PA Deputy Dies of “Cardiac Event” After 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.

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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