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49-year-old deputy dies of medical emergency at Ind. LE academy

Timothy Guyer was two weeks away from reporting to work as a road deputy with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office

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Duty Death: Timothy Guyer - [Plainfield]

End of Service: 01/08/2023

By Sarah Calams
Police1

PLAINFIELD, Ind. — A 49-year-old deputy died at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy on Tuesday after suffering a medical emergency.

WTHR.com reported that Johnson County Deputy Timothy Guyer was two weeks away from reporting to work as a road deputy with the sheriff’s office. He had recently changed careers from construction to law enforcement. Guyer was found unresponsive after fellow recruits went to check on him after he didn’t report to breakfast in the morning.

“They gave immediate, lifesaving measures for him … CPR, AED and so forth, but they were not able to revive him,” Tim Horty, executive director of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, told WTHR.

Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine said Guyer’s death was a “medical issue” and “no foul play is suspected.”

“He had a dream that he wanted to be a Johnson County deputy. I spoke with him several times prior to him actually being sworn in as one,” Major Andy Fisher said. Guyer was sworn-in in December 2022 and was attending training at the academy.

Guyer leaves behind his wife and four children, one of which he recently walked down the aisle.

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