City Officials Recognize Man for Saving Women During Dog Attack - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

City Officials Recognize Man for Saving Women During Dog Attack

Posted: Updated:
Mike Harrell Mike Harrell

City officials were on hand to recognized a Tulsa man Monday morning for saving two women during a pit bull attack last month.

Mayor Dewey Bartlett presented Mike Harrell with two citizen appreciation awards Monday afternoon. Harrell was awarded for his efforts in saving the lives of two women when a pit bull started attacked both of them in a Tulsa neighborhood.

"You always think of a lot of things when you grow up and you always think of a lot of things that you'll be or you will do," Harrell said. "And getting called a hero isn't one of them."

Harrell continued to tell the room of officials, family and friends that he still thinks the whole situation was a matter of "being in the right place at the right time."

The incident happened back in March when TPD were sent to the area of 2027 N. Lewis Pl. in reference to a woman being attacked by a pit bull, according to previous reports. When officers arrived at the scene they found one woman screaming and two "down in the front yard of the residence and a third woman screaming."

When police arrived at the scene Harrell told officers that he got into his truck and drove to the area where the women were being attacked by the pit bull. He grabbed his .40 caliber pistol, ran to the yard and fired a shot into the dog when it came towards him.

Both women had extensive dog bite wounds to their faces, arms and legs and were admitted to an area hospital.

Mayor Bartlett was joined by Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan and other city officials during the ceremony.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Motorcycle Event To Boost Local Economy

    Motorcycle Event To Boost Local Economy

    Bikers from across the country are making their way into Tulsa for the 37th National Bikers Roundup. This is the first time the event has come to Green Country and it's being held at the Osage Tulsa Raceway Park. Organizers predict the event could generate up to $5 million for our economy.Biker Larry Harris, also known as Wolf Man, is part of the zodiac motorcycle club in kansas city, Missouri. He said the National Bikers Roundup is an event he refuses to miss."This event means we get a chanc...More >>
    Bikers from across the country are making their way into Tulsa for the 37th National Bikers Roundup. This is the first time the event has come to Green Country and it's being held at the Osage Tulsa Raceway Park. Organizers predict the event could generate up to $5 million for our economy.Biker Larry Harris, also known as Wolf Man, is part of the zodiac motorcycle club in kansas city, Missouri. He said the National Bikers Roundup is an event he refuses to miss."This event means we get a chanc...More >>
  • UPDATE: Joe Mixon Held Out Of Football Activities

    UPDATE: Joe Mixon Held Out Of Football Activities

    The freshman running back has not been arrested by the Norman Police Department.More >>
    The freshman running back has not been arrested by the Norman Police Department.
    More >>
  • Walgreens Hopes To Thwart Pill Thieves

    Walgreens Hopes To Thwart Pill Thieves

    The pace behind the counter at any Walgreens pharmacy is quick and speedy, but starting today, when it comes to certain drugs, the brakes are being applied."Walgreens has expanded the use of C-2 time delay safes for our pharmacies across the state of Oklahoma," said Walgreens' Loss Prevention Manager Mike Schaeffer.The safes will contain the drugs that thieves routinely steal from pharmacy after pharmacy."The quickest way for these individuals to get this is to just walk into one of these pha...More >>
    The pace behind the counter at any Walgreens pharmacy is quick and speedy, but starting today, when it comes to certain drugs, the brakes are being applied."Walgreens has expanded the use of C-2 time delay safes for our pharmacies across the state of Oklahoma," said Walgreens' Loss Prevention Manager Mike Schaeffer.The safes will contain the drugs that thieves routinely steal from pharmacy after pharmacy."The quickest way for these individuals to get this is to just walk into one of these pha...More >>

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.