Washington County deputy sheriff dies after experiencing ‘sudden cardiac event’ on duty

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. — A Washington County deputy sheriff has died after experiencing what the Washington County Coroner’s office called a “sudden cardiac event” while on duty Wednesday.

The deputy has been identified as Chad Beattie, 45, of Claysville.

Beattie experienced the cardiac event on Wednesday afternoon directly after assisting South Strabane police with a call, and was taken to Washington Hospital by a nearby ambulance. He was pronounced deceased in the emergency room.

Beattie was a veteran officer and was part of the fugitive unit.

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