Alabama Lieutenant Dies of Heart Attack After Helping Accident Victims

Lieutenant Richard Woods of the Pell City (Ala.) Police Department died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack while helping extract a person involved in a serious traffic accident.

Lieutenant Richard Woods when he was a corporal. (Photo: ODMP.org)Lieutenant Richard Woods when he was a corporal. (Photo: ODMP.org)

Lieutenant Richard Woods of the Pell City (Ala.) Police Department died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack while helping extract a person involved in a serious traffic accident.

The 48-year-old was commander of Pell City's Special Operations Division.

Paramedics immediately began to render aid to Lieutenant Woods. He was transported to a local hospital where he passed away a short time later, ODMP.org reports.

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