Kentucky Sheriff's Deputy Collapses, Dies

McCracken County Deputy Chad Shaw was in uniform and was assisting with security at the school.


A McCracken County, Ky. Sheriff's deputy died Tuesday after collapsing while assisting at a school.

Deputy Chad Shaw was at the Community Christian Academy helping the faculty and staff prepare for their meet and greet that was scheduled to kick off the new school year, according to a department news release.

Shaw was in uniform and was also assisting with security at the school when he collapsed around 6:15 p.m.

The 47-year-old was transported to Baptist Health Paducah where he was pronounced dead.

The McCracken County Coroner's Office is currently investigating the cause of his death.

Shaw is survived by his wife, Margaret, and their two children, 7-year-old Rachael and 8-year-old Elizabeth, who attend the school.

"Deputy Shaw will always be remembered for his love for his family, his love for helping others, and the thoroughness in the way he did his job as a public servant for the citizens that he served," Sheriff Jon Hayden said in a statement.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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