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NY deputy dies suddenly while training for triathlon

Deputy Sheriff John Brown, 45, was running by himself near his home when he suddenly collapsed and died


By PoliceOne Staff

SARATOGA, N.Y. — A New York deputy collapsed and died suddenly while training for a triathlon on Sunday.

WRGB reports that Deputy Sheriff John Brown, 45, was running by himself near his home when he suddenly collapsed. Police said he was taken to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. He leaves behind a wife and 2-year-old son.

Pictured is Deputy Sheriff John Brown. (Photo/Saratoga County Sheriff's Office)
Pictured is Deputy Sheriff John Brown. (Photo/Saratoga County Sheriff's Office)

Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo said he got the call that Sunday about Brown’s death, which is still under investigation. He said his department is shocked and saddened after hearing they lost one of their own.

“Most of the members, men and women here are in a state of shock, but we're strong as a department so we'll get through this together as a group,” Zurlo said.

Brown, a former U.S. Marine, has served Saratoga County for 12 years. Police said they’re awaiting autopsy results to determine his cause of death.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced at this time.

 

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