Corporal Chad Beattie suffered a fatal heart attack after a foot pursuit of a fleeing subject at 335 Washington Road in Washington at 1:48 pm.
Corporal Beattie responded to assist the South Strabane Township Police Department when they were alerted to the presence of a wanted suspect with outstanding warrants in multiple counties. After a foot pursuit through a retail store, Corporal Beattie returned to his patrol vehicle and collapsed. He was transported to the Washington Hospital where passed away.
Corporal Beattie had served with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for 20 years and was assigned to the Fugitive Unit. He is survived by his son and parents.