Craig County (OK) Deputy Sean Cookson, 23, died Monday night at a Tulsa hospital from injuries sustained in a crash earlier this month.
Craig County Sheriff Heath Winfrey said Deputy Cookson was heading to a mandatory training just outside of Tahlequah (OK) when the wreck happened.
Cookson was flown to a Tulsa hospital. Sheriff Winfrey says Cookson was surrounded by fellow law enforcement officers, his wife and family when he died Monday night.
A procession of patrol cars from several law enforcement agencies escorted Cookson’s body from St. John Medical Center to the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Tulsa.
The Craig County Sheriff’s Department posted the following on their Facebook page:
We our deeply saddened by the loss of Craig County Deputy Sean Cookson, badge number 9. He died on February 27, 2017 at 2218 hours. He was surrounded by friends, family, and law enforcement officers. Please keep his family and our entire office in your prayers.
An account has been set up at First National Bank:
PO Box 407
Vinita, Ok 74301