OHP trooper Lt. Heath Meyer has died, two weeks after he was struck by a patrol unit during a chase on I-35 in Moore.
The highway patrol confirmed the loss overnight on social media. Trooper Meyer was treated at OU Medical Center in the intensive care unit after the accident on Friday, July 14.
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A procession of troopers escorted the body of Lt. Heath Meyers from the hospital Tuesday morning--as he was transferred to a funeral home--marking the end of his watch.
Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of LT Heath Meyer. EOW 07/24/2017. Please keep his family & the OHP in your thoughts and prayers. pic.twitter.com/4I8O2nFuf4— Ricky Adams (@OHP_CHIEF) July 25, 2017
Governor Mary Fallin said a statement,
I am saddened to hear about the loss of Lt. Heath Meyer. He was a true hero and his sacrifice will not be forgotten. Please keep his family and the OHP in your thoughts and prayers.
Lt. Governor Todd Lamb said in a statement,
My thoughts and prayers are with Lt. Meyer and his family this morning. The men and women of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol put their lives on the line day in and day out to protect the citizens of Oklahoma. Unfortunately, their mission to serve the public can have catastrophic results. I ask all Oklahomans to remember Lt. Meyer today and the ultimate sacrifice he made for Oklahoma.