St. Petersburg police officer dies after sudden medical episode

ST. PETERSBURG

Officer dies at home from medical problem

A police officer unexpectedly died Monday morning just as he was leaving for work, officials said.

John B. Letcher, a 46-year-old burglary detective, suddenly collapsed and suffered a medical event at his home, police said. He was later pronounced dead.

Letcher joined the Police Department as a cadet in February 1989 and became a sworn officer in September 1990. The agency is assisting Letcher's family, a spokesman said.

Times staff

St. Petersburg police officer dies after sudden medical episode 03/10/14 [Last modified: Monday, March 10, 2014 10:49pm]

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