West Fargo police officer suffers heart attack on duty

October 31, 2021 GMT

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A West Fargo police officer is being treated in intensive care after suffering a heart attack Sunday morning while booking two women into jail, authorities said.

Officer Tim Brown collapsed shortly after arriving at the Cass County Jail. Sheriff’s office staff began life-saving measures with CPR and a defibrillator and called 911. Brown was later transported to a local hospital.

The two women were arrested on felony warrants for aggravated assault. One of the women resisted arrest and had to be physically moved and placed into the squad car by Brown, police said.

Brown began his job with West Fargo police earlier this month. He previously served with the Memphis Police Department and spent four years as an active-duty combat medic with the U.S. Army.

“The department’s thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Officer Tim Brown,” police said in a statement.

Early this year, West Fargo Police Lt. Adam Gustafson died of a heart attack while at work.