TULSA, Okla. — A Tulsa police officer is in a medically-induced coma Friday after being involved in a fight with a patient who ran from an ambulance in south Tulsa.
Police told FOX23 the patient in an ambulance outside St. Francis Hospital near 61st Street and Yale got “unruly,” got out of his restraints and started fighting with medics around 8:30 a.m.
The medics called the police and the man then started fighting with an officer.
Police say the fight caused the officer, Sean Love, to start turning purple and fall unconscious.
Medics and hospital staff performed CPR on Love who police say didn’t have a pulse for a short time.
The officer is stable, but police called homicide detectives out to the area early because of their concern for the officer’s life.
The Tulsa Police Department said Friday afternoon that Love was in a medically-induced coma. They say they expect him to be in that state for at least 24 hours.
The man accused of fighting the officer was taken back into the hospital.
Police say they aren’t sure what charges he could face yet.