A Tulsa police officer ran into a man’s house Sunday morning just in time to save him from hanging to death, according to reports.
Officers D. Howse, D. Madewell, and C. Veldkamp responded to a suicidal subject near Pine and Sheridan.
Police say, when they arrived at the house, they got no response from the man who had threatened to hang himself.
Shortly after police arrived, the man’s wife came home and immediately went inside to find her husband trying to hang himself, say police.
The wife ran out to tell police what was happening, and that’s when officer Howse ran into the garage to help the man.
The man’s wife tried to hold him up as the officer climbed on some furniture to cut the rope after which the man fell to the ground.
The suicidal man was transported by EMSA and taken into protective custody.
The quick actions of Officer Howse certainly saved the man’s life and will allow him to pursue the help he needs.