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"Thank you Oklahoma City," Police union reacts to election night victory

People gather at the Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police lodge for a watch party to monitor elections results in the Sept. 12, 2017 Oklahoma City Special Election. (KOKH/Jordann Lucero)

When all votes came in Tuesday night, every item on Oklahoma City ballots passed.

Of the 15 different components to vote on for the so-called "Safer Streets, Better OKC" issue, some would bring in extra funding for public safety.

The Oklahoma City Police union urged voters to pass the issues.

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The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 123 hosted an election night watch party to monitor those results and was relieved and excited to see the items passed.

"Thank you Oklahoma City. Thank you citizens. Thank you chamber. We will not let you down," Mark Nelson, the lodge's vice president said in a victory speech.

"That's going to add a significant amount to this department, help with response times, help with proactive police work to help to drive down crime. This is huge for this city," president John George said.

The yes votes approve $1.2 billion for city infrastructure, public safety and city operations through bonds and sales tax.

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