York, PA – York City Police Officer Alex Sable passed away on May 9, after he suffered a heart attack in the line of duty.
He was participating in a SWAT tactical water rescue training exercise in a pool with 12 other individuals, and went into cardiac arrest as he began to climb out of the water.
SWAT and fire department medics immediately delivered treatment on-site, the York Daily Record reported.
Officer Sable, a four-year veteran of the department, was rushed to a local hospital, where he remained in intensive care until his death.
“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,” the York City Police Department said in a Facebook post. “He will be sincerely missed.”
“He was a loving supporting husband, devoted father, loving son and brother,” the page read. “He will be deeply missed and [is] greatly loved.”
“Frances and I extend our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Officer Sable’s family and colleagues, and all of our neighbors in York,” the governor wrote. “We will be forever grateful for Alex’s service.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of York City Police Officer Alex Sable, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.
Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.