Ga. LEO dies of heart attack in police station gym

Sgt. Richard McMahan was preparing for his annual physical fitness test, officials said

Duty Death: Richard McMahan - [Columbus, Georgia]

End of Service: 09/27/2021


By Suzie Ziegler 

COLUMBUS, Ga. — The Columbus Police Department is in mourning after Sgt. Richard McMahan died in the line of duty last month. McMahan was running on a treadmill in the department’s gym when he suffered a fatal heart attack, reported the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP).

Sgt. Rick McMahan suffered a fatal heart attack while training at his department's gym on Sept. 27, 2021.
Sgt. Rick McMahan suffered a fatal heart attack while training at his department's gym on Sept. 27, 2021. (Columbus (Ga.) Police Department)

McMahan, 59, was participating in his department’s wellness program to prepare for an annual fitness test, the report says. 

McMahan had served with Columbus PD for over 40 years. He’s survived by his wife and two children.

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