OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: In a heartbreaking photo, a single father who was involved in an accident while driving at just 10 mph is seen clinging to his son’s toy after being killed and resurrected three times. Jeremy McCain, a father and Oklahoma City police officer, is currently recovering in a hospital after being seriously injured in a car accident.
McCain hit a partially open security door while traveling at 10 mph on the Oklahoma Christian School campus. The door shattered the windshield of the cop’s patrol car, pinning him inside while crushing his chest. According to Oklahoma County Sheriff Tommie Johnson III, bystanders “jumped in there, started doing CPR” and were able to save his life after the freak accident.
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“Jeremy McCain died three times”
“It’s truly a miracle that he’s still with us,” Johnson said. “We were told there were two medical professionals on leave who responded quickly and gave my brother a fighting chance providing lifesaving care until the ambulance arrived,” he said. said the McCain family, reports The Sun.
The 11-year veteran of the sheriff’s office “died three times that night,” Johnson said. McCain initially died at the site, but Johnson said, “We were able to get him back.” The single father died a second time while being treated in the emergency room. “Doctors opened his chest and started massaging his heart for 10 minutes,” Johnson said. Doctors were able to bring McCain back to life after his heart stopped beating a third time in the operating room.
“McCain holding his son’s toy”
The sheriff’s office released a heartbreaking photo of McCain’s hand holding one of his son’s beloved toys as he lay in a hospital bed. The officer is the sole parent of a 7-year-old child with autism. “Jeremy is everything to this kid,” Johnson said. “And I think it’s a lot to be a cop and to dedicate your life to a community and to service, but also to have someone who needs you just as much.”
“McCain needed 60 units of blood”
McCain was hospitalized with a broken neck and needed 60 units of blood. His injuries are currently unknown, despite the fact that his CT scans revealed functional brain activity. “We have a long road to recovery and ask everyone to continue to send prayers for Jeremy’s speedy recovery,” the McCain family said. According to Johnson, no one is to blame for the incident. “There is no negligence,” Johnson said. “It’s just an accident that we wish we never had to talk about. But unfortunately, we’re here.” a vigil will be held in his honor on March 15, Wednesday, between 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at OU Medical, where McCain is receiving treatment for his injuries.
“He serves as a caring role model”
Oklahoma Christian Schools released a statement regarding McCain, who serves as the school resource officer on campus. “Deputy McCain is loved by our school community – teachers, parents and especially our students,” said Dr. Al King, director of Oklahoma Christian Schools. “He knows them by name, greets them every morning when they arrive on campus, and makes every child feel special.” AI King added that the father of the 7-year-old “has been diligent in providing security and a law enforcement presence on our campus, as well as serving as a caring role model for our students.”