As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
February 19, 2013
Minn. officer dies of heart attack following pursuit
Officer Down: Josh Lynaugh - [St. Paul, Minnesota]
PoliceOne Member since 10/01/2012
By PoliceOne Staff
ST. PAUL, Minn. — An officer died Saturday of complications resulting from a heart attack he suffered a week earlier following a foot pursuit, according to the St. Paul Police Department.
Officer Josh Lynaugh, 30, and his partner were pursuing a teen who was eventually issued a citation for fleeing police and violating curfew, according to KARE 11.
Shortly after, Lynaugh, a five-year veteran of the department, became ill, and was treated for a heart attack at a nearby hospital, where he died.
Lynaugh's father, Tim Lynaugh, a retired St. Paul police sergeant, thanked the community for the "enormous support his family has received" in the wake of his son’s death.
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