Fort Wayne officer collapses, dies following chase

(Photo supplied/Fort Wayne Police Department)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a northeastern Indiana police officer has collapsed and died following a chase of a man suspected of stealing a vehicle.

Fort Wayne police say officers chased a vehicle Monday night that was reported stolen and the suspect drove into a greenway along the St. Marys River before crashing. Police say 50-year-old Officer David A. Tinsley, his police dog and an officer in training searched the area on foot.

Officers arrested 49-year old Patrick Anthony Faiers of Fort Wayne in a wooded area nearby.

Police say Tinsley was returning to his vehicle when he collapsed due to a medical issue. Tinsley, a 16-year veteran of the department, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Faiers is facing charges including resisting law enforcement. Court records don’t list a lawyer for him.

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