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Va. deputy dies after suffering medical emergency during altercation with suspect

Charles City County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Floyd H. Miles, Jr died after assisting another deputy with a suspect that was acting aggressively toward officers and EMS personnel

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Miles, a lifelong resident of Charles City County, served with the sheriff’s office for 16 years and supervised patrol and animal control, according to the report. The Officer Down Memorial Page reported that he was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, three stepsons, grandson, parents and siblings, according to the page.

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By Joanna Putman
Police1

CHARLES CITY COUNTY, Va. — A deputy with the Charles City County Sheriff’s Office died following a medical emergency that occurred during an altercation involving law enforcement, EMS and an individual, WRIC reported.

On June 9, a Charles City County Sheriff’s deputy was monitoring traffic when an individual on a moped approached the deputy’s vehicle, according to the report. The moped fell onto the vehicle, and the deputy noticed blood on the individual, prompting him to inquire about their condition.

The individual repeatedly told the deputy that people were after him and trying to kill him, according to the report. The deputy placed the individual in the back of his vehicle and called EMS for further observation.

When Charles City County Fire and EMS arrived, they transferred the individual into an ambulance. Several minutes later, the individual became combative and struck the deputy, leading to a struggle involving law enforcement and EMS personnel, according to the report.

Sergeant Floyd H. Miles ,Jr. responded to assist the deputy and joined in the struggle. During the altercation, Miles suffered a medical emergency, according to the report. He was rushed to a nearby medical center where he later died. The individual involved was transported to an area hospital for examination and observation.

Miles, a lifelong resident of Charles City County, served with the sheriff’s office for 16 years and supervised patrol and animal control, according to the report. The Officer Down Memorial Page reported that he was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, three stepsons, grandson, parents and siblings, according to the page.

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