Va. Deputy Dies after Medical Emergency During Struggle

June 10, 2024
Charles City County Sheriff's Sgt. Floyd Miles Jr. had been on traffic duty when he suffered a medical emergency while struggling with a man in the back of an ambulance.

A Virginia deputy died Sunday after suffering a medical emergency while struggling with a man in an ambulance. 

The incident happened at about 12:30 p.m. while Charles City County Sheriff's Sgt. Floyd Miles Jr. was on traffic duty, WTVR-TV reports. That's when a man with blood on him approached on a moped and fell into his cruiser.

"The subject stated that people were after him and trying to kill him," said Sheriff Jayson T. Crawley. "He repeatedly said that, and the deputy then placed him into the rear of their vehicle and called EMS for further observation."

Medics were sent to the scene, and the man was placed in an ambulance. Miles was checking on the man when a sturggle ensued between the two.

"As a result of the struggle, the deputy suffered a medical emergency," said Crawley.

Miles was taken to the hospital, where he died. The incident is under investigation.

Miles had been a Charles County sheriff's deputy for 16 years. Before that, he had served in the Army. 

"He constantly excelled in his field, most recently graduating from Animal Control School," said Crawley, who added that Crawley "truly loved" Charles County.

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