The campaign of Darrell Weaver, a conservative Republican candidate for Oklahoma Senate District 24, gained additional momentum today with the endorsements of two police organizations.

Weaver, who spent decades working in law enforcement himself, has been endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police, Moore Lodge 131 and the Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 123.

In a letter announcing the endorsement, John George, president of the Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 123, wrote, “Your understanding of our Public Safety concerns and the concerns of our members, through your time in law enforcement, will serve our members and this state well.”

In a similar letter, Jason Sparks, president of the Moore lodge, wrote, “We wish you well in your efforts and hope to share in your success on Election Day and throughout your term of service.”

Weaver is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and was commissioned as an agent with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics in 1987. He rose through the ranks to become Director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control in 2006 and retired after serving the Bureau for 28 years. In 2014, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame.

Weaver was a long time elected trustee of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System (OLERS) and a member of the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET) governing council.

Weaver thanked the members of both lodges for their endorsement.

“I am proud of my law enforcement career and it is an honor to have the support of the men and women who serve and protect our communities,” Weaver said. “As a senator, I will fight to ensure our law enforcement officials have the tools they need and be an advocate for policies that increase the safety of all Oklahomans.”