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Miss. Officer Arrests Shoplifter, Suffers Heart Attack

September 09, 2013  | 

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A Carthage (Miss.) Police officer suffered a fatal heart attack after arresting a shoplifting suspect late last month.

Corporal Van Perry, 49, has transported the suspect to the police station on Aug. 28 and began to interview him when Perry suddenly collapsed, reports ODMP.

He was flown to the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he remained until he died on Sept. 5.

Tags: Carthage (Miss.) PD, Duty Deaths, Medical Aid


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TheRookie @ 9/9/2013 4:46 PM

R.I.P. Officer Perry. The Men & Women in Blue will take the watch now. All L.E.O's. get your heart checked yearly. This appears to be very prevalent these days. Watch you 6 o'clock out there.

Ima Leprechaun @ 9/10/2013 4:48 PM

Most of the Officers we read about in Police Magazine are people that nobody suspected had any health problems. Sudden heart or brain problems rarely are connected to healthy physical appearance but are usually products of our genetic make up and hide silently until the right conditions fall into place. Having frequent medical check ups are the best defense to prevent sudden life threatening events. R.I.P. Officer Perry.

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