Pa. police chief suffers fatal heart attack on duty

By Suzie Ziegler

CALIFORNIA BOROUGH, Pa. — A Pennsylvania police chief suffered a fatal heart attack on Feb. 11 soon after responding to a call, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Chief of Police Timothy Sheehan was on duty when he had a heart attack while clearing snow from his vehicle. The previous evening Sheehan had responded to a call in which he performed CPR on a citizen, according to ODMP.

Chief of Police Timothy SheehanChief of Police Timothy Sheehan

Chief of Police Timothy Sheehan (Officer Down Memorial Page)

Sheehan was 50 years old. He served with the California Borough Police Department for 15 years and had previously served as a firefighter. He leaves behind a wife and three children, according to ODMP.

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