Moore Police & Community Rally Behind Department Employee After He Suffers Life-Threatening Brain Aneurysm


Wednesday, August 4th 2021, 4:43 pm
By: Jennifer Pierce


The Moore Police Department and the community is rallying behind one of their own.

A department employee has been in the ICU at Mercy Hospital, fighting for his life, after suffering a brain aneurysm.

On Wednesday, doctors brought news no one wants to hear. They asked Mike Marti’s wife it she was ready to take her husband off life support.

“No, he’s not done fighting,” Brenda Marti said she told them.

News 9 first met Mike Marti back in March. He works for the Moore Police Department's IT division and played an instrumental role in officers’ virtual reality training.

The seemingly healthy 47-year-old took an unexpected trip to the emergency room about two weeks ago.

“That man never, never says he needs to go to the doctor,” said Brenda Marti. “So, I knew it was pretty urgent.” 

Brenda Marti said her husband had a brain aneurysm, a medical condition that has impacted others in Marti's family.

“He knew they were in the family and could possibly happen to him too,” Brenda Marti said. 

Now, Brenda Marti spends as much time as she can by her husband's side, praying he will pull through. She said every now and then, he opens his eyes, but it is a blank stare.

“I miss seeing him and kissing him .. telling him I love him. It’s really hard,” said Brenda Marti.  

She is thankful for the support family, friends and Marti's co-workers have shown their family. She said the calls and texts can be overwhelming, but they get her through the long days.

Their friends started a GoFundMe to raise money for the mounting hospital bills.

“It means the world to me,” said Brenda Marti. “I mean, he knew a lot of people but to see the amount of support coming through. There’s no words for it, it’s great.”

Brenda Marti said it is a waiting game right now without many answers, but she knows one thing for sure.

“He’s not done yet,” said Brenda Marti. “I know my husband too well.”

Moore Police Department’s FOP Lodge 131 President W. Yost sent the following statement to News 9:

“Here at MPD, we are a family. Mike’s sudden and unexpected condition hit us hard. Mike is and has been a huge part of our success, we miss his daily. Both the Union and individual members have stepped up to help Mike and his family through this time. We continue hoping and praying for good news and improvement.”