Calif. Sheriff's Deputy Dies after Medical Emergency During Stop

Feb. 15, 2022
Alameda County Deputy Aubrey Phillips, a five-year veteran with the department, was conducting a traffic stop when she suffered "a severe and acute medical emergency."

An Alameda County Sheriff's deputy died after an on-duty medical episode during a weekend traffic-stop arrest, authorities said.

In a statement Monday, a sheriff's spokesman said Deputy Aubrey Phillips, a five-year veteran working as a midnight-shift patrol officer in Dublin, was carrying out a traffic stop on a driver just after 1:45 a.m. Saturday.

During the arrest, another officer noticed Phillips suffering from what the statement called "a severe and acute medical emergency" and provided immediate care while calling for paramedics, who soon arrived and took her to Stanford ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton.

Despite medical staff's efforts, Phillips was later pronounced dead. She was 36.

"This tragic event has touched each member of this agency. Aubrey's short life will live on even after her passing," Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern said, noting Phillips was a registered organ donor.

"Aubrey will continue to serve her community by giving the gift of life to others in need. She was truly a remarkable person and served this agency and Alameda County with dignity and honor."

Phillips is survived by her husband, a fellow deputy, and three young children, as well as her father, a retired deputy.

The sheriff's office, which is still mourning last month's loss of sheriff's deputy recruit David Nguyen in a fatal shooting near the Bay Bridge toll plaza. said it would share funeral service information at a later date.


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