05/05/2014

Ga. cop dies breaking up fight at restaurant

An officer with the Eatonton Police department died Sunday during the arrest of two suspects that were fighting

By PoliceOne Staff

EATONTON, Ga. — An officer with the Eatonton Police department died Sunday during the arrest of two suspects that were fighting.

According to WSB-TV, Officer Noel Hawk responded with two other cops to a fight at a local McDonald’s between a juvenile and an adult.

After police calmed the situation, the fight re-escalated. During the arrest of the suspects, Officer Hawk collapsed.

Bystanders attempted CPR, but were not successful.

Officer Hawk died from a heart attack, according to the ODMP.

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