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Minn. Cop Died of Heart Attack After Foot Pursuit

February 19, 2013  | 

A St. Paul (Minn.) Police officer died from complications of a heart attack he suffered during a foot pursuit earlier this month, reports the Pioneer Press.

Officer Josh Lynaugh, 30, died Saturday, about two weeks after the foot chase. On Feb. 8, the officers observed a subject acting suspiciously. When they turned their squad car, the teenager fled. Officer Lynaugh caught him and issued a citation for violating curfew and for running off.

Lynaugh became ill after the chase and was taken to Regions Hospital, where he was treated for a heart attack.

Tags: St. Paul (Minn.) PD, Foot Pursuits, Duty Deaths, Officer Fitness


Comments (3)

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Ima Leprechaun @ 2/20/2013 3:38 AM

My condolences to this Officer's family and to his department.

JP @ 2/20/2013 7:00 AM

My prayers are with the family and the Police Department.

Steve @ 3/16/2013 4:04 PM

There should be more rigid physical requirements to be a cop. This is embarrassing. He was obese and should not have been employed for this job. Disgusting!

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