"As followers of Jesus, we have two commands: One is to love God; the other is to love people, and Steve fulfilled those commands with excellence," he said.
Patsy Davis said her son was a loving and caring family man.
"He always hugged me and said, 'I love you, Mom,'" she said. "He always called, but he was pretty busy so he didn't come to Sallisaw very often."
Latzke reported from Oklahoma City.
Associated Press writers Justin Juozapavicius in Tulsa, Okla.; Pam Engel in Indianapolis; and Eric Olson in Omaha, Neb., contributed to this report.
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