We’ve all heard the phrase “the snow must go on” but for one Ada, Oklahoma police officer, that phrase nearly cost him his life. Captain Casey Northcutt was injured in a serious fall due to the icy conditions in the area, sustaining life-threatening injuries that required spinal surgery. His wife, Tawanda Northcutt, has been documenting his progress on Facebook and reports that he is still in ICU and has made progress, but has had issues with paralysis.
The incident happened on Monday afternoon when Captain Northcutt was out on patrol. The icy conditions caused him to slip and fall, breaking his neck and sustaining the life-threatening injuries. He was quickly taken to an area hospital, where he underwent surgery to repair the damage.
Since then, his wife has been posting regular updates to Facebook, keeping friends and family informed of his progress. According to her posts, he is still in ICU and has made some progress, but is still dealing with paralysis. She is asking for prayers and positive thoughts as he continues to recover.
The incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of icy conditions, and the importance of staying safe and being aware of your surroundings. Captain Northcutt is a hero, and we wish him a speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with him and his family during this difficult time.