Ada officer recovering after a serious fall due to icy conditions

Published: Feb. 4, 2023 at 11:09 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 8, 2023 at 5:36 PM CST
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ADA, Okla. (KXII) -Captain Casey Northcutt has been with the Ada Police Department for 25 years.

“He has spent his life protecting everybody around him,” said his wife, Tawanda Northcutt.

In 2018, Northcutt was honored for saving a man’s life.

On January 3, Northcutt was walking into the Ada Police Station for his nightly shift when everything changed.

“He fell off of his feet and crashed down onto his neck,” said Tawanda.

That was the day ice covered most of Texoma and Northcutt slipped and fell on the ice, “his neck was broken and he had immediate paralysis of his arms and legs.”

Once taken to the hospital, Northcutt received emergency surgery and fusion on his neck and spine from C2 through C7.

Tawanda recalls that life changing day, “after the surgery, some of the feeling has come back of his legs and he is able to move them, and have some motion.”

Northcutt was in ICU for five days and was moved to a step down trauma room.

Tawanda hopes by next week, her husband will be in a rehab facility, “we’re not sure he’ll get 100% mobility back.”

She says with a two person assist he’s able to get into the upright position but pressure on his legs is difficult.

In a video posted on Facebook, Casey said, “I’m getting better every day.”

But she’s trying to stay positive, “I don’t know what our future holds but what it holds is me and Casey and our kids and our grandkids.”

So to help Casey on his healing journey, Tawanda is asking for get well cards, “I’m going to read them to him. I’d like people to put notes or something in them or something cute or funny that y’all know about him or some good memory.”

You can send the card to:

12619 County Road 3520, Ada, OK, 74820

As Northcutt recovers, a GoFundMe has been set up to help pay for medical bills.

To donate, click here.