Officer Chad Murtaugh Honored

12/02/2014 – The City Council honored Officer Chad Murtaugh with a proclamation for his incredible rescue of a citizen trapped inside a burning car.

On Nov. 7, Tulsa Police Officer Chad Murtaugh witnessed a rollover automobile accident involving fire. Officer Murtaugh immediately ran to the burning car and began kicking out the windows, unsure if anyone was trapped inside. He then heard screams from inside the car, and unable to see anything but a pair of hands, reached in and pulled the citizen out of the fire. The citizen sustained burns and lacerations, and was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Officer Murtaugh’s quick response and concern for human life is a shining example of the courage and selflessness demonstrated by and expected of a Tulsa Police Officer.