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Sergeant Douglas Duane Springer | Coldwater Police Department, Ohio Coldwater Police Department, Ohio

Sergeant

Douglas Duane Springer

Coldwater Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, August 1, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 2101

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 7/31/1996

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Sergeant Springer suffered a fatal heart attack following a struggle to take a mentally deranged suspect into protective custody. Sergeant Springer and another officer were trying to transport the civilian to the Van Wert Mental Health Facility when the person became ill.

Sergeant Springer and the other officer struggled to put the civilian into the patrol car when Sergeant Springer started having chest pains. He was transported to Van Wert county Hospital where he had a massive heart attack from which he did not recover.

Sergeant Springer had been with the agency for 20 years. He is survived by his daughter and son.

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Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

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June 6, 2008

 

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