N.Y. sheriff's sergeant dies of medical event at jail
Sgt. Arthur Bashur, 39, was a nine-year veteran of the sheriff's office
Duty Death: Arthur Basher - [Erie County, New York]
End of Service: 03/29/2022
By Maki Becker
The Buffalo News, N.Y.
ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. — A sergeant with the Erie County Sheriff's Office died Tuesday following a medical event while on duty at the Erie County Holding Center, Sheriff John C. Garcia announced Wednesday.
Sergeant Arthur Basher suffered a medical event at about 4 p.m. Deputies and medical staff at the jail administered CPR and other medical measures but could not revive him, sheriff's officials said.
Basher was a nine-and-a-half year veteran of the sheriff's office who was promoted to sergeant in 2017. He was 39.
"We are all stunned and shaken by his passing, and I have arranged for grief counselors and peer counseling to be available at the holding center," Garcia said.
The sheriff's office has placed a shroud on the memorial stone in front of their building at 10 Delaware Ave. in observance of Basher's passing.
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