A Broward County, Florida Sheriff's deputy who collapsed outside the jail while on duty last month died on New Year's Eve.
Deputy Michael Ryan died on Dec. 31 after he was transported to Broward Health Medical Center in cardiac arrest, according to WSVN-TV.
A man was stopped from entering the jail lobby on Dec. 15 when deputies discovered a knife on him. The man was reportedly coming to possibly collect his or someone else's belongings.
Ryan then escorted the man out of the building and into the parking lot when he collapsed. The man with the knife fled the scene and Ryan was quickly rushed to the hospital in cardiac arrest.
Sheriff Scott Israel said Ryan was in a medically induced coma for 30 to 40 hours.
Deputies located the man and detained him. It remains unclear if he will face any charges.
Ryan graduated with the 5th Broward County Sheriff's Office Corrections Academy. During his time of service, he was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation and was spoken highly of during his evaluations.
Funeral arrangements are pending.