Washington County (PA) Sheriff's deputy Cpl. Chad Beattie was working on the fugitive team when he experienced a fatal cardiac event. (Photo: Washington County SO/Facebook) -

Washington County (PA) Sheriff's deputy Cpl. Chad Beattie was working on the fugitive team when he experienced a fatal cardiac event. (Photo: Washington County SO/Facebook)

A Washington County (PA) Sheriff's died from a medical crisis Wednesday afternoon following a “brief foot pursuit.”

The sheriff’s office said Cpl. Chad Beattie was working on the fugitive team assisting South Strabane Township police as they responded to an alert about a person with outstanding warrants, WTAE reports.

"A brief foot pursuit ensued within a Target store. After the incident, Beattie returned to the patrol vehicle and suffered a sudden cardiac event while on duty," the sheriff's office said in a statement.

 

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