Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Heart attack
Patrolman Yates suffered a fatal heart attack following repeated struggles with a combative female suspect he had arrested for drunk driving. He had arrested the woman following a short vehicle pursuit and struggled with her at the scene of the arrest. Another struggle ensued after arriving at the police station to administer a breath test. He collapsed immediately after the last struggle.
The woman was not charged in connection with his death.
Patrolman Yates had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.