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Philadelphia School Police Officer Collapses, Dies

A Philadelphia school police officer died Monday after collapsing inside a school bathroom after breaking up a fight.

Sgt. Daryl Giles was found unresponsive after suffering an apparent medical emergency in a staff bathroom at George Washington High School around noon, according to The Daily News.

The 19-year veteran of the force was transported to Holy Redeemer hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Giles helped break up a fight shortly before he was discovered in the bathroom. Three students were arrested in connection with the fight.

"He was a longtime member of the Washington High School family, and he's really loved by the students and staff, so it's been a tremendous shock to them," district spokesman Fernando Gallard told the newspaper.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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