention Summit in Norman.

Officer Murray is a 34 year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department and an 8 year co-chairman of the Tulsa Area Safe Communities group. For the past 11 years Officer Murray has served as the Police Department’s Traffic Safety Coordinator. His active involvement with the department’s Special Operations Division has included educating the communities as well as many surrounding schools during traffic safety training opportunities.

The Tulsa Area Safe Communities group has been responsible for a number of events promoting highway safety programs which have strengthened relationships between law enforcement agencies and the communities.

Officer Murray is most famous for driving the Tulsa Police Department’s pink police car as part of the city’s campaign to raise awareness for breast cancer research.