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OFFICER DOWN: Jay Hughes Kalispel Tribal PD Dies during Arrest of Suspect

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Police Officer Jay Hughes

Kalispel Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Wednesday, January 6, 2021

 

Police Officer Jay Hughes, age 64. suffered a fatal heart attack while he and two other officers responded to an altercation on the gaming floor of the Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Spokane, Washington.

They were detaining one of the subjects when Officer Hughes suddenly collapsed. The other officers immediately started CPR. Officer Hughes was transported to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center where he passed away two days later.

Officer Hughes had served with the Kalispel Tribal Police Department for 4-1/2 years and had previously served with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office for 40 years. He also served as a volunteer firefighter for Spokane County Fire District 4. He is survived by his wife, four children, 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

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