Tulsa Fire mourns the unexpected loss of fire captain

TULSA, Okla. — The Tulsa Fire Department (TFD) released a statement Friday saying one of their own had died unexpectedly.

Chief Michael Baker said in the statement they “lost a true hero and friend today. TFD is devastated by the unexpected death of Captain Josh Rutledge.”

No details have been released surrounding his cause of death at the time.

Chief Baker’s statement continued to say, “His dedication to the residents of Tulsa, our fire department, and the development of our future firefighters is unrivaled. Our prayers are with the entire Rutledge family. He will truly be missed.”

A GoFundMe for Rutledge’s family can be found here.