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Sapulpa police captain approved for transplant list

Posted at 4:55 PM, Mar 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 18:51:31-04

Hope is ringing throughout Green Country tonight as a longtime Sapulpa police officer gets potentially life-saving news.

SPD Capt. Glenn Coffey Jr. has a hereditary stage 4 liver disease that requires a transplant. His father, a retired police detective, went through a successful liver transplant 13 years ago.

On Monday afternoon, Coffey and his family received the news they’ve been praying for – Coffey has been approved to be added to the transplant list. The board at the transplant institute in Oklahoma City has decided he is a candidate for the procedure.

The family announced it on their Facebook page, which is set up for support and encouragement. They say they still will have to go through the approval process through their insurance company, but for now, the Coffeys are full of optimism.

The Coffey family has a long road ahead. To keep up with their journey, you can “like” their Facebook page – We Like Our Coffey Strong. They also have a website set up – -- where you can make donations and see the calendar of fundraisers planned.

Click above to watch the inspirational story photojournalist John Guthery put together about the Sapulpa community pulling together to support Capt. Coffey last week.

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