Oklahoma police officer recovering after saving his family from burning home

An Oklahoma police officer is recovering after he was injured while saving his family from their burning home while he was on duty.


It’s been a rough couple of days for Anthony Louie and his family.

On Friday, Louie, an officer with the Seminole Police Department in Oklahoma, was responding to a house fire call when he realized it was his home that was on fire. Seminole Police Chief Jon Withers said Louie rushed out of his car, ran through his flame-engulfed front porch, grabbed his family and took them through the back door to safety.

“Ultimately, saving their lives,” Withers said. “His kids were fine. There were no physical injuries to the kids.”

He said Louie went to an area hospital with some minor burns and smoke inhalation. Louie’s wife told sister station KOCO-TV that her husband is doing better, walking around and breathing on his own.

Louie is expected to make a full recovery.

She also said their home is most likely a total loss, but she’s grateful for all the prayers and support from the community.

Withers added that the Seminole Police Department has received calls in and out of Oklahoma from those looking to help.

“We care about each other. This hits home with a lot of people since we are such a smaller community,” Withers said. “And there’s people that know Officer Louie and every single one of those officers, and I strongly believe that if something happened to any one of my guys or myself, the community would step up in the exact same way.”

Groups of set up ways for people to help Louie and his family.

Donations can be made to the Seminole FOP lodge 138 through PayPal by sending them to:

Donations can also be sent to any Tinker Federal Credit Union in the State of Oklahoma as well, noting the deposit for Seminole FOP lodge 138, officials said.

Community members can also drop off donations at the Seminole Police Department.