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Ariz. officer dies unexpectedly following foot pursuit

Police say 58-year-old Paul Lazinsky suffered a seizure while pursuing a juvenile suspect wanted on a warrant

Duty Death: Paul Lazinsky - [El Mirage, Arizona]

End of Service: 12/12/2017


Associated Press

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. — Authorities say an El Mirage police officer has died after collapsing while running after a juvenile suspect wanted on a warrant.

El Mirage police say 58-year-old Paul Lazinsky was assisting other officers when he suffered a seizure Tuesday.

Officer Paul Lazinsky was planning to retire in about 10 months after spending 17 years with the department following 20 years in the Army. (Photo/El Mirage PD)
Officer Paul Lazinsky was planning to retire in about 10 months after spending 17 years with the department following 20 years in the Army. (Photo/El Mirage PD)

They say Lazinsky was taken to a hospital, where he died.

Police officials say Lazinsky was planning to retire in about 10 months after spending 17 years with the department following 20 years in the Army.

He’s survived by his wife and three children.

El Mirage is located about 20 miles northwest of Phoenix.

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