Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # 509
Cause: Heart attack
Incident Date: 7/4/1981
Sergeant Frank McAteer suffered a fatal heart attack following a long struggle with a suspect. He and another local officer were attempting to arrest the man for disorderly conduct. During the arrest the man began to struggle and it took five to ten minutes to subdue him. On the way to the jail Sergeant McAteer began complaining of chest and leg pains but attributed it to the long struggle.
While booking the prisoner in at the jail Sergeant McAteer suffered a massive heart attack and collapsed. He died the next day.
Sergeant McAteer had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.