TULSA, OK (KSWO)- His death drew the national spotlight and a trial for manslaughter, and now, the legacy of Terence Crutcher is drawing controversy as well.
Two state officials have signed a citation honoring Crutcher's legacy through a foundation whose goal is "to prevent, identify, and address issues of injustice..."
But for some, that citation is going too far.
"We uphold and lift up a man here that did not have an honorable life," said Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton. "...was an ex-con, had plenty of brushes with the law and to hold him up where people can look up and see, and kids use that for a role model, I have a problem with that,"
"Terence Crutcher is dead. He had dignity in his life, he should certainly have it in his death," said Rep. Regina Goodwin.
The Rogers County Sheriff also said he feels many other people are more deserving of the citation.