Pennsylvania Officer Dies After Suffering Medical Emergency During Training

May 10, 2018
York City Police Officer Alex Sable suffered a medical emergency during training in Maryland.

YORK, Pennsylvania -- A York City Police officer who suffered a medical emergency during training Sunday, May 6, has died.

The city issued the news release Thursday, May 10:


On May 6th York City Police Department Officer Alex Sable was participating in a SWAT tactical training exercise in Baltimore County Maryland, where he suffered a cardiac arrest. He received immediate treatment from on-site medics who were on scene during the training. He was then transported to a Baltimore area hospital and was under critical care until he passed away yesterday evening.  Officer Sable was training in preparation to become a member of the York County Quick Response Team (QRT).

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Officer Alex Sable. The City of York is deeply saddened by this loss, as Officer Sable was a respected member of the York City Police Department and a friend to all. He will be sincerely missed. Officer Sable honorably served the residents of York City for 4 years. He was a resident of Lancaster County where he lived with his wife and 3 young children. He was 37 years old.

Any city support needed will be provided to our officers and the family during this time of bereavement.

There is no more information at this time and we ask for privacy and respect for the family.

Reported earlier: A York-area police officer had a medical emergency during training with Baltimore County Police and is in critical condition, police said.

On Sunday, May 6, the Baltimore County Police Department’s Tactical Team was conducting a water exercise as a part of a SWAT school class at the Community College of Baltimore County-Dundalk Campus pool, the BCPD said on Wednesday, May 9.

One of the 12 members of the team, an officer from the York area, had a medical emergency as he was getting out of the pool, police said. The man was pulled from the water and received treatment from BCPD medics and Baltimore County Fire Department medics who were also there during the training.

The officer was taken to a local hospital, where he was in critical condition on Wednesday, police said.

Baltimore County Police said they will not release more information at this time.

"Our thoughts are with this officer and his family at this time," BCPD said in a statement.​


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