Vigil planned for Muskogee County deputy battling COVID-19

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — UPDATE, 9/15/21: Deputies with the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office have washed and decorated Lt. Skylar Green’s cruiser. Green continues to battle COVID-19. Deputies say Green is sedated so doctors can let his lungs heal.

The Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a vigil Thursday night in honor of Lieutenant Skylar Green.

The 35-year-old father has been battling COVID-19 in a Tulsa hospital for three weeks. Green is in critical condition.

The prayer vigil is scheduled for Thursday, Sep. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Muskogee Civic Center.

In addition to the prayer, the Deputy Wives of Muskogee County are selling bracelets to support Green’s family. So far, they’ve sold more than 400 bracelets, raising about $2,000 to help with medical bills. Bracelets are $5 each.

The bracelets have already sold out. Deputy Jackson says they hope to have more in a few weeks.

A bank account has also been set up in the Green family’s name. The account is at the Bank of Oklahoma and is under Skyler Green Hospital Bills.

Deputy Jackson has been in touch with Green’s wife, Aariel, who says Green is responding to treatment. Family members might be able to visit him in the hospital this weekend.