OSAGE COUNTY, Okla. - An Osage County Deputy said he will be out of work for at least three months after he was run over during a police chase.
Deputies said Cameron Enox ran over the deputy’s leg and would have run over him again had a Pawhuska officer not shot Enox. Deputy Casey Witt said he works full time as a deputy, also part-time for Pawhuska Police, and raises cattle.
Since he can’t walk, he can’t do any of those jobs, and his wife has been staying home from work to help him. He’s been sidelined for more than a week after getting run over during a police chase, which broke several bones in his leg.
Witt tried to pull over Cameron Enox earlier this month but said Enox took off, before eventually pulling over.
“I thought maybe this was my chance to shut it down. When I got up to the driver’s side of the vehicle, I had gotten hit in my left leg,” said Witt.
Witt said Enox turned around and almost ran him over again, but a Pawhuska Police Officer shot Enox. Enox is now in jail for assault and battery on a police officer.
“I believe the individual's main goal was to get away from law enforcement. He was willing to do whatever he had to do try to get away,” said Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden
Doctors told Witt he will be out of work for at least three months.
He said he works several jobs to make ends meet, but since he can’t walk, he can’t make any money.
“I can’t take care of my cows, I can’t work on a pulling unit, I can’t work any part-time work, she’s taken off to help me get around the house,” said Witt.
Witt said he’s had a lot of support and the sheriff, district attorney, his coworkers, and friends have visited him.
He said he knew the job was dangerous because his father is a Tulsa Police Officer, but despite that, he still loves it and is ready to get back to work.
“It’s pretty rough, I don’t like to sit around at the house. I don’t like getting the emails and seeing everyone else go to work while I have to sit at home,” said Witt.
“I think we are fortunate we didn’t lose deputy Witt that night. I mean it was a close call. Not just once by twice,” said Sheriff Virden.