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Suburban Detroit officer dies after cutting fallen tree

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 17:21:40-04

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a suburban Detroit police officer was found dead at a police station hours after he cut up a tree that had been blocking a local road.

Sgt. Steven Splan, a veteran officer with the Bloomfield Hills Police Department, was found unresponsive in the department’s station Sunday night after suffering a medical emergency.

The city’s Public Safety Department confirmed information on the Officer Down Memorial Page, which said that the 46-year-old officer had suffered a heart attack hours after he returned from cutting and removing a tree that was blocking a local road.

His death remains under investigation.