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Sgt. collapses, dies responding to bridge jumper


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December 18, 2011

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Sgt. collapses, dies responding to bridge jumper

Officer Down: Michael Boehm - [Washington, District of Columbia]


By PoliceOne Staff

WASHINGTON — Helping with an investigation, a US Park Police sergeant collapsed and died on duty Friday.

Michael Boehm, a 19-year police veteran who had served in the US Army, collapsed shortly after arriving at Key Bridge to assist a critically injured person who had jumped, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page. He was transported to a university hospital where he passed away.

The man who jumped from the bridge also died, NBC Washington reported. According to reports, he was found on the ground beside the C&O Canal.

Key Bridge was closed for a few hours following the deaths and reopened to traffic later Friday evening.

Boehm was a husband and father of one.



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