Nevada Correctional Officer Tracy Hardin suffered a heart attack after struggling with an inmate at the High Desert State Prison, reports ODMP.
Officer Hardin was speaking to the inmate about disciplinary issues when the inmate assaulted him. During the ensuing struggle Officer Hardin injured his ankle. He later died from a heart attack.
The cause of death has not been verified. The Nevada Department of Corrections is awaiting the results of the medical examiner's investigation, Steven Suwe, public information officer, wrote in an e-mail to POLICE Magazine.