Sheriff’s deputies revive McKeesport officer at county courthouse |

Sheriff’s deputies revive McKeesport officer at county courthouse

Two Allegheny County Sheriff’s deputies revived a McKeesport police officer who suffered an apparent heart attack this morning in the County Courthouse, Sheriff William Mullen said.

The 43-year-old officer, whose name police did not release, was in the courthouse for a hearing, Mullen said, when he was stricken around 11 a.m. and fell in a stairwell between the first and second floors. The officer cut his head when he fell.

Mullen said the officer had no heartbeat and was barely breathing when Deputies Anthony Fratto and Scott McCarthy used CPR and a portable defibrillator device to revive him.

The officer was taken to UPMC Mercy for treatment, which his condition was not known.

McKeesport police did not return a phone call seeking information.

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