Tulsa Police Officer Taken To Hospital After Fight With 'Unruly' Patient

Friday, February 26th 2021, 6:08 pm
By: News On 6, Reagan Ledbetter

TULSA, Okla. -

A Tulsa Police officer is now in a medically-induced coma after being taken to a hospital following a fight with a suspect which left him unconscious with no pulse, according to police.

Tulsa Police said Officer Sean Love was put into the medically-induced coma "due to concerns developing from his loss of consciousness."

This happened Friday morning.

According to officials, an ambulance company from outside of Tulsa called for assistance for an unruly patient that had worked their way out of restraints in the ambulance just outside of St. Francis Hospital.

Tulsa Police Captain Richard Meulenberg said that officers quickly responded to the scene to try and restrain the patient leading to a fight between TPD and the suspect.

Captain Meulenberg said one Tulsa Police officer fell unconscious during the fight and turned purple with no pulse.

EMTs and staff from the nearby hospital were able to quickly able to stabilize the officer.

The suspect who engaged officers in the fight was transported to where he was originally going.

Tulsa's Mayor G.T. Bynum has asked Tulsans to pray "for our Tulsa Police officer who was hospitalized after an incident this morning."

Police shut down the intersection of 61st Street South and South Yale Avenue on Friday morning to investigate and gather evidence from the scene.