An Ashland, OR, police officer died Friday night after experiencing a major medical event while on duty.

Other officers who were on scene rendered aid to Officer Malcus Williams and summoned expedited medical assistance from Ashland Fire and Rescue. Paramedics arrived on scene and transported Officer Williams to Providence Hospital where the emergency department staff continued to work on him. Officer Williams passed away at approximately 9:00 p.m.

Officer Williams started his career with the Ashland Police Department in 1996, KDVR TV reports.