Some background first: Daniel Maxedon and friends Hector Camacho and Steven Still were out for a guys’ night Thanksgiving weekend when they ended up at Rok Bar just before closing time. As the crowd emptied into the street about 2 a.m., a fight broke out. Afterward, Still and Camacho were hurt, and Maxedon wasn’t moving. He lay on the sidewalk, his face swollen, bleeding from the mouth. He never woke up.
Maxedon, an Air Force veteran who lived in Midwest City, served a 2008 tour of duty in the United Arab Emirates in support of the Afghanistan war.
A part of Maxedon’s skull had to be removed because of swelling of his brain. A shunt was inserted to drain fluid from his head. His cheek bones and skull were fractured. His family took him to a trauma center in Colorado Springs, where he died March 6.