Texas deputy dies after suffering medical event while on a call

Deputy Billy W. Scheets passed out and became unresponsive on scene, police said

Duty Death: Billy W. Scheets - [Tarrant County, Texas]

End of Service: 06/05/2022


The Tarrant County Sheriff's Office identified the deceased as Deputy Billy W. Scheets.

By Emerson Clarridge
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

TARRANT COUNTY, Texas — A Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office deputy died on Sunday when he suffered a medical problem while he was on a call, his office said.

The deputy was taken about 5 p.m. to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle and died there, the sheriff’s office said.

The office did not Sunday night release the deputy’s name.

A sheriff’s office spokesperson did not immediately say whether the deputy was in a vehicle, outdoors, in a residence or at some other location when he suffered the medical problem or describe the nature of the call.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death.

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