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Somerset County Sheriff's Officer Dies Of Heart Attack On Duty, 50

Officer Ahmed Mackey
Officer Ahmed Mackey Photo Credit: Somerset County Officers Association # 39

A Somerset County Sheriff's Officer with nearly two decades of experience died on duty of a heart attack Sunday morning, according to a recent news report.

Ahmed Mackey, 50, was preparing to go out on a detail when he suffered the medical episode in the county municipal garage just before noon, MyCentralJersey.com reports.

Nearby officers performed CPR on Mackey after he "fell ill," Sheriff Darrin Russo said.

Mackey, of Piscataway, was taken to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset, where he died.

Mackey was remembered in a post by the Somerset County Officers Association as "an amazing father, friend and coworker who had the purest of hearts."

Mackey served as president of the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Association and was a member of the Hate Crime Bias Unit and Public Relations team within the Sheriff's Office.

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