North Dakota Deputy Dies after Assisting with DUI Arrest

Bryan Sleeper suffered a heart attack while trying to subdue the 46-year-old suspect


Great Plains Examiner | Thursday, September 29, 2011

BURLEIGH COUNTY, N.D. -- A Burleigh County Sheriff’s deputy died Wednesday morning after assisting with the arrest of a DUI suspect who is accused of leading officers on a vehicle chase and then threatening them with his fists.

Deputy Bryan Keith Sleeper, 39, was transported by ambulance to St. Alexius Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead just before 1 a.m. An autopsy showed he died of natural causes.

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