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Wis. Officer Dies After Giving Birth to Twins

February 20, 2014  | 

Stacie Napoli, who served in Iraq and was a 17-year veteran of the West Allis (Wis.) Police Department, died Monday just moments after giving birth to twins, reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

Napoli, 39, died of a pulmonary embolism — a sudden blockage of a major blood vessel in the lungs, usually by a blood clot — after giving birth by Caesarean section at West Allis Memorial Hospital, according to a medical examiner's report.

As word spread, the department was inundated with condolences and offers of support. A special fund to help the family had already raised more than $20,000 by Tuesday evening. Many donors had never met Napoli, but were heartbroken.

The twins, Parker and Ellie, are in intensive care but doing well, said Napoli's mother. Ellie weighed 2 pounds 4 ounces; Parker weighed 1 pound 15 ounces, she said.

Comments (4)

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Trigger @ 2/20/2014 5:44 PM

Stacie may the Good Lord hold you and your family close.

Richard Ross @ 2/21/2014 4:44 AM

God bless you and your new babies, may they grow strong

John @ IA retired @ 2/21/2014 8:13 AM

My prayers go out to Stacie, her family and her LEO family. Before you left us you brought two lives into this world to carry on your work. May they be blessed.

TERRY ZECH @ 2/21/2014 1:02 PM

Rest in peace Officer Napoli, you brought life into the world and gave yours for it. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department.

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