Corporal John Okafor

Corporal John Okafor

Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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John Okafor

Corporal John Okafor suffered a fatal heart attack while exercising in the Tulsa County Jail.

He was jogging up and down the stairs in the area of the jail he was assigned when he suddenly collapsed. Nearby inmates immediately notified other officers who began giving him medical aid. He was transported to Oklahoma State Medical Center where he passed away a short time later.

Corporal Okafor had served with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He is survived by his wife and five daughters.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Almighty and eternal God, we ask You to be with the family of Corporal John Okafor of the Tulsa County OK Sheriff's Office. Even as Your Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, was moved to weep over the death of his friend Lazarus, so we know You are touched by the tears of those who mourn the loss of Corporal John Okafor. In Your divine providence, fill the aching void in our hearts with Your comforting presence and grant peace through the assurance of Your love and care. In the mighty and holy name of Your beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

During His three (3) year ministry, the Lord Jesus Christ proclaimed, “God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.” [Matthew 5:9 NLT]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

June 2, 2021

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